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ctu3308
11-25-2003, 04:59 PM
I have a surround sound system (speakers)that is hooked up to my dvd player and can only hook up to my dvd player. I think I have to connect the audio cables to the dvd player and the video cable to the tv, but the xbox cables can't be seperated very far. I can't hook the audio cables to the dvd and hook the video cable to the tv. Can anyone help? Do I need to buy a seperate accessory?

FragMaster B
11-25-2003, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by ctu3308
I have a surround sound system (speakers)that is hooked up to my dvd player and can only hook up to my dvd player. I think I have to connect the audio cables to the dvd player and the video cable to the tv, but the xbox cables can't be seperated very far. I can't hook the audio cables to the dvd and hook the video cable to the tv. Can anyone help? Do I need to buy a seperate accessory?

I think what you're looking for is one of these:

Advance AV Pack (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005R6Z0/qid=1069798912/br=1-3/ref=br_lf_t_rz_3//002-2994327-8318443?v=glance&n=1061406&s=toys&m=A3UN6WX5RRO2AG)

or

High Def AV Pack (if you have an HDTV) (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005R6YZ/qid=1069798912/br=1-1/ref=br_lf_t_rz_1//002-2994327-8318443?v=glance&n=1061406&s=toys&m=A3UN6WX5RRO2AG)

Welcome to XBA!

l Maximus l
11-25-2003, 05:25 PM
Pick up the Advanced A/V pack by Microsoft or the High Definition A/V pack by Microsoft. They have an optical input on there...use an Optical video cable. :)

ctu3308
11-25-2003, 07:09 PM
I guess that the Advanced AV pack is for me, but I saw on the amazon website that you need some optical cable to be able to truly receive dolby digital sound.

MikeMan91389
11-25-2003, 08:05 PM
Thanx! I was wondering the same thing... I cant wait to have that in my room... just gotta save up some more money! XBOX rules!!!!

blonks
11-25-2003, 08:17 PM
i got this great one from mad catz, for 30 bucks you get an advanced AV pack....and it came with all the cables and stuff....optical, HDTV, Svideo, you get the picture..works great

KMSENSEI
11-25-2003, 09:46 PM
I was wondering the same thing. Thanx guys. Do you guys know if it supports coaxial? I got an old big sceen and my surround sound only uses RCA jacks. :cry:

Yankeez
11-25-2003, 10:47 PM
well i already got teh av pack which optical cable do u guys reccomend and who has the best price

l Maximus l
11-26-2003, 03:16 AM
Originally posted by Yankeez
well i already got teh av pack which optical cable do u guys reccomend and who has the best price

Honestly, get any optical cable... A buddy of mine has the Research Accoustics one. Works great.

And, yes...it's true, the only way to get *true* 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound on XBox is with an optical cable.

I have the Monster 400 series XBox Component video cables...I had to purchase a proprietary optical cable for mine to work. Sounds awesome!!

ctu3308
11-26-2003, 11:01 AM
How can I tell if my surround sound system can support an optical cable?