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How do you get optical out on the 360?

ryouga Avatar
6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Just tested my 360 that I thought was broken for months and its working! so I want to connect it to my 5.1 amp and speakers and sub but cant see any connections.

Do you need that adaptor and if so its it 5.1 or just 2.0?
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
You will need an optical adapter if you are using HDMI, or use the component cable as that has an optical out on the lead
http://www1.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_24868_2.jpg
#2
And it's 5.1 :thumbsup:
#3
i connected mine to my TV via HDMI then output optical from the TV - i get full 5.1 DD support :)
#4
Just a question guys. If I want to output audio via 3.5mm to a 2.1 system, how is this done? My Samsung monitor does not output sound.
I haven't yet bought an xbox btw, I'm just toying with the idea :)
#5
hdizzle
Just a question guys. If I want to output audio via 3.5mm to a 2.1 system, how is this done? My Samsung monitor does not output sound.
I haven't yet bought an xbox btw, I'm just toying with the idea :)


http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=31700

get a phono to 3.5mm converter

them red and white connectors on the above picture are right/left sound.

hth :)
#6
You can buy a phono to 3.5mm converter and you'll also need a phono male to male adaptor.

http://www.pimfg.com/products_large/2RCA-PHONO-6.gif

And

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/ros1943/RCAtwinjoiner.jpg
#7
Off topic a bit but am I allowed to request free 48 hour codes on here or is that not allowed, just found out my gold subscription expired.
#8
Thanks guys thats perfect!

@ryouga, I think you can, as long as your not paying for them, cos they have no RRP value :)
#9
hdizzle
Thanks guys thats perfect!

@ryouga, I think you can, as long as your not paying for them, cos they have no RRP value :)


Hmm dont know to ask in FS/T or misc as I also need a migration kit.
#10
ryouga
Hmm dont know to ask in FS/T or misc as I also need a migration kit.


i may be able to help, give me 5 mins
#11
jackvdbuk
http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=31700

get a phono to 3.5mm converter

them red and white connectors on the above picture are right/left sound.

hth :)


thanks for the help :)

so where does this cable go:
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/183/xbox360hdmi203wbackp.jpg

or is there a place for it at the front?
#12
hdizzle
thanks for the help :)

so where does this cable go:
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/183/xbox360hdmi203wbackp.jpg

or is there a place for it at the front?


How are you connecting to the monitor? if by VGA it has the red and white phono on it, if HDMI then I am stuck.
#13
ryouga
Off topic a bit but am I allowed to request free 48 hour codes on here or is that not allowed, just found out my gold subscription expired.


I may have a spare 48 hour code you can have if i can find it, looking for it at the moment, if i find it will pm you
#14
jackvdbuk
i connected mine to my TV via HDMI then output optical from the TV - i get full 5.1 DD support :)


I connect mine through my TV too as my amp only has 1 optical input. Don't get DD 5.1 though.
#15
I have my sky box connected to my samsung home theatre setup via optical cable, what do i need to get my 360 connected to my samsung unit as well, guess some sort of adaptor to allow dual connection, can anyone tell me exactly what i need, thanks
1 Like #16
If you Samsung only has one optical input you would require something like this mate.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-Pro-Optical-TOSlink-SPDIF-Splitter/dp/B000RWDUYO
1 Like #17
morrk
If you Samsung only has one optical input you would require something like this mate.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-Pro-Optical-TOSlink-SPDIF-Splitter/dp/B000RWDUYO


thankyou , rep left, yes my samsung only has one optical input so the above should give me great surround sound, always meant to get it sorted so will order that soon.But will have to get it from somewhere else as amazon want to charge £9 for delivery! I am in n.ireland.
#18
Bully
thankyou , rep left, yes my samsung only has one optical input so the above should give me great surround sound, always meant to get it sorted so will order that soon.But will have to get it from somewhere else as amazon want to charge £9 for delivery! I am in n.ireland.


£9!! Gulp.
#19
morrk
£9!! Gulp.


Managed to find amazon sellers with free postage to n.ireland so ordered 3 way adaptor and 1 optical cable ..£7 inclusive of delivery :-D
#20
Can I just jump on this bandwagon. Optical out on xbox to optical in on the amp for the 5.1 dd sound but can I still connect to the tv via hdmi for the picture at the same time? Hope this makes sense as can.t sleep
#21
yes beardman though what cable are using theres no direct input on the console.

i use HDMI for picture & sound to TV then optical out to my amp.

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