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December 8, 2008 9:46:00 PM

Right so ive read that you can connect your xbox to your sound card so you can use the XBox Dolby Digital 5.1 capabilities. This is the sound card i want to connect it to http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SC...(70SB088000000) .. i just need to no how to connect it and if any body knows if this really works and gives you the full 5.1 dolby digital sound.... i understand that i have to use a optical cable from the vga.


if you cant understand that i sort of mean what this person also means http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=20... although i thought you had to plug the avg, rca cables into it to?


any help would be great. im pretty stuck, cheers
December 8, 2008 10:05:20 PM

why cant you plug the xbox SPDIF (or HDMI) straight into your receiver?
December 8, 2008 10:17:30 PM

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why cant you plug the xbox SPDIF (or HDMI) straight into your receiver?

Well maybe he has not got receiver and want to put SPDIF into pc's sound card and play on pc's 5.1 or 7.1 speakers.
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December 8, 2008 10:25:18 PM

yeap thats correct, im using logitech x-540 pc speakers, i read that by puting the optical cable ect into the soundcard it will decode it allowing it to play at the full capabilities of 5.1 dolby digital.
December 8, 2008 10:45:18 PM

I am not familiar with sound card in question. You Should try contacting Creative suport or try Creative forums.
December 9, 2008 12:19:49 AM

I have my xbox connected to my sound card, i was apprehensive at first but its actually really simple. like you said, you just run and optical cable out fot the back of the xbox and into the sound card. and it just works with a bit of tinkering

Message back with any problems
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December 9, 2008 11:28:53 AM

Are you guys getting dolbe digital 5.1 or just PCM stereo. What did you have to mess with to get it to work. I'm running a Creative X-FI Xtreme Audio soundcard and creative 7.1 system and trying to get the Xbox 360 to play through my speakers in dolbe digital...right now I'm just getting 2.1 boo!

Thanks.
December 9, 2008 4:09:07 PM

ajw84 said:
I have my xbox connected to my sound card, i was apprehensive at first but its actually really simple. like you said, you just run and optical cable out fot the back of the xbox and into the sound card. and it just works with a bit of tinkering

Message back with any problems


cool.. did u have to plug the RCA connections into the sound card too?
i seen some one doing it like this http://digimods.e-visionit.co.uk/showthread.php?t=49265 although im not sure if thats how you do it when you want to use the optical cable an get full dolby digtal 5.1 running through it? or do you just connect the optical cable into the sound card by itself..

cheers for your help so far

December 9, 2008 8:16:25 PM

i just use the optical cable, plugs straight into my sound card. from the looks of it that should be the case for you aswell. It really is very simple, much more than you would expect.
As for 5.1, im not sure as I only use 2.1, however i dont see why the full 5.1 wouldn't work. dont quote me on that though
December 11, 2008 2:47:33 PM

For anyone who wants to connect a console to a sound card to decode dolby and send surround 5.1 audio to analog speakers check out this chart:

http://www.soundblaster.com/x-filist/

Any X-Fi card listed with YES in the column on the right can be used for this purpose. So that you can have dolby sound in surround from a console even without a Hi-Fi receiver.
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