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Originally Posted by jeffries7 View Post
That'll give him analog audio, not the best considering he has an HDMI connection available, which is MUCH better.

Did NOT notice that that thing has an optical out on it. I stand corrected But if he wants HDMI video, you cant use it. I checked mine, the ports are too close together to use both connectors.
Edited by 0rion - 12/17/08 at 2:11pm
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plug the optical cable into your receiver....
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plug the optical cable into your receiver....
Does he have one? From the pictures given I dont think he does.
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plug the optical cable into your receiver....
My receiver does not hook into my surround sound.
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post #15 of 37
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That'll give him analog audio, not the best considering he has an HDMI connection available, which is MUCH better.

Did NOT notice that that thing has an optical out on it. I stand corrected But if he wants HDMI video, you cant use it. I checked mine, the ports are too close together to use both connectors.
i never knew they were close i dont have an xbox sorry.

OP: are your speakers connected to your tv?
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i never knew they were close i dont have an xbox sorry.

OP: are your speakers connected to your tv?
No, thats what I want though. But I want it to work wit my HDMI channel.
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post #17 of 37
This is most likely you problem resolver



This new cable allows you to use optical 5.1 audio, even if you're using HDMI for video
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post #18 of 37
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No, thats what I want though. But I want it to work wit my HDMI channel.
you will have to have 2 sources then.

HDMI for your Xbox as that carries video and sound.
Component for your other stuff.

from what it looks like i cant see a way because your receiver has no HDMI and the Xbox no optical
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post #19 of 37
I had the same problem, but luckily there was an easy solution. First off i plugged in the HDMI from the 360 to the TV, and ensured the sound came out of the tv. Then i just connected some regular red/white RC cables from my Surround sound receiver, to the AUDIO OUT slot on my TV. This way everything in the AUDIO IN slots and the sound form my HDMI on my TV will go through the AUDIO OUT to the surround sound.

Then on your 360 dashboard, go to console settings and make sure the sound is set to Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.

Sorry its a wall of text, if you dont get what i mean just let me know ill draw a picture or something.

*edit- i also put the volume on the TV on mute all the time because sometimes the audio comes out both the TV and the surround sound.
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post #20 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffries7 View Post
you will have to have 2 sources then.

HDMI for your Xbox as that carries video and sound.
Component for your other stuff.

from what it looks like i cant see a way because your receiver has no HDMI and the Xbox no optical
does it support both?

What inputs do you have for your "surround"?
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