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No audio thru receiver with xbox360

Hi,
If you can help me out, it'd be much appreciated.
I've connected my Xbox 360 via an HDMI cable to my TV (Sony Bravia) and get a great picture but...no audio via my speaker system as I don't have a connection between the Xbox and the receiver (Denon 1603...6yrs old).
TV audio is direct to receiver via the standard red/white wires...great sound.
Any way to resolve this with current receiver?
thanks!

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Get some audio cables from radio shack or gamestop and use the regular audio jacks on the xbox to connect to your receiver.  Your video will be HD, but your audio won't.

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