I don't think I would need the extension cables, but I have been wondering, that wouldn't give me surround sound.You could get one of these
with one of these
And one of these
To get the sound from the PS3 into the speakers.
The problem is you PS3 has digital audio out, which you want to convert into analogue signals. It's just not possible from what I can find. Maplin do an optical to coax converter here but that won't convert it to an analogue signal.I don't think I would need the extension cables, but I have been wondering, that wouldn't give me surround sound.
My speakers have 3 x 3.5mm jacks for inputting it. 1 for the front, one for the rear, and one for the centre/subwoofer.
Therefore I would need the final output from the PS3 to have 3 of them, instead of 1 which you suggest.
The only other way I could see it working, is plug the PS3 into an optical socket in my motherboard, then my computer outputs it to the speakers. But I don't know whether that would work.
It's not video, that is a digital audio socket. I have this type, the optical type and the 3x3.5mm all on my PC, which kinda shows that there's not an easy way to convert between them.^ I've seen that thing in my searching. It only has one (yellow) phono output, so I think that just ignores the audio and sticks with video. But I may be wrong.
You cannot connect a digital audio output to an analogue audio input. At least not directly. They are quite simply not in anyway compatible.
So it is totally impossible to connect your ps3 or Sky box to your speaker system without some electronics in between. Especially so as the ps3 and Sky are optical out! And the output of the ps3 and Sky box could be in one of several surround formats that will need decoding into the six signals your speaker system is expecting.
So you need, a surround sound format decoder to convert from Dolby or DTS encoded into Front L, Front R, Rear L, Rear R, Centre and Sub signals then digital to analogue conversion to convert the decoded signals to analogue to feed the speakers.
It is simply not a matter of choping a few plugs off one set of wires and soldering on a new plug! if you plug a digital signal into an analogue system then at best you will hear nothing. At worst it will blow the speakers!
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