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    How do you get optical out on the 360?

    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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    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

    And it's 5.1 :thumbsup:

    i connected mine to my TV via HDMI then output optical from the TV - i get full 5.1 DD support

    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

    hdizzle;7441167

    Just a question guys. If I want to output audio via 3.5mm to a 2.1 … 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



    maplin.co.uk/mod…700

    get a phono to 3.5mm converter

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

    hth

    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

    Original Poster

    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.

    Thanks guys thats perfect!

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

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    hdizzle;7441323

    Thanks guys thats [email protected], I think you can, as long as your not … Thanks guys thats [email protected], 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.

    ryouga;7441355

    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

    jackvdbuk;7441208

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=31700get a phono to 3.5mm … http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=31700get 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?

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    hdizzle;7441406

    thanks for the help :)so where does this cable go:or is there a place for … thanks for the help :)so where does this cable go: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.

    ryouga;7441216

    Off topic a bit but am I allowed to request free 48 hour codes on here or … 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

    jackvdbuk;7441121

    i connected mine to my TV via HDMI then output optical from the TV - i … 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.

    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

    If you Samsung only has one optical input you would require something like this mate.

    amazon.co.uk/Ex-…UYO

    morrk;7441504

    If you Samsung only has one optical input you would require something … 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.

    Bully;7441544

    thankyou , rep left, yes my samsung only has one optical input so the … 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.

    morrk;7441576

    £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

    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

    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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