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Xbox 360 On A Audio Ampli 5.1 Ready

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#1 fullgarage


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Posted 04 July 2006 - 09:22 PM


I just get my new XBOX 360, and i was wondering if i could plug it to my audio home cinema soundsystem.
It's a 5.1 ready system, that means there are no Dolby Digital or DTS decoder in it, but there are 6 RCA input (2 for main channel, 2 for rear channel, 1 for center and 1 for subwoofer).
There is no optical input on my home cinema system...

Is it possible to have sound in dolby digital ?
What is the best way to plug them together ?

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 09:40 PM


go to dashboard settings and make sure it is set to "dolby digital 5.1"

optical i hear is a lot clearer, but ive never had an optical compliant reciever... just connect the red and white RCA jacks to your home theatre system and crank it up.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 01:01 PM

Actually no you CANNOT plug your Xbox into a reciever without a decoder and expect to get Surround Sound.

IoG is aparently listening to Dolby Pro Logic II which despite using analog interconnects still requires a decoder.

I you want to use Surround Sound with your system you'll need to pickup a stand alone decoder or buy a new surround sound system altogether

This is the CHEAPEST stand alone decoder on the market AFAIK Is made by Creative: http://www.shentech.com/ddts100.html

But it still costs $125

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