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Budget 5.1 DVD sound help - please!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by multiply, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. multiply

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    Hi.

    Just got a nice 5.1 surround-sound speaker system for the bedroom to hook up to my DVD system. However, it is a PC system (integrated amp in the sub-woofer) and so there are 3 jack connectors.
    Problem is, the DVD player only accepts 2 phonos.

    So, the question is, where can I get a 3 mini-jack to 2 phonos adapter from?
    Or is there an alternative solution?

    Thanks in advance.

    Gary
     
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    are the connectors colour coded? you should be able to connect the red and white plugs on the player to the red and white on the sound system.

    what system is it?
     
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    Logitech X-530.
    The output leads are 3 jacks, which are plugged in via the main speaker. The leads from the main speaker to the SW/amp is a d-plug-type thing.

    Basically, there is no RF input on the amp.
     
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    Hope they sound as good as they look! :cool:

    But how do you get 5.1 with no digital connection? :confused:

    It says the audio leads are colour coded - is one of them orange or black(if so, you need to have coaxial out on the back of your DVD player to get digital sound)? :eek:
    And the other two white and red (these will give you analogue stereo-the amp might convert into pro-logic or pro-logic II if your lucky!)? :boring:

    Unfortunately there is no close up of the units connections to see if I can suss it out. :(
     
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    does the dvd player have 5.1 out or just stereo out in phonos? (ie L and R or FL, FR, C, LS, RS, SW)
     
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    Hi Drew, Ched :hiya:

    Well, I've spoken to an engineer where I work and it seems there isn't an (easy) way to get 5.1 sound from my DVD player through these speakers.

    As I said, the only input to the speaker system is via the 3 jack plugs.
    I have a Samsung HD950 DVD player which, in addition to the usual optical & RF outputs, has a 2-channel (phono) output, plus the 5 or 6 separate channel phono outputs Ched mentions above. I may be able to get a converter for 2-channel, but it sounds extremely difficult to convert to the full 5.1. :(

    Soooo.....
    I have decided to use these Logitech speakers where nature intended - with my PC - and buy a set of THESE BABIES, which I'm pretty sure will do the job without modification.
    Got them from Ebuyer for £36 inc delivery. Should have done that in the first place, I suppose....... :oops:

    Thanks again for the advice/help.
     
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    wait!

    cancel! theres a way
     
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    then connect front left and front right to the first one, rear left and rear right to the second one and centre and sub to the third.
     
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    Brilliant, Chedmaster - thanks!! :smashin:

    Just trying to cancel the Ebuyer order now.....

    Hey! I live near Guildford (in East Horsley)!
     
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    i used to live in east horsley! where abouts? we were in pennymead drive
     
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    Sent you a PM
     
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    Gary,
    Does your Samsung have Co-axial out if so you only need one cable converting 3.5mm to a single phono - and bingo you'll get 5.1 happening!
    I know Sony make this cable as I have one sitting in my drawer for the laptop - it plugs into the headphone jack which I re-assign to SPDIF. :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi Drew.

    Yeah, it does have coaxial (I think) but I would still need to channel the 3 minijacks into the one co-ax connector....

    Anyway, I've taken Ched's advice and gone the Maplin route as I know this will work.

    Really appreciate your suggestions though - thanks :smashin:
     
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    Glad you took his advice!

    Just realised the 3 jacks are for plugging into a multi-channel sound card - doh !:suicide:

    So no hope of connecting to a single lead.

    Let us know how you find them once they are 'hooked' up. :)

    Sorry for bad advice :oops:

    Cheers.....
     
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    I'll add to this thread when all hooked up and working (will be next week as I'm waiting for delivery of my 32" Samsung HD LCD!!! ;)

    Anyway, you didn't give me bad advice - I just appreciate you making the effort to respond in the first place!! :smashin:
     

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