Community Forum

xg1v4 box inputs

New Poster

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.

Diamond Problem Solver

Re: xg1v4 box inputs

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

I am a Retired Official Comcast Employee
We ask that you post publicly so people with similar questions may benefit from the conversation.
Was your question answered? Mark a post as the Best Answer!
Expert

Re: xg1v4 box inputs

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



I am not a Comcast Employee.
I am a Customer Expert volunteering my time to help other customers here in the Forums.
We ask that you post publicly so people with similar questions may benefit from the conversation.
Was your question answered? Mark the post as Best Answer!
Regular Contributor

Re: xg1v4 box inputs


@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.

New Poster

Re: xg1v4 box inputs

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.

New Poster

Re: xg1v4 box inputs

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

Regular Contributor

Re: xg1v4 box inputs

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.