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Xbox in home theater using projector and receiver

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hello,
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.
Thank you!!!
Debbie
post #2 of 14
Can you use an optical cable? Either that or you can just keep switching your HDMI cable back and forth with your Xbox and whatever else you have hooked up to your receiver...

You should probably just go with the optical cable to avoid that though.
Edited by OARevolution - 1/6/13 at 10:05pm
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thank you I chatted with Monoprice and in two seconds he pointed me to the optical cable and converter to the red and white jacks. They are overnighting them. I love Monoprice!!!
post #4 of 14
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.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by myboyzmom View Post

Thank you I chatted with Monoprice and in two seconds he pointed me to the optical cable and converter to the red and white jacks. They are overnighting them. I love Monoprice!!!

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.
post #6 of 14
Maybe her reciever doesn't have an optical input. She said it was older.
post #7 of 14
I'd be easiest (IMHO) to just get an HDMI switch...
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by FrankT3 View Post

Maybe her reciever doesn't have an optical input. She said it was older.

but it has an hdmi.... -_-
post #9 of 14
but it only has 1 HDMI port. so I assume she just wants to pipe the audio from the 360 to the receiver. and have some other device to the HDMI port. swapping HDMI devices sucks big time.
post #10 of 14
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.

Or she could use component cables..
post #11 of 14
she specifically mentioned wanting to use red and white cables which means the composite audio cables which requires the adapter in any scenario.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by onlysublime View Post

she specifically mentioned wanting to use red and white cables which means the composite audio cables which requires the adapter in any scenario.

i'm specifically saying. if you got hdmi on your receiver, chances are you got optical as optical has been around on receivers before hdmi.
post #13 of 14
hey, don't shoot the messenger. if someone wants scrambled eggs, it's not my job to suggest an omelette.
post #14 of 14
nah nothing towards you. op disappeared on us anyways. haha
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