I'm looking at chipping my xbox, mainly so I use XBMC to stream music from a PC elsewhere but also because it has so many emulators and I may be able to get rid of the PS2 if I can get the PS1 version of TR working on it. I do use Live a lot though and am worried about getting banned. I see the new Xenium and Smartxx have some kind of protection against that. Couple of questions. 1. How do these chips stop you from getting banned? Is it a case of choosing the BIOS to boot to and the chip bios won't let you connect? 2. Are all these emulators and the games legal? I see people selling DVD's with thousands of games on them (SPectrum, C64 etc). I'm assuming these are copied DVD's. Is this legal to buy?