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Xbox 360 Console Connections - Surround Sound

How to Connect your Xbox 360 console to a home theater surround sound system

Exactly how you connect XBOX 360 depends on what components you own. Xbox has gone through many models over the years and there are several different cables available depending on your TV and sound system capabilities.

There are several ways to connect, but you need the correct gear. If you own a current XBOX, HDTV and a current home theater system, you could connect with an HDMI cable from XBOX to home theater input and home theater output to HDTV. HDMI can carry Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. However, if you do not own a current home theater system, you can still get richer sound from a stereo system than from your TV speakers.

True surround sound is 6 or more channels of audio. Only HDMI or optical (in the case of the XBOX) is going to be able to carry these multiple audio channels. Your A/V receiver has to decode the bitstream, amplify and send to your surround speakers. You need an A/V receiver or home theater system capable of decoding Dolby Digital 5.1 and you need either an HDMI input/out or an optical digital audio input.

Using an HDMI cable (high-definition TV)
If you connect your XBOX console directly to your HDTV with an HDMI cable, you also need the following to connect to a home theater sound system:

Xbox 360 S console

• A digital audio (TOSLINK) cable
OR
• A standard stereo audio cable and an audio adaptor.
Note: The Xbox 360 S has a built-in optical audio port for the digital audio cable. An audio adaptor is optional if needed for your system.

Original Xbox 360 console

• A digital audio (TOSLINK) cable and an audio adaptor
OR
• A standard stereo audio cable and an audio adaptor




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Using a digital audio (TOSLINK) cable

An Xbox 360 console connected to an HDTV with an HDMI cable and connected to a home theater system with a digital audio cable



Xbox 360 S console

1. Leave the HDMI cable connected to your HDTV for video.
2. Connect one end of the digital audio cable to the optical audio port on the console.
3. Connect the other end of the digital audio cable to the digital audio input on your home theater receiver.


Original Xbox 360 console

1. Leave the HDMI cable connected to your TV for video.
2. Connect the audio adaptor to the A/V port on the console.
3. Connect one end of the digital audio cable to the audio adaptor.
4. Connect the other end of the digital audio cable to the digital audio input in your Audio/Video receiver.



Optical input port on an Audio/Video Receiver for a Toslink cable



Optical cable for digital audio (Toslink)



Configure the console audio settings

Note The steps below might differ depending on the type of cable that you use on your console and the audio receiver or the output device that you use.
  1. Start the Xbox 360 console without a disc in the disc tray.
  2. Select My XBOX, Go to the Settings hub, and choose System.
  3. Select Console Settings, and then select Audio.
  4. Select Digital Output and then select the digital output used by your audio system:
    • Digital Stereo
    • Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Dolby Digital with WMA Pro: This setting enables WMA Pro pass-through if your receiver supports the WMA Pro format.

Select the function on the A/V receiver or home theater system which matches the input connection for the audio cable hookup.


Using a standard stereo audio cable

Xbox 360 S and original Xbox 360 consoles

1. Leave the HDMI cable connected to your TV for video.
2. Connect the audio adaptor to the A/V port on the console.
3. Connect the white and red connectors on the stereo audio cable to the corresponding ports on the audio adaptor.
4. Connect the connectors on the other end of the stereo audio cable to the stereo input ports on your receiver.

Using other A/V cables

Most A/V cables for the Xbox 360 console have both video and audio connectors.



This cable for the Xbox has both component (green, blue, red) and composite (yellow) video as well as analog stereo (white and red) hookups. Instead of the audio connectors on the A/V cable, you can use a separate digital audio cable.

Using a digital audio (TOSLINK) cable

An Xbox 360 S connected to a TV with a component A/V cable

Xbox 360 S console

1. Leave the A/V cable connected to your TV for video.
2. Unplug the audio connectors from your TV.
3. Connect one end of the digital audio cable to the optical audio port.
4. Connect the other end of the digital audio cable to the digital audio input on your Audio/Video receiver.


Original Xbox 360 console

1. Leave the A/V cable connected to your TV for video.
2. Unplug the audio connectors from your TV.
3. Connect one end of the digital audio cable to the TOSLINK port on the A/V cable.
4. Connect the other end of the digital audio cable to the digital audio input on your A/V receiver.

If you connect your XBOX console directly to your HDTV with an HDMI cable, you need a separate audio cable to connect to a sound system. The original Xbox 360 console requires an audio adaptor in addition to a separate audio cable.

Analog TV or digital TV using composite (yellow) video RCA connection and stereo RCA audio connections




Use a piggyback audio cable to run the stereo audio to your audio receiver and speakers for a richer sound experience.

HDMI for surround sound
If you have a newer Audio/Video Receiver with HDMI audio decoding, connect HDMI cable from Xbox 360 to an HDMI input on the A/V receiver. Then connect another HDMI cable from the A/V receiver's HDMI OUT (Monitor) to your HDTV's HDMI input.


6 channel surround sound is decoded by the A/V receiver and sent to loudspeakers. Select the proper inputs on the TV and the A/V receiver.

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