Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer


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 ????

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 24 Answers
Re: XBOX with HDTV

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

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

XBOX 360 HDMI Problem green/purple screen

Try the following:
Reconnect your console and TV:
  1. Remove any devices placed between the console and the TV.
  2. Connect the HDMI cable from the back of your console directly into the HDMI port on your HDTV or monitor.
  3. If you're using an audio-only A/V cable, unplug this cable and then connect the HDMI cable from the back of the console directly into the HDMI port on your HDTV or monitor.Learn more about connecting your console to a TV.
Note If your HDTV has an image-enhancement feature or any kind of digital noise-reduction feature, turn this feature off. See your HDTV user manual for instructions.

Jan 24, 2014 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

9 Answers

XBOX 360

How to Connect XBOX 360

This is the back of the Xbox 360. The ports for the power cable, A/V cable, and ethernet cable are pretty easy to find. When you set up your Xbox 360, make sure it is in a well ventilated area that is free of dust. Dust and overheating are the two main causes of problems in electronics so choosing the right placement for your Xbox 360 is important.

This is the standard Xbox 360 A/V cable that comes with the premium version of the Xbox 360. The wide silver end connects to your Xbox 360 while the other end connects to your TV. The Yellow (video) cable is for standard, non-HDTV sets. You will also use the Red+White audio cables for a standard set. If you have a newer TV or an HDTV set, you can use the Red+Green+Blue video connections along with the Red+White audio connections.

This shot shows what the back of most TVs look like. If you have a standard TV, you'll only have the Yellow+Red+White connections. If you have a newer TV or HDTV, you should have the same connections that are shown in the pic. This step isn't too hard since the cables from the Xbox 360 and ports on the back of your TV are all color-coded.

If, and only if, you have an HDTV and want to use your Xbox 360 in 480p, 720p, or 1080i resolutions you have to slide a little switch over on your A/V cable. On the end of the A/V cable that connects to the Xbox 360, there is a little switch that you'll need to click over. If you do not have an HDTV, you can skip this step.

Now that you have the audio/video cables connected, the next step is to hook up the power supply. Connect the two parts as shown in the picture and then connect the "power brick" end to your Xbox 360 and the other end to a wall outlet. The big power brick needs plenty of ventilation just like the main system so try to have an open space on a shelf for it. It is not recommended that you set it on the carpet.

Once you have everything hooked up, you are ready to go. Press the large circular power button to get things started. If you have a wired controller, plug it into a USB port behind the little USB door. If you have a wireless controller, hold the silver "X" button in the middle of the controller until the upper left quadrant of the system power button as well as the ring around the "X" button on the controller light up. If it doesn't light up, press the controller connect button on the Xbox 360 as well as the connect button on the top of the controller.
If this is the first time the system has been used, you'll have to go through an onscreen setup process. This is simply setting up your player profile, choosing HDTV settings if available, and/or signing up for Xbox Live service. The system walks you through everything.
Now you are ready to play.

Sep 06, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer


For some reason you can only have the component leads with optical cable, if you put hdmi cable in there is no connection for the opticle cable out.

Jun 10, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Playstation 3 hook up problem

I ended up using the component in cable hookup and fiber optic digital audio instead of HDMI - works fine.

Dec 28, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers


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.

Nov 25, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console

1 Answer

PS3 setup to Denon AVR 2807 & Samsung LCD


Since you are running the to LCD monitor instead of a LCD TV this is where you run into the issue. because the monitor is not setup to pull out the audio from the HDMI connection. So there is a few ways that you maybe able to to this.

The first one is look around at the different output cables out there the PS3. (I just got one so I do not know the accessories that are out for the PS3) This is becoming a common setup so if Sony does not have cable that will split off the audio then a 3rd party group may. I know they have one like that for the XBOX 360.

Another you can try is if your monitor will except an analog connection you may need to go that way. That is how I have my XBOX 360 that is my room connected. I have a RBG HD to VGA connect the VGA input on the monitor and the audio going to my sound card.

The reason why I suggested going analog is that right with our curent technology that if you are run with the 2 formats at the same time you will get audio/video sync issues. So you need to go all analog or all digital.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions on this and/or need me to clarify anything.


Sep 29, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Hdmi cable connected nothing happens

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.

I honestly don't own an X360 so I couldn't tell you for sure. This is a general principle one must keep in mind when using electronics in general, really.

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.

Remember to make sure you are checking the OUTPUT on the X360...and the INPUTS on your HDTV. Or your Home Theater system...if that's where you're connecting it. Remember that you may need a second HDMI cable to go FROM your home theater system to your HDTV if that is the case.

Let us know what happens!


Dec 07, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

3 Answers

Xbox 360 Elite compatible with 62' Mitsubishi HDTV?

I have it and it works great! For all TVs, the TV have to be on fixed settings on standard, dot-by-dot mapping, noise reduction off. The camera's exposure the same for both side-by-side shots. Just set it on standard and it should work...

Jun 05, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

How do i connect my 360 to run on HDTV to a bush lcd tv?

HD is a new sort of signal transmitting/receiving technology; therefore, all software and hardware components you have to use must be able to support the relevant technology. (HDMI=High Definition Multimedia Interface)I am not sure if your 360 has an HDMI output, but if it has one, you have to use one of those HDMI cables. As well, the LCD model you mentioned has to be able to support HDMI signals. As I know, scart plugs don't usually support HDMI. Similarly, individual connector cables don't support it either. All you need to have is a digital coax cable.

Apr 16, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Xbox 360 Console Logo

127 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Video Game Consoles Experts

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Pablo Gonzalez

Level 3 Expert

733 Answers

Martin Murray

Level 3 Expert

1614 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides