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post #1 of 3 Old 12-24-2006, 01:16 PM - Thread Starter
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is there a way to hookup my consoles (xbox and dreamcast) to my Dell 2005 fpw and have surround coming from my Logitech X-530 speakers?

here's what i got:
creative x-fi platinum soundcard
dell 2005fpw
logitech x-530 speakers
kenwood vr-407 receiver

if i can, what would the correct setup be to achieve surround on consoles with my 2005fpw, what cables/etc would i need (preferrably from a retail store so i can go and get em' today!). Thanks in advance! -take care -Happy Holidays

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(X-530 speakers)
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/pr...CONTENTID=9067

(X-Fi sound card)
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mul...blas...-xfi.ht

(copy and paste this link in a new window:)
ftp://inform.kenwoodusa.com/manuals/vr407.pdf

(something about digital and analog out for running BOTH console AND pc with same set of speakers?..)!
http://forum.teamxbox.com/showthread...51#post8290551

A/V receiver: Marantz SR 5600 // HDTV: Sony KDFE50A10 // Cables: Monoprice
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Would this be the part I need for Dreamcast and Xbox to 2005fpw?:
http://image.compusa.com/prodimages/...fdd8e3775d.gif
http://www.compusa.com/products/prod..._code=50187106

Is this what i would need for surround for my X-530's from my Xbox and Gamecube?:
http://www.logitech.com/lang/images/0/12087.jpg
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/pr...ONTENTID=10036

A/V receiver: Marantz SR 5600 // HDTV: Sony KDFE50A10 // Cables: Monoprice
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Well... both systems have a VGA output, so you can look into that.

I bought this: http://www.racketboy.com/store/dream...-svideo-av.htm
You can use the VGA Box PC audio out -> X-Fi -> Speakers. I don't know if any DC games are capable of surround sound or Pro Logic II though...
You'll have to buy a VGA to VGA cable also.

I don't know anything about the original XBox... but for the 360 you can get this:
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360vgahdcable/
And you'll need an optical cable -> X-Fi (I think there's an Optical-in only in the front bay?) for Dolby Digital 5.1

There's probably other ways to do what you want to do, but this is how I would set it up because you can use the cables in the future for something other than a PC.
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