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    Can't get surround sound with z550 speakers on Mid 2008 macbook pro...
    So I bought a TOSlink cable* to connect my macbook pro to my z550 5.1 speakers, and only the front speakers work, I can't get any of the rear speakers, or the center speaker to work. Are there any settings that I need to change? I plugged the optical side into the speakers, and the other end into the headphone jack of my macbook pro. I'm using Max OS x 10.5.8

    * Amazon.com: 6ft Toslink to Mini Toslink Cable: Electronics

    Edit: I figured out a way for dvds, but what about for music using iTunes and youtube videos, etc etc?

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    It will only output 5.1 from 5.1 sources. So, as you've discovered, listening to most DVDs you'll have 5.1. But, there is not the option to take a mono or stereo source and output in 5.1 that I've found.
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