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Not getting full 5.1 sound from PC to surround sound system

I have an LX 2000 PC in my living room and am trying to connect the Philips SPA2600 Surround Sound system. I have connected the cables from the subwoofer to the Audio/Mic connectors on the back of the PC. The Mic socket is a "Mic In" so I am not surprised that nothing is coming out!! Am I suposed to have a connector plugged into the SPDF connector to alow digital sound? if so what connector would I need to connect the jack sockets from the Sound System into the SPDF Socket? Or am I totaly insane and have got ot completely wrong!!
I do have sound provided to the front speakers, again these are connected from the subwoofer to the PC via jack leads.

I am living in the UK if this makes a difference

Thanks for your help

Ben Franks

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  • rebelyes1 May 11, 2010

    Is your pc surround sound capable? Spdf is digital and probably not where you want to start.. is your Phillips surround 5.1 or 7.1, and I rather doubt that your totally insane as you would probably destroyed your computer by now. I understand the temptation, but try to resist.

  • SoleAngelus May 11, 2010

    Hi Ben,

    Are you connecting your surround sound to just a little green audio connecter (as in one for pc speakers).

    If so, then this is possibly a stereo output from your pc. (unless otherwise stated)

    Can you give me more info on the pc? Make and model number? lx 200 threw up a lot of results on google as you can imagine.


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Well if your motherboard supports your speekers it shoud run corectlly, but if not, you shoud get a special sound card with cd, which will allow you to use your speakers. if you already have that sound card and installed drivers you should go to your sound card control pannel and make changes there to use all your sound system speakers.

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