Connect your Xbox 360 console to a sound system

Overview

Review the information below to learn how to connect your Xbox 360 E console to a sound system.

Note If you connect your console directly to your TV with an HDMI cable, you'll need a standard stereo audio cable that connects your TV directly to your sound system. Cable requirements can vary by manufacturer; see your TV manual for details about how to output audio to an external source.

Xbox 360 E console

To get stereo sound when using your Xbox 360 E console, you need to connect your TV to your sound system. Here's how:

  1. Leave the HDMI cable connected to your TV for video.
  2. Using a standard stereo audio cable recommended by the manufacturer of your TV, connect one end of the cable to the output port on your TV.
  3. Connect the other end of the cable to the audio input port on your receiver.

Connect to a sound system using a standard stereo audio cable.

Connecting to a sound system using a standard stereo audio cable is the same no matter which Xbox console you use. Here's how:

  1. Leave the HDMI cable connected to your TV for video.
  2. Connect the HDMI audio adapter to the A/V port on the console.
  3. Connect the white and red connectors on the stereo audio cable to the corresponding ports on the HDMI audio adapter.
  4. Connect the connectors on the other end of the stereo audio cable to the stereo input ports on your receiver.

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