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I Have a XBOX and Samsung LCD TV and a sony home theater with amplifier separate.....

I have connected XBOX using HDMI cable to the TV...what do i do to connect my XBOX to my home theater for audio ????

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  • Vinnan Rangarajan Nov 09, 2007

    ho yeah never tried that...any other solution ???? here is my setup

    XBOX------Surround using RC cable (NO HD)

    SET TOP BOX------Surround using RC cable

    PS2-----Surround using RC cable

    CAMCODER-----Surround using RC cable

    from Surround all goes into the Samsung HDTV in i select option in my Surround amplifier and switch back and forth

    Now XBOX is connected to TV directly using HDMI any other option apart from using audio out ????

  • Vinnan Rangarajan Nov 09, 2007

    ok thanks a lot will try that :)



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You need to use your audio out on the tv then go into the surround system

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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    Homer2 Nov 09, 2007

    No, You will have to use the audio out from the TV to make it work. HDMI cable has the audio built into it so it goes straight into the TV.



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Is the problem that you're using a single HDMI cable to connect your Xbox to your TV? If so, this Turtle Beach article should help... ________________________________________
HDMI and Connecting Ear Force Xbox Headphones
The current Microsoft Xbox 360 series of gaming consoles allow the use of HDMI cables for simpler hookup to home theater systems and Hi-Definition televisions (HDTV).
The Xbox 360 Elite (the black one) comes with two additional cables, an HDMI cable and a separate AUDIO cable that provides a pair of RCA jacks (red and white) and an optical digital audio output (S/PDIF Out). With this cable package, you can easily connect any of our X-series headsets and an HDMI-connected television at the same time.
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Here's a more in-depth explanation of the Xbox 360 HDMI Cable and how it works:
[NOTE 1:] The standard Xbox models do not come equipped with this cable set. The HD cable they have obscures the HDMI connector, so that the two sockets cannot be used at the same time. If you only have this stock HD connector (component video, composite video, stereo analog audio and optical digital audio connectors), then you will not be able to use the HDMI connector at the same time.
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[NOTE 2:] The current Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Edition (Fall 2009) does not come with the HDMI Cable set.
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Are you making sure to change the input settings on your TV/Home Theater System? You may have to instruct the receiving device to use the HDMI input.

Also, are you have to make sure that the settings in the XBOX are set to use the HDMI output instead.

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But I did take some time to track down an instructional overview of using an HDMI connection. It's actually on MS's XBOX site. Perhaps this will help you?

Click HERE to see this site.

Also there has been the occasional report of the HDMI cable coming with the XBOX 360 Elite being nonfunctional. You may consider testing with a different HDMI cable.

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