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Improving "fake" 5.1 sound from a real source but connected through stereo RCA

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#1 of 6 retaeht

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Posted July 07 2014 - 09:57 AM

I have a 5.1 source on a laptop which I connected to my tv through hdmi (it downgrades it to stereo—does it throw away the extra channels or put them into the front channels?) which I connected through stereo RCA cables to my home theater sytem which then gives me "fake" 5.1. Is there anything I can do to improve this? When watching movies I either get almost nothing in the rear speakers or too much and all I get out of surround tests is an echo.



#2 of 6 schan1269

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Posted July 07 2014 - 10:30 AM

Does this sound system Not have optical?(or coax)

If no, no.

#3 of 6 retaeht

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Posted July 07 2014 - 10:41 AM

It does but last time I tried doing something with that, I didn't because I realized it was too much of a pain in the ass.



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Posted July 07 2014 - 03:38 PM

Welcome to why no one likes HTiB.

Get a real AVR and speakers.

A $150 refurb from A4L and a $200 5.1 set on Amazon will...

Be easier to use
Grow with your needs
Most important, sound better

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Posted July 08 2014 - 01:10 PM

I don't have an HTiB, my home theater thing is just really old (90's)



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Posted July 08 2014 - 03:22 PM

It helps us, to help you, if you mention what you have...





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