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    USB port on HIFI - help needed please!

    Hi

    I want to buy a hifi that will be able to connect to the internet / computer and be able to play my music on the computer through the hifi - What connection do I need to do this on the hifi eg do i need a pc usb port or will any usb port on a hifi work ?

    Thanks

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    Usb ports on Hifis are for reading from memory cards,thumbdrives or Harddrives ,To connect to your PC or the internet you would need a HIfi with a network connection or you can use a network playback device like the WD TV live and connect to your hifi,

    Original Poster

    ohh i see - so just cos the features on the hifi say USB doesnt mean that it will connect to the pc ? Does it have to specify PC USB ?

    You just need to run a 3.5mm headphone jack to phono plugs cable.

    Any Hi-Fi with an 'Aux' or similar input will suffice.

    denandyas;7282006

    ohh i see - so just cos the features on the hifi say USB doesnt mean that … ohh i see - so just cos the features on the hifi say USB doesnt mean that it will connect to the pc ? Does it have to specify PC USB ?



    I havent seen any that will let you connect to a PC through USB,The usb port is simply a reader for media,To connect to a PC you would need one with a ethernet port and connect by network cable or wifi, You can just buy one with Usb and put your music on a thumbdrive or memory card and play from there,

    jtx;7282052

    You just need to run a 3.5mm headphone jack to phono plugs cable.Any … You just need to run a 3.5mm headphone jack to phono plugs cable.Any Hi-Fi with an 'Aux' or similar input will suffice.



    Yeah lol, as above ,Sometimes the easiest option is the best :thumbsup:

    if the main thing you want to be able to do is listen to music from the pc on your hifi why not just connect the speakers to pc or get one of those audio cable things, sorry forget the name lol but it doesnt require usb

    edit: what jtx said lol

    'Aux in' is your best bet... My hifi has the ipod dock which I use my iPhone in, then the Aux in port that I just use a double ended 3.5mm jack which I connect to my laptop by plugging into the headphone socket - works a treat :-).

    Original Poster

    ahhh really ? do most decent hifif have this then -

    denandyas;7282168

    ahhh really ? do most decent hifif have this then -



    Most of them do, but it's best to check within the specification - just incase ;-) !

    Original Poster

    many thanks to all - i have bought the hifi and connected the laptop up and listening to the tunes thorough the hifi using the aux in socket - bliss
    thanks to all who helped !
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