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How to hook up a 5.1 surround sound to a desktop computer (Dell Inspiron 620)

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February 10, 2014 9:53:15 AM

Hi i have a surround sound with five speakers and one subwoofer but i dont have a D.IN slot on my pc which is the only way i know how to connect it to things such as my games console. But on my surround sound system it says it can be conneced via AUX, how would i go about connecting to my pc, my pc has these connections http://prntscr.com/2r9y6d and my surround sound system has these connections http://prntscr.com/2r9zv9
February 10, 2014 10:42:24 AM

If you want 5.1 sound from the PC, you have to connect it digitally to your receiver (HDMI, or SPD/IF). You can get cheap USB soundcard with optical SPD/IF interface.
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February 19, 2014 5:55:06 AM

Alabalcho said:
If you want 5.1 sound from the PC, you have to connect it digitally to your receiver (HDMI, or SPD/IF). You can get cheap USB soundcard with optical SPD/IF interface.

Could you find me one plase i have been looking everywhere, recently I purchased this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331026052937?var=540243889786... but after trying to get both my sound system and my microphone working i found out that i cannot have the both my headset speakers in and the sound system working at the same time which means that when i am talking to people on skype i can hear them through my speakers and not my headset.
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February 19, 2014 8:45:28 AM

There is a setting in Skype telling which "microphone" and which "speaker" connection to use. So, you should change it so that "speakers" goes to hour headset instead of to USB sound.
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