How to hook up a 5.1 surround sound to a desktop computer (Dell Inspiron 620)
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
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&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 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.
On a 5.1 stereo receiver there is a multi ch input button on the front (this is the input to use the rear multi channel input). look on the rear of the receiver and you will see 6 rca holes (red and white) near eachother.. one labeled front "R L" one labeled surround "R L" and one labeled center and subwoofer "R L" these will be black holes not red or white I think could depend on receiver.You will need three Y connector wires that looks like a vcr wire but instead of a red and white on the end it is a 3.5 connector like you would use on your cellphone. You plug the 3.5 mm end into the pc rear. The rear of pc is labeled the same way as the audio receiver. there should be a green for the front "R L" a black hole for the surround "R L" and an orange for the sub and center channel speaker. no idea if this is a bad connection but it is 5.1 and spdif doesnt support 5.1 through my receiver and Idon't feel like buying an hdmi receiver. unknwn the quality of this setup but I would assume it is fine considering 5.1 speakers you buy for pc hook up this exact same way - See more at: http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id-1714341/hook-surround-sound-desktop-computer.html#16137307