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Optical sound cable 2m £1 @ Poundland
Optical sound cable 2m £1 @ Poundland

Optical sound cable 2m £1 @ Poundland

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Exspect 2 metres Optical Sound Cable
High definition surround sound
For use with Xbox 360
For use with Playstation 3

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Original Poster

a6unx;8201064

Repost number?



Last time this was posted was over a month ago..... it was my understanding reposts are fine after a month.

I stand to be corrected though.

Here is the post from over a month ago.
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Tom Servo;8201088

Last time this was posted was over a month ago..... it was my … Last time this was posted was over a month ago..... it was my understanding reposts are fine after a month.I stand to be corrected though.Here is the post from over a month ago.http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/607873/exspect-universal-optical-cable-for



I'm glad you reposted it as i missed it the first time. Gonna head down at lunch and pick up one of these little gems. Hope the build quality is ok tho! Can't go wrong for a quid.

checked my local shop a few times. So far no luck:x

Just been to my local store for one and there were next to the £1 HDMI cables so got a few great price!

thanks op

Original Poster

bassethound2005;8201407

Just been to my local store for one and there were next to the £1 HDMI … Just been to my local store for one and there were next to the £1 HDMI cables so got a few great price!thanks op



You're welcome.... glad you got one

They had plenty in the Portsmouth store last weekend.

my local Exeter only has the 1m Signalex version picked 1 up today

hot hot hot

Oh no - a poundland cable post :w00t:

Please don't follow it up with a plasma tv post :roll:

Tom Servo;8201088

Last time this was posted was over a month ago..... it was my … Last time this was posted was over a month ago..... it was my understanding reposts are fine after a month.I stand to be corrected though.Here is the post from over a month ago.http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/607873/exspect-universal-optical-cable-for



Me too. I usually buy them from ebay but this is a good price that you can't go wrong with

I would get a high quality cable really, the light can get all distortedy when travelling down a low quality cable. See the light gets turned into bad light or something and then the sound is bad.

/s

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jamesdew;8202002

I would get a high quality cable really, the light can get all distortedy … I would get a high quality cable really, the light can get all distortedy when travelling down a low quality cable. See the light gets turned into bad light or something and then the sound is bad./s



Are you quite sure about that :whistling:

Am I being thick? where does this connect into on the xbox 360?

I have an Xbox arcade.

Tom Servo;8202129

Are you quite sure about that :whistling:



Yeah man - bad light dude its like not right, y'know dim sort of. It doesn't light things up like it should it makes 'em kinda darker. Sort of.
Bad light - worse than bad vibes bro.

Peace:o

soled73;8202179

Am I being thick? where does this connect into on the xbox 360?I have an … Am I being thick? where does this connect into on the xbox 360?I have an Xbox arcade.



You're not being thick, just not had an older 360 whereby this would have made more sense.

Back in the day, apart from the Arcade anyway, 360s came with a component cable, which also had an optical output.

When MS introduced the HDMI socket they firstly bundled with Elite consoles the audio adapter dongle, which plugs into the existing component/composite socket on your 360, this audio adapter dongle contains 2 RCA sockets for stereo audio and an optical output for 5.1

Now MS do not supply as standard either of these options for outputting 5.1 over optical,and you either have to buy a component lead, or an audio adapter dongle seperately.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1132/1443648361_373b5954f5.jpg

http://www.varologic.com/blog/Images/Component_Gold_Cable_for_Xbox_360.jpg

Original Poster

soled73;8202179

Am I being thick? where does this connect into on the xbox 360?I have an … Am I being thick? where does this connect into on the xbox 360?I have an Xbox arcade.



It goes into the lead that comes out the back of your 360..... it's the square hole on the right on this picture.

http://www.krunker.com/wp-content/2005/11/Picture026Custom_01.jpg

jamesdew;8202002

I would get a high quality cable really, the light can get all distortedy … I would get a high quality cable really, the light can get all distortedy when travelling down a low quality cable. See the light gets turned into bad light or something and then the sound is bad./s


:w00t: Haha, yes. No.

Adamo;8202619

:w00t: Haha, yes. No.



Unless its bad as in good
like kidspeak
its sick innit - most people think that would mean its awful but apparantly not. Sick is good in the yoof of todays book.

So maybe bad is good? Which is good. Or bad depending how confused you get.

Original Poster

davek;8202723

Unless its bad as in good like kidspeak its sick innit - most people … Unless its bad as in good like kidspeak its sick innit - most people think that would mean its awful but apparantly not. Sick is good in the yoof of todays book.So maybe bad is good? Which is good. Or bad depending how confused you get.



Or maybe it's "dope" .... which was something entirely different when I was younger.:whistling:

cicobuff;8202290

You're not being thick, just not had an older 360 whereby this would have … You're not being thick, just not had an older 360 whereby this would have made more sense.Back in the day, apart from the Arcade anyway, 360s came with a component cable, which also had an optical output.When MS introduced the HDMI socket they firstly bundled with Elite consoles the audio adapter dongle, which plugs into the existing component/composite socket on your 360, this audio adapter dongle contains 2 RCA sockets for stereo audio and an optical output for 5.1Now MS do not supply as standard either of these options for outputting 5.1 over optical,and you either have to buy a component lead, or an audio adapter dongle seperately.



