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I have never owned an Xbox 360 nor taken a close look at any setups but I'm thinking about getting one in the near future because most of my friends have one. I don't know the layout of the AVI cables but I want to run an HDMI from the Xbox to the TV and then RCA to my receiver. My receiver does not pass or accept HDMI so I was wondering if I need to get an HDMI splitter and then run one to the TV and the other use a HDMI -> RCA and only use the two audio cables... unless the Xbox cables are laid out to where I don't need to do this at all.

So basically if that was too confusing, how do I connect an Xbox 360 to a TV/speakers using HDMI with the TV and RCA with the receiver for audio that does not accept HDMI?


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Run rca cables from your tv out jack to the reciever audio input jack. Thats what i do. Its the easiest way to do it . Other wise u have to buy an expensive adapter
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You can plug in both RCA and HDMI into the console if you remove the plastic casing around the RCA plug.
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very true, but much easier to run cables from tv into stereo
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Originally Posted by Madman340 View Post
You can plug in both RCA and HDMI into the console if you remove the plastic casing around the RCA plug.
This^

The cable plug is way too thick to accept a HDMI cable with it. Or you could buy an adapter off the internet.
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Is this the same or different with the 360 S?
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I got one of these. I have a newer 360, with HDMI running to my monitor. I needed an audio-only plug that had a thinner housing so I could run stereo out. Got one identical to that shown in Tw34k's pic, running the L/R RCA to my mixer. One thing to note, the 360's audio output is LOUD.
    
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