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Getting Lcd Tv sound to come onto computer speakers...

by Avib0y1991 / September 6, 2010 6:04 PM PDT

I know there have been a number of threads about this but even after going through them, I've been confused b/c of all the abbreviations and types of things I need to look for.

So I have the Logitech Z-2300 computer speakers and I'm trying to hook them up my Vizio E370VL. What kind of cable will I need to be able to do this? Where are the places that I could go to find this kind of cable?

Thanks for your help.

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Re: sound to speakers
by Kees Bakker / September 6, 2010 6:13 PM PDT

1. Generally, computer speakers have a 3.5mm head phone jack. Do yours?

2. Now tell (or give a link to the online version of the user manual of your TV, so we can see ourselves) about the (sound) outputs of your TV. It might have a headphone connection that happens to accomodate a 3.5mm head phone jack. Then you need no cable at all. Just plug it in.

In http://forums.cnet.com/5208-13973_102-0.html?messageID=3370779&tag=incmng#3370779 you'll read about another solution: "spent

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The stuff you asked for
by Avib0y1991 / September 6, 2010 6:24 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: sound to speakers

1. My speakers have a jack that can go into an iPod or the headphone jack on a computer (I'm not sure what size that is. I'm not very tech saavy).

2. Here's a link to a manual. I'm almost 100% sure that I do not have a headphone jack on the computer. But here is the link to the manual:
http://70.168.148.201/documents/downloads/hdtv/E370VL/42710-0109%20E320VL.E370VL%20Manual_Final2.pdf

I would like to have a nice surround system and all of that, however, I'm only in college so money is limited and I'm only in the dorms, so I'm just looking to do this with computer speakers for now

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This is what I read on page 14.
by Kees Bakker / September 7, 2010 4:36 AM PDT

AUDIO OUT:
AUDIO OUT.
? OPTICAL?When digital TV is selected for viewing, the audio associated with the
programming will be available on the S/PDIF Optical connector for connection to a VIZIO Sound Bar or your Home Theater system.
? ANALOG L/R?Connect the audio from the HDTV to an external device, such as a home theater system, external amplifier, or stereo. Speakers cannot be connected directly here.

So you need to connect the ANALOG output to an amplifier, then use the headphone out of your amplifier to connect to your (powered) computer speakers. It's somewhat overdone.

The alternatives are to search for a speakerset with optical input or a speakerset that has RCA-input (also called line-in). http://www.amazon.com/Bose-Companion-Multimedia-Speaker-System/dp/B00062QY5W seems to have such, for example.

Kees

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Not necessary.
by minimalist / September 7, 2010 9:40 AM PDT

All you need is a male left and right RCA to female 3.5mm phono converter. You should be able to get one at Radio Shack, Amazon or Monoprice for a couple of dollars. Plug the male ends (red and white) into the TV and connect your computer speaker cable to the female end.

Any of these should do fine:

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Adapter-Rca-Mini-phone-Stereo/dp/B000A3GPIS/ref=sr_1_17?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1283902592&sr=1-17

http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-Stereo-Female-Y-Cable/dp/B0002GUBIS/ref=sr_1_24?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1283902714&sr=1-24

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-ILJRY-1-Single-Female-Y-Adapter/dp/B00006346W/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1283902735&sr=1-4

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