Home Theater PC

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  1. MikeGearin

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    Question, I have an old Kenwood KRV 7080 steroe reciever. I also have an Extreme sound 7.1 sound card for my computer. Can I hook my computer up to my reciever and get 7.1 channels of sound? I know this is a stupid question, but I have no idea how to hook my computer up to my speakers!!!
     
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    If your Kenwood has a built in decoder, you can possibly plug it in via SPDIF out. Otherwise you may need some sort of connector that converts a 2mm plug to an RCA.
     
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    How would I connect the speakers....This is not a 7 channel reciever.....
     
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    If it's simply a stereo receiver then there is no way to get anything more than 2 ch sound output. You can use a line-out cable from the sound card to the receiver to hook it up (one end is 1/8 inch headphone type plug and the other end is a left and right RCA connection) hope that helps.
     
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    Its actually a Dolby Pro Logic reciever, but as stupid as this question sounds, I', assuming I can only get as many channels as I have speaker jacks for. Correct?
     
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    Correct. The most you can do with Dolby Prologic is 4 channels.
     
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    Again, a stupid question, but what benifet do you gain from using a computer as a home theater system if you need a reciever that is already capable of surrond sound?
     
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    Some people may use the PC as their "receiver". Connect the sound card directly to 8 channels of amplification. They can also use the computer as a scaler to upconvert DVDs, play Windows Media high def movies, use it as a DVR, use it as a digital media server, etc.

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