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Surround sound not working properly

I just bought an xbox HD unit to add to the 360. I have an AMP and surround sound speakers.

When playing games and dvds on the console the main sound comes through the right channel speaker not the centre channel.

the same problem occurs with the HD unit, playing both standard and HD dvds.
The speakers are correctly wired as my phillips dvd player works fine with the main sound coming through the centre speaker.

I use digital optical from 360 to AMP. The AMP supports 5.1 and DTS and has two digital optical ports. i have used both ports and selected all the available audio options from the console and the HD unit. The problem is the same with every choice except dolby stereo which works fine but defeats the object of having surround sound.

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Re: Surround sound not working properly

This isnt a solution to your problem but i have a suggestion. I see this problem has been posted a couple days now and i think that because your problem looks like it involves more stereo equipment rather than the xbox 360 console. i think you would get a better answer actually a soltuion if you posted this in the stereo section.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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