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    I feel like going with the Samsung system (the Makro link), as I think the Samsung 2494HS screen cannot output more than stereo through the green headphone jack. That's why I am looking for something with optical (as the Xbox has an optical port, and it would work well).

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    Here is the link on the Samsung site. http://www.samsung.com/au/consumer/t...ype=prd_detail
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potty391 View Post
    I feel like going with the Samsung system (the Makro link), as I think the Samsung 2494HS screen cannot output more than stereo through the green headphone jack. That's why I am looking for something with optical (as the Xbox has an optical port, and it would work well).
    Neither can the Logitech CDaddy posted, which is why I pointed you in the direction of the Samsungs in the first place.

    The Logitech is a PC-only 5.1 system, and will not give you Digital 5.1 from a console, but bullshit stereo instead.

    Check your options though, because for a wee bit more you can maybe pick up a bigger and better Samsung system with HDMI, which means you won't need the Optical input, as both your audio and video will go over HDMI.


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    Here's also a Sony setup which might be worth a look...

    http://www.makro.co.za/p/47345/sony-...heatre-system/

    And here's a Samsung which does HDMI, and should have HDMI inputs as well.

    http://www.makro.co.za/p/48975/samsu...heatre-system/

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    Yup that one has HDMI Audio Return Channel, so you can hook your Xbox up to it, and get audio and everything over HDMI.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoN View Post
    Here's also a Sony setup which might be worth a look...

    http://www.makro.co.za/p/47345/sony-...heatre-system/

    And here's a Samsung which does HDMI, and should have HDMI inputs as well.

    http://www.makro.co.za/p/48975/samsu...heatre-system/

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    http://www.samsung.com/africa_en/con...ail&returnurl=

    Yup that one has HDMI Audio Return Channel, so you can hook your Xbox up to it, and get audio and everything over HDMI.



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    I would like to have HDMI inputs, but to be honest I don't need it. The way I would like to do it is as follows: Video from Xbox via HDMI to my screen, with Audio from the Xbox via optical to a home theatre/sound system.

    I have no need for any DVD players (although I don't mind if I get one with), so I don't need to have any kind of video or sound going from the DVD player to the screen.

    As for getting bigger and better: I'm used to using a crappy Dixon stereo sound system which cost R699 or something like that, so any kind of sound upgrade is worth it to me. Also, I unfortunately can't stretch my budget that far (I'm still a scholar afterall).

    Now a different question, which I think I know the answer to, but here goes anyway:
    Will a home theatre system work without having anywhere to output video to? (My feeling is yes)

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    Well rather be future proof by spending a bit more now, than having to buy everything again a year or two from now.

    And yes, it should work perfectly fine without having any video output. I use my PC on my Onkyo amp for sound, without any video.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoN View Post
    Well rather be future proof by spending a bit more now, than having to buy everything again a year or two from now.

    And yes, it should work perfectly fine without having any video output. I use my PC on my Onkyo amp for sound, without any video.
    Can I buy a PC with an Graphics card with HDMI out and then just use that into the Onkyo amp too. I want that for playing Blue Ray movies especially as I buy imports from AnimeWorx and they are another region. So I was thinking that I can play them on a PC set to region free.
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    Sorry CDaddy, I have no idea about PC HDMI stuff.

    Not even sure if you get video cards that pass audio information through.

    The only PC's I've used with HDMI were all-in-one pre built jobs.


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