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Topic # 95512 6-Jan-2012 14:12
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I found this Home Theatre in the cupboards aparently it wasn't been used. So i took it out but I am stuck as it seems to have a different plug. This is a Mizuda 5.1 Theatre System, however it doesnt seem to have any support manuals online or anywhere. I wondered if anyone knew what type of plug this is?


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  Reply # 565364 6-Jan-2012 14:28
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My guess they are for speakers.

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  Reply # 565365 6-Jan-2012 14:31
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Are you referring to the 5 point connectors with a bit of red/orange on them?

These could be 5.0 speaker connectors - I've seen similar connectors with just the bare speaker cable plugged in here, with positive and negative points. But then again, I have not seen many systems, so it could be something else.

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  Reply # 565366 6-Jan-2012 14:32
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The VGA looking one I assume? I dont know but Logitech uses something awfully similar looking for their PC speakers for the speaker module that controls volume, bass and handles headphones and audio in

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  Reply # 565369 6-Jan-2012 14:38
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looks to be rs-232/serial based more than vga, if thats what hes looking at...




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  Reply # 565374 6-Jan-2012 14:47
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Am looking at the VGA looking like plug

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  Reply # 565378 6-Jan-2012 14:51
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How many pins, if it has nine its probally a serial connector




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  Reply # 565380 6-Jan-2012 14:54
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It's has 9 pins. Am I able to get a converted to work with a dvd player

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  Reply # 565382 6-Jan-2012 14:57
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ipwnsnz: Am looking at the VGA looking like plug


It's a DB9M socket presumably for RS232 connection. Don't know for what use though.



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  Reply # 565389 6-Jan-2012 15:23
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Is there a plug converter do I can use it? Or is it worthless?R

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  Reply # 565398 6-Jan-2012 15:58
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There is a better picture on trademe
http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/home-theatre/auction-433230051.htm

I still cant see what the writing is next to that VGA plug - what does it say.....

It just may give us a clue.........................




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  Reply # 565399 6-Jan-2012 16:00
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I fact the first picture of the front may show us.
Does the that centre speaker on the top have a VGA plug? - sort of looks like one.

EDIT: (I am referring to the pictures on trademe) 




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  Reply # 565406 6-Jan-2012 16:11
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I'm with BiGGLZ. It looks very much like an old RS-232 DB9 connector in which case it won't of any use for you at all. You definitely won't be able to plug your DVD player into it... even with a converter! :-)

It is probably just a control channel for some custom thing that they have. The data is probably only running at 9600 bps or similar.

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  Reply # 565407 6-Jan-2012 16:12
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The text next to VGA cable says input.
The text under says output which refers to the speaker plugs

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  Reply # 565412 6-Jan-2012 16:19
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ipwnsnz: The text next to VGA cable says input.
The text under says output which refers to the speaker plugs


You can get component to VGA converters 
Have a look on jaycar.co.nz and you will find some.
Dont know how the audio would have been handled though - VGA never normally handled audio - just video as far as I know. 




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  Reply # 565414 6-Jan-2012 16:20
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As mentioned - 9 pin serial.

More than likely for remote control or similar, a lot of systems have/had them to enable integration with controllers or even just other devices.

You won't be able to plug in any standard sources (analog or digital into that).
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-Jeff 

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