yes you can do that.
If you have also a "digital coax" input, you may try to obtain a cable box that has that output, and then you can get digital sound from all/most of your components. However, Im not sure if the xbox and/or your receiver decodes digital surround formats like DD 5.1, DTS, etc.
Another thing I would experiment with is in finding if there is any difference in PQ by running y-pb-pr directly to the tv as opposed to the receiver. You very well might, or might not. Less convenience, but its not too hard to change TV's inputs via remote. My 2 cents for now, gl, J.
A few weeks after buying a Toshiba 42HL196 it went on sale with a free home theater, so i went back and got the home theater for free. Its not much, but i dont need much. Its the Yamaha yht-170.
Im having some complications connecting everything.
I plan on having a ps2 and an xbox 360 connected, along with the digital cable box that plan on buying.
The component cables that run out of the ps2 and xbox360 consist of
the usual 3 video cables, plus analog audio (1 white 1 red).
The component inputs on the receiver are the y, pb, pr. theres a section for digtial audio input, or analog.
I plan on playing dvds through the xbox, should i get a digital audio cable to do this, or can i just run the analog audio cables.
If i use the optical audio cable, it steals the only optical input on the receiver, which will be used by the cable box when i buy it.
SO, from the 5 cables that come out of the xbox, can i use the 3 components into the component in of the receiver, and then the two audio into the analog audio in of the receiver?