Connecting speakers to a MacBook v5.1??

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  1. clog

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    I'm thinking about ordering a MB, and I was wanting to hook it up to my monitor and maybe computer speakers and watch movies on it. The problem is that my speakers are 5.1; is there any way to make it work? I noticed the MB has one audio out jack, so does that mean I'm stuck with 2.1 setup? What about hooking it up to a home entertainment center (hdtv, surround sound system)? Is that also out of the question?
     
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    I don't have a home theater setup just yet :o I was just planning ahead. But as long as the sound receiver has optical in, then I should be fine as far as sound goes? What about the number of audio channels?

    As far as making the computer speakers work, I am out of luck? They are just some regualr logitech 5.1 speakers and connect to my sound card with the three connectors (I htink orange, black, and green).
     
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    :eek3: i was thinking the same thing. and i think i have the same speakers as you :o

    i think there's only one slot for audio :wtc: unless there's some kind of splitting adapter that lets you plug in all three connectors
     
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    you can get headphone splitting cables from an electronics store. this will get 4x speakers going however they will still only produce stereo sound.
     
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    crap, so in terms of comuter speakers, no surround sound :( t hat fucking blows
     
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    :werd: i loved watching DVD's with my desktop too. now i have to give that up :wtc:
     
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    can anyone else confirm this? :hsd:
     
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    the thing about 5.1 surround sound is that its not really limited by the hardware - most decent receivers and all macs will support it... but it depends on the source. ripped DVDs, music, mp3s, etc etc, none of it support 5.1 - usually only DVD audio and DVD retail movies will have the 5.1 audio tracks encoded.
     
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    go to "audio, midi setup" and you can set your channels. Yes the Mac supports 5:1
     
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    :werd: but I tend to watch most of the movies we rent on the PC in surround sound. On the other hand, a lot of the other stuff I watch is ripped and like you said it doesn't support surround.

    I'll just settle with some 2.1 speakers for a while I guess.
     

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