09-14-2009, 05:59 PM #1
Can't get surround sound with z550 speakers on Mid 2008 macbook pro...
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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?
09-14-2009, 06:26 PM #2
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- Dec 22, 2006
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- 15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
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.I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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