12-12-2009 01:59 PM
New to this but I think I got it. Take a stereo output to pod and use either the Pro Logic II Movie or Music and DIrect setting to convert analog to surround sound. I'm guessing this is not a true 5.1 sound. But how close is it?
As to wiring in picture 2b
1. use to RCA jacks - 1i left and 1 right
2. use Y connector to merge 2 RCA jacks to a TRS stereo female mini jack
3. use single male TRS stereo mini jack to 3 wire male TRS stereo mini jacks
My issue is this -
a. has anyone tried (and been successful) in finding the #3 wire above on a Google search? (you'd be my hero is you have a vendor and part number)
b. is there some sort of combination box that takes the 2 RCA inputs and has 3 TRS stereo female mini jack outputs (one could then use the three wire set that comes in the box. (you'd be a god if you have a that vendor and part number)
As to wiring in pictures 2d and 2e
My solution is this:
My Samsung BD-1590 and Tivo HD Series 3 each have optical outputs only. I have to convert one of the outputs from optical to coax. Here's a link to a device that will do that:
Optical Toslink Audio to Coaxial RCA Converter with OPTICAL CABLE
please advise on picture 2b above with product #(s) and vendor links.
03-30-2010 01:26 PM
Hello there, Did you find an answer to your wiring problem?
I'm trying to get my system set up too and can't find the "Y-Adapters" in the picture 2b either on Google. Maybe I'll try Bing next!
I'm just about to order some other cables now, I think I'm going for Toslink Optical for my Virgin Media V+ box which will hopefully enable me to watch stuff in 5.1, I'm going for Digital Coaxial for my DVD player. I might order another Toslink Optical which I'll swap over if I want to play the Playstation (Once a year boys night on average.), but it's the diagram that you seemed to be struggling with that I can't figure out either. It suggests I'd be able to have a 3 pronged Y-Adapter plugged into the control panel which I could have either my mp3 player, portable CD player or laptop plugged into. Ideal! I could also plug my Wii into it if I then had a further 2 pronged Y adapter. But where are these 3 pronged Y Adapters?
Please reply if you've found a solution!