I've rented xbox and had to use the regular patch cords to my system. How is the A/V pack different? What connections are there available? A friend and I played Halo about 14 hours straight. Thank goodness for long weekends!! Needless to say playing Halo on a 100 inch screen just rocks! However I would've liked to hear those crazy alien comments in 5.1. Soon to be an Xbox owner.