Connection between multimedia PC and surround system

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  1. NicPezzi

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    Hello there,
    I'm new there so apologies if I say something wrong.
    I have a Elonex Artisan LX multimedia PC connected that I am trying to connect to a Home Theathre system (LG LH550TB) so that I can listen to music from itunes via the surround system.
    Computer has a S-Video in/out and surround system has composite input (yellow/red/white). I looked for a cable between these two but it does not seem to exist.
    Am I looking at the right ports to connect these 2 items and if so what do I need to connect them?
    Feel free to ask more questions if needed.
    thank you.

    Nic
     
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    The jack on the computer that you would use to hook up computer speakers can be used to send a signal to the LG system’s white and red connections. The computer probably has a 3.5mm jack, and the LG has RCA inputs, so you’ll need a “y” adapter, like this:

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=240-135

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  3. NicPezzi

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    Hi, I tried that and I could get the audio out of the speakers but not the video output from the computer. If I change my TV back on the computer channel then the audio goes away. Surround system and plasma TV are connected via SCART.
    any idea?
    thanks
     
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    Hmm... You told us before that you wanted to “listen to music from itunes via the surround system.” Not sure why you need video for that.

    Also... Scart? Your first post said the “surround system has composite input (yellow/red/white).” So now I’m confused.

    Basically, whatever your computer’s method of video output is, it has to be the same kind as your receiver – or TV, if you’re going straight to that from the computer. If not, a converter of some kind will be necessary.

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  5. Sami Kallio

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    Surround system would refer to your audio equipment, S-video is for video. Does your plasma have component, DVI or HDMI connector? If so, you would need a cable between your computers VGA or DVI connector to your plasma to get the picture as well.
     
  6. NicPezzi

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    ok sorry for the confusion, I try again [​IMG]
    LG surround system has a dvd player as well, I can watch DVDs on the TV fine. this is via a scart connection between the LG system and the TV.
    Obviously when I watch a movie I need to mute the TV speaker so I can get audio via the surround system only.
    The computer is connected to the TV with a different cable and I can see the PC and also get the audio via the TV speaker (not good obviously).
    What I need is a way of seeing the PC video (so that I can select music on Itunes) but get the audio via the surround system.
    In the surround system if I switch between different inputs I get either the PC video but no audio or no video and the PC audio.
    Does the above make sense?
    If you want a list of ports on the PC you can check this:
    http://www.elonex.co.uk/digitalhome/products.html
    and follow for Artisan LX.
    thanks for your help.
    If needed I can probably post a list of available connectors on PC/Surround System/TV.

    Nic
     
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    Optical audio out. Search for Toslink cable, that should do the trick unless your audio system doesn't have optical input.
     

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