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Xbox 360 Premium - How to Use HDMI and Digital Optical

Normally, people order the xbox 360 Premium instead of the 360 Elite to save money. However, if they want HDMI going to your TV and Digital Optical to your surround sound, Microsoft has engineered the Premium in a way that requires they to purchase their HDMI cable with audio adapter for $49.99.

Because the HDMI and componet A/V cable slots are so close to one another, and the componet A/V casing is so thick, you cannot have both plugged in at the same time.

So the question remains, how can we stick it to the man and achieve HDMI video and Digital Optical audio without paying Microsoft $50.

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Vip3r3493d ago

So to get HDMI and and digital optical aduio to work you have to manually disect the AV cable for it to work. Nice design Microsoft.

marison3493d ago

only buy a special cable. That is a cheaper solution only.

HowarthsNJ3493d ago

"Microsoft has engineered the Premium in a way that requires you to purchase their HDMI cable with audio adapter for $49.99"

I just thought it was another design flaw, but now I see it's just a way to make you pay another $50.00

Antiomo3493d ago

"Sony SUCKS, all they make are proprietory electronics"

fjtorres3493d ago (Edited 3493d ago )

...if you're *really* cheap...
...or you could just spend $5 for the HDMI cable and $10 for a cheap Dragon VGA cable and be in business.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs...

This is really old news, children.
No conspiracy or anything; just that the component cable dongle is too thick. Other cables? Not as much.
And you only need this if your TV doesn't send surround sound out through its optical out. Hardly a crisis.

Move along, nothing to see here...

romaink3493d ago

mostly any TV or receiver which has HDMI inputs has an optical out (the same port we're trying to use on the A/V cables). Why not just plug your HDMI cable into the TV/receiver and the optical cable into the optical out on your TV or receiver?
in that way, you don't buy anything else or rip apart the A/V cable

mighty_douche3493d ago

bet xbox fanboys will still find a way to make this a plus. will all the 'extras' that you need to buy for your xbox (wireless kit, plug and play kit etc etc) its pushes the price past the original ps3 price, eyt the ps3 is still a rip off?? fanboy logic... ill never understand it.

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