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post #1 of 3 Old 02-12-2013, 09:12 PM - Thread Starter
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Was wondering if any one could come up with a simpler idea for sending the signal of my connected devices to my astro a50s? (HTPC has optical out, Xbox 360 optical out, and BD player optical out. All are just currently connected to my Denon 3312 and my L/C/R speakers. But for late night gaming/movies I just picked up these A50s. Currently They are just hooked up to my xbox. Thanks! PS Im aware I can plug them in the tv but it would only come out as stereo...Or does the Dolby pro logic just convert stereo in to 5.1 surround anyways?

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http://www.amazon.com/Control-Audio-Selector-Switcher-Splitter/dp/B003C15798/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1360748647&sr=8-3&keywords=toslink+ir+switch

Something like this. Four inputs, two outputs, with IR support for your universal remote. It lets you spit out audio to both your headphones and receiver, and control it with the included remote. Ideally you'll also have a Harmony remote that you can just add this switcher to your activities. Instead of three (HTPC, BD, 360) activities, you'd run six activities total. One each for receiver and headphone use, such as "360 3312" and "360 headphone".

Or you hook up the heaphones to the stereo analog out of the receiver, and let the receiver handle the downmixing of surround to a pair of headphone speakers instead of the A50s handling the downmix from six to two speakers.

I'm not a headphone person myself though. You may want to hop in to the giant headphone thread in the Xbox 360 section and see what those guys say.
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