my 360 and me...
on 12-27-2010 01:35 PM
Ok... so i had my 360 for forever and I always have played it with composite cable on my computer monitor, or used hdmi on a HDTV.... now... i changed monitors last Christmas, so my xbox had been unused to a whole year, because i had no composite, and when i used an hdmi cable, i could not hook up that to a surround sound. So my monitor hooked up perfectly, but i didn't get any sound from it. So i forgot about it for a whole year, and now that i have some games that i want to play i decided to research my problem a little.
I now know that my monitor being an LG that receives HDMI and has no speakers on the monitor, has a headphone outlet on the back. So what i did was buy a cable that has a headphone connection and on the other end the audio regular ones that i hooked to my surround sound. I hooked my computer to test it with an hdmi cable to the monitor and changed the sound on my settings, and voila! i had surround sound through my monitor. Obviously i thought this would the same case for my xbox, but for some reason it works on the hdmi but no sound comes out. I troubled shoot it by changing the cable input, going into the settings in the xbox but nothing, and i know it works because my computer is using the same logic to hook up through the hdmi on my monitor. So... any ideas? or why the xbox would not work? i will keep searching the world wide web for solutions... but i thought i would ask here.
Its weird what one comes up with to fix this kind of issues... i could always play my ps3 on my monitor, cuz i would just attach my hdmi cable to my monitor, and then hook up the regular connection on the ps3 and hook up that to my surround sound. In the settings you can actually pick which cable is doing what. But the 360 doesn't have enough space to hook the regular cables, and an hdmi... the hdmi won't fit under that big block. Anyways... any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!