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PC + Xbox audio setup

PC Gaming Xbox Receiver Amplifier Hardware

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#1 of 4 Jan Piotrowicz

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Posted June 16 2014 - 11:30 AM

Firstly I would like to say hello and thank for a great deal of knowledge that can be found on this forum.


I need to find a solution for my desktop sound system. I have got 3 elements: PC, Xbox and PC monitor. 

I would like to add that PC has optical out, Xbox has an optical out but the components are hooked up to a CRT TV so I have to use optical out for audio and HDMI for video. The monitor does not have HDMI input so I will need to use some kind of HDMI to DVI-D cable/adapter. 


My question is now, what can I use to join these elements together? I would like to have one piece of gear that I will be using firstly mainly for headphones but later I would like to add speakers. 


I was recommended to get a receiver but. It seems pretty big to be placed on my desk. Also, I am not sure if I can use HDMI form the Xbox and then HDMI to DVI-D cable to connect the monitor to the receiver (and I want it to process the sound).


It seems like a fairly basic setup but I have got an impression that it is getting complicated.


My budget is quite limited, around 200$.



#2 of 4 ArmSC


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Posted June 18 2014 - 09:40 AM

This seems clear as mud to me...you might have to run through this again.  You have an xbox, PC and a CRT TV?  Do you also have a PC monitor or are you using the TV as the monitor?  I can't tell when you're running through the gear.  If I understand this correctly you are using the CRT TV as the monitor with a DVI-D input for video and you want to run the sound to an AVR to use with headphones for now speakers later?  



XBOX   ---HDMI--->    AVR

PC       ---HDMI--->    AVR  ---HDMI to DVI-D --->  CRT TV

            ---Optical---> ARV




#3 of 4 schan1269


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Posted June 18 2014 - 03:23 PM

DVI- D is HDCP compliant, hence the "D".

I know of nothing at $200 that will work...that isn't an AVR.

You aren't going to find any pre-pro that cheap. Not even used.

#4 of 4 schan1269


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Posted June 18 2014 - 03:25 PM

You could purchase an HDMI switch with toslink out...run that through a DAC...into a headphone amp. But all that will cost $200 anyway.

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