How to Save Movies to an XBox 360 Hard Drive

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How to Save Movies to an XBox 360 Hard Drive
You can watch and save your favourite movies to your Xbox 360 hard-drive. (box with movie film image by Oleg Verbitsky from

The Xbox 360 is the second-generation video game system created by Microsoft. One of the popular features of the Xbox 360 is Xbox Live. Xbox Live provides users the platform for downloading free game demos and arcade games, watching HD television shows and movies as well as chatting and photo sharing. With a paid membership users can playing games online, buy game add-ones and stream movies. With the Xbox 360 and a paid membership users can save movies directly onto their Xbox 360 hard-drive.

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Things you need

  • Xbox 360
  • Paid Xbox 360 membership
  • Microsoft points

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    Connect your Xbox 360 to your television with a with either the Xbox 360 component HD AV cable, the Xbox 360 composite AV cable, the Xbox 360 S-video cable or the Xbox 360 VGA HD AV cable.

  2. 2

    Connect your Xbox 360 to your Internet with your cable modem ethernet cable.

  3. 3

    Turn on your Xbox 360 and your television. Make sure that your television is set to the correct HDTV settings for your Xbox 360.

  4. 4

    Log on into your Xbox 360 paid membership account. When you log on into your account you will be taken to your Xbox 360 dashboard.

  5. 5

    Using the arrows on your "D-Pad" on your Xbox 360 controller and cycle through your dashboard until you locate "Video Market Place."

  6. 6

    Select a virtual market to buy your movie from. At the Video Market Place located on your dashboard you will have two choices for renting and buying movies at a virtual video store. You can select "Zune" or "Netflix" to buy a movie that can be saved to your Xbox 360 hard drive.

  7. 7

    Select and buy the movie of your choice form either "Zune" or "Netflix." Once you accept the terms of the purchase the movie will automatically save to your XBO 360 hard drive.

Tips and warnings

  • Obtain a paid membership online at the official Xbox 360 website.
  • Buy a Microsoft points card that can be added to your Xbox 360 account at your local video game stores.
  • Renting or purchasing a movie at Zune requires Microsoft points.
  • Renting or purchasing a movie at Netflix requires a credit card.

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