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Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by lemming, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. lemming

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    I am thinking of getting an Xbox, to connect to my AV amp do I use a standard optical lead or is a special Xbox lead required?
     
  2. Miyazaki

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    You need an advanced scart lead, to give it it's name.

    Its an official xbox product and also offers you rgb as well
     
  3. lemming

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    ok - thanks
     
  4. andy572

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    Should you like options, there are other 'non-official' cables available.

    Joytech and Game's own-branded SCART/optical are usually easy to find. Just make sure that you pick up one with optical out!

    On a final note, you may wish to buy an optical cable separately. The one included with my SCART has set on a path to self-destruction. Nah, not booze and horses :laugh: . Each end of the cable has 'decided' to detach from its home! :eek:

    :)
     
  5. NeilMcRae

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    I'd get the MS one - the quality is good with it.
     
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    Don't forget you'll need an additional optical cable with the MS Advanced Scart.

    Game do there own, which is £5 less and included optical cable - not sure if quality of image/sound suffers with it being pretty much cheaper than the MS one.


    Gary
     
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    I got the Game one and had constant dropouts. Took it back, got refund, and bought a Joytech one from an independent shop for the same money.

    Cheers,
    Liam
     
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    I've also got the joytech lead. No problems at all here.
     
  9. lemming

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    Where can I get a Joytech lead?
     
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    Just for balance :D , I bought my brother the Game cable last year (the only one available at the time) and it's been problem-free.

    They may not be 'perfect' :devil: , but they'll do the job and are pretty good value :smashin:
     
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    Maybe I had a duff one.

    Cheers,
    Liam

    P.S. by "dropouts", I mean that the audio would suddenly pulsate at full volume, which is bl**dy loud on my system!
     
  12. Pete Callan

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    I bought the Game own brand but took it back within the return period. Even though it comes with an optical cable and only costs £15, you will suffer what I consider to be a fairly serious drop in picture quality. That said, I can't compare it with the MS one as yet, as I haven't yet bought that.
     
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    Decided to get the MS advanced scart + seperate optical lead (unable to find anywhere with Joytech lead in stock)..........probably the most expensive option (£32) but what the heck!
     

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