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Xbox 360 sound problem

If i use the component cable supplied i get sound but not the great picture i get using my tv's full 1080 output, if i connect with a hdmi cable i get a great sharp picture but no sound, i have tried a different hdmi cable and still no sound, HELP i'm getting so frustrated with it..

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Re: xbox 360 sound problem

I've got the same problem. Tried different HDMI port and also new cable. Still no sound. Thought it might be the game so I tried playing a demo from the harddrive and still no sound. Any help would be appreciated.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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I'm having the same problem. It would work fine b4, not it doesn't. Any ideas?

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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Re: xbox 360 sound problem

HDMI cable does carry sound. You will need to set the xbox 360 to output sound on the general setting tab. DVI connection does not carry sound to clarify.

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Re: xbox 360 sound problem

HDMI carrys no sound you still need to have the audio cables from the component plugged into the tv. If this doesnt do the trick you should call MS or check your TV's settings maybe there is a special function when using that resolution. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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