Using a computer for a Home Theater system?

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  1. LawrenceT

    LawrenceT Auditioning

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    Hello All: I am thinking of building a computer for a home surround sound system instead of using the traditional reciever. I already have most of the computer hardware, but I'm having a hard time finding decent speakers. I been looking at the Logitech Z-680, but they may be a bit small for my room (25'X25'). Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. ChrisWiggles

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    Unless you are on a very tight budget, it's much preferred to use a traditional receiver and speaker/sub system hooked into your computer. It's what many many people do. Computer speakers, are well..... you know....[​IMG]
     
  3. Jeff Martin

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    Actually the Z-680's are very impressive. Not something I'd use for a dedicated theater though.

    I agree with Chris. Use a normal HT receiver and speaker set up.

    Also make sure you get a nice sound card with an optical or coaxial out. Otherwise whatever receiver you get will be useless while using a 1/8 phono-RCA patch cable.

    Video card I'd recommend something with a DVI monitor output of course.
     
  4. Jeff Martin

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    don't know how that happened....sorry
     
  5. Cees Alons

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    Jeff,

    Your second identical message (hit 'Submit Reply' twice?) is now deleted.

    Cees
     

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