I don't know how to set up the best simulated surround sound coming from consoles/TV to a 7.1 receiver, then processed out to my studio headphones through the gold adapter headphone connection... Ideally, I would want to use my receiver to do this, and have 6.1 sent to my speakers when I unplug the headphones, but I don't know if I have to have special settings on the consoles for the receiver to go into anything other than stereo/stereo alc mode when I plug in my headphones... What is the usual setup for headphones using a receiver that is 7.1/6.1 used for gaming/video? :?
The component video/audio connector that comes with the 360 blocks the HDMI port so that you can't plug both in at the same time. I used a reciprocating saw (like a boss) and chopped off the plastic that blocked the HDMI port. I then plugged the HDMI into the TV, and the component audio into the stereo. If I am not using my Turtle Beach headset (built in surround sound btw, that may be your best bet for 60$ at gamestop), I can use the surround sound on the stereo.
I have the consoles hooked up to the receiver through the hdmi ports, including one from the TV, but I thought the component attachment -- caused problems when used at the same time... :? Anyway, is there a way for the receiver to output DPLII instead of stereo/stereo alc, or do I have to sacrifice the hdmi 5.1 into the receiver, for the component sound to output in DPLII? Also, I just remembered the 360 had a problem with switching the TV inputs if you used that method... :?
That switch input thing was responsible for many dents in the walls and ceiling! I have a Pioneer...something... I guess I should download the guide to see if there's a special headphone mode... I just hate returning things! Thanks for the quick responses! Hmm...where is that manual -- I am trying to get the receiver to output surround sound, because I'm making a headset with a separate mic!
I needed headphones for noise isolation, and some audio work, and wanted to get better quality headphones that could be used for game/google chat...and they were 25% off of the usual $100! Though, I'd rather listen, or be able to listen, to these headphones through the receiver first, since they need an amp, and I need only one surround sound headphone for everything!