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xbox 360 5.1 options

so my receiver only supports hdmi passthrough (onkyo 506) and i have the arcade 360. currently i have a hdmi cable connected from 360 to receiver, then receiver to tv to play it. i get video and audio through the tv, NOT the speaker.

what is the best way to get audio on the speakers here? is the hdmi "cable" for 360 and an optical the best/cheapest way? is there any benifit of that over the component cable for 360?
Old 11-10-2009, 10:43 PM kooshball is offline  
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i thought component was just stereo audio

i googled and found that the 506 doesn't seem to let the receiver process HDMI audio.... (apparently mentioned on page 21 of manual)

i may be wrong, but i think you'll need the 360 optical adapter thing (or mod your component cable) and use hdmi for vid/optical for audio

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here's a pic i found of the adapter
Old 11-10-2009, 11:18 PM teh scud is offline  
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since my receiver doesn't support hdmi, i picked up an hdmi switch with digital output.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

works quite well for $50 but back-ordered frequently.
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If your speakers have an optical plugin,
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Cheapest and easiest way.
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Both of my 360s dont have hdmi, so its component for me
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If your speakers have an optical plugin,
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Cheapest and easiest way.

i have this already. how do i plug this into the xbox?
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i have this already. how do i plug this into the xbox?

with the adapter posted above


http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Xbox...7978219&sr=8-1
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You can get the optical audio dongle on ebay for like $10-$20... some of the ones that are $10 are not official microsoft products, but I don't see that mattering at all.
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check out your local Gamestop they may have that piece froma refurbed or traded in xbox.
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which makes it not a cheap solution
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or you could do this. definitely works, as i'm doing it on my box right now

http://www.chadledford.com/?p=50
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so my receiver only supports hdmi passthrough (onkyo 506) and i have the arcade 360. currently i have a hdmi cable connected from 360 to receiver, then receiver to tv to play it. i get video and audio through the tv, NOT the speaker.

what is the best way to get audio on the speakers here? is the hdmi "cable" for 360 and an optical the best/cheapest way? is there any benifit of that over the component cable for 360?

i'm not sure i understand why it's not working-- shouldn't you be able to connect your tv to the receiver, your 360 to your tv, and just have your tv output to the receiver? I know on my Vizio plasma, it's kind of a PITA to set up and you have to turn off the speakers for it to output audio, but even if you're just using the passthrough through your receiver, your TV should output to your receiver. By "Only supports HDMI passthrough": do you mean that it won't allow input through the HDMI port? because if so, wtf? wouldn't that just mean that the hdmi port on the receiver is just a glorified cable extender?
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i'm not sure i understand why it's not working-- shouldn't you be able to connect your tv to the receiver, your 360 to your tv, and just have your tv output to the receiver? I know on my Vizio plasma, it's kind of a PITA to set up and you have to turn off the speakers for it to output audio, but even if you're just using the passthrough through your receiver, your TV should output to your receiver. By "Only supports HDMI passthrough": do you mean that it won't allow input through the HDMI port? because if so, wtf? wouldn't that just mean that the hdmi port on the receiver is just a glorified cable extender?

he didnt tell us what kind of TV he had... i have a Hitatchi CRT Projection HDTV and it does not have an HDMI plug in. only a DVI. so to get around this and have multiple HD Connections going to the TV you would use the Receiver to bypass the signal but unfortunately on the lower end models of these type of receivers it will only do the the video pass not audio. hence the reason need the secondary optical connection.

my setup

Hitatchi 51F500A
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my tv is panasonic pu850
receive is onkyo 506

current set up is

xbox hdmi out -> onkyo hdmi in
onkyo hdmi out -> tv hdmi in

edit: holy shit it looks like there is a digital out on the tv, i'll find a cable and try it with the receiver to see if that works. thx!
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most people go from xbox -> tv -> receiver
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