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XBOX 360 Elite HDMI SOUND PROBLEM

OK, so my HDTV supports 3 HDMI inputs. Plus the Y, PB, Pr, hookups. On the Elite, of course, the HDMI cable is used for optimal performance viewing. I have a Sony theater sound system hooked up via HDMI too. My DIsh is also HD, so its also HDMI. Three wires, without the mess. pretty cool, but, when i play a game the sound comes through my tv's speakers. I turn on my sony system and put it on audio mode, tried satellite/cable mode and no sound coming out through the speakers. I only get sound from the speakers when i watch a movie directly through the sony system. My tv does not support the digital optic audio, but i thought a HDMI cable had both sound and audio so who cares right?? To make the question less complex, i had the original xbox 360 with the pb,pr,y wires and had them hooked up and still had the same sound system. Back then, sound would come up on my tv speakers, and the sound system. What am i doing wrong? I tried switching the hdmi cables around and still no sound from the theater system. :(

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  • Steve Trevino
    Steve Trevino Dec 04, 2008

    The tv is a Sanyo 42'' 1080p hd LCD. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.d... There is the tv specs. My Sony theater system is HDMI and connected to the tv. I get sound from the theater system through the tv speakers and the sony speakers just with the HDMI hookup. The tv has three HDMI hookups. One for Dish HD, Xbox 360 Elite, and the third for the Sony Home theater system (it comes with a DVD player too). I thought if the sony was hooked up to the tv, you could hear the sound from the xbox360 by putting it on audio mode/ calbe/satellite mode and nope! I just get sound from the tv. suks cuase you can now watch netflix on 360 and i can only hear with the two little speakers on the tv. suks.. any ideas?? Am i gonna have to buy a audio cable... that just defeats the purpose of having HDMI. I hate too many wires.. Sony is a DAV-HDX500.

  • Steve Trevino
    Steve Trevino Dec 07, 2008

    i guess i will have to settle using the green, blue, red cables that came with the 360 elite. Yeah, i just realized today i had those cables in the box the whole time.. i just hate using them knowing that the elite utilizes HDMI and the picture looks awesome with it on.. will it downgrade the picture definition alot doing the other method? Oh well,

  • MoNsTeR__83 Mar 31, 2009

    mine is a toshiba lcd 37inch and i have a xbox 360 elite i can hear sound but no picture my picture was acting up with like a cartoonish or blurry type picture and is it the xbox or tv? who ever can tell me plz if that i had m xbox for 4 years so i might just get another elite

  • joeykey May 11, 2010

    With the setup that you have, only audio goes to the TV from the Xbox, it never reaches the sound system. In order to hear surround sound through the speakers you will have to have a digital audio cable from the Xbox to the Receiver (sony system).

    Didn't you receive an adapter for digital audio with the system? I would suggest using the coaxial digital cable, then use a good sturdy rca cable like a monster cable or if you don't want to spend the money on one like that, just use an rca audio cable.



    The HDMI running from the sound system to your TV is only for DVD video, true you can hear sound through the TV speaker, but you want to hear surround sound so I would suggest to disable the TV speaker to hear true surround sound for all sources.

  • joeykey May 11, 2010

    Is there a way to hook up HDMI cables to your Sony sound system? Or is it a Home Theater In a box?



    What model of TV do you have?

    Is your dish box hooked up to the TV with just an HDMI? Are you able to hear your Dish through the sound system?

    Is there an audio cable running from TV (audio out) into the sound system?

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First you have to activate the HDMI audio option in your Sony suround system options so as to activate it. Please try this and then tell me what happens. Go to the Sony Suround system settings and then go to the HDMI Tab and you will find under this tab another 2 tabs "Video" and "Audio". Make sure that both of these tabs are switched on. I believe that this will solve your problem.

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First you have to activate the HDMI audio option in your Sony suround system options so as to activate it. Please try this and then tell me what happens.

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  • sami75 Dec 18, 2008

    Further clarification: Go to the Sony Suround system settings and then go to the HDMI Tab and you will find under this tab another 2 tabs "Video" and "Audio". Make sure that both of these tabs are switched on. I believe that this will solve your problem.

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Connect the audio/video input of the component cable into the "A/V" port located on the back of the xbox 360


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Match the red, blue and green cables on the other end of the component cable to the corresponding component ports on your HDTV. If your HDTV has more than one set of component inputs, make note of which one you use.



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Slide the switch on the component cable to "HDTV."



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Turn on the Xbox 360. Go to "My Xbox." Select "System Settings" then "Console Settings" then "Display" and then "HDTV Settings." Choose the display setting (720p, 1080i and 1080p) that is best compatible with your HDTV. If you're not sure, try them all until you find the one that looks best.



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Disconnect any previously connected A/V or component cables.



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Connect the HDMI AV cable connector to the "HDMI AV" port on the Xbox 360.



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Connect the other end to an available HDMI port on your HDTV. If your HDTV has more than one HDMI input, make note of which one you use.



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Turn on the Xbox 360. Go to "My Xbox." Select "System Settings" then "Console Settings" then "Display" and then "HDTV Settings." Pick the display setting (720p, 1080i and 1080p) that looks best on your HDTV.

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