I would like to add my son's Xbox to our home theater. I am able to connect the video through the HDMI cord to the projector, but have no audio. The receiver is older and only has one HDMI slot. How can I connect the Xbox to the receiver so that the sound from the Xbox comes through the receiver? The receiver has the red and white audio jacks, but the Xbox does not.
Thats great! Just know that if you use the red and white audio rca cables you wont get true surround sound. Go with the optical cable. I'm assuming you have an older model Xbox, hence why you had to buy the converter cable. Newer models have an optical port right on the back of the console, and no extra converter cable is needed.
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why would you not just go straight optical into the receiver? but instead you want to convert to rca? even if you have an old xbox you can use hdmi and the component cables (don't plug in component cables you are just using the optical port on them) together to still get optical. new xbox? straight optical to receiver.
I'm assuming that she has an older Xbox with no optical port. That is why she had to buy the adapter. After that she can run the optical straight to the receiver and the HDMI to her display. On the other hand, If she has an Xbox with an optical port there wasn't any reason for her to purchase anything.
Now if she only has one HDMI port on her receiver, which she has stated, and if she only has one HDMI port on her projector then she should look into getting an HDMI switcher to avoid switching HDMI cables every time.