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I need a sound card with composite audio out

by PillowcaseAdam / January 10, 2010 7:08 AM PST

I bought a new hdtv and I am trying to get all my stuff connected with the receiver I have. I have my XBOX 360, Blu Ray and HDTV Cable box connected to the back of my tv with 3 HDMI cables. The tv has an optical out so I have an optical cable to my reciever so all those things are in surround sound. I have my desktop connected to the tv with a VGA, the audio is connected from the headphones jack to an auxillary port (RCA). I have some DVD backups on my hard drive and I would like to get the sound instead of standard stereo to be 5.1. The problem is the only port I have left on my older receiver is the composite audio which is an older technology but would give me what I want. I searched everywhere on the internet and the only audio cards I could find have optical out, hdmi, or the computer speakers 5.1 style. I will probably have to get an older card from ebay since this technology is kind of dated but if anyone can point me in the direction of a specific one I would be so very greatful.

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You won't get real 5.1 from PC w/o digital out
by samkh / January 10, 2010 8:38 AM PST

so instead of plugging the phone to TV RCA why not plug them into receiver RCA? Isn't that what composite audio is (white/red)? Then set your receiver to fake 5.1 out for that input.

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Not exactly...
by PillowcaseAdam / January 10, 2010 9:30 AM PST

From what I understand composite audio was one cable that handled the 5.1 signal, on my receiver its the DVD/6Channel input.

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Is this what you want?
by samkh / January 10, 2010 1:25 PM PST
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Could this be it?
by ahtoi / January 11, 2010 1:06 AM PST
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I didn't see this before now.
by ahtoi / January 11, 2010 1:17 AM PST
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My understand of a COMPOSITE connections are one video and one stereo. Are you thinking of coax audio connection which uses a cable that looks like a audio cable?

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If I am not mistaken,
by ahtoi / January 10, 2010 10:39 AM PST

what you are looking for is on the audio card or built-in audio on the computer; Your earphone or line-out are such connections. You just have to get one of those plug to RCA adapter cable.

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To clarify...
by PillowcaseAdam / January 10, 2010 12:43 PM PST
In reply to: If I am not mistaken,

That's actually what I have, I have a headphone jack to (Red and White) RCA cables but that only produces 2.0 stereo. I AM LOOKING FOR A PCI CARD FOR MY DESKTOP COMPUTER THAT HAS A COMPOSITE AUDIO OUTPUT WHICH WILL PRODUCE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND.

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