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01-11-2012 10:11 AM
Can I set up a 5.1 surround with the headphone output? I've got everything connected to the headphone output but it doens't seem to work very well.
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01-11-2012 11:44 AM
The output on the notebook is 2.0 unless specified.
Most 5.1 headphones make a virual surround sound experience unless they require multiple mini jack inputs, optical, or coaxal.
The only way to experience true 5.1 on a notebook is to have an internal 5.1 card (which is not included in current HP notebooks) or purchase an external to plug in (USB or ExpressCard).
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