I'm buying an HDTV and a PS3 sometime in the near future.
The HDTV would def have HDMI, as would the PS3 obviously.
Another thing I definitely will be doing is hooking up my Dell XPS-M1330 to the HDTV. The laptop comes with HDMI out, so no worries there.
the one question I'm trying to figure out is how do I get my 5.1 Logitech X-540 speakers to hook up to the HDTV?
I know that on the back there's analog audio jacks. The speakers come with this little adapter thing that lets you plug in the front speakers into L and R analog, but that's not full 5.1.
How do I connect the computer speakers (Front L+R, Sub, Rear L+R) to the HDTV w/ full 5.1 surround that'll work with the HDMI output of my laptop, as well as the PS3?
I'm slightly afraid it won't work because that way it works out in my head, the 5.1 speakers are currently plugged into a Creative Audigy 2 NX USB sound card into my laptop. Now, that said, HDMI does transmit audio, I'm not 100% sure if it does 5.1 native sound...
So basically, how do I get my Logitech X-540 to work in full 5.1 with my laptop and PS3 on a HDTV?
Thanks a lot guys!
i'm strongly considering getting the z5500 just cuz it has optical input, and it's a pretty awesome set of 5.1s
my questions for the z5500:
1. If I hook up the PS3 to it, will it be full 5.1 surround sound?
2. Can I hook up more than 1 device to the z5500 via optical?
3. Can I just hook up the z5500 to the TV's optical out, and then use only the HDMI input of the PS3 and my Laptop to get full 5.1 surround on the z5500?