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    xbox360 optical out?

    I might be being thick, but...

    I have finally got my amp and speakers for surround sound, however i connect my xbox via HDMI and i can't see an optical out anywhere, the only way i can connect it with an optical is with the component cable, which seems a lot worse than it was with the HDMI.

    What am i missing?

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    you need a special lead that comes with the official hdmi lead, it has an optical out on it

    looks like this:

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/167/437164494_d76f429815.jpg

    Original Poster

    Damn, bet that costs a fortune too

    sancho1983;5696057

    Damn, bet that costs a fortune too



    not sure as i got mine with the hdmi lead i bought when it was on offer at amazon

    £10 topps, i have one if you want it.

    Original Poster

    What does it look like on the other end of that lead

    sancho1983;5696082

    What does it look like on the other end of that lead



    Its the connection next to the hdmi connection on the 360

    Original Poster

    oh ok, so i could use my existing HDMI cable?

    sancho1983;5696117

    oh ok, so i could use my existing HDMI cable?



    The hdmi cable only carrys the sound to the tv, you need the extra cable for the optical out

    Original Poster

    Thanks, have ordered one from DealExtreme
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