Ready to game in surround sound? Follow the step-by-step instructions below and you'll be up and playing in no time.
Dolby® Digital 5.1 technology is built into the Xbox®. To enable it, however, you'll need a digital audio output, an A/V receiver with Dolby Digital, and a few cables, which are specified here. Refer to the diagram to see how to connect your console to your home theater receiver.
- For a digital audio output, you'll need to purchase an Xbox Advanced AV Pack or Xbox High Definition AV Pack.
- Connect either AV Pack's digital optical output to the receiver's optical digital input with an optical digital audio cable.
- Connect the AV Pack's video output to the receiver's video input with a composite, S-Video, or component video cable. Note: you don't need to connect the two-channel analog outputs from your Xbox.
- Make sure the receiver's video monitor output is connected to the TV's video input.
After you connect your Xbox, you'll need to switch to the setting for Dolby Digital.
- Turn on the Xbox with no disc in the drive.
- In the Xbox dashboard, select Settings.
- Select Audio.
- The Audio mode screen will show Dolby Digital status. Select Dolby Digital.
- When asked "Does your stereo system support Dolby Digital audio?" select Yes.
- "Dolby Digital enabled" will appear on the audio screen. Now you're all set!