How to get Xbox 360 working with 5.1 sound? Please help! Tags: DVD Players Xbox 360 Audio Home Theatre Last response: April 3, 2012 3:30 PM in Home Theatre Share Chri5123 April 3, 2012 2:25:01 PM Hi Guys, I wonder if you can help me? Firstly let me apoligize as I am a complete noob when it comes to audio/ vision and new TV's. Here is the problem: I am trying to get 5.1 sound on my Xbox 360. I have this 5.1 system: http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Produc... My Xbox 360 is one of the old ones without a HDMI port HOWEVER in the aerial slot there is a slot for an optical audio cable. So I have plugged in all connectors on the Xbox 360 to the TV - the TV is this one btw: http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Produc... Then I have plugged the left and right audio Xbox 360 leads into the 5.1 system and the optical audio cable from the Xbox 360 to the 5.1 system. Now I CAN get sound through the speakers but the only ones that are working are the front left and right ones. I have selected Dolby Surround 5.1 in the audio settings on the Xbox 360. Anyone help me please? Just a recap as I know my writing style is not very clear: 1. left and right audio adapters from the Xbox 360 go to the 5.1 system 2. optical audio cable is going from the Xbox 360 to the 5.1 system 3. front left and right speakers are the only ones working How can i fix this? Chris More about : xbox 360 working sound Wolfshadw April 3, 2012 3:04:53 PM Disconnect the left/right audio adapters. They're not needed if using the optical audio output. Change the input on the 5.1 system to the the one assigned to the optical input. -Wolf sends Chri5123 April 3, 2012 3:30:45 PM Disconnected the left/right audio adapters. Just using optical audio output now. Changed the input on the 5.1 system to D-IN which is the optical output and it does work but only front left and right speakers are working. Thanks for your help - anything else i can try? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Sound Blaster X-fi titanium and xbox 360 surround sound not working. help? Forum SolvedConnecting xbox 360 to dvi-d monitor help please Forum SolvedPlease help with Xbox 360 Adapter Forum How to setup 5.1 Surround Sound W/ Xbox One + Optoma Projector Forum trying to do a minecraft mod tool for my xbox 360, please help. Forum xbox 360 network help please Forum SolvedHow do i get xbox 360 to work in fs 2000 Forum Xbox 360 controller not working in Battlefield 3, Help! Forum Older xbox 360 with no connection to ethernet cable, and can not join a wifi. please help if u have an idea Forum If i connect a sound card to xbox 360 will it work Forum Wired Xbox 360 controller stopped working completely! Help! Forum Help with Xbox 360 Surround Sound PLS! Forum Need help connecting my 5.1 surround sound to my motherboard and get it working Forum SolvedSeeking help to figure out how to add 5.1 sound to my office setup. Forum Xbox 360 to dvi- video works great now need sound Forum Any one please help me i need to know abt the xbox 360 slim 4GB Forum SolvedLogitech G51 with wrong sound card? Help please Forum Solvedokay my on board sound is not working help please Forum Right rear channel playing through subwoofer on 5.1 sound setup. Help please! Forum How to get the rear speakers to work properly on my 5.1 surround sound system Forum More resources Read discussions in other Home Theatre categories Digital TV DVD Players Set-Top-Box HDTV ReplayTV Satellite TV Tivo !