I've seen a couple of PC switches that let you hook up two audio plugs into it (ideally, the headphones and speaker), and let you toggle between the two with the push of a button. It seems easy and affordable.
The thing is, I could really use a similar device that lets me hook up three audio plugs to it, the third being the audio plug from my TV whenever I hook up my PC to it. Does such a device exist, or does it only come in two outputs? Please help me out.
- soundcards with multiple out- and inputs
- mutliple sound devices in one PC
You'll just need some RCA phono -3.5mm converters.
Only one problem though (why must there always be a problem?): When I hooked up my TV to the port, the stereo is reversed. The audio test has the right speaker playing on the left, and vice versa. This doesn't occur with my PC headphones or PC speakers, so perhaps it's something to do with the cord on my TV. But the TV cord is only a single cable that hooks up to the DVI port of the TV.
Basically, if the cord is correctly hooked to the TV, what do I need to configure to get the stereo correctly outputted on my TV speakers?
CUZ THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S GIVING ME A RASH
An expensive solution is to use an amplifier which features various inputs and outputs and most likely you can also mix these.
There are various inexpensive switches which can be used to switch between various audio sources.
Some speakers also have more than one input for different audio sources. (Like the Edirol MA-7A)
You could also use your soundcard to "pass through" multiple inputs. As the OP found out modern soundcards let you configure which ports are inputs, and which port should be outputs. Disadvantage, you have to keep your PC running just to get sound. Depending on the noise level of your PC, it isn't that convenient. You also depend on your PCs operability and if your OS of choise allows it.
Win9x - WinXP version could do it, Vista and OSX don't allow a software "loop-through" by default, or it depends on your soundcard's driver on these systems.