g4 iBook - 5.1 surround sound to receiver

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by shantyfolk, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. shantyfolk macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I am about to get a Sherwood home theater receiver (RD-8601) and I want to watch dvds on my iBook g4, with surround sound coming through the receiver. If I connect my 1/8 inch stereo jack to the inputs (RCA) on the receiver, can the receiver turn it into 5.1? OR Do I need something like the FireWave that will send 5.1 to the receiver? I did search for and read similar posts, but did not find my answer. Thanks for any help. :)
     
  2. shantyfolk thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. jarinehart macrumors newbie

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    sorry bro, I don't believe that you'll get 5.1 through the mini-jack. I don't think the iBook 1/8" jack is also a toslink so that means You'll have to use some sort of USB / Firewire device.
     
  4. shantyfolk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, one more reason to want a macbook. They are just so HOT. I love my iBook. Thanks for your input.
     

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