Best way to hook up an xbox to my system?

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  1. JaymeF

    JaymeF Agent

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    Right now I have a 5.1 system with a 32" wega. I have a DVD player hooked up with S-Video and a digital coax cable for DTS/Dolby sound, my sat receiver is hooked up with S-video and RCA's for sound.

    I want my xbox to have 5.1 surround which I can do because I have an unused optical input however i'm not sure how to hook up the video. I have no S-Video inputs free. Can I hook up the xbox video with a regular video RCA if my receiver outputs to my TV through s-video? I thought for some reason they had to be the same, am I wrong? Or do you think I should use RCA for video for my sat/dvd player and use xbox with s-video instead?

    Is there some type of s-video splitter I could get that could be changed over with the flick of a switch that would not reduce quality?

    BTW.. it's a Kenwood HTB-455 HTIB
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    No. Most receivers dont convert. With the SVideo out you can only see SVideo sources.

    An external switch box may be in your near future.
     
  3. Brian Johnson

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    Im not familiar with the Wega. Does it have component inputs? If so you can buy the HD-Pack from Microsoft. Run the 3 hookups to your TV.
    Then all you need to buy is an optical cable to run from the HD pack to your receiever.
    This is how I did it.
     

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