Unable to connect 5.1 Home Theatre to PC Tags: Sound Cards Connection Speakers Components Last response: November 10, 2011 2:42 PM in Components Share coverfire101 November 10, 2011 12:21:10 PM I have a very old 5.1 System (Cant even find the name). It has a Sub-Woofer, A Volume Control unit, and 5 speakers. Now the Volume control unit has 5 slot for speakers, 1 for Power, 1 for sub-woofer. The only 1 that remains is Audio-in (S-video) with 6 RCA on the other side. I dont have SPDIF but I am making a new rig in 10 days, which will have SPDIF. Can I connect this to my Pc using some Converter? More about : unable connect home theatre | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove gamerk316 November 10, 2011 12:48:16 PM You can use several RCA to TRS converter cables to make the connection. to your HT system RCA carries one audio channel per wire, TRS carries two. For example: The green TRS output from a soundcard is the front stereo, or the Red and White plugs for RCA. | Report abuse coverfire101 November 10, 2011 1:39:33 PM Will these do? http://tinyurl.com/8x5ctnj http://tinyurl.com/6o76fhl And How many converters i need? | Report abuse coverfire101 November 10, 2011 1:42:44 PM Oh wait they are 1/4, I need 1/8 (Correction) And which 2 wires do i need to use on the convertor. And are you taking about my new pc with SPDIF? | Report abuse gamerk316 November 10, 2011 2:04:59 PM If you have SPDIF, you can go that route for simplicity. Just be aware that SPDIF can only carry 5.1 in the case of Dolby/DTS signals. Alternativly, you could go the RCA to TRS route with something like this: http://www.amazon.com/RiteAV-3-5mm-Stereo-Female-Cable/... Where each speaker pair would be converted through one of these cables. | Report abuse coverfire101 November 10, 2011 2:42:29 PM But the S-video wire has 6 coloured pins = 3 convertors, and there is only 1 Green TRS output in my Mobo | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>Unable to connect 5.1 Home Theatre to PC> Related ressources: Forum5.1 home theatre to pc Forum5.1 home theatre system ForumHow to connect 5 1 speaker of home theatre to pc ForumQuestion about connecting PC to home theatre ForumProblems with HDMI sound from pc to home theatre ForumHome Theatre speakers for a PC ? ForumPC to Home theatre AMP will i need a sound card? ForumPC -> TV -> Home Theatre ForumHome Theatre Surround to PC ForumHow to connect pc to home theatre ? Forumaudio cable from pc to home theatre system ForumHow to connect laptop and home theatre here? ForumBEST SOUNDCARD FOR HOME THEATRE PC ? Forum[Solved] Not sure how to set up my 5.1 home theater system to my PC Forum212 evo fan replacement Forum[Solved] X-Fi 5.1 Issues Forum4pin motherboard connector.. forgot to connect... help needed ForumHow to connect 1 cpu to 2 monitor 2 keyboards & 2 mice Forum5.1 Speakers not properly working on Realtek Forum[Solved] Basic Home Server More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !