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    Default Will my TV be able to have the RM6750 plugged into it?

    What type of connectors will the RM6750 use? Is it normal RCA or component or HDMI or what?

    I'm using an LG 60" plasma tv
    (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889005134)

    And the listing for the RM6750 just says "Inputs: Spring clip speaker wire inputs" which I have no idea what that means but I'm trying to figure out if I should order this sound system or if I won't be able to use it.

    I really don't know much about sound systems other than that I am sick of using the stock built in speakers of the TV, which I never expected to be good but have been dealing with for awhile

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    Hello sharp,
    Welcome to polk's forum. You'll need a surround sound receiver to provide the power for the speaker system. The LG will provide the source information but the power to drive the speakers will come from another component called an AVR, an audio video receiver. You have a nice TV and speakers, so invest in a good quality AVR to bring everything together.
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    I see. So which port in my tv will these speakers plug into?

    And could you suggest a good AVR or at least a good brand? I'm not sure what to look for. I had never heard of an AVR or even known that these speakers would not work without me buying another device.

    And a really important question I just thought of:

    Am I going to have trouble with the fact that a computer drives my TV? I have my computer plugged into the TV via ONE regular 3.5mm cable.

    So my setup would be something like.. computer -> TV via 3.5 mm and TV -> 5.1 setup via whatever the connection is that these polk speakers use to connect to TV's. (still have no idea what that is since it is not advertised anywhere) And what confuses me is how one 3.5 mm cable from computer to TV would be enough. Does that one cable communicate all 6 channels of data?
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    You won't be able to get any sort of surround sound unless you change some things. First, you want to get a decent AVR. Then you want to connect your PC to that AVR via HDMI. Your speakers will connect directly to the AVR (not the TV), and you'll connect your AVR to the TV via HDMI as well.

    With your current setup... "you can't get there from here."

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    I see. Thank you both for your help.

    I think I'll find a different sound system that can go directly into the computer.

    I didn't realize until after my first post that a lot of this might be moot due to the fact that I drive everything with my computer (as everyone should do)

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    Hello,
    Here is an example of a Denon AVR:
    http://usa.denon.com/us/product/page...AVR1312(DenonN
    It would become the central component in your system, all of your source devices and speakers and TV would connect to it and become the overall control center.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpnova View Post
    I didn't realize until after my first post that a lot of this might be moot due to the fact that I drive everything with my computer (as everyone should do)
    Why is that ?

    You can accomplish what you want, but a receiver is needed. Also depends on what you want to use it for and compatability issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpnova View Post
    I think I'll find a different sound system that can go directly into the computer.

    I didn't realize until after my first post that a lot of this might be moot due to the fact that I drive everything with my computer (as everyone should do)
    Several things here. I sometimes drive my own PC with a computer. You do not want to use the 3.5mm analog outputs on your PC for this if you want the best sound quality. If you do that, you'll be using whatever DACs and preamp controls are in your PC, which is a high-noise environment. Best to get the digital signal out of the PC first and let something else handle the decoding and preamp controls. This is done via digital outputs, and the most common way of doing that is via HDMI. You could also use optical or coaxial digital, but I was trying to keep things simple for you.

    If you get a set of speakers that can connect directly to the PC's multi-channel 3.5mm analog outputs, that means you'll be getting a set of speakers with the amplifier(s) built in. Easy to find if you are shopping for PC speakers; not so for home theater speakers. So if you are OK with the sound you can get from a set of PC speakers, fine, but don't expect home theater sound from them.

    If you want home theater sound from your setup, the way I have described (HDMI/AVR) is still the easiest and least expensive way to go. Not as cheap as buying a set of PC speakers, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syndil View Post
    Several things here. I sometimes drive my own PC with a computer. You do not want to use the 3.5mm analog outputs on your PC for this if you want the best sound quality. If you do that, you'll be using whatever DACs and preamp controls are in your PC, which is a high-noise environment. Best to get the digital signal out of the PC first and let something else handle the decoding and preamp controls. This is done via digital outputs, and the most common way of doing that is via HDMI. You could also use optical or coaxial digital, but I was trying to keep things simple for you.

    If you get a set of speakers that can connect directly to the PC's multi-channel 3.5mm analog outputs, that means you'll be getting a set of speakers with the amplifier(s) built in. Easy to find if you are shopping for PC speakers; not so for home theater speakers. So if you are OK with the sound you can get from a set of PC speakers, fine, but don't expect home theater sound from them.

    If you want home theater sound from your setup, the way I have described (HDMI/AVR) is still the easiest and least expensive way to go. Not as cheap as buying a set of PC speakers, however.
    I see. Well I wouldn't call myself an audiophile (though knowing myself, if I knew more about audio, then I would probably be one) but I certainly would like good quality sound.

    I guess I could head down to Fry's and see if they have some demo systems of both so I could compare.

    With an appreciable quality difference, I would certainly go your suggested route.

    My main issues are that highs and lows don't become muddled and that voices are clear.

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