XBox Dolby Digital Woes

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  1. Tom_J

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    Hi all, I have an Xbox connected to my Yamaha V795 via the MS Advanced A/V Pack and an AR Toslink digital cable.

    I was having problems getting the receiver to sense the digital signal from the Xbox. I started replugging everything, making sure the connection is snug and correct. Now it detects the signal, but it will drop out in the middle of game play for a minute or two before picking it back up. The receiver displays "Dolby Pro Logic" when the signal is lost, and there is total silence, until the Digital signal is picked up again.

    Has anyone else experienced this? If so, what did you do to resolve it? I'm thinking about returning both the A/V Pack and the Toslink cable for a new one, but what if it's my Xbox?

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Arthur Legardo

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    For one thing, check to make sure that there is enough ventilation behind your X-Box. Switch out the toslink cable with hopefully another one that you have in your AV rack (CD player ,DVD player), check to see if that's the culprit, but I highly doubt it. And if you are at the end of your wits, exchange the AV Pack for another one, but stick to one made by Microsoft.
     
  3. Brian Ruth

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    Arthur -- so you'd recommend against him getting XBox monster cables?
     
  4. Thom B

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    Dunno about Arthur's intent, but I'd reccomend avoiding the Monster cables. There were a few reports early on of folks having exactly these symptoms, and the Monster cables were the culprit in most that I saw resolved.

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  6. Tom_J

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    Hi all. Thanks for the replies.

    I bought my XBox just over a month ago. Right before the $100 price cut. I don't know if BB would still let me exchange it. Their policy is 30 days, I believe.

    Teh weird thing is: I just played MotoGP for about 2 hrs yesterday. There were no sound problems at all. It didn't drop out for a second, and I didn't hear any pops or hisses. This one has me stumped.

    The problems which occur intermittently seem to be the hardest to resolve.
     

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