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A/V Cable HDTV Switch
How to Connect An Xbox 360 to Your TV
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If, and only if, you have an HDTV and want to use your Xbox 360 in 480p, 720p, or 1080i resolutions you have to slide a little switch over on your A/V cable. On the end of the A/V cable that connects to the Xbox 360, there is a little switch that you'll need to click over. If you do not have an HDTV, you can skip this step.

The original model Xbox 360 had a combination Component / Composite cable and you had to use this switch on the cable to choose between them. Later models of the Xbox 360 system only came with a composite cable, so this step likely isn't necessary if you have a newer model. Some systems also came with an HDMI cable, which is what we recommend you use now.

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