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#1 Rustmonkey

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 12:35 AM

Ok, I'm looking into getting a Panasonic Q (good ol ebay) and I noticed that it has an optical port on the back of the system - if anyone here owns one, I'm wanting to know if this optical audio port also outputs sound for the games (as opposed to only working with movies).

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 04:07 PM

Well, to answer my own question, (and if anyone else is interested) optical audio is ONLY for DVDs - the analog cables are still required for gaming audio. Bollucks!

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 05:36 PM

That's odd...

you can hack the DOL-001 Gamecubes to add a digital audio port that work with all games.

it's an expensive hack as it requires a rare audio chip that can runs like $70 but I've heard of a few people having success with it.

Basically the digital video cable used for the japanese D connector and component video actually provides the audio and video digitally and the cable itself does a digital to analog conversion... the audio is in a rarely used digital format called "I2" so the hack basically converts the I2 signal to SPDIF...

it's only in the DOL-001 consoles since the digial AV port was removed for the DOL-101 gamecubes... no idea if the I2 signal is present in the Q models.

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ok I just went to go dig up the old info on this topic and I guess you already know all about it: http://forums.xbox-s...p;#entry3958977
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 06:12 AM

QUOTE(twistedsymphony @ Sep 13 2007, 11:12 AM) View Post

That's odd...

you can hack the DOL-001 Gamecubes to add a digital audio port that work with all games.

it's an expensive hack as it requires a rare audio chip that can runs like $70 but I've heard of a few people having success with it.

Basically the digital video cable used for the japanese D connector and component video actually provides the audio and video digitally and the cable itself does a digital to analog conversion... the audio is in a rarely used digital format called "I2" so the hack basically converts the I2 signal to SPDIF...

it's only in the DOL-001 consoles since the digial AV port was removed for the DOL-101 gamecubes... no idea if the I2 signal is present in the Q models.

....

ok I just went to go dig up the old info on this topic and I guess you already know all about it: http://forums.xbox-s...p;#entry3958977
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LOL!!!

For some reason, I'm obssessed with the GC digital thing - never got around to building it as the chip was backordered when I tried to get it... oh well, on to other things biggrin.gif





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