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5.1 audio on TV

Postby Reptilian_Storm » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:25 am

Hi all.

I recently got given a set of 5.1 LG speakers, how would I go about hooking this up to my LG tv given the speakers are bare speaker wire?
2.1 would be fine, 5.1 would be great.

What is the cheapest way of getting these things working?


Thanks in advance!
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Postby evasive » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:38 am

What model are the speakers and the television? So we at least have some idea of the available connections...
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Postby Reptilian_Storm » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:20 am

Sorry, here are more details.

Speakers are LG LHS-D6230W and the TV is LG 32LH3000.
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Postby evasive » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:15 am

A Media Centre/Home theater Set, usually these are sold as combined DVD-player/media center.

Originally these came with the LH-D6230A DVD player.

http://somemanuals.com/LG,LH-D6230,GCCHGE.PDF

http://mypdfmanuals.com/user-manual,LG, ... 488347.pdf
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Postby Reptilian_Storm » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:36 am

So basically I need to find that dvd player or a dvd player with the same outputs. Will the speaker work watching normal TV though? If not i'm not going to bother.
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Postby evasive » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:07 am

Unless there's an option to connect the headphone output from the TV into an input on that receiver: no.
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Postby Karlsweldt » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:07 am

If the speakers are provided with only plug-in cables, an amplifier capable of the 5.1 channel intent would be needed. The signal output from the TV likely is only a low-power audio signal, barely enough to power headphones!
And if just speakers, likely only analog audio will be reproduced. If the audio output is digital from the TV, then an amplifier capable of digital input would be required. The true setup for a 5.1 speaker system is four "real" channels of audio, with a "fifth" channel that provides separate bass sound from a central front placement. The amplifier separates certain lower frequencies from the entire spectrum, and then amplifies them separately. Bass by itself is mostly omnidirectional.
Having a multi-channel audio setup is of no value, if the encoded separate channel info is not in the audio file. Most common is the two-channel or stereo encoding, but otherwise only "premium" audio files would have the true encoding info in the file. But you could get a synthesizer, and create those additional channels from a two-channel source. Not the same, but does give more spatial effects.
Regular TV fare seldom has more than a stereo audio signal. Only the 'premium' movie channels may provide that multi-channel effect, but usually are PPV offerings.
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Postby dc3 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:49 am

A 5.1 speaker system like Logitech's X-540 Multimedia should work with this TV.

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