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Re: Logitech - Z506 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers
06/22/17 04:49 AM


> I plugged the light green Audio In wire into the back of my television (Audio Out).
> On my subwoofer, there's a black and orange input underneath that. But my TV doesn't
> have those two inputs. So I can't plug them in. Are they needed?

Outputs. Your TV doesn't have those two outputs. I don't mean to sound condescending but it is kind of an important distinction to make (and also a bit of a pet peeve). Sound comes out and goes in Down here in Brazil people call everything "inputs" (entrada) presumably because that's where you plug "in" and it drives me nuts.

The black and orange jacks are separate analog inputs for the subwoofer and rear speaker channels, so if you want surround sound then yes, they are needed.
Your Soundblaster Live has corresponding outputs (consult the manual to see which ones, it's on your Liveware installation CD) and you'll need two more cables identical to the one you're using already. It doesn't matter what colour the plugs are ;D

If you use the green colour jack only, you only get stereo sound, or 2.1 at best, assuming the subwoofer kicks in automatically, "faking" the .1 in this configuration.

If your TV does not have separate analog outputs for subwoofer + rear speakers you can't have true 5.1 sound if you use PC to TV via HDMI and connect the speakers to your TV using only the green colour I/O.

If I'm right, this means that the only way to get true 5.1 sound from your TV playing on the speakers is if your tv has a digital output (SPDIF or RCA) that sends the whole shebang at once. Your question quoted below indicates that it has some kind of digital output:

> In my Samsung TV options, under Audio Format, there is two options. PCM or DTS Neo
> 2:5. It's currently set at PCM. Should I change it to DTS Neo 2:5?

DTS is digitally encoded surround if I'm not mistaken so you'd activate this setting and then connect the digital sound output on the TV to a digital input on the Soundblaster (assuming it has a digital input!) and set the audio source to digital in the mixer software. You may also need to activate DTS decoding somewhere, IIRC there was a separate application for that that came with the Live/Audigy cards.
This should work, in theory as long as the Live! supports decoding and converting the signal to analog 5.1. I have never done anything like this so I don't know if it's actually possible.
If it works, the downside is that your PC would need to be on whenever you want to watch TV.

*check the manual for the speaker system to see if any of the inputs doubles as a digital input that will accept all 6 channels at once. If it does, everything will be a lot simpler. I doubt it though.

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* Logitech - Z506 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers Big Karnak 06/19/17 06:44 AM
. * Re: Logitech - Z506 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers TrevEB  10/03/17 06:03 PM
. * Re: Logitech - Z506 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers Sune  06/22/17 04:49 AM
. * Re: Logitech - Z506 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers R. Belmont  06/26/17 09:27 PM
. * Re: Logitech - Z506 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers Sune  06/27/17 03:55 AM
. * Re: Logitech - Z506 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers Big Karnak  06/22/17 05:02 PM
. * Re: Logitech - Z506 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers Sune  06/22/17 08:22 PM
. * Re: Logitech - Z506 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers R. Belmont  06/26/17 09:29 PM
. * Re: Logitech - Z506 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers R. Belmont  06/20/17 04:34 PM
. * Re: Logitech - Z506 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers B2K24  06/19/17 07:15 PM

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