HDMI with opitcal out sound help

i got HDMI to tv and sound works through the HDMI to tv

but i want to use the optical out  plug above the HDMI port . not the cable with blue red green. the other cable with only optical and red white ports

for surround sound. the red white ports to surround sound work. but the optical port wont work. i hooked up the optical to the dvd player and the sound works

 its not the optical cable or the surround sound box. i tried all the audio settings in the dashboard and cleared  the system cache and nothing.

so im thinking the optical port on the xbox is broken unless im missing something. when i trun the sound all the way up the only sound that comes out of the xbox

optical port is a low "poping" sound every 20 seconds.

if anyone has an idea i can try please let me know thank you.

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 5 Applies to:

Does the DVD player also use HDMI?

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no yellow video

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i unplugged hdmi hooked up the other cable with blue/red/green  yellow/red/white optical

hooked only yellow to tv and optical to surround sound box and left the little switch on the plug to tv

the sound kinda works now i have to turn it all the way up to hear anything and theres this loud popping sound

im starting to think the optical  guts in the xbox are bad.. =( /sadface

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O and there was no popping sound when the dvd player was playing a dvd on the optical

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you do not hook a 360 up to a DVD player, you hook the HDMI to the TV and the Optical to a receiver that has an Optical input.  if it does not, then you run the red/white audio cables from your TV to your receiver's audio input it SHOULD have a marking for TV, I know my  6 year old Pioneer AV unit which all my stuff is hooked to has a TV input, good luck!

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i was testing optical cable with dvd player no were in my post said i hooked up xbox to dvd player.

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Do you have another cable you can try? Does the cable fit firmly into the socket?

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yeah i tried other optical cables and making sure there seated right

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it does sound (pun not intended), that your optical support hardware is not working.  Call xbox for repair?

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yeah i give up on it, mite as well get a second xbox mines starting to get old anyway.

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