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Connecting xbox 360 to pc audio system

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Here's the deal:

I recently bought myself a monitor with a tv tuner, samsung P2770 HD and decided to merge most of my hardware into a small command center. I have of course attached my pc to the monitor, my xbox 360 etc. 

I have a 5.1 speaker system but it's old and analog which works very nicely with my pc. When i turn the video source to component for xbox or cable for tv the speakers do not work obviously. My question is how to enable the use of the 5.1 speaker system for the TV and xbox modes.

Like i said, my speakers are analog and i do not have a optical input or output in my pc. Do i have to buy a audio card to make it happen or are there other prerequisites?



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Yeah, i could use some help here, please :(



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Perhaps something like this?

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Console-Adapter-Convert-Single/dp/B0006U3ACY



I assume your 360 is connected via HDMI ?

I have an old 360, so no HDMI, thus I needed to buy this cable in order to connect it to my monitor (Samsung 2433BW).

For getting sound I have two options.

1. I plug the previously mentioned cable directly in my 2.1 sound system (Logitech Z4).

2. I plug the previously mentioned cable in my PC. This way I have sound for both my PC and 360 AT THE SAME TIME. Very practical in case your PC always runs in the background (well I'm also using 2 monitors at the same time)

 

I really don't have much knowledge about this audio stuff, but my mainboard supported it from the start. No sound card involved. It's currently even plugged in my "Mic In"  port. Don't know how that makes any sense, but hey it works.

Hope this helps a bit.



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But will these cables actually give me surround sound for both pc and the xbox?

What i'm trying to get is a solution where by connecting appropriate cables i will have surround sound for the pc and xbox 360 at the same time

@Barozi, yeah i have my xbox connected through hdmi to the tv/monitor, so this cable i not what i'm going after unfortunately, but thanks.



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there are a few ways to get the results you want but most games dont actually support 5.1 they say they support it must most of the time its just stereo .

but you either need to plug ur 5.1 setup directly into the TV and use that as the output this should work fine since HDMI is 5.1

or you can get a digital audio cable and an amp to plus ur 5.1 setup into but this one is certainly the most expensive and for the results its not worth spending a single penny on it.

your best bet if u want 5.1 gaming is get a PC or at a push a PS3 since that has better 5.1 support and games that actually use it!



sounds like you need a multi-input amplifier
costly for sure but I think the benefits might be worth it in the end



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.....damn this is wierd, somehow i get the feeling that i can actually connect the xbox to the pc audio system by just adding one simple optical cable...

I mean this is how it works so far:

my tv is also a pc monitor, so two in one. When i change the ouput to pc the 5.1 speakers work, when i change the output to tv the only speakers that work are the tv/monitor internal speakers.

Presumably if i just connected the monitor digital audio output to the pc digital audio input then the speakers should work whether i'm using the cable or pc signal, right? And because the xbox360 will be connected to the monitor via hdmi and that will be connected through opticals to the pc digital input, doesn't that mean that everything will be using those 5.1 speakers, even if the sound won't be 5.1 but just stereo?



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