Are there any other cables needed to get a game console suround sound enabled

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  1. Josef_K

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    Can i just plug in the component cables into the reciever and go?

    will that get souround sound?

    What eles is needed?

    i know speakers

    is everything eles just extra spiecal stuff?
     
  2. Ashok

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    It depends on the console...which one do you have?
     
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    You will need an optical cable to get surround sound. Since you're talking about component cables you can only be talking about the next-gen system right?
     
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    I'm not sure about this but for sound purposes you will need either a Optical or Coaxial cable to get DD and DTS for your games.Hope this helps.[​IMG]
     
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    Im talking about a PS2 and an Xbox.
    And a DVD player.
    I would rather have the DVD player hooked up first.
    then #2 an Xbox hooked up
    Then the PS2.(PS2 3rd becasue it doesnt support 5.1 ingame)
    this is the Reciever Im getting.
    http://www.bestbuy.com/Detail.asp?m=...t=4&e=11062760
    is it possible for me to get them all hooked up to suround sound?
     
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    I believe the PS2 has an optical output on the back of the console. If you have an Xbox, you will need either the Advanced AV Pack or the HD AV Pack, which also give you S-Video or Component video support, respectively. Not sure about the Gamecube.

    EDIT: Okay, I went to the submit page before you replied. Since that receiver has 3 optical and 1 coaxial input, it will let you hook up all the cables you need to get surround sound for all three pieces of hardware. You will need two toslink cables for the PS2 and Xbox, and either a toslink or a coaxial cable for the DVD player. For the Xbox, you'll either need an Advanced or HD AV pack, depending on if you want to use component or S-video. I am not positive, but I don't think you need anything extra for the PS2.
     
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    I will have the DVD player and the Xbox on Component. and the PS2 on S-Video.

    What is the toslink cable? IS that the cable for the optical input?

    for i will need

    PS2 - 1 toslink cable

    Xbox - 1 toslink cable and HD AV pack

    DVD player- 1 toslink or coaxial

    Thanks alot
     
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    Yes, a toslink is an optical cable. I believe the Xbox will eventually release an AV pack that will let you use a coaxial digital cable, but no such option exists right now.
     
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    Without getting into a cable war......

    I puchased RCA toslink optical cables for 12 bucks a piece. You could buy another game with the money saved. Also the HD av pack comes with a component cable (albeit a crappy one but just so you'd know)

    Gold plated connectors on an OPTICAL cable...bwahahahahahaaha. Improves dynamic clarity with super high antioxident gold connectors to more precisely deliver your optical music. bwaahahahaahhahha. sorry, i'm slipping.
     
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    Ok got a little off base.

    Yes, those products will provide you with the video and audio hookups you'll need. Try the component cable that comes with the xbox HD pack for a week, then go buy a better one. compare them and decide if the component cable is worth it. At least that way you'll have some sort of reference.

    I use both the xbox/HD and PS2. Just going to digital 5.1 sound will blow you away.
     
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    So wait.

    If i want my PS2 on S-video and souround sound I will need the S-video hook ups AND the optical cables?

    If i want my Xbox on Component and souround sound I will need the Component hook ups AND the optical cables?

    If i want my DVD player on Component and souround sound I will need the Component hook ups AND the optical or Coax cables?

    and thats it?

    i will try out diffferent tpye of cables thanks.
     
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    anyone? , anyone?
     
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    bump
     
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    bumpy
     
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    Yes, except with X-Box where you will need either the advanced AV pack (S-Video) or the HD AV pack (Digital Component) pack for optical out.
     

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