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XG1 cable box output

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XG1 cable box output

I just upgraded to the XG1 and there is no extra output for other devices such as surround sound. My old cable box had an "optical" output that I could connect my BluRay/Surround Sound system to.

What are my options?

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Diamond Problem Solver

Re: XG1 cable box output

Does your tv have optical out? If you absolutely need optical out, you’d have to change your box back

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Re: XG1 cable box output

The usual ways of handling surround sound are to either connect the X1 HDMI to the sound system (receiver/home theater/sound bar) and use that device's HDMI output to pass video on to the TV, or connect the X1 to the TV and use the TV's optical output or HDMI ARC to pass audio to the sound device.