View Full Version : Ok, more 360 questions =D Cant get sound to work, etc.

05-02-06, 09:10 PM

So I bought the vga connector, two problems.

1.) I cant get sound to work, I bought the microsoft version because I knew it was the only one to come with a converter, I put the red and white wires into the converter, put that into my 2.1 speakers from my pc which are output by my x-fi, and I get no sound? Whats the deal?

2.) 1280x1024 isnt an option. It goes from 1024x768 to 1280x768 to 1360 x 768
wheres 1280x1024, I know people get this, do I need a pelican or mad catz one? I have two crt monitors, one capable of 1280x1024 the other 1600x1200, on both, neither get the option of 1290x1024 in the options screen of the 360, this is very dissapointing as I wanted 1280x1024!!! I'll go buy a cheapo 15 inch lcd if thats what it takes :(

05-03-06, 04:25 AM
With the sound the only thing i can think of is going into the audio options on your xbox and change the setup there.

If you can get a 5.1 setup. i connected mine up the weekend with an optical cable and its awsome!!!

PGR3 is incredible with 5.1 ;)

05-03-06, 09:53 AM
so if i go out and buy one of those cheap 5.1 audio speakers/sub-woofers for cinsoles, im guessing sound should work through the white and red cords?

Still very confused about why I cant get 1280x1024 as an option when my monitor supports up to 1600x1200.

05-03-06, 10:33 AM
Mines not exactly a cheap 5.1 setup but im guessing you will have better sound out of a fairly cheap one than just two normal pc speakers.

Get an optical cable aswell. there very cheap and the sound is great! its adds more to your games experiance!!

05-03-06, 10:28 PM
turns out a live update was needed to enable 1280x1024, now im gaming in 1280x1024 goodness. Just gotta buy a 5.1 set up this weekend when i get paid.

05-04-06, 03:28 AM
Ive got a creative 5.1 setup which i use for my pc but now i have my 360 plugged into it aswell.

Their great but not cheap brand new (not in the uk anyway). mine can be picked up for about 80 these days though. its a fairly old model but sounds awsome!

Im gutted i didnt buy an optical cable for it before. originally i was only using the speakers on my hdtv which are nowhere near as powerfull.

If youve never used a 5.1 setup you will be very impressed at the difference it makes.

Let me know how it goes :D

05-04-06, 07:34 AM
I was looking at a 5.1 creative set, i'll keep you updated. =)

Thanks for the info!