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That's pretty much all there is to it. Every other console ever has let you use RCA (or optical!) for audio separate from a digital video output. The Wii U even did it for a few minutes before the big update, and still does in Wii mode. You just can't play fancy new games, the reason for owning the console, with a high end home theater system.

If you don't have audio out on your display (which is a positive thing IMO, as built in speakers are universally terrible) then the console is useless to you. Buyer beware.
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That's pretty much all there is to it. Every other console ever has let you use RCA (or optical!) for audio separate from a digital video output. The Wii U even did it for a few minutes before the big update, and still does in Wii mode. You just can't play fancy new games, the reason for owning the console, with a high end home theater system.

If you don't have audio out on your display (which is a positive thing IMO, as built in speakers are universally terrible) then the console is useless to you. Buyer beware.
I play it just fine on my home theater
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hdmi > home theatre receiver > tv.

what's the problem ?
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The receiver I have, which works just fine, was made before HDMI came out.
Pretty much the only other thing I'm interested in plugging it into would be a PC monitor.
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that's not the fault of the machine that your deprecated receiver doesn't have hdmi.
you could get an hdmi -> dvi + coax adapter like this geffen product
or just buy a new receiver.
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that's not the fault of the machine that your deprecated receiver doesn't have hdmi.

Pretty much this. Why would someone blame the machine, when it's user problem? wth.gif
   
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that's not the fault of the machine that your deprecated receiver doesn't have hdmi.

Pretty much this. Why would someone blame the machine, when it's user problem? wth.gif

Again, when every other console lets you output audio separate from the video cable, and this one will only do it under certain circumstances, it's a problem with Nintendo's hardware.
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Does everyone honestly think that replacing a $300 receiver just because the consoled doesn't support analog audio is perfectly reasonable?
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Does everyone honestly think that replacing a $300 receiver just because the consoled doesn't support analog audio is perfectly reasonable?

No. We think that you are going bonkers just because your receiver is outated. not analog audio we're talking here, but plain old coax audio. Not gonna find it on a recent console. You have got optical out for your audiophile needs, and digital out for your TV/home cinema with HDMI.

What else do you want?
   
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post #10 of 18
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Not gonna find it on a recent console

If by "recent" you mean a bunch of things that don't exist yet, then we have no way to say for sure. As is getting audio from 3.5mm headphone jacks is standard across the entire electronics industry, and given that those are easily made compatible with RCA plugs I think it stands as being reasonable to expect everything to use something similar.

This is one of the only devices in the whole world that cannot work with my sound system.
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