How to hook up your Xbox 360 E to a TV

Overview

Learn how to connect your Xbox 360 E console to high-definition or standard TVs and monitors.

Note This article applies to the Xbox 360 E console only. For information about connecting other Xbox consoles, see Connect an Xbox 360 S console or an original Xbox 360 console to a TV.

How to connect

Connect Xbox 360 E: Using HDMI cable

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The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) cable is the most common cable to use with HDTV and high-definition monitors.

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  1. Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI port.
  2. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI input on your HDTV or monitor.
  3. Turn on your TV and console.
  • If you do not see the Xbox Dashboard when you turn on your TV and console, you might need to select the video input
  • The console automatically uses the default display settings. If you want to try to improve the video display, you can change the settings on the console.

Connect Xbox 360 E: Using Xbox 360 composite cable

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Xbox 360 E 3.5mm Composite A/V Cable

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  1. Connect the small 3.5mm connector to the appropriate port on the console.
  2. Locate the A/V ports on your TV or monitor. Connect the color-coded connectors on the composite A/V cable to the corresponding ports on the TV as follows:

    Yellow = composite video
    Red = right-channel analog audio
    White = left-channel analog audio

    Note Monaural (mono) TVs have only one audio port. Connect either the red or white connector to the TV.

  3. Turn on the TV and console.

When you turn on the console and TV, you should see the Xbox Dashboard on your display.

  • If you do not see the Xbox Dashboard, you might need to change the video input setting. To change the video input setting, refer to your TV or Entertainment Center manual for instructions.
  • To improve the video display, you can change the default settings.

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