Need help with A/V components
October 9, 2013 9:55 PM Subscribe
I have a planned A/V setup to add a receiver to my existing system, but I don't have the proper connectors to hook my existing equipment to a receiver.
posted by elvendude to technology (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Here are the pieces that I currently have:
DVD / consoles / etc: we can safely assume all of these output both audio and visual through HDMI: http://i.imgur.com/wyxWfTj.jpg
Projector with video inputs only: http://i.imgur.com/ubZ5CV3h.jpg
TV with all the standard modern connectors and such: http://i.imgur.com/4ukfSrGh.jpg
Computer 5.1 subwoofer/amplifier: http://i.imgur.com/xlDp4Twh.jpg , input: http://i.imgur.com/BnONXT7h.jpg
5.1 amplifier’s attendant speakers: http://i.imgur.com/gbL8uSUh.jpg
Computer surround speakers, with subwoofer and amplifer (I don’t expect to use them for this, but I included them for completeness and in case someone has a bright idea with them): http://i.imgur.com/1pt369qh.jpg
Here is what I currently plan to acquire:
AV receiver, likely: http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-SR313-5-1-Channel-Theater-Receiver/dp/B0077V8930/ Here are the inputs and outputs of the intended receiver: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81jptcBrcTL._SL1500_.jpg
HDMI splitter, likely http://www.amazon.com/CVID-BG-520-splitter-switcher-XBOX360/dp/B0089DSLMY/
Magic voodoo device (see below)
Here is what I plan to do:
I’m going to route all the various AV output devices, the consoles, the DVD player, etc, into the receiver. I will then send the receiver’s HDMI output to the splitter and use the splitter to choose whether I’m outputting video to the TV or the projector. I will have the receiver’s audio out routed to a magical voodoo device or series of devices that allows me to connect the 5.1 copper cable output to the computer 5.1 system I already have.
So, here’s what I need from you, my friends: does my magic voodoo device exist? Is there something out there that lets me send signal from a copper speaker wire to either computer inputs on the computer amplifier or directly to a set of RCA jacks, such as the ones on the speakers for said computer amplifier? I’ve seen some cheap devices that purport to be speaker wire to RCA adapters, but I don’t have any confidence that they’ll work for me.