Connect Your Xbox 360

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 interactive encoding for games is built into the Xbox 360™.

Xbox 360

Refer to the diagram to see how to connect your console to your home theater receiver by taking the following steps.

  1. Connect your Xbox 360 to a sound system with Dolby Digital technology using a digital optical cable.
  2. Connect the digital optical cable to the base of an Xbox 360 Component HD AV Cable, Xbox 360 VGA HD AV Cable, or Xbox 360 S-Video AV Cable.
  3. From the System blade of the Xbox 360 dashboard, choose Console Settings.
  4. Select Audio Options, Digital Output, and Dolby Digital 5.1 to experience the excitement of surround sound.