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how do i set up 5.1 surround sound to Acer 8920


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I have bought an acer 8920 laptop, with 5.1 surround sound built in.

Now I want to connect this up to a set of surround speakers (yet to buy) but the trouble is... every speaker system i look at has 3 x3.5mm jacks for connections and I only have one (acer tell me that this output can then decode the signal to tell which sound to goto where.) but I also have an optical cable output (3.5mm jack) and also an Hdmi slot.

Is there such a thing as an adapter that i could use?? and if so what would be its name?

Can anyone tell me how I would go about connecting these up and what would be the best (and cheapeest) to connect to that support dobly surround sound sound. my budget would be around £100-200.

Look forward to your advice

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