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How to connect my Logitech X-540 speaker system to my dvd player or tv

I have a Toshiba 65H85C rear projection t.v and a Magnavox MRS90D6 dvd player. What exactly do I need to do to get the speaker system to work, and which would be easier and more effective to connect through. The speaker box says I can connect through a DVD player but I cant figure it out. Do I need auxillary cables? Could someone please explain it as simple as possible. Thank you.

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  • Lynda05 Mar 02, 2008

    I have the Logitech X-540 speaker system. Currently I am just using the built in speakers with the tv. I also have the Magnavox MRS90D6 dvd recorder. The speaker box says that I can set up the speakers right to the dvd player but i cant figure it out.

  • kapitana Sep 08, 2008

    how to connect my logitech R-5 speakers to the computer?



  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    my speakers are not working there logitech

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    the same i don know where to put the wire

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    i cant connect it too it is complicated..

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On the logitech speakers, connect all the colored cables to their coordinating colors on the back of the subwoofer EXCEPT the green one..you need the special Y connector that came with the speakers. (the red, white and green little one). Connect one end of the green cable to the subwoofer, connect the other end to the Y connector. Now you just need to correct the red and white cables from your tv or dvd player into those red and white cables and MWAH!!

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Look for a headphone jack on your dvd player and connect the 3.5mm jack to the headphone jack.if you dont have one,its no use.

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If you can't find the manual for your Toshiba, it is at http://tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets-images/models/65H85C/docs/65h85c_om_e.pdf
On page 57, it says how to turn off the built-in speakers: you do it with the Toshiba remote. I tried to copy the simple directions, but it is a pdf document, so I can't. However, this is intended to connect the Toshiba to an external audio system-- do you have a receiver or amplifier? you would use this to turn off the Toshiba speakers and use your Logitech speakers connected to either your amplifier, or your DVD. Do you have cable, and would like to hear the sound through the Logitech and not your Toshiba speakers? You can do that from the diagrams in the manual on how to set up your Toshiba with a DVD, Cable, and/or VCR, pretty clear in the Manual.

However, It turns out that your Toshiba has a setting to create a surround sound effect which is rather remarkable, and may actually sound better than your Logitech speakers, which are on the low end of quality. You have to turn it on--see page 55 of the manual--called WOW, from SRS Technologies. It works! you turn it on using your remote. I could find no other easy way to turn off the Toshiba speakers and play the sound through Logitech connected to your Toshiba with the possible exception of turning the Toshiba speakers off, and the Toshiba audio out on, and connecting your logitech to the audio out--but that is a bit consusing, for it is designed to use with the Picture in Picture system. Definitely try the WOW system first, then compare it to the Logitech connected to your DVD or cable box/amplifier.

A good review of the Logitech and its connections is found at

http://techgage.com/article/logitech_x-540_51_speakers/ Let me know what happens!

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

PS--the Logitech appears designed for people who watch TV through their computers, not a fancy TV.

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If you can't find the manual for your Toshiba, it is at http://tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets-images/models/65H85C/docs/65h85c_om_e.pdf
On page 57, it says how to turn off the built-in speakers: you do it with the Toshiba remote. I tried to copy the simple directions, but it is a pdf document, so I can't. However, this is intended to connect the Toshiba to an external audio system-- do you have a receiver or amplifier? you would use this to turn off the Toshiba speakers and use your Logitech speakers connected to either your amplifier, or your DVD. Do you have cable, and would like to hear the sound through the Logitech and not your Toshiba speakers? You can do that from the diagrams in the manual on how to set up your Toshiba with a DVD, Cable, and/or VCR, pretty clear in the Manual.

However, It turns out that your Toshiba has a setting to create a surround sound effect which is rather remarkable, and may actually sound better than your Logitech speakers, which are on the low end of quality. You have to turn it on--see page 55 of the manual--called WOW, from SRS Technologies. It works! you turn it on using your remote. I could find no other easy way to turn off the Toshiba speakers and play the sound through Logitech connected to your Toshiba with the possible exception of turning the Toshiba speakers off, and the Toshiba audio out on, and connecting your logitech to the audio out--but that is a bit consusing, for it is designed to use with the Picture in Picture system. Definitely try the WOW system first, then compare it to the Logitech connected to your DVD or cable box/amplifier.

A good review of the Logitech and its connections is found at

http://techgage.com/article/logitech_x-540_51_speakers/ Let me know what happens!

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More data needed. What sort of speaker system do you have? Do you use the Toshiba built-in speakers, or do you have others?

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  • Richard Roberts Mar 02, 2008

    sorry, I was at a different computer, and the second reposting was just to identify me, and failed. This should do the trick--I researched the problem for you. Please feel free if there remains confusion to tell more about your system.

  • Richard Roberts Mar 03, 2008

    To just connect your MSR90D6 to your speakers, and you don't want to connect to an audio system, look athttp://www.funai-corp.com/6pdf/om/MSR90D...
    which shows the back of your DVD player. you connect the speakers to the "audio out", and you will need a cable from the "video out" of the DVD to your Audio system or Toshiba directly. The Logitech comes with a splitter, for which you will need to get an audio cable to connect to the "audio out" of your DVD, and then connect all the cables which come with the logitech to the single end of the splitter. But, as I said, this is really for a computer system, and you won't get true surround sound with the computer unless you have a good sound card. The logitech will simulate surround sound if the sound card isn't good enough. Likely, the Toshiba "WOW" would sound better.




  • Richard Roberts Mar 07, 2008

    please let me know what wasn't clear.

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