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XBOX 360, help?

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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
Hi there,

well since the release of Halo 3 i have been dying to buy an xbox 360, and have begun the search into buying one.

However, i soon found there are 3 different types (currently) with a 4th, 'Falcon', coming out i dont know when.

What i am trying to ask for is which of these consoles should i buy? what are the benefit of an elite except the HDMI cable, will i need the extra GB capacity it has? How useful is it? I will hopefully be using my xbox 360 on a computer monitor, so do i need the HDMI cable?

I currently live in spain at the moment, and the connection to the internet where i am in spain is very poor which i worry will hinder my online gaming with the xbox?

Is it worth waiting for this Falcon edition?
Im dreading buying one and then regretting waiting a couple of weeks for a newer one.

Also where would most users recommend buying one? in spain even?

Thanks Josh
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
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#1
The only advantage the "Elite" has now is the bigger hard drive. "Premiums" have now begun shipping with a HDMI port also, so just keep a look out and you should be able to pick up one with HDMI.

I'm no technical expert, but the main advantage of a HDMI port is to display in the Xbox in 1080p mode. But, you'll only gain that advantage if you have both a TV that supports 1080p and a game that does (all current Xbox games just upscale to 1080p, not natively display it.. including Halo 3).
#2
Play.com are selling a 360 premium for £199.99 and its a bargain - elite is pointless and the hdmi wont increase visual quality by that much

If your in a bad area for internet dont bother getting a 360 as without xbox live its not as good

But halo 3 is fantastic im 3 missions in and loving it
#3
buy a premium - £250 will get u a good set up. If ur internets ****** xbox live wont work too well. will keep disconnecting u. the elite not really worth buying, if it had an hd drive then it would. use the extra money to buy a few excellent games from the back catalogue. Happy gaming.
#4
Thanks Makster88, Dandoc2 and andy108uk for your replies, just wondering still though, what extra advantage is a bigger hard drive? what does it allow you to do? save games? store what?

if xbox360 isnt worth buying if i cant use xbox live effectively, then would you guys suggest getting a ps3 instead??

thanks Josh
#5
asky
Thanks Makster88, Dandoc2 and andy108uk for your replies, just wondering still though, what extra advantage is a bigger hard drive? what does it allow you to do? save games? store what?

if xbox360 isnt worth buying if i cant use xbox live effectively, then would you guys suggest getting a ps3 instead??

thanks Josh

if you cant use xbox live effectively then im assuming the PS3 will be the same :whistling:

i've had a premium, got the red ring of death so sold it and went elite. much better in black and the harddrive is important as i download lots of stuff from the marketplace. (game demo's, addons etc)

xbox is definitely worth the money mate.

i'd go premium as dandoc states its only 199.99 delivered from play.

dont buy a core system, they're just ****.
#6
also, i bought my elite from woolworths who ran a promotion that with every console bought brand new you got halo 3 standard edition free.

so for 300 quid i got an elite and halo 3. i also got 15 quid back via quidco so 285 all in :thumbsup:

maybe not the best deal, but i had sold my premium with accesories and games for 200 quid.
#7
theres a premium posted in the hot deals forum for 194 delivered via courier

i'd jump at that.
#8
The 'Falcon' is only a new chipset which will be in all 360s over time. its just a 65nm Chip which runs cooler.

nothing spesh

get an elite for coolness
#9
thanks for all your posts fitzybhoy, and i think ive finally been pushed over the edge into buying one now :)

like stejosh getting an elite simply for coolness sounds appealing :) do you recommend i buy a bundle because i am DEFO wanting halo 3.

Thanks again
Josh
#10
hi there i live in rural devon with quite poor internet but manage to use xbox live pretty well how bad is your connection??
#11
AvengingLiam
hi there i live in rural devon with quite poor internet but manage to use xbox live pretty well how bad is your connection??

download speed is about 30 kb/s is that sufficient do you think? also the connection is wireless, am i able to still use my wireless connection?

Thanks J
#12
asky
download speed is about 30 kb/s is that sufficient do you think? also the connection is wireless, am i able to still use my wireless connection?

Thanks J

30kb/s will not be good enough to play games smoothly.

if you have a wired ethernet connection use that. if you MUST use wireless, then you'll need to buy a wireless adaptor which is about 50 quid.
#13
asky
thanks for all your posts fitzybhoy, and i think ive finally been pushed over the edge into buying one now :)

like stejosh getting an elite simply for coolness sounds appealing :) do you recommend i buy a bundle because i am DEFO wanting halo 3.

Thanks again
Josh

if your definitely wanting halo 3 then you should find that in a bundle no probs.

the woolworths deal i got mines with expired a few days ago.

the elite is only worth it if your going to use your xbox to download lots of stuff from xbox live, like myself. i'll be turning my xbox into a media center and will be streaming HD movies through my xbox to my TV soon via lappy.

xbox live is a MUST mate, i only connected 3 months ago after having a 360 for nearly a year and god knows why i didnt connect before.
#15
cheers again fitz,

just wondering i have one of these:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-802-11G-WIreless-Network-Adapter/dp/B0007M69EM/ref=pd_sbs_ce_4/203-2296961-4950327

dont suppose that would be any use would it ? :S pardon my lack of knowledge of xbox online/live
#16
asky
cheers again fitz,

just wondering i have one of these:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-802-11G-WIreless-Network-Adapter/dp/B0007M69EM/ref=pd_sbs_ce_4/203-2296961-4950327

dont suppose that would be any use would it ? :S pardon my lack of knowledge of xbox online/live


No that won't work. I have one which I use for my PC when I have the ethernet cable plugged into the 360. I decided to give it a go out of curiosity to see if would allow me to connect to Xbox Live via this Belkin device but it doesn't work. I would strongly advise getting an ethernet cable to play it on Xbox Live. Wireless always seems to be a bit iffy and can hack you right off if everyone is lagging all over the place. Not sure how bad the official wireless thing for the 360 is though....
#17
thanks camilesno1 ill look out for an ethernet cable. about to go to my local electronics store to look at the prices for an xbox 360 pro/premium :)
#18
http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/8198/image028fm7.jpg

this is the deal at carrefour, however i cannot tell if this is premium or core? can you ? :S thanks j
#19
http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/8198/image028fm7.jpg


ok this is the deal at my hipermarket, however i cannot tell whether this is xbox premium or xbox core? can you?

next time i go ill obviously ask and probably buy it no matter what the price cos im very impatient :)



note: 'Bears' of war :)
#20
to me it looks like a premium for the fact it has the bit on top top of it - as the raised bit on the top is the hard drive, the cores dont have this bit (correct me if im wrong!!)
#21
amcol
to me it looks like a premium for the fact it has the bit on top top of it - as the raised bit on the top is the hard drive, the cores dont have this bit (correct me if im wrong!!)



Correct, also the silver tray and the wireless controller.

Core is white tray and wired controller.
#22
thanks very much LFC Muppet and amcol ! ill be getting it soon

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