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by: kamikazekelly March 18, 2014 4:18 AM PDT

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IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADAPT PC SURROUND SOUND TO TV?

by kamikazekelly - 3/18/14 4:18 AM

ok so i recently purchased a set of 'creative INPSIRE t6300' pc surround sound speakers which have the 3 3.5mm jacks (front,back,center/subwoofer) to connect to a desktop only. my problem is i have a laptop (sony vaio SVE1511K1EB) which has only the headphone port so when i plug in the correct jack i only get use of one speaker plus the subwoofer. i would like to be able to plug these speakers into my TV and laptop so i have full use of the surround sound. the TV's in question are PHILIPS 42PFL5405H/05 and SONY BRAVIA KDL-40W2000. i looked up external sound cards but dont know a whole pile about input audio/out audio and if the cables included with soundcards are compatible with one or both of these TVs and my laptop. i use a HDMI cable to watch movies from my laptop to the TVs, so if i got a soundcard would i have to connect it to the Tv or the laptop if i was streaming movies via HDMI? i would greatly appreciate the help if anyone has any, if you think an external souncard is the way to go let me know what requirements i would need so when i am looking for one i can pick one that will suit these TVs/laptop or if anyone has any other solution please let me know! btw our desktop is broken so i cant connect the desktop to the TV that way to work the speakers....

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