View Full Version : [xbox 360] Where the hell has my mono gone?

05-02-2007, 11:59 AM
So when I got it home, I was (naturally) interested in getting all of the system settings, y'know, set up right.

I remember vividly seeing a mono sound output option in System->Sound Settings (or whatever it's called). Guess what. It's gone, and I'm left with the choices:

- Digital Stereo
- Dolby Digital 5.1
- Dolby Digital w/ WMA support of some kind

Obviously, on my small portable TV, all 3 options are useless. Case in point: Call of Duty (2, 3 whatever); whenever someone behind me or to the extreme left/right talks, I hear nothing. I have resorted to using subtitles in all games that support them.

Now, I'm 95% certain that I know why the options have disappeared: a patch. I'm not using XBL, so when I ran GRAW2 for the first time, it prompted me to first install some kind of patch. "Uh oh, looks like I'm taking it back", thought I. Then I realised that after clicking OK it proceeded to install said patch from the DVD. Yay.

I'm certain that it's since then the mono setting has disappeared. I've googled a couple of times, read the manual cover to cover... I'm almost at the point of ringing dreaded tech. support.

Clearly, you won't be seeing much of me if I'm forced to take that drastic measure - there'll be an ahluka shaped object hanging from the ceiling by my phone cord.

(We still use a corded landline phone, how 90's are we?)

Oh yeah, addition. I tried removing the left then right sound jacks from the SCART dongle to see if I could "force it on". No such luck, buddy boy.

05-02-2007, 12:13 PM
Why are you posting this here instead of at a gaming forum or something?

05-02-2007, 12:25 PM
Well I thought the gaming forum was geared more towards creating games. I guess it could be more of a tech. board thread.

Or, like most people, I could just lob it anywhere I want leaving our poor (but wonderful) mods to move it.

05-02-2007, 12:28 PM
No, I mean on another website. Like one about video games or XBoxes

05-02-2007, 12:35 PM
xBox360 is for kids. Get a Wii.

05-02-2007, 12:36 PM

google's your friend.

05-03-2007, 04:30 AM
That's a nice link, but the options for mono sound just aren't there in the settings. All of that audio speak is useless - I don't have any of the hardware and no intention of getting it. I haven't got the room in my bedroom anyhow.

The Red / White audio jacks are connected to a SCART dongle along with the (Yellow?) video jack (or whatever it is - I assume it's something to do with the picture) which is plugged directly into the back of my TV.

And ethic, I have a Wii.

See, this is why I love my PC more sometimes. Yeah it has mental breakdowns about once a month - GPU death scares etc - but I never have any sound or picture problems.

And... oh I give up. It's not like I'm going to play it this week anyway (revision).

05-05-2007, 12:30 PM
Well I posted it on the official forums. Guess what: gazillion views, zero replies. Didn't expect much else.

I'll let my thread hang there until Monday, at which time I'll give whoever at tech. support's ear a bend. I wouldn't be surprised if it's just half dead already.