I have a Dell Home Speaker System MMS 5650 that I would like to use to hook up to my new Sharp HD TV or my XBox 360 console, for HD Movies. The hook up for the speaker system is a 3 to 1 (green, yellow, black to a single green that hooks into the back of my cpu).
I can either hook up a regular RCA ( white and red) to the XBox/TV or I can try to use the optical or coaxial.
Can you help me by telling me what kind of adapter I can use to do this?
I would really appreciate the help...
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Re: Connecting Dell speaker system to TV or console
If you have a coaxial out on your TV and a coaxial in on your Speaker system that is the way to go to experience digital surround sound. Radio Shack, etc. has coaxial cables in the appropriate size. If you go to Radio Shack, etc. bring along your speaker system's model number as well as your TV's model number.
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if your computer came with
a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it click start control panel
administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to sound,video and
game controllers you might see a yellow question mark? Right click to reinstall
drivers click start control panel
sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers make sure you have selected the :((appropriate speakers)):
also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the correct
settingsthere also click start control panel
sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box
untick it click start control panel
sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker
volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place
icon in taskbar if his does not fix the
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down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to
expand,system speaker right click properties then select use this device
(enable) also you might check the speakers plug/outlet is
usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer
to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the
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This is Creative's support link. The speakers you have are Dell. Do you have a sound card installed? If you have a speaker icon in your taskbar, lower right of screen, does it have a red X? Right click on it then, click on playback devices. A window should open with your device. Does anything show up and if it does does it show it "working"? Right click on it and a window should open and you should see "enable" or "disable", if it shows enable, click on that and exit. If you are still ahving problems with this let me know at "add a comment"
the speakers should have a stereo jack on a wire which would be the out put, if it is a surround sound speaker system then it most likely will have a few wires, if your computer has only one stereo jack input then the green cable would be the one you would connect in most cases, if it has 3 or 6 then you would follow the colour on the jacks and match them up with the input on your computer. if you have done all this and doesnt work check if there is audio icon in the bottom left task bar and if you can use other speakers, if you can everthing should work, if not then check for drivers online.
As I understand it, this adapter is used ONLY to adapt a standard 2-channel stereo output to the 3, 1/8" plugs of the Dell 5650 5.1 system. These 3 plugs would normally plug into the front, rear, and center/sub outputs on a computer designed to output 5.1 channel sound.
To make this clear, what this means is that the output you get from your 2-channel stereo system, using this adapter with the Dell 5650 5.1 system, will NOT be full 5.1 surround sound...it will be 2-channel stereo signals intermixed so that it plays from the 5650 system through the Dell amplifiers and speakers...nothing more.
This cannot be over-emphasized. The adapter does NOT create true 5.1 sound from a 2-channel stereo output system.
If you are hoping to get true 5.1 output from a 2-channel stereo system, you will be disappointed.
All this adapter likely does is split/mix some of the 2-channel signal into the rear channel, and split/mix some of the SAME 2-channel signal into the center-sub channel, just so you will get some output from those speakers. There may be some low-pass filtering for the sub-woofer input.
It is almost certainly a very simple passive circuit consisting of resistors, capacitors, and possibly an audio transformer or two.
Look for circuit on Do-It-Yourself electronic sites and build it yourself...or you're almost certain to be ripped-off.