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hooskins 12-18-2007 08:40 PM

Looking to buy an XBox 360
 
Guys I am looking to buy a 360, I don't need like the top tier one or whatever. Some of you guys know a lot more about systems and electronics pricing in general so I had a couple questions.

First and foremost, what is price currently and are there going to be any cuts soon? With that are there any good bundles out there? I am most definately looking for an extra controller and games(halo, etc).

Also should I buy a warranty?

Basically I need to know the basic 360isms.

hooskins 12-18-2007 08:41 PM

Re: Looking to buy an XBox 360
 
I have always been a Sony person too starting with PS, so this is a big switch for me and I don't know much.

Mattyk 12-18-2007 09:14 PM

Re: Looking to buy an XBox 360
 
A lot of good info here:

[url=http://www.gamespot.com/console-resource/xbox360/index.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=multimodule&tag=multimodule;picks;title;5]Xbox 360 Console Resource Center : Game System, Specs, Accessories, Price, Games List on GameSpot[/url]

I made the switch from Sony to the Xbox and I don't regret it one bit. If you like online gaming the 360 is the best way to go right now, Xbox Live is so well done it's not even funny.

The premium console is probably your best bet and it sells for $349 and includes a 20 GB hard drive, wireless controller, and headset.

There's a table on this page that shows the difference between all the different versions.

[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360]Xbox 360 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/url]

hooskins 12-18-2007 09:42 PM

Re: Looking to buy an XBox 360
 
Thanks. So I guess I will be looking at the 20G. I don't think I would ever need 120. I mean are mod chips cheap, because I heard you can just save games onto the harddrive.

I wonder how much space a game would take up.

EARTHQUAKE2689 12-18-2007 10:05 PM

Re: Looking to buy an XBox 360
 
regardless what you like to do the pro is the best one

mredskins 12-18-2007 10:09 PM

Re: Looking to buy an XBox 360
 
I have the 20g never came close to filling it.

hooskins 12-19-2007 01:33 AM

Re: Looking to buy an XBox 360
 
Thanks guys. I appreciate all the help. Also I know this must be asked alot but is it really worth paying for XBox Live? PS3's service is for free. That along with my loyalty for the past 6-7 year to Sony are the only things holding me back.

hooskins 12-19-2007 01:37 AM

Re: Looking to buy an XBox 360
 
Also I was looking into
[url=http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360halo3console/default.htmttp://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360halo3console/default.htm]Xbox.com | Product Detail - Xbox 360™ Halo 3 Special Edition Console[/url]

because I want halo, and beside the ugly color it's pretty much a pro right>?

EternalEnigma21 12-19-2007 01:45 AM

Re: Looking to buy an XBox 360
 
yeah the xbox live is worth paying for. the ps3 home demo looked pretty cool for online chatting, which Im not really into... but nonetheless HOME looked pretty cool.

xbox live premium subscription is the way you play online and yes its worth every penny. dont even get the system if you're not going to plan on playing online, because most games are just okay in single player modes...

the live competition online for madden or ncaa is addictive as hell, and cod4... what an amazing online game...

btw... I see there are new maps on cod4 that I haven't played... I just saw a new one when I got home from work.... also some more team games available to play. I guess they plan on updating things to keep it fresh.

dmek25 12-19-2007 06:52 AM

Re: Looking to buy an XBox 360
 
my son is about to join the 360 live movement. anything i need to know about it? just get connected, subscribe to live, and away we go?

Mattyk 12-19-2007 09:26 AM

Re: Looking to buy an XBox 360
 
[quote=dmek25;394921]my son is about to join the 360 live movement. anything i need to know about it? just get connected, subscribe to live, and away we go?[/quote]

Yeah it's that easy for the most part.

Mattyk 12-19-2007 09:27 AM

Re: Looking to buy an XBox 360
 
[quote=hooskins;394901]Thanks guys. I appreciate all the help. Also I know this must be asked alot but is it really worth paying for XBox Live? PS3's service is for free. That along with my loyalty for the past 6-7 year to Sony are the only things holding me back.[/quote]

It's definitely worth it. No question. You won't regret it.

onlydarksets 12-19-2007 09:55 AM

Re: Looking to buy an XBox 360
 
If you think you want to use this as an HD-DVD player (with the optional HD-DVD drive) in the future, I suggest getting the Pro (or Elite?) with the HDMI output. The HD-DVD drive works fine right now to play movies, but at some point the stupidios are going to start enabling HDCP on movies, which will render a 360 with just component outputs useless for watching HD-DVD. Just a safeguard for the future.

hooskins 12-19-2007 11:17 AM

Re: Looking to buy an XBox 360
 
[quote=onlydarksets;394957]If you think you want to use this as an HD-DVD player (with the optional HD-DVD drive) in the future, I suggest getting the Pro (or Elite?) with the HDMI output. The HD-DVD drive works fine right now to play movies, but at some point the stupidios are going to start enabling HDCP on movies, which will render a 360 with just component outputs useless for watching HD-DVD. Just a safeguard for the future.[/quote]

[url=http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/compare101.htm?WT.svl=nav]Xbox.com | Xbox 360 - Which Console for You?[/url]

I am looking at the chart here comparing Pro and Elite adn I don't see the difference there. Only thing is I would have to buy the hdmi cable later, which I wouldnt mind.

Am I correct or is there a hardware difference in terms of DVD stuff?

onlydarksets 12-19-2007 11:35 AM

Re: Looking to buy an XBox 360
 
There used to be (my Pro has only component) - but it looks like HDMI is standard on all versions now. Nevermind!


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