Hi HUKD !,
Well, the inevitable happened again. My xbox 360 succumbed to the 3RROD for the second time.
Its an old core system (and by old I mean manufactured in october of 05) and was repaired about 6 months ago by microsoft. The 3 year extended warranty is about to run out within the next few months so once this has been repaired then that's it (i'm not paying £90 or whatever to get it fixed so that it can break again !).
So I am now considering investing in one of the new Arcade consoles with the falcon chipset and HDMI output.
What I would like to know is if the falcon chipset has actually improved reliability in any noticable way ?. I have checked forums to find mixed messages about this (some say yes, others say no). Basically, my options are to get this one fixed, then sell and buy the Arcade, or get this one fixed, then if I get the 3RROD out of warranty then use one of the DIY fixes on the net.
If the new consoles with the falcon chipset have solved the majority of 3RROD issues then I would be happy to pay out the extra not to deal with it again. But if the same problems are cropping up then there's not much point in paying the extra just to go from 720 to 1080 resolution.
So basically, can anyone either recommend or condemn the new falcon chipset with regards to the 3RROD problems which have plagued the console thus far ?
Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated
All the best