I'm illiterate when it comes to that thing (I can't spell anymore either). LOL! difficult child has an XBOX 360 that has been turned off for a year. It's in the game room with a TV and I never go out there except to poke my head in and make sure no one has broken in to steal anything. I went in today to check and make sure the XBOX still works- I think he might have bought it refurbished but I can't remember for sure if it was brand new. Anyway, previous game boxes are like the VCR or DVD player- the TV gets set to channel 3 or 4 and the box gets turned on and automatically shows up on the tv. This didn't happen with the XBOX today and I don't know why. It came on, it had a game in it, the tv came on, and cords were connected. I haven't used that tv in so long that I can't remember if I need to switch something on it to over-ride the cable tv and go to the game. I'm clueless- can anyone help? I'll ask difficult child when he calls but he can't remember hardly anything about detailed stuff at home now.