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Sun, Nov 17, 2019 6:00 PM

xg1v4 box inputs

My new xg1v4 comcast box does not have audio (red & white) inputs for my surround sound unit but does have an open HDMI input in the back; can I get an audio adaptor to HDMI converter and use that open port for my surround sound?  I want surround sound while I am watching comcast programs, my old comcast box had audio inputs but the new box does not.

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Rustyben

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adding... red and white RCA jacks is line out stereo (left/right) modern digital audio is now carried on the HDMI cable.

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CCAndrew

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That hdmi port is disabled. Does your tv have audio out that you can go from there to the receiver instead?
lesmikesell

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@mromanaggi wrote:

My new xg1v4 comcast box does not have audio (red & white) inputs for my surround sound unit but does have an open HDMI input in the back; can I get an audio adaptor to HDMI converter and use that open port for my surround sound?  I want surround sound while I am watching comcast programs, my old comcast box had audio inputs but the new box does not.

 


Doesn't your TV have audio out?    Red/white connectors were just left/right anyway.  If you want surround you need optical or HDMI connections.   You might be able to use HDMI ARC from a different TV input to your surround sound unit.

lesmikesell

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Optical connections have been around for 30 years or so - hdmi came somewhere around 2002.   But the point still stands that you don't get surround sound with the red/white connections.  You either need optical or hdmi inputs or you need 6 discrete analog connectors to get surround.   If your audio system has more than two speakers it must have  those inputs.   Or, if you are OK with 2 channels, you may be able to configure your TV headphone output to use line out levels and use an adapter to RCA plugs.

 

Edit:  I guess there was something called Dolby Pro Logic that was used for a surround effect with just two channels of audio before digital systems were invented.  You might have one of those.

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my tv has an optical audio out and a green audio out for headphones but my surround sound system does not have those inputs; my surround sould is ten yers old.

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my tv has optical audio out buy my surround sound does not have an optical audio input.  My surround sound system is ten years old

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