Ok, I have a technical problem. My surround sound set-up in my living room is a cheapo Logitech 6 speaker system (4 satellites, 1 center, 1 sub). It may be cheap but it sounds terrific in the relatively small room and I’ve got it mounted from the ceiling so it even looks pretty professional. I have a problem though. I would like to be able to experience it’s surround sound capabilities which it clearly claims on the box. The problem is that the system is set up to plug into a computer sound card so it has these three 3.5mm stereo headphone plugs for input instead of an optical or digital coax input. So my only option for getting surround is just plugging in a left and right RCA cable into an RCA to 3.5mm adapter and letting the system fake surround sound. Sometimes it fakes it correctly and you will actually hear things going on behind you and sometimes it’s just a really nice wide stereo separation. I want REAL surround sound out of it though.
So, I come to my question after all that background info. Is there any way to use the optical or digital audio out from my dvd player and convert it to 3 separate stereo signals to correspond to each of the stereo inputs on my surround receiver? I guess one would be front left/back left, one would be front right/back right, and one center/subwoofer.
Does this make sense? Can it be done? Please help me.