Note, it will work without the tape, but it's probably a good idea to electrically insulate that a bit. Sort of, just not simultaneously. I have done this personally, and it works great by using a tape to over a pin on the component video cable from Gamestop. There's already a very long thread about how to do this. So, there's not much point modding a cable anymore.
If that doesn't matter to you, then by all means, go ahead with your plan. They say it's because of the optical cable and that another optical cable may work better but it's hit and miss. When I plugged in my speakers into the vacant 3. I can guarantee that this works like a charm. It just goes through the first 3 seconds of sound, then restarts and plays the intro sound again and again and again.
I can't fit my component cord and my hdmi cord in at the same time. Originally Posted by ratbones If your trying to use the component cables for the optical while having the hdmi connected it won't work. After digging up some additional stereo adapters of my own, I now have a pair of headphones connected, ready to play Halo 3 in crisp 1280×1024 video without waking the neighbors. Patience, it did work for us on the arcade version too. If I unplug the Audio Adapter, it works but I have no video. This will only work on the 360E.
When I stopped, I had video and sound, both at the same time. A little ingenieous but works just as well. Possible Duplicate: I recently got an Xbox Slim and I have some trouble connecting it to my monitor and stereo. Thanks so very much for the idea. I was led to believe that if I purchase an Audio adapter for the Xbox it would work. The av connector pushes down on the hdmi cable resulting in the hdmi cable to not work. How much more money am I going to have to blow on adapters and plugins? Links to any product mentioned in this query I will put in the 'source' section below to help out a little.
Originally Posted by varunaX thanks vortex. Frustrated, I turned to Google to see if anyone else had run into this design oversight. Anthony I think your name was… Ya! The only easy solution is to remove the external casing which will remove the recessing. Clearly a better answer was needed. Is my course of action the same as others by taking the case off the rca cord 3 prong and plug both cords up or is there a completely different approach due to it being a big screen tv instead of a monitor.
The monitor is not reading the Xbox. I realize now, after doing a quick Google search, that there are a few other tutorials online on how to do this so I don't claim any credit for originality. I believe the problem lies somewhere with the hdmi cable transmitting the sound though it, and then the xbox doesn't give the audio adapter the sound signal it needs, so it goes into a continuous restart loop. Microsoft has offically pissed me off for the last time. G-Man how do you get the plastic protection piece off of the cable? Originally Posted by car wont start if i decide to remove the casing of the av cable to allow optical sound while the hdmi is plugged in, can i run a second tv at a lower def from the redundant video cables? You are correct: An xbox cannot have two video signals present at once.
Then go into your Xbox Settings - Console settings - Audio Digital. Originally Posted by varunaX yep thats what i wanna do. I bought a couple of these a few weeks ago. Could this possible mess up my video coming out of my hdmi cable. Using a brand new Samsung SyncMasterA350 connected to the xbox using an hdmi, then I have the audio adapter as well, and if they're both plugged in, it goes into the loop as Dig described.
I just want to send stereo sound through the hdmi though, not 5. We have done this and still got no audio, so guys can someone help, we have hd pic but no audio even with av cable in also. Did their television just die? Check the post above for a hack to make able to plug both cables in the back of the Xbox360. Ok, well my problem is pretty much along the same lines as others, the difference is that it's not a computer screen but a big screen tv. Does this cable come with the Elite? They recessed the port too much such that your optical cable won't click into place and hold the connection. Also is there a way to by-pass this? I think the cord that i am talking about is this cord.