Set up Auto Shut-Off for xBox 360
Playing video games can run up your power bill more than you realize especially if you leave your xBox 360 on all the time, even when you are not playing games.
Of the three major consoles (PlayStation 3, xBox 360, and Wii) the xBox 360 is second in terms of using the most energy. Leaving your xBox 360 on every day, all day, you are using enough energy to run two brand new refrigerators for an entire year, which is a lot considering that video games are considered luxuries, more so than a refrigerator.
Well, there are things that you can do to cut down you energy usage that won't really cut down you playing. You just need to remember to cut off your xBox 360 in order to save some power.
You don't have to sacrifice your gaming customs in order to save energy. You can follow the following five steps to set up auto shut-off for your xBox 360. Automatic shut down will turn off your xBox console after it has gone idle for a certain time frame, which will make the console more energy efficient, which will in turn save you money on your power bill.
If you want the dollar amount, bu shutting off your xBox when you are not using it, you will pay about $11 a year for playing video games on an xBox, whereas if you leave the video game console on all the time, you will be paying about $103 a year.
Turn on the Auto-Off Feature
Step 1. Remove any discs from your xBox and turn it on. When you are at the main menu, you want to scroll to the right to the "System" tab and press the A button on your controller in order to select "Control Setting."
Step 2. When on the "Console Setting" screen, you want to scroll down to "Shutdown" and press the A button on your controller.
Step 3. When on the "Shutdown" screen, press the A button on your controller in order to select "Auto-Off." You will notice that the feature is "Disabled" initially.
Step 4. On the "Auto-Off" screen, press the A button on your controller in order to select "Enable," which will turn on the auto-off feature.
Step 5. Once you enable the Auto-Off feature, you should return to the "Shutdown" screen, where you should notice that the Auto-Off feature now saws "Enabled."
Once you have abled the Auto-Off feature, you want to save your game as frequently as you can while you are playing because the feature will shut off your xBox after it has been idle for six hours.