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Old December 30, 2007, 01:01 PM
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Default Can I connect my 360 to my pc?

This is my first post but I visit to website and forum often but it's not in my nature to post but i have a question that really irate me and i didn't found a good anwser.Maybe you think it's not the right place to post this but i didn't want to write this on a xbox360 forum, the average 360 owners don't know anything about sound card.

ok here my question : Can I connect my 360 to my pc? (i know i just copy and paste my title)

I own the Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 5.1 and I want to have sound of my 360 in my pc speaker (i want real 5.1 not stereo in all my speaker, it's what I have right now). The klipsch doesn't have an input optical like the logitech z-5500. If this can work, which sound card i need or what I should check on a sound card to know if this is possible. DDL, DTS: Connect ???

If you have test this yourself with a 360 or ps3 or know this can/can't work i'll really appreciate if you say so.

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Old January 7, 2008, 12:55 AM
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To get 5.1 sound? Not likely. I don't know of any soundcards that can decode a compressed stream over TOSLINK/Coaxial input. Most only accept a 2-channel PCM stream.
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Old January 8, 2008, 09:21 PM
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Easiest way is probably with a digital encoder.

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The Klipsch one is discontinued, so you'll likely have better luck looking for the Creative one.
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Old January 9, 2008, 10:29 AM
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The only cheaper cards that can accept a compressed Dolby Digital stream are the Creative Audigy 2 (Value) and certain X-fi's. I am not sure which ones. Then a soundcard for output, that would be how I would do it. Really it would be more hassle then your probably ready for NOT to mention there will be a latency. A imposed delay that will really throw off gaming.
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Old January 15, 2008, 01:30 PM
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Thank all for your answers. Now I know it can't be done

Mars I think the Promedia DD-5.1 would work but not the Creative DTS-610 it just a thing you need to connect your pc speaker to a A/V receiver which i don't have... What i need from Creative is this thing but they don't make it anymore.
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Old January 15, 2008, 02:57 PM
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What about connecting it to a set of PC speaker like the Z-5500's they have a digital input and are about 500watts so they should rock you very good for the price. Bypass the PC...
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Old January 15, 2008, 03:45 PM
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Thank all for your answers. Now I know it can't be done

Mars I think the Promedia DD-5.1 would work but not the Creative DTS-610 it just a thing you need to connect your pc speaker to a A/V receiver which i don't have... What i need from Creative is this thing but they don't make it anymore.
Oh, sorry, that is the Creative product I was thinking of...

I thought the Creative one was discontinued as well, and thought it was odd when I copied the link, but didn't look into it in any more detail than that.
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