The best and easiest way to use your surround sound computer speakers with your TV is by getting this 3.5mm Audio Jack to RCA Audio Converter. Most computer speakers have a “Line Out” so this works perfectly for stereo speakers.
What to do if you have surround sound speakers?
What to do if you want an iPod hooked up to it as well?
It may seem a little complicated but its actually very easy and the following could save you up to hundreds of dollars and totally give you a great reason on why NOT to buy an iPod speaker dock. Here’s what you’ll need:
1 3.5mm Audio Jack (Male) to RCA Audio Converter (30cm) (this is for your iPod)*
And that’s it! If you have an iPod dock with a remote, you will easily be able to control your music independently from your television.
Follow these steps to use the same speakers without needing your TV or DVD player to be turned on.
Step 1: Plug your computer speakers line outs into each one of the Composite AV Cable 1-to-2 Female-Female Splitter Couplers.
Step 2: Plug the line-in of the 3.5mm Audio Jack (male) to RCA Audio Converter (30cm) into your iPod
Step 3: Plug one end of your 3.5mm Audio Jack (male) into each separate coupler.
Step 4: Grab your Televisions audio cables and plug them into each separate coupler.
How and why does this work?
You are independantly sending information through the couplers into both the front and back speakers.
The audio out from your television or DVD player is independantly sending audio to both the front and back speakers.
Simply put, you are dividing the ways to send information into your computer speakers.