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If you have one of the original Xbox 360's, you will need a special cable from Microsoft which allows for conversion from their proprietary port on the back to HDMI. If you have an HDMI port, you will find it right under the port that you would use were you connecting it with standard RCA or R/G/B cables. In either case, connect the cable, and plug the other end of the cable into the television. Double check that your video output settings are set to HDMI, as well as the audio output settings. (Unless you want audio on a different output, such as sending it to an external set of speakers.)

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