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3.5mm Male to 3.5mm Female + RCA Female Splitter 1 ft.
will this adapt sound from my macbook pro to my home theater
i'm trying to connect my macbook pro to my home theater amp. i have a mini-display port to hdmi adapter. that part transmits the picture only. this part should transmit sound from the macbook speaker jack. but will it work? i can't see how to set the reciever on rca sound and hdmi picture inputs at once.
It depends on the exact year/model your laptop is and what the capabilities of the hdmi output are. Pre 2010 MBPs had hdmi outputs which did not output audio. Headphone jacks sometimes cut out when the hdmi is connected, so check and configure the display and audio under System Preferences. Depending on your computer, it might have analog in/out, optical audio in/out, optical digital audio in/out, or a combination of these ports.Check your unit's configurations and try to get the hdmi audio to work first (a Dayton Audio HR13C23 9.9 ft. High-Speed HDMI or similar cable would be suitable). The combination optical/digital cable is proprietary, but PE offers a Digital to Analog Converter (5.1-Compatible) (Part # 180-999) which could convert the digital audio to analog for you. If you must use the separate audio analog output, the Dayton Audio 3.5RCA-6 3.5mm 6 foot Stereo Male To RCA Cable could be used. Connect the laptop video output to the hdmi display and connect the audio output to the amp/receiver. Assuming your display has multiple inputs, use it's remote to switch to hdmi and control the volume from the receiver remote.
Date published: 2013-01-28
Hooking Wii and PC to speakers
I'm trying to find an adapter(s) to connect the RCA audio from my Wii as well as the 3.5mm jack from my PC sound card to my headphones. This single splitter seems to do just that. I'm wondering whether this splitter will degrade the sound quality of the Wii or PC audio output in any way.Additionally, I wish to hear the audio from both outputs at once, so I can talk in Skype, watch YouTube, etc. while playing. Is that possible with this splitter? I assume it would work because there seems to be no sort of switcher, but a definitive answer would be much appreciated.Thanks.
It's hard to tell the type and configuration of the plugs and jacks on the cord from the small picture (the link to the larger picture didn't work for me). If the conductors are all joined positive to positive and negative to negative in the cord construction, it's entirely possible you'll get just what you want, perhaps also a few issues. Your wii or pc out may be stronger/louder than the other and drown out the other one. Also, if one or the other (wii or pc) is turned off, it may kill the sound coming from the other. I've had that happen. Any time you try to combine outputs from two sources into one with a straight patch cord, you might get these issues.I suggest a better way would be to purchase one of the inexpensive 4-input mixers and using that to mix the two sound sources into one output. Some of those have headphone jacks on them, or you can connect it to your stereo auxiliary for headphone boost, or use a small headphone amplifer. Then you'll have exact control over the volumes coming from the wii and pc out.One more possibility (perhaps)- you may be able to use an RCA-to-3.5mm stereo adapter cord to connect your wii to the 'line in' of your pc sound card, and be able to use the computer to control and monitor both sources simultaneously (IF the sound drivers will let you). That last one's kinda iffy, but some sound cards will do it. Good Luck!.
Date published: 2013-01-27