Author Topic: Blu-Ray and HD - is it really all that?  (Read 6852 times)

Re: Blu-Ray and HD - is it really all that?
« Reply #90 on: March 11, 2010, 04:54:23 PM »
It's a bit annoying the 360 has no optical output. My Samsung Blu-ray knocks out a lovely sound to its speakers and I have an optical audio from the Sky HD box into it to get the sound from Sky through the speakers, but my 360 has to just go through the telly speakers, which given that my telly is also Samsung, is rather ropey.

Edit: Ooh, 10 seconds of research on google suggests there is an adaptor which inludes an optical out. I shall investigate further. I realise I'm largely talking to myself here

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Re: Blu-Ray and HD - is it really all that?
« Reply #91 on: March 11, 2010, 05:04:42 PM »
I realise I'm largely talking to myself here

:D

I was really annoyed when, after buying a PS3, that it wouldn't work with my analogue 5.1 system.  Very, very annoying that was!  There's no way I can afford those digital amps, they're at least £300 each.

Re: Blu-Ray and HD - is it really all that?
« Reply #92 on: March 11, 2010, 05:08:20 PM »
My research has simply left me confused.

Re: Blu-Ray and HD - is it really all that?
« Reply #93 on: March 11, 2010, 05:44:24 PM »
You need the official 360 HDMI cable, which comes with a digital audio adaptor for the normal 360 AV port.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xbox-360-HDMI-Cable/dp/B000VUVCK6/

There are third party ones too, but the price is decent enough for the official jobbie. Or find someone selling the adaptor on its own on ebay.

Re: Blu-Ray and HD - is it really all that?
« Reply #94 on: March 11, 2010, 06:00:32 PM »
My research has simply left me confused.

Here's a dick with just the trick: Optical and HDMI on Xbox 360 at same time - adapter hack

Re: Blu-Ray and HD - is it really all that?
« Reply #95 on: March 12, 2010, 05:32:34 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I picked up an adaptor for four quid