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Electrical Co-axial or Optical Toslinks?

Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by thestorm, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. thestorm

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    Hi all

    I'm from the UK and have pre-ordered the Xbox.
    I'd like to know how I can connect it to a home cinema amp
    using a digital cables.

    Does the Xbox use elelctrical co-axial or optical Toslinks?
    Co-axial is standard connection, whereas the optical comes with
    mini 3.5 plugs. Does the Xbox use 3.5?

    oh I should have added I have a preference for electrical co-axial

    Which of the AV packs should I get?
    I'd have to use S-Video as all 4 of the Scart sockets behind my
    Panasonic 36PF10 are used up.


    Cheers!

    Shaz
     
  2. annefromuk

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    For Scart:
    You will need to get the Xbox Advanced SCART Cable, this has a digital output on it (a fibre-optic cable is included with the pack).

    I am not sure what size the connector is, but they designed it to be used with DolbyDigital decoders, if the connection does not fit into your amp you can buy additional sound cables.

    For S-Video:
    There is no official lead that I know off, however Logic3 (Spectravideo) have a Xbox S-Video Cable, although I dont know much about it as there is no details on there site

    Click here for Pic

    Anne
     
  3. thestorm

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    Ok..but what if i want to connect the Xbox via s-video to the amp
    and then the amp to tv by svideo to scart?

    Is there an xbox av pack for s-video & optical?

    The reason why I was asking abt the connectors as ..sometimes
    bundled cables tend to be low in quality compared to ones bought
    separately. I have my eye on the Van Den Hul - Opto-Coupler. I'm sure that'll be better quality than the ones that comes with it.

    Cya,
    Shaz
     
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    The US have an Advanced AV pack (official) which has S-video and optical. Not sure if it's UK bound, but it probably will. Also a Hi-Def pack is available with Component and Optical..
     

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