Every other piece of equipment in my HT setup can be controlled via a remote control. Of course, in many instances, 1 remote will do the job. Obviously, this isn't new to anyone. Call me lazy, but it would sure be nice if I could do that with the xbox. I havn't seen the dvd xbox remote, but I would imagine it has a on/off button. So therefore, the xbox must have an infrared receiver in it. I have no interest in using the xbox as a dvd player and I certainly don't want to pay 30 bucks and have another remote laying around just to turn it on and off. I wonder if anyone has figured out a code to program into their universal remote to work with the xbox. If you know of such a thing - please speak up.