The Xbox One has a HDMI port for television, so plugging an Xbox 360 into it should work. Is this possible without damaging anything?

  • 1
    Ummm... what? Why? – Ben Jan 5 '15 at 23:51
  • The Xbox One has a quick switch feature to go between movies/store/t.v and the game you are playing.Some people may need to be downloading a movie or watching their collection of downloaded movies from their 360. This means, while playing a game online, waiting for the matchmaking to occur, one can watch their movies or monitor downloads. Even have the 360 in screen for someone else to be playing music or a game on a really small quadrant of the screen. Some people may not want to risk trying this, and since, I have. It works seamlessly, and I don't need a remote.It seems like a good question. – Brok3n Jan 5 '15 at 23:57
  • OK... I think I follow. However, for the sake of clarity, maybe elaborate on the original question a bit. "Plugging my Xbone into my 360 should work right?" just seems a bit... unclear. "Can I put a fork in a toaster?" Yes, but I would advise against it... – Ben Jan 6 '15 at 0:07
  • 3
    Any resource explaining the basics of HDMI should be sufficient in reasoning why an HDMI output on your Xbox 360 will be compatible with the HDMI input on your Xbox One. – Thebluefish Jan 6 '15 at 0:38
  • 1
    I'm not demanding proof. I am hoping. It was more the question to be answered best. – Brok3n Jan 6 '15 at 16:15

Yes, plugging the Xbox 360 into the T.V port on your XboxOne will allow you to have both running with sound and visual. Even the Xbox One stereo connector will play the 360's sound through the One's controller(stereo connector connection). " http://support.xbox.com/en-AU/xbox-one/system/compatibility-with-xbox-360" Edit; However, video lag makes gaming at fast speeds pretty much unplayable due to the delay on the controller to the video delay of the display lag.

  • 1
    ... Huh. I didn't expect this to work. – Unionhawk Jan 6 '15 at 0:01
  • 1
    Please post a video. I would love to see this. – Virusboy Jan 6 '15 at 20:58
  • 2
    You do still have to use the 360 controller: just for completeness. – MrDobilina Jan 19 '15 at 15:30

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.