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Old laptop to Stereo receiver

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#1 hellslayer10c


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 02:57 AM

I have this Old out dated dell laptop (Quick Specs: 60 GB hdd, 1 gb ram, xp OS, AMD turion64 DUO CORE 1.59 MHz CPU). Now i was wondering if there was any way to turn it into a Stereo receiver using software, input addons ( ie. extra USB ports , audio jacks, etc.) or ANYTHING i need to buy to hook up to the laptop. What i would like to do is have a nice Surround sound system for my room with my Xbox, Tv, Desktop, and my Work laptop hooked up to this dell one. If anyone can give me any direction as to what I need, can, or cant do. Please leave a comment thank you for your help.

Here is a link to a insane poorly drawn example of what i want to do

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:51 AM

None of my business...but why would you want to try to trasnform something that isn't constructed to be an audio device...into an audio device?

Seems to me much easier and more practical to use an andio receiver for such...with better performance/quality.

Computers are designed for data management, not replacing audio receivers, IMO.


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Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:47 AM

Hamluis is correct, they are two completely different things. I think the simplest way to do what you've drawn would be to get a decent set of surround computer speakers (ones where the sub has the amp to drive all the speakers), then use an A/V switchbox to control which of your sources runs through to the speakers at any particular time. Another laptop isn't really going to be any help for either of these functions.
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