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    Hey everyone.

    I just recently dug out my original Xbox. I haven't played it in quite a while, so I figured I'd hook it up. The cables I've got for them are just standard composite video/stereo RCA cables.

    Is there much of a benefit to be had by hooking the audio up with an optical cable? I can't take advantage of HD video quite yet, because my TV's from the stone age.

    I was looking at this one...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

    Should I pick one up, or is it not worth it?

    Is there a better cable I should look at? I see that Monster has an optical cable for Xbox...
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    If your tv has component , yes buy the cables. If you have a surround system with optical in , yes buy the cables. This is the best way to use the Xbox. It's a good machine when it works. It sounds and looks good. When I used mine I felt the 360 was really not needed.

    I still have mine underneath my bed. I whip it out once in a while. As far as Monster or others, they all perform about the same so whatever you can get a good deal on is fine. Monster game cable are built very well.
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    I bought a monoprice cable with the fancy connect and it keeps slipping out but same boat . I have the original xb360 and try'd it with L/R through the onkyo607 and it really sucked for highdef movies and mp3 then bought the optic cable and there is a 70% improvement for sure

    Movies ,games and mp3 sound great

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablycurt View Post
    Hey everyone.

    I just recently dug out my original Xbox. I haven't played it in quite a while, so I figured I'd hook it up. The cables I've got for them are just standard composite video/stereo RCA cables.

    Is there much of a benefit to be had by hooking the audio up with an optical cable? I can't take advantage of HD video quite yet, because my TV's from the stone age.

    I was looking at this one...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

    Should I pick one up, or is it not worth it?

    Is there a better cable I should look at? I see that Monster has an optical cable for Xbox...
    def hook up using optical as the xbox ( with exception to few very old games) are dolby digital. Now what quality of cable you use will always be up for debate ;)
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    Thanks for the advice.

    My TV currently only has a composite input, so I won't need the component video cables yet, but it'll be nice to have them when I upgrade the TV.

    I'll go ahead and grab one of these cables sometime soon.
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    Denon DVD-2910 universal player
    DPA The Little Bit Three DAC
    Yamaha P-300 turntable/TCC TC-750 phono preamp
    Acurus L10 preamp
    Adcom GFA-545 power amp
    PolkAudio SDA 2A's/PolkAudio Monitor 7A's
    Audioquest Type 4 speaker cables
    Audioquest Sidewinder IC's
    Audioquest Black Mamba IC's
    Signal Cable Analog II IC's

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