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I have a question hope someone can help me. I have my xbox hooked up to my flat screen (via hdmi cable) I have my home stereo hooked up to my flat screen. But I can't get my surround sound to play through my speakers. My home stereo doesnt have a hdmi or a optical output. I am wondering what I have to do to get sound to come from my tv to home stereo.

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My sony receiver is a STR-450Z and my tv is a LG 42 inch LCD model # 42lk450-UK and i can't get sound from my receiver to my speakers

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I spoke with a consultant from sony in a support chat room, and he had asked me if my tv had a AUDIO OUT and after looking I could not find one. So I have decided to take my home theater/stereo into a different direction and work on purchasing a new receiver. Now my question is if my speakers I have now will be the best choice for the receiver I am looking at. I am looking at the Pioneer VSX series receivers and purchasing 2 more (small) speakers to serve as the rear and just build my system to a 7.1 surround sound. Any further advice on this would be appreciated.

From my understanding though is that without the audio out I can't do much with my current setup.

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I don't know how I could have set up audio out from my xbox 360, I have a hdmi cable from my xbox to my flat screen tv. I am just not sure if it is possible to do with my receiver seeing as how I don't have a audio out on my tv. My tv has the following connections, 3 hdmi, 2 usb, 2 composite, and 2 component hookups. But if I have the hdmi coming from my xbox to my tv then I am not sure what I can do to get the audio out.

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If I am understanding you correctly then if I was to purchase a microsoft hdmi cable then I should be able to hook up my audio cable to my receiver via the microsoft cable. Just means that I wasted 50 dollars on a hdmi cable I purchased at best buy. I am guessing this is what I will have to do then I will have to order one of those rather than getting a new receiver. Please let me know if I am understanding this right.

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Steve if you could post pictures of the connection on your TV as well as Your stereo that would be great. Also if you have a make and model of both that would be helpful as well.

oldturkey03,

Thank you for accepting my answer and I hope you get your sound system setup right so you get to play your Xbox Homefront with all the cool sounds :-)

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Hey Steve checked your equipment and it should be ok except I could not find if your TV has Audio out. You did not say which xbox. Right now I am assuming you are using the RCA connector Red, White, Yellow. Connect the yellow (video) to your tv and connect the red and white one to your receiver and see what you get. There is info on here http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/ho... for the 360 and here http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/... for the xbox...

oldturkey03,

Steve, you have a good setup. All you need to do is connect the audio out from your xbox to the receiver and the video to your TV. Nothing wrong with your current receiver :-)

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receivers cannot use HDMI to get the audio signal. This means you MUST still connect your 360 to your receiver with a separate audio cable. In the 360's case, this would be an optical audio cable. The connector for the optical audio cable is located on the HD-AV cable kit, or, if you bought the official Microsoft HDMI Cable Kit for the 360, it came with a special connector that features only the audio ports.This should be doable if you simply connect an optical audio cable from the HD AV cable at the end attached to your xbox directly to your receiver. These cables are relative inexpensive and can be found on place like amazon.com. Cheaper then a new receiver.

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Steve, is it a stereo that supports surround sound? You can not get it from your stereo if it is not supported. also, your TV will have to supply the proper channels to your stereo. Is your Stereo connected through RCA cables? So I guess what I am saying is that your Stereo will not give you surround sound unless it supports it.

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Does your audio system support video switching or is strictly an audio device? Some of the systems will handle the video switching but will not pull the audio from the HDMI cable (I have an older Bose LS 38 system with the external video switch which only does video). I don't have an XBOX-360 but for my PS-3 to work I use the HDMI to send the video only, I configured the PS-3 to output the audio via a fiber output it has, my system will accept that for the audio and it works fine but it did have to be configured. Does your home audio system have a digital audio input using a copper RCA type jack? If so they make converters that will convert from the fiber connection to the copper digital connection. If your receiver does not have some type of digital surround input, it won't take the digital from the X-Box.

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Our LG30 Series LCD screen/ model 32/37LG3

Don`t alway want to switch on, you can uplugged it keep unplugged for a few minutes. It don`t want to switch on. Then suddenly it will switch on, 2 days later it won`t switch on again.

neder nederland, I am confused. Is this related to the xBox or is this a separate question regarding some other device? If so, It is better if you click on the link on the Right side of this page "Ask a question" and give as much detail as possible. Good Luck.

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Setting up a home theater is not for the faint of heart. The details could fill volumes. Your A/V amp is the heart as it [can] become the switch for the various input cables. You can work with what you have, but there will be sacrifices and they will mostly be in audio. This is where you learn that those higher prices amps have their purpose besides more power ...they have more HDMI and optical (audio) in/outs.

Only recently has HDMI delivered on their promise of delivering audio with the video on the one cable. Each iteration of technology was driven to give you additional channels and digital/analog options, and they all will work. You just may have to decide where you make the sacrifice. HDMI from your cable box + SPDIF (non-optical yet digital "orange jack/wire"?") for audio should get you digital audio for HDTV. Red/white RCA might suffice for Stereo from your XBox. (you said you had no optical?)

Any new A/V amp purchase will most likely have the newer HDMI standards (audio and video on one cable) but you should look for multiple audio optical (TOSLINK) in/outs for 5.1 Surround. HDMI for 7.1 Surround requires both ends to have those newer HDMI standard supporting chips.

Since they likely don't, you will most likely still be hooking up (best option) optical audio for 5.1 Surround. Cable box likely has (little squareD flap covers laser optical jack), and Xbox. Sounds like you could use 2-3 HDMI inputs and 2-3 optical inputs (2 optical + one SPDIF [digital RCA]?)

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