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    Cinema Kit Help, Xbox 360

    im looking for a cinema kit, but i need a little help,

    i know i need optical input for sky+, but what input does a xbox 360 go into?

    so what am i really looking for what i need the cinema kit to have?

    thanx in advance

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    I've got SKY and an xbox and they both need optical inputs. If you get a home cinema system with a single optical you can always get either a splitter or a switcher to go between the opticals.

    If you are using HDMI lead with a premium or core, you will have to buy the MS dongle which allows to connect an optical cable to the xbox graphics output slot but a much cheaper option is to get a cheap vga cable (or I believe you can use the supplied component cable) and use that chadledford.com/?p=50

    If you are not fussed about true surround sound you can just use stereo (2 rca imputss) and get your home cinema to convert to surround sound.

    Original Poster

    thanx for the help, i'd rather have the full surround on the xbox as i have the hd dvd player,

    if i get a system with 1 optical and i do get a splitter, does that take away any of the sound quality? also how much are the spplitters about?

    also wont a optical plug straight into the xbox? (sorry im rubbish at these things) and will i need an addapter? how much are these about aswwell?

    thanx for your help

    Are you using an HDMI cable to hook your xbox to the TV? and what kind of xbox do you have premium, core, elite?

    optical switches start from around £15
    maplin.co.uk/Mod…3m6

    Original Poster

    sorry, i should of mentioned that, its a premium, the white 1 without hdmi, so i will be using component

    In that case I think you can connect the optical cable directly to the little squarish hole on the component connector...

    As for the splitter affecting the signal - I'm not sure but as its a digital optical signal then I would have thought it would be unaffected.

    If you don't already have one you will have to buy an optical (toslink) cable.

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    gari189;2238434

    In that case I think you can connect the optical cable directly to the … In that case I think you can connect the optical cable directly to the little squarish hole on the component connector... As for the splitter affecting the signal - I'm not sure but as its a digital optical signal then I would have thought it would be unaffected.If you don't already have one you will have to buy an optical (toslink) cable.



    i think ive got it all sorted now and know what im looking for, just need 2 find a decent cinema kit now what supports optical but not to pricey as its only for my bedroom,

    thanx for your help, rep added for both posters

    That could be tricky - you can get cheap surround systems £30-£40 but they don't tend to have optical in. If its for a bedroom are you going to be limited as to how loud to can have them? I mostly play on my xbox at night when my (young) kids have gone to bed which means I can really use surround sound speakers to their full effect. If you do have to keep the noise down a bit, have you thought about these (surround sound headphones)
    scan.co.uk/Pro…568

    It means you can have the volume higher and in games like Call of Duty, you can hear their footsteps before they come round the corner....

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    gari189;2240426

    That could be tricky - you can get cheap surround systems £30-£40 but t … That could be tricky - you can get cheap surround systems £30-£40 but they don't tend to have optical in. If its for a bedroom are you going to be limited as to how loud to can have them? I mostly play on my xbox at night when my (young) kids have gone to bed which means I can really use surround sound speakers to their full effect. If you do have to keep the noise down a bit, have you thought about these (surround sound headphones)http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=373568It means you can have the volume higher and in games like Call of Duty, you can hear their footsteps before they come round the corner....



    i know what you mean

    if i have it on of a night i will just have the sound on the tv,

    its just the option i want aswell as i may aswell get a cinema kit i can plug everything into

    when i say cheap i mean around £150 - 200, not 1 for like 700 pound lol,

    this should be also good with the hd dvd player on surround sound aswell

    If you're budget is about £200 - how about the Logitech Z-5500
    ebuyer.com/pro…753
    Just be warned though - the sub-woofer looks pretty meaty and might blow a hole in your floor.....

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    gari189;2243184

    If you're budget is about £200 - how about the Logitech … If you're budget is about £200 - how about the Logitech Z-5500http://www.ebuyer.com/product/74753 Just be warned though - the sub-woofer looks pretty meaty and might blow a hole in your floor.....



    :w00t: ha i'd love that, thunderous bass and nice and loud,

    im after 1 with a dvd player tho, or cant i get 1 with what i need on 1 of them?

    Original Poster

    play.com/Ele…nre

    im looking at getting this 1

    Have a browse through the avforums - just be careful with some of the advice, they tend to be perfectionists with no budget limitations.....
    avforums.com/for…114

    Original Poster

    gari189;2245175

    Have a browse through the avforums - just be careful with some of the … Have a browse through the avforums - just be careful with some of the advice, they tend to be perfectionists with no budget limitations.....http://www.avforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=114



    cheers, i've just checked some i've been looking at
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