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How do you connect desktop computer speakers to flat panel tv

How do you connect desktop speakers to a flat panel tv. and what type of speakers would you recommend. please reply promptly
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  • storeroom Jul 29, 2008

    no i do not have the speakers yet, i am waiting on delivery. will email yu when i get speakers. yes you have helped me tremendously.

    thanks

  • storeroom Jul 31, 2008

    I just got them they are logitech x540, did not think about remote when i ordered these because i was not sure if this would work. i got a good price on these. i only want to use them in my bedroom. would appreciate any help that you can give!!!!!

  • storeroom Jul 31, 2008

    what do you mean what forms of audio out do i have? i do not have any additional speakers connected to the flat panel tv.

  • storeroom Aug 10, 2008

    my tv is samsung 27 in and there is an audio out with red and white jacks. there is also component in and the audio jacks are red and white. there is a black jack for audio under pc in. there is also a digital out optical black jack. once i get the speaker connected to the woofer what do i connect to the tv. please help.

    thanks

    storeroom

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You just connect the green plug to a mini 1/8 line out or use a stereo RCA male to mini 1/8 female adapter (radio shack or cyberguys.com) and connect your desktop speaker to that.

You can also connect surround sound speakers if your flat panel TV supports it. There are two ways, one is with the digital out, usually a black socket, to a digital input, also usually black. This is pretty much the same as a coaxial connector. Other options are to use a fiber cable but the difference is negligible and the headaches severe. Many flat panels have the good old green socket, which is analogue and most surround systems will take an analogue input. The difference in surround sound is quite considerable using analogue.

The most affordable surround sound speaker systems are made by Creative Labs and include models less than $200 and usually include a remote. Which ever you choose, you want the remote so you can mute when the phone rings and also control the volume as well. I've used newegg.com as a vendor for these systems extensively as you usually have 30 days to return as unacceptable for your application. Avoid Ebay.

Let me know if this has only opened the door to more questions or if you have all you need to know.

Regards,
Worldvet

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  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jul 29, 2008

    Hi,

    Have you gotten anywhere with this yet?

    I can help you some more with a bit more feedback. I'll be out of town tomorrow, however.

    Regards,
    Worldvet


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jul 29, 2008

    Hi,

    If you feel I've completely answered your questions, we only ask for a fixed solution for the grartitude but this is your call.

    If you'd like to wait until you get your speakers and I can help you through any problems then then that's okay with me too.

    I'll be glad to help you with that should you have any questions.

    Regards,
    Worldvet

    ps What speakers are you going to get?




  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jul 30, 2008

    You're welcome. You can make a request by clicking on the Ask Me button. Or, you can find me from the home page again via the Find Experts link. I'm usually in the top pages of results.

    I'll be glad to help you when you get your speakers.

    Worldvet


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jul 31, 2008

    OK. I'll look up the speakers and get back to you later.

    Worldvet


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jul 31, 2008

    What forms of audio out do you have now?

    Worldvet


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jul 31, 2008

    On your TV that you want to connect your new speakers to, are there more than one set of audio out ports?

    For example, most have RCA audio, these are red and white, video out is yellow. And, most have a port for a little plug, the hole for htis is 1/8"wide.

    Does that help?

    Worldvet


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Aug 11, 2008

    Connect a wire that should have come with your speakers that is usually colored black and is not a stereo plug, only one black ring on the male plug itself. Connect this from the TV to the digital input on your speakers inputs. Otherwise you need a dual RCA male to 1/8" stereo female to run from your TV to the audio in (green) on your speaker set. You can get these parts from Radio Shack easily and if there is someone there who sounds qualified describe your setup to him/her. And, take your speakers diagram fold out with you so they know exactly how to help you and they will.

    Regards,
    Worldvet


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