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Hook up your Xbox to a Dolby Digital Decoder

How to hook up your Xbox to a Dolby Digital Decoder?

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Xbox® is the first and only game console to support in-game Dolby® Digital 5.1 surround sound. This lets you experience all the game sounds from your home theater system in full 5.1 surround. Before you get started, make sure you've got the following: A digital audio output. A free optical digital input on your receiver. An optical digital audio cable. Digital Audio Output Your Xbox didn't come standard with a digital audio output, but you're gonna need one for this to work, so hightail it to the store for the Advanced AV Pack or High Definition AV Pack, both of which have digital audio outputs. Microsoft makes both of them. You can also buy third-party AV cables for Xbox?but make sure they have a digital audio output. Free Optical Digital Input For this slammin' sound system to work properly, you need at least one free optical digital input on your receiver. Ready to Hook It Up? Let's Go! Connect the digital audio output to your Xbox. Connect one end of the optical digital audio cable to the digital audio output on your Xbox and the other end to the optical digital input on your receiver. Turn on your Xbox with no disc in the disc drive. In the Xbox Dashboard, select Settings. Select Audio. You will see an Audio Mode screen that shows Dolby Digital and DTS status. Select Dolby Digital. You will see the question "Does your stereo system support Dolby Digital Audio?" Select Yes. You will see Dolby Digital Enabled in the audio screen. Your Xbox is now ready for Dolby Digital gameplay. Insert a game disc and play!

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From the Console Settings screen in the System area of the Xbox Dashboard, you can configure the video output of your Xbox 360 console for a widescreen, high-definition TV, determine your audio options, and check your console's serial number and Xbox Dashboard version.
Go to correct section for ... Audio

Change your audio output settings for games from this screen. These audio settings do not affect DVD movie playback. For DVD audio settings, refer to an individual DVD movie's setup screen.

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  • Analog Output Settings: choose Mono to merge the left and right audio signals so that you can hear all sound through a connection to a monaural TV or monitor; choose Dolby Pro Logic II to listen in normal stereo (no audio surround receiver required) or to listen to Dolby Pro Logic or Dolby Pro Logic II soundtracks from compatible games or other media.

    Dolby Pro Logic consists of four channels of audio: front left/center/right and a monaural surround channel that is mirrored in each of your rear left/right speakers. Dolby Pro Logic II uses digital signal processing to generate 5.0 audio (front left/center/right, rear left/right) from any stereo (left/right) programming, whether from movies, music, or games. Unlike movies and music, however, games are specially encoded with Dolby Pro Logic II decoding in mind.

    To listen in either Dolby Pro Logic or Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound, you must connect your cable's left/right (white/red) RCA connectors to a compatible surround receiver. For more information, see our connection page for the cable you're using:
  • Digital Output Settings: configure this setting only if you'll be using the Toslink optical digital-audio output from a compatible Xbox 360 AV cable (optical digital-audio cable sold separately):


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The only way to get Dolby 5.1 audio out of the Xbox will be via fiber optic cable from the Xbox to a Dolby Digital amplifier - which will output a decoded 5.1 signal to a 6 channel amplifier and 5 speakers and one sub-woofer. I doubt the Logitech speaker system has a Dolby 5.1 decoder built in with the amplifier for under $100, but I can't say for sure. If the Logitech has a an optical (or TOSLink) input, connect it to the Xbox and follow the instructions below.

To configure your audio settings, follow these steps:
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  2. In the System section of the Xbox Dashboard, select Console Settings.
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Hook up your Xbox to a Dolby Digital Decoder


Xbox® is the first and only game console to support in-game Dolby® Digital 5.1 surround sound. This lets you experience all the game sounds from your home theater system in full 5.1 surround. Before you get started, make sure you've got the following: A digital audio output. A free optical digital input on your receiver. An optical digital audio cable. Digital Audio Output Your Xbox didn't come standard with a digital audio output, but you're gonna need one for this to work, so hightail it to the store for the Advanced AV Pack or High Definition AV Pack, both of which have digital audio outputs. Microsoft makes both of them. You can also buy third-party AV cables for Xbox?but make sure they have a digital audio output. Free Optical Digital Input For this slammin' sound system to work properly, you need at least one free optical digital input on your receiver. Ready to Hook It Up? Let's Go! Connect the digital audio output to your Xbox. Connect one end of the optical digital audio cable to the digital audio output on your Xbox and the other end to the optical digital input on your receiver. Turn on your Xbox with no disc in the disc drive. In the Xbox Dashboard, select Settings. Select Audio. You will see an Audio Mode screen that shows Dolby Digital and DTS status. Select Dolby Digital. You will see the question "Does your stereo system support Dolby Digital Audio?" Select Yes. You will see Dolby Digital Enabled in the audio screen. Your Xbox is now ready for Dolby Digital gameplay. Insert a game disc and play!

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