Setting Up Xbox 360 Audio

Congratulations on purchasing your Microsoft Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 has great graphics and gameplay features. The Xbox 360 is for both video gameplay and may also be used to watch, view photos, MP3 music device, and to watch DVD videos.

Recommendations

The Xbox 360 audio connection that you should use depends on the sound system that you connect to your Xbox 360 console:

Digital audio (recommended for best gameplay experience)

Requires Toslink cable and sound system (both sold separately)

Analog audio (your TV’s audio output)

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL AUDIO CORRECTLY

WARNING: To prevent electric shock, injury or death read carefully:

Unplug Xbox from the outlet before servicing, use the power supply that came with your Xbox 360, do not use alternative power supplies (invertors or generators), and do not overwork your outlet with numerous extension cords and power strips

Setting up Sound using Digital Audio

Applicable if you have Toslink optical digital audio input (sold separately; If you do not have a Toslink sound system refer to the analog audio setup)

Required Materials before Setup

Xbox 360 system with all cords, TV with audio and video inputs, Xbox 360 manual,

A sound system with a Toslink digital audio input (sold separately), A Toslink audio cable (known locations are Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Circuit City), and a Sound System Receiver

Step-by-Step Procedures

Turn off Xbox if it is turned on, unplug Xbox 360 console, connect the Xbox video plug which came with the console into the Xbox 360 (either the single yellow cord or the red, blue, and green cords). If video cords are already plugged in unplug the red and white audio cords. There is a Toslink jack connected at the back of the Xbox 360, connect one end of the Toslink cable to the Xbox 360 console and the other end to the audio input on your sound system receiver, plug your Xbox 360 console back into the outlet. Turn on your Xbox 360 then switch your receiver to the digital audio source.

Now you will be able to enjoy the experience of high-quality digital audio from your Xbox 360 console.

Setting up Sound using Analog Audio (required materials for setup)

Xbox 360 system with all cords, TV with audio and video cords and Xbox 360 manual

Step by Step Procedures

Turn off Xbox if it is turned on.

Unplug Xbox 360 console.

Connect the Xbox video plug which came with the console into the Xbox 360 (either the single yellow cord or the red, blue, and green cords). If video cords are already plugged in unplug the red and white audio cords.

Plug your Xbox 360 console back into the outlet.

Turn on your Xbox 360.

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Analog Audio

Make sure your television is turned on.

Make sure the audio cables are connected correctly (matching colors of cord to colors on the back of your television).

Make sure the audio cables are completely inserted into the back of the Xbox 360 console.

Digital Audio

Make sure your television is turned on.

Make sure the audio cables are completely inserted into the back of the Xbox 360 console.

Make sure your sound system receiver is plugged in, turned on, and switch to digital audio.

Your Toslink digital audio cable is connected between the Xbox 360 console and either your AV receiver or your TV.

You are now ready to enjoy your Xbox 360 experience using either digital or analog audio. If there are any other problems or questions contact Microsoft. Enjoy your Xbox gameplay and the crisp quality of sound you will get from your Xbox 360 console.

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