Using PC Speakers with TV

DTonesXD

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Ok so i have pc speakers that i no longer use and would like to use them with my tv. i can't.
1. No headphone port
2. No rca port
3. PC speakers don't have optical cable
What should i do? I need to keep my hdmi on both devices
 

SkyBill40

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Is the end of your PC speaker cable a 3.5mm plug? If so, get yourself a 3.5mm to male RCA plug from Radio Shack or wherever and plug it onto the audio outputs next to your component video connection.
 

DTonesXD

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ingtar33

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go shopping in the electronics section of walmart. there you will find a bunch of audio cable adaptors... including 3 or 2 pin RCA to 1 headphone adapter
 

DTonesXD

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read above
 

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That's exactly what I was suggesting. Seems odd it wouldn't work. Try turning off the set's sound. That should be an option. Also, if you've not already tried it, unplug your HDMIs and then try it again and see if it's something with the digital signal not wanting to be passed over anything but optical. If it still doesn't work, I'm sad to say that I'm out of ideas.

 

DTonesXD

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yep, nothing i am doing is working. The only options to output sound is from the tv or optical. Tried removing hdmi and putting back in, no success,
 

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I can't read what the panel says specifically as it relates to the analog RCAs seeing as this is an angled shot rather than face on. Those audio RCAs should be for sound out since component is a video only connection. So, he either uses the set's sound, passes it out analog via the RCAs, or uses the optical. Those are the only options.


@ DT: What model of LG is it?
 

DTonesXD

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I have to use hdmi, because i need the sound for both my ps3 and my android tv box
the tv is an LG 32LN5400
 

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It's quite chance that I'm encountering this thread seeing as I'm in a similar situation. I've got an older Panasonic 50" plasma with similar outputs. I'll have to have a go at it and see if I can get mine to work. If I do, I'll let you know for sure. I use HDMIs for my BD, cable, and 360. I won't be able to touch it until Monday, however.
 

DTonesXD

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post back if you have a solution upon trying. Thanks,

Could it be power related maybe? The speakers i have are usb powered so i plugged them into the tv, not into an adaptor
 

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Oh, that makes a huge difference. Seeing as there's no power beyond the USB plug, this likely won't work. My Altec Lansing 2.1 setup is actually using AC power via a grounded plug. It also came with a plug like what you bought (and I can't find - damn it).

If I'd only known about the USB thing from the beginning... :-/
 

ingtar33

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yeah... that would be your problem
 

notechgranpa

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The Logitech PC speakers I purchased for this same purpose came with a 3.5mm male, and two ports on once of the speakers. My tv did not have a headphone jack, so I had to purchase an adapter with red,white to plug into the tv audio out, and a 3.5mm male on the other end, which I plugged into the holes on the speaker. When I plugged into the headphone jack on the speaker - nothing. The other hole has a musical symbol, which I believe indicates it is for an mp3 player, or whatever. When I plugged the male from the adapter into that hole - WOW! The sound is fantastic. I don't know how a sound bar could produce a better quality sound. The sales people at Best Buy were very helpful with this.
 
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