optical input on 360 ?

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  1. andy_mfc

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    Hi ppl quick question needing a simple and quick response. can somebody tell me where the optical input is on the 360 thnx ? i wanna rig it up to my new cinema system i have coming
     
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    it plugs into the back of where the cable comes out of the xbox
     
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    any recommendation where to get one of these optical digital cables? I was looking in curry's and they seemed expensive to me, £12.99 the cheapest and a Belkin for £39.99 :eek:
    Are these worth the money, will you notice a big improvement in sound quality? What did you pay for yours and from where?

    Sorry for questions guys - i just wanna know if its worth me splashing that amount of money on one of these leads, ya know :D

    Blue
     
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    www.tvcables.com

    They have them on there for about £5. That's what I have.
     
  5. red severn

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    you need to buy either componant or vga cable and optical cable comes with it.
    regards red.
     
  6. Michaelknell

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    I'm assuming you have a DD 5.1 kit.
     
  7. nick501

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    ebay sell those cables, mine was less than £5 on there
     
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    You could also have looked at the FAQ at the top of the page :D. On this page it show pics of the cables. The optical bit comes out of the fat end of the cables which connects to the XBOX, i.e. top right of each picture.

    Cheers

    Andy
     
  11. bluevortex

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    Thanks for the link mate. Nice price. I have ordered one :D
     
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    there is no optical input on the xbox 360. There is an optical out socket on the HD and RGB scart cable.
     
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    I just checked and its on the MS component cable
     
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    A.K.A HD cable! :D
     
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    When you look at optical cables, try and get one with largish tabs on the side to lock the cable into the HD lead.. I had to change my optical cables round from my DVD player and my PS2 because the other ones just kept falling out of the 360 optical slot - it seemed to be fractionally bigger for some strange reason?
     
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    anybody have a decent suggestion for surround sound?
     
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    Got mine working but it doesn't seem to be a very good fit into the MS component lead. It could easily fall out?
     
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    so would i get significantly better picture using the 360 for my DVD playback than my Pioneer 636 dvd player, as the 360 will output in HD (just got a HD RP tv.) and my pioneer wont,

    what was holding me back was the lack of optical but with a component cable on route i should be able to do optical 5.1 with either now.

    which is ht ebest option have heard mixed reviews of the 360 for dvd playback.
     
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    Elaborate
     
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    Should I have got one with my premium then?
     

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