Actually more like FWAH! (random utterance of disappointment) @ M$'s cheap-tricking behinds!
I mean really? THEIR COMPOSITE/COMPONENT/VGA CABLES ARE DESIGNED IN A SUCH A WAY MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO CONNECT A NON-MADE-BY-CARELESS-M$ HDMI CABLE WHILE HAVING THEIR COMPOSITE/COMPONENT/VGA CABLES CONNECTED TO THE 360 AT THE SAME TIME, BUT, THEY MADE A "OPTICAL AUDIO" CABLE THAT ONLY COMES WITH THEIR HDMI CABLE THAT WILL FIT IN THE 360 *inhales* FOR USE OF AN AUDIO SYSTEM...AND THIS OPTICAL AUDIO CABLE IS FEMALE...so you'd need male RCA cables to go into those...how wonderful...
Anyway, I initially asked the question since my TV's speakers are of ass quality and my computer speakers, although 10+ years old deliver brilliant sound...wish they looked new though. They are Yamaha speakers.
I personally think M$ kind of did a cheap trick there...making you buy THEIR HDMI cable if you wanted to use an audio system. I mean I can use the "audio out" ports on my TV but I tested that today and they deliver a nasty "hiss" like no tomorrow and that gets annoying when no sound (besides the hiss) are being emitted from the speakers...
As a fighting games fan I thought it was bad enough they designed the shittiest directional pad on the face of the Earth...but now they make FAT COMPOSITE/COMPONENT/VGA cables to block out HDMI cables that are not made by them.
Last edited by FWahMaN on Jan 29th, 2010 at 05:56 PM
I'd kinda edit that after realizing the audio cable can be purchased separately. Then again, if M$ doesn't do this and you could only get the cable separately (without the hdmi by MS) from places like Amazon then I probably wouldn't. Still kind of sucks they would make their other 3 cables hdmi-blocking.
First, I do something so stupid like trying to insert one end of a USB cable (the one that is meant to power my PSP via a USB port on my PC/360/PS2 etc.) into the power port of my DS LITE thinking it might have an exact a fit. Don't think anything happened, but the possibility of me having done something kills me (as how everything else does).
And I just friggin, friggin figured out MY 360 ELITE CAME WITH A DAMN OPTICAL AUDIO RCA CABLE/DONGLE THAT IS ESSENTIALLY HALF OF THE HDMI BUNDLE! And that thing was all I needed in the first place when making this thread...FWAH! And I payed 40 bucks not knowing the thing was in my 360 Elite box ALL THE WAY IN THE FRIGGING BOTTOM OF THAT ABYSS OF A BOX....................AND I FOUND THIS WHEN LOOKING FOR MY 4 YEAR SERVICE PLAN FOR MY XBOX...in case I even get the red ring for some reason.
Hopefully, Amazon won't ship it and I will be refunded. Now I just have the DS + PSP USB cable paranoia being the pathetic little crap I am.
Last edited by FWahMaN on Feb 5th, 2010 at 06:47 AM