just got given a surround sound set.. But can i use it?

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Found 27th Jan 2010
just got given a second hand set, basically it seems like there is 5 speakers and a sub. The sub has the amp built in by the looks of it? The outputs on the back are an aux slot, then 3red slots and 3 white slots.,

Can this connect to anything? I think i have similar slots on the back of the tv, would that work?


Or could i buy a different amp with hdmi and connect the speakers?

Im at work at the mo so will have a better look when i get home

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Make and Model of the Speaker System and/or photo of the audio connections on the sub would be handy.

whatsThePoint;7670217

yeap would work fine



Just connect the 'white audio out' from the TV to the 'white audio in' to the Surround sound
The connect the 'red audio out' from the TV to the 'red audio in to the Surround sound
Then plug in the speakers, turn on TV & S Sound system and Robert is your parents brother.

Enjoy

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Painkiller;7670437

Make and Model of the Speaker System and/or photo of the audio … Make and Model of the Speaker System and/or photo of the audio connections on the sub would be handy.



ill have a look when i get home!

Sounds to me like its an analogue multi channel surround sound system. Meaning that rather than taking in the digital signal from HDMI or Toslink Optical or Digital Coax, it needs the seperate multi channel phono plug feeds, L R Front, L R Rears, Centre, SubWoofer.

The only way to get surround sound through this is by ensuring that your DVD Player/Blu Ray Player actually has multichannel output, not all do.

Like this below :

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/6717/dvdbackpanel8di.jpg

Original Poster

cicobuff, there is definatly outputs like that on the back of my tv.. Does that mean anything played through my tv will work?


Can anyone reccommend good films ,for testing syrround sound? A particular bit when u hear something flying behind you would be great

chrisharry12345;7672885

cicobuff, there is definatly outputs like that on the back of my tv.. … cicobuff, there is definatly outputs like that on the back of my tv.. Does that mean anything played through my tv will work?Can anyone reccommend good films ,for testing syrround sound? A particular bit when u hear something flying behind you would be great



Well depends if your tv did have 5.1 outputs, as shown, then the tv would still need to receive the 5.1 signal from your DVD player, so the tv would then need optical or coaxial or 5.1 analogue inputs as well.

Otherwise, its check your DVD Player for 5.1 outputs.

Original Poster

Ok.. the make is Video Logic and the Model is 11h88

Very little info on these.. seems pretty old on the back of the sub/amp it says

Dvd input: Center, Woofer, Surr left, Surr right, Front right, Front left
then there is a aux input next to it..


I have an xbox360, and a sky hd box that i want surround sound for..
My tv is a 32" 1080p series 5 i belive?


what do i need to do to get this set up? im guessing a fair bit or is it just impossible?

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chrisharry12345;7673678

Ok.. the make is Video Logic and the Model is 11h88Very little info on … Ok.. the make is Video Logic and the Model is 11h88Very little info on these.. seems pretty old on the back of the sub/amp it saysDvd input: Center, Woofer, Surr left, Surr right, Front right, Front leftthen there is a aux input next to it..I have an xbox360, and a sky hd box that i want surround sound for.. My tv is a 32" 1080p series 5 i belive?what do i need to do to get this set up? im guessing a fair bit or is it just impossible?


take a pic of the connections and post it here.

chrisharry12345;7673678

Ok.. the make is Video Logic and the Model is 11h88Very little info on … Ok.. the make is Video Logic and the Model is 11h88Very little info on these.. seems pretty old on the back of the sub/amp it saysDvd input: Center, Woofer, Surr left, Surr right, Front right, Front leftthen there is a aux input next to it..I have an xbox360, and a sky hd box that i want surround sound for.. My tv is a 32" 1080p series 5 i belive?what do i need to do to get this set up? im guessing a fair bit or is it just impossible?




If it doesn't anywhere have sockets marked Optical & Coaxial inputs then......
Seems impossible, unless you can get a converter to take the optical output from the Xbox 360 and Sky HD Box and convert into 5.1 Analogue, then feed it from that into the DVD Input analogues, as I said earlier seemed like it only takes analogue signals, so you would need to feed from analogue signals. Therefore your source needs to have (as I shown in the picture earlier) a device such as a dvd player that has an integrated 5.1 analogue multichannel output.

Otherwise the only way to decode the 5.1 signal from the Xbox 360 or Sky Box is to utilise the optical output of either of these devices through a Home Cinema Receiver, which then does the job of sending the relevent signal to the relevent speaker.

With the considerable cost as well of buying a Home Cinema Receiver, it would not be worth attempting even to utilise the speakers that come with that integrated analogue only 5.1 Surround Amp you have been given, as not to sound rude but a low end unit like that would not have sufficient enough quality speakers to make proper use.

michaelmakro;7670441

Just connect the 'white audio out' from the TV to the 'white audio in' to … Just connect the 'white audio out' from the TV to the 'white audio in' to the Surround soundThe connect the 'red audio out' from the TV to the 'red audio in to the Surround soundThen plug in the speakers, turn on TV & S Sound system and Robert is your parents brother.Enjoy



Repeat the above - it works, just did it 2 weeks ago for friend. The white & red audio out from TV contains the Dolby Prologic signal which is de-coded by the surround sound system. Its really quite easy.

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michaelmakro;7679102

Repeat the above - it works, just did it 2 weeks ago for friend. The … Repeat the above - it works, just did it 2 weeks ago for friend. The white & red audio out from TV contains the Dolby Prologic signal which is de-coded by the surround sound system. Its really quite easy.


dont you need a prologic tv for this approach? :thinking:

csiman;7679141

dont you need a prologic tv for this approach? :thinking:


You need a prologic decoder (I'm assuming there is one in the surround sound system, to decode, otherwise you get stereo or left front, right front, centre & rear (L&R - no stereo rear).
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