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Old 12-02-14, 10:56 PM
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Xbox one audio question

I have a new sound bar that has 3 hdmi hookups and an optical hook up. Is there any benefit going optical for Xbox into sound bar and tv to hdmi or just keep Xbox hdmi to tv and tv optical to sound bar?

EDIT. This is probably a mute point as I then can't hook the tv up as optical seems to be my only option on the tv 2013 3D tv


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Re: Xbox one audio question

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EDIT. This is probably a mute point as I then can't hook the tv up as optical seems to be my only option on the tv 2013 3D tv


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You need to un-mute if you want it to have sound.
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Sweet. A worthless fucking response. Nothin like padding your stats
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I thought it was a funny typo.
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It WAS a funny typo... until the OP got angry about it. :/
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Re: Xbox one audio question

If you want master audio skip the optical. Optical is inferior to hdmi.
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Re: Xbox one audio question

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It WAS a funny typo... until the OP got angry about it. :/
Nope. It was even funnier.

Of course, it wasn't a typo either. Tons of people don't know that "moot" is a word. See it all the time.
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True, "typo" was the wrong word. I only used it because davidh777 used it, I swear.

But yes. MOOT point. Ain't they all?
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Sometimes you give someone the benefit of the doubt by calling it a typo.
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Sometimes you give someone the benefit of the doubt by calling it a typo.
Especially if they have anger issues.
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Sound bars suck. Get yourself a nice receiver and some speakers. It's a better investment and a better experience.
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Regardless, HDMI supports more audio formats than optical. They're both digital, but not every device has HDMI, which is why Optical is supported in the first place.

Answer: Use HDMI unless your only option is Optical. In which case TV to Optical would be a better bet since they generally support fewer formats to begin with.
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Re: Xbox one audio question

I don't have anger issues. Fine moot point. By bad
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Nope. It was even funnier.

Of course, it wasn't a typo either. Tons of people don't know that "moot" is a word. See it all the time.
Ents never make that mistake.
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Sweet. A worthless fucking response. Nothin like padding your stats
I don't think an individual with less than 800 posts in 10+ years is stat padding...Relax
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If your TV will do ARC, then HDMI should allow you to control the volume from the TV. I had to go into the settings of my TV to enable it. It might be hidden in an obscure spot and they might call it something other than ARC.

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