I'm curious as to whether anybody's had issues with third party controllers on their XBox. Here's my example: I recently bought a MadCatz MC2 Racing Wheel (XBox version) which exhibited periodic controller disconnects (causing the game to stop). I exchanged it for another, with the same problem. A quick Google search shows that many other people have encountered this problem. So it made me wonder whether the "fault" lies with MadCatz or M$. Should we all be wary of third party controllers? It seems unbelievable that a manufacturer could ship a product with this kind of bug if it were known! Is M$ "drifting" the specs and tolerances of the controller section in the XBox? Martin.