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#1 Amornik

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 08:19 AM

hello,

I recently bought a new sound system with DD and optical out and want to connect my xbox to it.
I'm looking for a good s-video cable with optical (or even coaxial) digital out.

Any ideas?

Was looking at monster cables, but couldnt figure out if the s-video model has an option for optical (which is sold seperatly).

I only want the best (which i guess is monster cable?)
Any ideas?

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 03:27 PM

If you're adventurous, you could always build your own... take a look at JeredC01's A/V guide.

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 04:29 PM

So you're TV doesn't have component inputs?

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 04:34 AM

i'm in the same situation - just got a new receiver with optical inputs and new speakers and i want to hook my xbox up to it. i've already got the monster s-video cable and i hook the fiber optic cable into the little gold hole in the xbox end of the s-video cable right? my tv (http://www.sonystyle...=tv_27"to32"TVs) isn't hdtv but it does have component inputs. so can i get the monster component video cables (http://www.monsterca...nstergame/xbox/) for my tv? and should i if i already have the s-video (money isn't the issue - just wondering if it's worth it in my case? also, when getting the fiber optic cable, do i need to get the xbox one (http://www.monsterca...nstergame/xbox/) or can i just get this regular monster one (http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1109938023876) ??

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 07:59 AM

QUOTE(81TIGER04 @ Jul 26 2005, 06:45 AM)
i'm in the same situation - just got a new receiver with optical inputs and new speakers and i want to hook my xbox up to it.  i've already got the monster s-video cable and i hook the fiber optic cable into the little gold hole in the xbox end of the s-video cable right? my tv (http://www.sonystyle...=tv_27"to32"TVs) isn't hdtv but it does have component inputs.  so can i get the monster component video cables (http://www.monsterca...nstergame/xbox/) for my tv?  and should i if i already have the s-video (money isn't the issue - just wondering if it's worth it in my case?  also, when getting the fiber optic cable, do i need to get the xbox one (http://www.monsterca...nstergame/xbox/) or can i just get this regular monster one (http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1109938023876) ??

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Well, i've figured this whole thing out (finally).
All xbox monster cables come with an option to connect the optical cable, but you do need the xbox version of the optical cable and not the usuall one (xbox version has an adapter you need).
In my opinion, biggest diff is between RCA and s-video/component.So yes, if money is no issue, component is the best, but I honestly dont think you will see a big enough diff between s-video and component to make it worth you while.

As for me, im going to buy the monster s-video and optical cables for the xbox, and be done with it. should be good enough.

Yes, I have a component connection in my tv, but since i am connecting everything to my receiver, i need s-video or RCA.

Hope i helped, and thanks for all who wrote here.


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Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:36 PM

You should use component for video and coaxial for audio.

Optical is nothing but hype. tongue.gif

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:31 PM

You seem to have things set for you in the A/V department, but here is another option. I have been in the same situation. I recently purchased an A/V pack from EBGames for ONLY twenty bucks. What a deal. The pack comes with an S-Video and Composite (Red and white) audion cables. It also comes with a reciever box that plugs into the back of the Xbox. In this reciever, there is a Digital Audio Output input. For about twenty-five bucks, I got an eight foot THX-equipped Monster cable. Plug that wire into the back of your surround sound recieever and you've got things made. The surround sound when playing Halo 2 was amazing, and I'd recommend this setup to others.

I don't have a High definition TV, so I wouldn't know that much about the XBOX HD cables.




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