Help with setting up Xbox surround sound

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  1. JoshG

    JoshG Auditioning

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    I just ordered a Onkyo reciever and will be ordering speakers soon. I have just a reg 32" TV, the xbox will be the only thing hooked up to it. The TV has two 2 sets of a/v inputs and an s-video. What cables/connections/setup do you guys recommend? The reciever is 6.1 but xbox only supports 5.1, will that be a problem? Thanks!
     
  2. Dean Martin

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    If you just have a regular TV with S-vid being the best input then you want the advanced AV pack as long as that receiver has an optical input for audio.
    If your TV has component inputs you can get the HD pack. If your TV is 480p you can check that off in the dash, but it doesn't sound like it is.
    The games are 5.1 but it won't be a problem. If the Receiver was not 6.1 or 5.1 and anything less and you wanted surrund, then it would be an issue.
     
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    Are component inputs different then reg a/v ones?
     
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    Component video inputs are Red, Blue, and green.
    Composite inputs (regular ones?) would be just plain yellow or the next step up would be S-video.
    If you want surround and your TV has S-video and not component then get the advanced AV pack.
    Your new receiver needs to have an optical audio input as well.
     
  5. component video and a/v are both analog but component video is so much better. just make sure your tv has the inputs for component.
     
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    If you don't have component inputs then use the S-Video input pack. Then get an optical cable for surround sound. Hook the optical cable to your receiver and to the S-Video pack and you'll have in game Dolby Digital.

    Brion

    P.S. If you have any more questions, just post them.
     

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