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  1. Ben_Hud

    Ben_Hud Stunt Coordinator

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    i wanted to use s video cause my tv doesn't have component. is it worth it for me to buy the monster cables s-video and the optical adaptor ( 80 bucks best buy), or is there some other way i can get s video and 5.1 surround sound. when i looked at the microsoft av pack i didn't see an s video hook up.
     
  2. Travis Olson

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    Just get the Advanced AV Pack, a standard s-video cable and a standard optical cable. You should be able to get those items for about $40. Save your money, forget Monster.
     
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    Doesn't the Advanced AV Pack come with a S-video cable? The HD Pack comes with all but the optical.
     
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    Hmm....now that I think about it maybe it does. It's been a while since I bought one.
     
  5. DavidQc

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    yes, the microsoft Advanced AV pack does come with an s-video cable. however, let me know what you guys think about what i picked up tonight.
    Microsoft Advanced AV Pack, $20
    Acoustics Research S-video/Toslink Optical Cable, $35
    should this be a reasonable package?
    i definitely did not want to spend too much on monster cables.
    now to figure out how to connect it to my Pioneer VSX-D811S receiver.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Get the cheapest optical cable you can find. It's been a while since I last bought one but I'm sure you can find one for less than $35. Pairing an expensive cable with your X Box would be like putting Nascar performance tires on my '88 Daytona.
     
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    You can get optical cables for under $10.
     
  8. Scott L

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    I got my 6' toslink cable for $5.99 at Funcloand (in PS2 packaging).
    www.buy.com has excellent prices on AR cables with free shipping.
     
  9. DavidQc

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    i guess i'm just a sucker at best buy?
    [​IMG]
    well, i know they're a ripoff... but i didn't think
    it was bad to get a set of s-video AND toslink optical
    for $35. if i had purchased them separately, it would have been $20 and $25 each.
    i'll look around.
    thanks for the tips.
    -david
     
  10. Scott L

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    David don't worry, that's still a deal imo. I honestly would have opted for the $12.99 Recoton toslink cable also at Best Buy but $35 for 2 name brand cables is pretty good.
     

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