5.1 Surround from 3.5mm stereo jack?

Jim_and_Evil

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I have a Harman/Kardon AVR 1565 5.1 receiver, and an HP Pavilion s5610f (I resurrected from a bloodhound) that can output true 5.1 from its ALC662-VC1 integrated audio. It does not however, have output for Coaxial and Optical. And I heard that even if any unit ala Blu-ray, DVD player, or Game Console can output 5.1, it only sends the signals through the former formats. My laptop does not have 5.1 support, and while my receiver has logic 7 processing to 5 channel surround, hearing DVDs with 5.1 through the LT lacks the impact as it sounds as if I selected the 2.0 stereo track and "forced" it to 5.1.

So does that mean I would only get 2.0 from the audio jack on the back of the PC even if it natively supports 5.1?
 

Alec Mowat

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Three into one? You can't, otherwise I would have lied in my first post.

USB Sound cards? yes you can. Not using your onboard though, you'll need a new soundcard.

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Labs-Blaster-Surround-System/dp/B0017QQQAE


 

Jim_and_Evil

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I realized this was posted here accidently instead of the home audio section. If this is an issue, a mod can move it to the correct spot. Sorry about that!
 

Jim_and_Evil

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Thanks for the reply!

So if it doesn't have coaxial and optical and I need three separate mini-jacks, how would I get those three into the single jack in my receiver? Also, since the audio is integrated, would I be able to get 5.1 sound from a USB 2.0 connector (since its digital) that converts it to coax or optical? (if such a thing exists)

Sorry this got in the wrong spot, what happened was I was in the home audio section and tried to post my question, then when I hit submit the whole page froze up. IE said there was a problem with the page and had to refresh. after refreshing, I relized it was not in the correct spot so I looked and it somehow got in the home theater section. IDK how it happened, but if its a problem it can be deleted and reposted again.
 

Alec Mowat

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Three into one? You can't, otherwise I would have lied in my first post.

USB Sound cards? yes you can. Not using your onboard though, you'll need a new soundcard.

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Labs-Blaster-Surround-System/dp/B0017QQQAE


 
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