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Connect PC speakers to Toshiba 32" LCD TV 720p?

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Connect PC speakers to Toshiba 32" LCD TV 720p?

Hi all!

I have a 32" Toshiba LCD TV 720p and it doesn't have a headphone jack. I'd really like to connect my PC speakers to it.

Anyone know if this is possible?

Thanks!
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What kind of audio output does it have then? If RCA, you could get one of these. if digital only, you'll probably need to get a receiver... What's the tv model?
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hopsoid wrote:
Jul 3rd, 2010 2:48 pm
What kind of audio output does it have then? If RCA, you could get one of these. if digital only, you'll probably need to get a receiver... What's the tv model?
Hi Hopsoid,

Thanks for your reply.
The model number is 32C100U and I bought it from BestBuy:
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/tos ... 05d515en02

The link in your previous post looks like it may work. What are those called and where can I get it? Thanks in advance :)
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Becareful. I tried this once and it did not work. (ie. it is okay to try with old exiting PC powered speakers. Do not buy a pair of PC speakers for this purpose.)
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Busybuyer888 wrote:
Jul 4th, 2010 10:41 pm
Becareful. I tried this once and it did not work. (ie. it is okay to try with old exiting PC powered speakers. Do not buy a pair of PC speakers for this purpose.)
Thanks for the tip, busybuyer888. Yup, I have an existing set of computer speakers :)
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Buy the cable from The Source. Bring your HDTV manual and speakers in with you and get them to get you the right cables.

If they don't work, you can return it. (Or they can tell you right there if it will work.) This is worth the extra money to get the right cables and try.
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Busybuyer888 wrote:
Jul 4th, 2010 11:27 pm
Buy the cable from The Source. Bring your HDTV manual and speakers in with you and get them to get you the right cables.

If they don't work, you can return it. (Or they can tell you right there if it will work.) This is worth the extra money to get the right cables and try.
I wouldn't waste my money on the source for those items.

Getting an AV -> 3.5mm jack is always something good to have on hand even if it doesnt work.

But i think you can get this at the dollar store nowadays.

but the monoprice thing is the thing you need. most likely.
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azntrance wrote:
Jul 3rd, 2010 1:22 am
Hi all!

I have a 32" Toshiba LCD TV 720p and it doesn't have a headphone jack. I'd really like to connect my PC speakers to it.

Anyone know if this is possible?

Thanks!
just outta curiosity, why would you want to do this?
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He probably doesn't have a receiver or at least not one near the computer. Many people(particularly students) use their TV to double as a monitor. When I was in school I did something similar using a 3.5mm->RCA adapter. Keep in mind that your TV will probably not control volume if you set it to "External Speakers", you will need to use the volume controls on the speakers.
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Thanks for your input, everyone!

Yup, I'm using this TV as a computer monitor in my room.
I want to connect it to computer speakers so that I can play xbox 360 music games with it instead of the TV speakers.
No, I don't have a receiver.

I think I'll go with the Monoprice one. It comes out to only $5 after shipping :D
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At the rear of the TV, look for the ''fixed audio output''. This jack is 3.5mm (same as the one for headphones). Connect a pair of amplified computer speakers to that port and you will have amplified sound. This is a good alternative (about $20) if you don't have a receiver.
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manteiv wrote:
Jul 6th, 2010 8:14 am
At the rear of the TV, look for the ''fixed audio output''. This jack is 3.5mm (same as the one for headphones). Connect a pair of amplified computer speakers to that port and you will have amplified sound. This is a good alternative (about $20) if you don't have a receiver.
oh cool, i never knew that. I'll look into it. Thanks for the tip!
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