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digital audio to 5.1 system cheap? help

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Chris Thrasher

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Posted September 01 2013 - 10:25 AM

To start off, let me apologize for being uneducated in this field. But hey, thats why I'm here. So: I've got a PS3, TV, and a 5.1 surround system (front L&R, surround L&R, center and sub). My goal is to skip paying hundreds on a receiver/amplifier. It seems that both the TV (cable input) and PS3 have "Digital Audio output (optional)." I figured this would be the best option, even though I've never used this port before. The satellite speakers need to be powered, and only take the traditional black and red copper wires; so obviously I'll need some sort of amplifier and a cord to convert digital to RCA (I think). The most I want to spend would be $50. Any help is really appreciated!

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   schan1269


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Posted September 01 2013 - 10:36 AM

We need to know what these speakers are from. If 3ohm, you need to find a used, working, craptastic HTiB where the person is selling just the power/player piece.

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   mccambley


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Posted September 02 2013 - 12:41 PM

You can not skip the receiver part but the hundreds of dollars part you can. I don't know about $50 cheap but you get what you pay for.http://www.accessori...eceivers/1.html

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   ChampN252



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Posted September 02 2013 - 10:27 PM

I'm no pro, but I thought the receiver was the most important part

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