Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite
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Great while it lasts, after that though...
8 May 2010
Summary: I need to check my warranty. I am sure newegg will continue to be great if it is still active. I am thinking about modding my next system. I am not sure, but it may be able to help.
Pros: This system is great fun while it lasts. Large game library, and a lot of people to play with online. Newegg is one of the best companies in the world. I absolutely love them.
Cons: The reliablity and durability of these systems are horrible. I have not had this system for a year yet, and it is already giving me trouble. It hasn't gotten rrod [yet], but the disc drive is bad. Every time I put in a game, it says "open tray" as if I have nothing in there, and I cannot play the...
Cons: The seal on the xbox looked to have two seals the one of which was on the bottom appeared to be broken with a new circular seal applied. So it looked like my xbox box has been opened! I got the Open box unit for the brand new price! It is not the jasper chipset either even though its the new bund...
Summary: Newegg was quick with the delivery the first time, we'll find out how it goes the second time around. I called Newegg and they said they WILL reimburst me for the shipping costs to ship it back to them. KUDOS!
Pros: Everything was in the box, all sealed up nicely. Great bundle package!!!
Cons: 5 minutes of gameplay and it broke. I was playing with a buddy of mine on XBOX LIVE (GTA IV), and I recieved a "Disc Is Unreadable" error. I gave me 2 options: Clean the disc or reboot the console. So I did both, and within 20 minutes it gave me the error twice. So then I tried the copy of RE5 th...
Summary: Kids towel trick worked for about one week,, then the 3 rings came back. I got a second xbox so I can keep one good one and have the second one being fixed via RMA,, lol stupid fix but it works. (dont know if the new one has the new smaller chip or not).
Pros: Kid loves it! This is a update from a early post
Cons: It has a 3 rings of death problem that they dont want to fix. It just gets way to hot if you play it for over 3 or 4 hours. Dont you even think about moving it around while it has a dvd game in it or it will eat it up.! (big round ring on the disk)
Summary: Lets face it, its a great game toy. But why dont they fix the 3 rings of death problem? Kid put it in a towel for 20 min to let the tin remelt on the gpu. Fixed it for now. Just got the box to send it back to them for a rma,, but now its working. (for now)
Pros: Works great, kid loved it for a year and two months before he got the 3rings of death.
Cons: Its runs way to hot. They need to come out with a new xbox that will move the gpu/cpu to a cooler place asap!
Summary: Regret buying it. Could have bought a PS3 instead. They don't get the red rings of death. Also, for $50/year for Gold service I expect DEDICATED game servers, not user hosted games. MS decided that they want to compensate me with the Gold service credited back to me + 1600 points.
Pros: Black color, Free games, comes with HDMI cable, games look nice on my TV
Cons: Died in 4 days. Having friends log into their accounts locally is more complicated then it needs to be. XBL users have a slew of cussing they can teach your kids (Thankfully, you can turn voice off, but not everyone will know about it). XBL Gold costs $50? No standard WiFi (The supplied LAN cable...
Summary: I have this and the PS3 and I'm sorry to say that I am a Sony convert. I love some XBox only games, but it just doesn't compare to what sony is giving you out of the box (wifi, free online gaming, internet browser, and blue ray.)
Pros: Lots of games are already out.
Cons: Not HD-DVD ready, no wifi, and it broke within the first two days. Microsoft is doing it's classic nickel and dime BS, only this time it's hundreds of dollars extra.
Summary: the next edition of the elite will dominate
Pros: Looks great, large hard drive, black controllers, HDMI cables.
Cons: When I purchased this product it was at a local store. There were maybe 3 shipped to my area (south florida) every month. After I bought the product I set it up but it had online problems. It would loose connection through the ethernet within 30 seconds of logging on and would not re-sign in. I b...