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How to connect a computer to an A/V receiver.

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NOTE: The ability to connect a surround sound receiver to a computer will depend on the available connections on the computer.

Connect a stereo mini-pin cable from the speaker output on the computer sound card to an available input on the receiver.

NOTES:

  • Do not use the PHONO input on the receiver for this connection.
  • Most AV receivers use composite type connections for inputs. An adapter cord may be needed to allow connection from the computer to the receiver.
  • Some Sony® VAIO Digital Studio® computers feature an optical digital audio output. Audio can not be transferred into the computer through this connection.