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Old 21-04-10, 05:36 PM
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How to attache pc speakers to a TV

hey ppl,my tv in the living room does not have the best soundin speakers,so ime wondering how i can connect some 2.1 pc speakers to the TV it has the red/white connects and in the manual it says audio in it also has a optical in aswell,ime thinkin i just need a lon male to male mono cable (red/white) and connect it that way then switch the audio to AV.is this correct?

hear is some of the speakers ime think in of,is you can think of some better ones,preff with a remote that would be cool.

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Old 26-04-10, 07:10 PM
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Old 26-04-10, 08:19 PM
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Since PC speakers don't come with a remote, and frankly are usually quite pants compared to home cinema kit, you'd be better off going onto ebay or similar and getting a second hand AV amp and a couple of speakers to go with. You'll get much better sound, a remote with the av amp (most have) and you can upgrade the amp/speakers as you see fit in the future. I don't even have PC speakers on my PC, I'm using a stereo amp and large bookshelf speakers instead as they're so much better. Gotta have the room though!
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Old 26-04-10, 08:41 PM
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Since PC speakers don't come with a remote, and frankly are usually quite pants compared to home cinema kit, you'd be better off going onto ebay or similar and getting a second hand AV amp and a couple of speakers to go with. You'll get much better sound, a remote with the av amp (most have) and you can upgrade the amp/speakers as you see fit in the future. I don't even have PC speakers on my PC, I'm using a stereo amp and large bookshelf speakers instead as they're so much better. Gotta have the room though!
The man's right You don't necessarily need a lot of space either, you can get some nice small speakers that really do the trick. Those AE speakers are quite decent though, certainly AE have a good rep in home cinema.

Have you thought about a sound bar? Look slick and can sound very nice.

If you have the cash: link or link

Cheaper solution with some decent reviews: link

Cheaper, but reviews aren't too bad for them: link

HIGHLY recommend this

Excellent 2.1 set that you can upgrade to 5.1 in time AND is HD-Ready: link. In fact, check out the systems on this page here. The Yammy AV65 package looks like a steal

What model TV do you have? Can check, but even if it just has headphone out, you can use a 3.5mm to dual phono lead
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Old 26-04-10, 10:26 PM
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thanks for the repyls,after posting this thread i have put assisde attachin pc spaekers and goin the seperates route,just got to sace some pennies first,will a 2.1 settup suffice for now

might get a yamaha 5.1 AV and 1 pair of ither q quistics or wardale diamonds 9.0.

just got to save tho as we are talkin about 300-400 pound
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Old 27-04-10, 02:41 PM
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Good choice mate

Look at the Wharfedale's, mebbe Mordaunt Short's and perhaps Dali's? XTZ do some nice speakers but they're mail order only (although they do have a money back guarantee trial period).
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Old 27-04-10, 04:03 PM
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Mordaunt speakers look the dogs danglys,so ime hoping for some of them,lets just hope the mississ likes the idea lol
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Old 10-07-10, 02:03 PM
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If you are looking for a quick way to add speakers to your TV set. Just do the following steps :

1. Check the rear of your TV set for audio output ports--they will be red/white RCA ports. Usually, the set needs to be 26 inches or larger to have them. If there are ports on your TV, you can connect directly to the set; otherwise, you'll have to connect elsewhere, such as the cable box.

2. If the speaker doesn't have cables attached, connect the speaker to the TV set using standard RCA cables. The speaker might have a 1/8-inch mini stereo cable; in this case, use a mini-to-RCA cable.

3. If you are using a smaller set with no output ports, attach the speaker to your cable or satellite receiver box. The receiver can be connected with the same methods used with the TV set in Step 2, using the RCA audio output ports on the receiver box.

4. When using an antenna alone, use the adapter switch that can link an RF coaxial cable to RCA cables. Connect the antenna to the coaxial port on the switch and use a composite audio/video cable for the TV and speakers. Connect the cable's red and white plugs to the speakers and the yellow plug to the TV's yellow RCA input port.
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Old 10-07-10, 02:05 PM
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i have tried connectin the speakers to the tv via re/white but there is no sound coming out i have tried all the ports on the back i will try my skyHD box
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Old 10-07-10, 02:10 PM
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PC speakers are set to take a pre amplified input. An adjustable one, basically. The RCA outs on your TV are meant for an amplifier and are at line level.

The only easy way to do what you are trying to do is to use the headphone jack on your TV into the speakers.

Personally I would do as suggested. Save up for a real amplifier (a proper one) and get some decent HIFI speakers. I can't even remember the last time I used PC speakers because they are usually always flimsy, underpowered and overpriced. Even those Klipsch things were terrible. A few people I know got them and the volume control unit wrecked just out of warranty. Cheap flimsy pots in the controls, terrible build quality.

Get yourself down to Richer Sounds with a budget of £150-£200 and do it right the first time.
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