I've just bought a Logitech X530 5.1 set, and I want to connect it up to my three sources, if possible.
I want to be able to use them with my PC, TV, and DVD player without needing to crawl back there every time I want to change something.
I've got a 5.1 channel card in my PC, and it's got the 3 3.5mm plugs for the speakers in it right now.
My DVD player connects to the TV with a HDMI cable, and I use the TV as a monitor. However, the TV only has a right-left RCA output.
I have an adapter that came with the speakers so I can put the RCA to 3 3.5mm jacks. Except then I can't get sound from the PC.
I had a similar problem a while back. My PC monitor accepts 3 different sources, so I decided to hook up a cable television receiver to it (as well as my PC). The problem of course was how to get sound from my PC speakers when switched to the cable receiver. I contacted Creative (I have Creative Gigaworks G500 speakers) and they suggested something like this. It works (and sounds) beautifully and will work with other brands too (such as Logitech).
That's the right sort of thing, but I can't find one.
And all other audio receivers are way out of my price range.
Check the Creative Ebay store. If you are considering a TV that does have the necessary connections any time soon though I would think it to be quite an expense for something temporary. Even my Samsung TX-R2675WH CRT HDTV has an optical digital audio out on it. I can't imagine using a TV as a dsiplay if it doesn't have more than RCA audio.
I took a completely different appoach which was pretty cheap. HTFR.com - Multi channel DJ mixers from Behringer, Numark, Kam, Gemini, Stanton and more I have my TV, PC, DVD Player, Video Player and SKY TV box all plugged into it and it still has connections left over for 3 other devices if a want to use them. It offers great functionality and sounds fantastic.
My Tv does have digital outs, but I hadn't considered them. It's a 27" Samsung LCD, and it's not getting replaced anytime soon.
I've come up with an even cheaper option. I'll just run my cables to the front of the desk, and flick the plugs over when I need to change sources.