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Tebunker
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« on: February 14, 2005, 11:17:55 PM »

I just bought an Optical Cable for my Xbox to hook it into the digital in on my receiver, but it looks like their is no signal being sent.

I double checked all the settings on my xbox and it's set up with all digital sound functions enabled. So what am I missing? Is it normal for someone to have to configure their receiver for digital sound? shouldn't it automatically register when I turn it on to the digital channel? Could the cable be bad?

any suggestions are welcome
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2005, 11:26:21 PM »

Is there red light coming out of the cable at the end?

You might want to see if you have to set the rcvr for the optical in.

I know with mine there are a block of video ins and a seperate block of audio ins and in the setup you have to pair them up.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2005, 11:42:59 PM »

Yeah, check to make sure there's a red light there at the end of the cord.  

Also, is the optical input shared with a coax, and is something plugged into the coax?  With mine, there's a shared one, and one has a higher priority than the other.  So if I have a signal running in on the coax input, the signal from the optical isn't heard.  It shouldn't be a problem if the component plugged into the other port isn't on.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2005, 11:52:53 PM »

I'll double check things, I am pretty sure there was a red light, and I set the receiver to digital in and it acts like there is no signal...
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2005, 12:03:17 AM »

On my receiver I had to specify which optical input should go to which channel.  For example my TV sound from the converter box goes into optical one, but I had to tell the receiver to send optical one to the TV channel (as opposed to DVD\CD\AUX etc.)  I hope that makes sense.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2005, 12:55:47 AM »

Huh I don't see anything like that, but my manual says that the optical in is for receiving digital signals from a satellite dish etc. could that be a problem? I don't see why it would be.

I don't have a digital coaxial, and the only other wires for the system are the Component video cables for the DVD player...

just for reference I have the Panasonic SCHT-900 it's a packaged system and has the receiver and dvd player combined. I had no issues before when I just hooked things directly into the system, like my gamecube. The Xbox is definately putting out a signal through the optical wire, and the HD kit works because I tested it with RCAs. I emailed panasonic so hopefully something will come of that.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2005, 01:33:28 AM »

Pauly stoopid..

It helps if you remove the plastic covers off of the cable tips before installing the wires... Works like a champ now, very nice sound...
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2005, 04:22:09 AM »

Nice one :wink: . I`ve done similar things, even worse. I shall not speak of them. :oops:
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2005, 06:49:43 AM »

Hey, when I hooked up my new TV, I managed to hook one of the component cables into the coax audio out on the DVD player, and I managed to bend two of the pins on an svideo cable by trying to either put it in upside down, or into an RCA jack, don't remember which.  I do remember having to bend them back with a razorblade.

Don't try and hook up convoluted AV setups at midnight.
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2005, 07:59:23 AM »

Lol, nice one.
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