What is the best way to connect the sound from HDTV to computer speakers?
Posted on 2011-03-11
I have a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R motherboard. I have a 5.1 analog speaker system connected to the analog outputs on the back panel. When I stream Netflix through the computer, I have the option of setting the sound to output through the 5.1 analog computer speakers, order through the HDTV stereo speakers. I prefer using the computer speakers to the stereo HDTV speakers.
Here's my question: what is the best way for me to send the HDTV sound from the HDTV to the computer so that I can use the computer speakers. Do I use SPDIF in/out? Which means I'd have to get the optional SPDIF accessory panel, or, is there a way to output the HDTV sound signal to the back panel line in jack?
I want to watch HBO/Showtime etc. using the 5.1 computer speakers.
the gigabyte manual doesn't explain If I use SPDIF input whether or not the motherboard will automatically output the HDTV input to the 5.1 analog computer speakers?
Thanks. The whole SDIF thing confuses me.