Tom Servo;8202577

It goes into the lead that comes out the back of your 360..... it's the … It goes into the lead that comes out the back of your 360..... it's the square hole on the right on this picture.



Thanks for the info, I understand now. One other "similar" Q, I've not bought an audio lead yet but I will get one soon.

At the moment I've connected my xbox via HDMI to a computer monitor, I don't have speakers but I was looking to connect the component cable to my amp but the lead that came with the xbox will not fit into the connector when I have an HDMI cable connected :thinking:

I guess microsoft have their own "slim" HDMi connector that allows both to connect at the same time. Is this right? I'm going to have the same problem if I buy this optical connector. I won't be able to connect it to with HDMI - correct?

soled73;8203932

Thanks for the info, I understand now. One other "similar" Q, I've not … Thanks for the info, I understand now. One other "similar" Q, I've not bought an audio lead yet but I will get one soon.At the moment I've connected my xbox via HDMI to a computer monitor, I don't have speakers but I was looking to connect the component cable to my amp but the lead that came with the xbox will not fit into the connector when I have an HDMI cable connected :thinking:I guess microsoft have their own "slim" HDMi connector that allows both to connect at the same time. Is this right? I'm going to have the same problem if I buy this optical connector. I won't be able to connect it to with HDMI - correct?



Other way round, they released a "slim" connector for the av output slot that works alongside any HDMI cable of standard thickness, this is the audio dongle.

The reason MS released that audio dongle was to get around the problem of the thick component cable and the HDMI lead connected at the same time (it was impossible to do without hacking the component cables shell)

You can hack the component cables shell so you can utilise the HDMi lead and component cable for its optical output, but its an ugly solution and not without problems, some people have problems with it resetting the 360 when you change input channels on the tv, plus its a bulky solution.

This is where the HDMI audio dongle comes in handy (be wary of 3rd party ones, they have the same reset problem as the component hacks, without resoldering) it is designed to fit in snugly alongside the HDMI lead, and simply works.

The whole thing really is a bad oversight by MS, or an exercise in cost saving implementing an optical jack as standard in the 360, however if you have an AV receiver that doesn't support 5.1 audio over HDMI then either a component lead, a HDMI dongle or a hack is the only way to get the required optical output with the 360.

Hope this post is clear enough on pointers to help. If you take a look at this picture along with lookiing at the previous posted component cable pictures and audio dongle picture, you can see how the extra bulk obstructs the back of your hdmi slot, and how that little audio dongle was the solution.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z225/xybapodcast/HDMI.jpg

cicobuff;8204240

Other way round, they released a "slim" connector for the av output slot … Other way round, they released a "slim" connector for the av output slot that works alongside any HDMI cable of standard thickness, this is the audio dongle.The reason MS released that audio dongle was to get around the problem of the thick component cable and the HDMI lead connected at the same time (it was impossible to do without hacking the component cables shell)You can hack the component cables shell so you can utilise the HDMi lead and component cable for its optical output, but its an ugly solution and not without problems, some people have problems with it resetting the 360 when you change input channels on the tv, plus its a bulky solution.This is where the HDMI audio dongle comes in handy (be wary of 3rd party ones, they have the same reset problem as the component hacks, without resoldering) it is designed to fit in snugly alongside the HDMI lead, and simply works.The whole thing really is a bad oversight by MS, or an exercise in cost saving implementing an optical jack as standard in the 360, however if you have an AV receiver that doesn't support 5.1 audio over HDMI then either a component lead, a HDMI dongle or a hack is the only way to get the required optical output with the 360.Hope this post is clear enough on pointers to help. If you take a look at this picture along with lookiing at the previous posted component cable pictures and audio dongle picture, you can see how the extra bulk obstructs the back of your hdmi slot, and how that little audio dongle was the solution.



+1

jamesdew;8202002

I would get a high quality cable really, the light can get all distortedy … I would get a high quality cable really, the light can get all distortedy when travelling down a low quality cable. See the light gets turned into bad light or something and then the sound is bad./s



lol - you mean some of the 1's turn into 0's? and vice versa?

jamesdew;8202002

I would get a high quality cable really, the light can get all distortedy … I would get a high quality cable really, the light can get all distortedy when travelling down a low quality cable. See the light gets turned into bad light or something and then the sound is bad./s


Stop taking the **** James? :-D

soled73;8203932

At the moment I've connected my xbox via HDMI to a computer monitor, I … At the moment I've connected my xbox via HDMI to a computer monitor, I don't have speakers but I was looking to connect the component cable to my amp but the lead that came with the xbox will not fit into the connector when I have an HDMI cable connected :thinking:I guess microsoft have their own "slim" HDMi connector that allows both to connect at the same time. Is this right? I'm going to have the same problem if I buy this optical connector. I won't be able to connect it to with HDMI - correct?


You've got it in one.

You need to spend £3.50 on a "slim" dongle - dealextreme.com/det…585 - so you can physically connect both at the same time.

You can also strip the plastic casing from the original connector, making it slim enough to fit - but why bother when the dongle is so cheap.

Absolute ******** about the cheap optical cable, digital signal is always the same, not unlike your scart cables, a cheap optical, or hdmi cable wil always be the same as a £100 cable, dont be fooled by the digital signal.

Always remember, both HDMI and optical are digital, either the sound and pictures show up or they don't

high quality cable!
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