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XBOX 360 Elite

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:24 pm
by prozac26 ... 247713.php

Look interesting, includes a 120GB hard drive, and old school black finish.

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:32 pm
by mongol05
meh, I say. I don't see the point to have to spend all that money. Sure, you get a larger hard drive and a HDMI port, but I don't really need that much storage on my 360 and I'm getting great HD-ness out of the component cables I'm using.

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:01 pm
by stopthekilling77
hell, I like it. once i buy my pc parts, i'm buying a Wii, then i'm looking at a PS3 or one of these suckers. :mrgreen:

you can NEVER have too much storage :roll:

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:47 pm
by Tyron
The only ones who need storage right now are the Americans. Nobody else has the downloadable options they do.

I'll skip the elite. If I need more storage when/if microsoft offers movies and tv shows up here, I'll pick up the 120 gig drive seperately.

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:43 am
by tomato
The 360 Elite price point is close to the PS3, but it does not include a next-gen dvd drive (HD-DVD or Blu-Ray)... the PS3 offers Blu-Ray for just a little more $. And the bigger HD does not justify such a large price point. The PS3 price point was most likely an influence on the Elite price point... :(

As this is aimed at the more hardcore gamer, hopefully M$ will offer some sort of "trade-in" or "upgrade" program for those current 360 owners interested in purchasing the 360 Elite model... probably not, but one can hope.

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:43 am
by smack323
i would prefer the HD or Blu-ray drive over the bigger hard drive.

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:59 am
by mongol05
My guess is MS doesn't want to put a next gen dvd drive in their machine, because:
A) they've commited to never using it for games and thus would only be there for movie playback
B) if which ever format they put in was not the format war winner, they would be stuck with a worthless drive that was extra expensive to boot

If Blu Ray loses the format war, it will be interesting to see what happens with Sony.

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:48 pm
by vicaphit
Ive got a 120 gig HD in my modded xbox, and I have less than 20 left. though I have a bunch of backup games on it, and they take up a ton of space.

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:26 am
by tomato
Anyone who wants a bigger HD in their 360 should just mod it themselves and swap out the included HD with their desired storage capacity. It can't be much harder than swapping HD's in a computer, could it?

And the retail price for the optional larger 360 HD is a HUGE ripoff... US$180 I think?

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:09 pm
by smack323
well yeah if you have the space your going to use it in a modded 360 for sure.. my modded xbox i put in a 200gb hard drive and it was full of games a day after i put it in.. i am just talking about regular old xbox 360 users who only need to download game content and crap. 60gb is plenty. unless you are using it as a media center. then of course its a worthless amount.

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:18 am
by slugbug
XBOX 360 HDMI ver 1.2, while PS3 uses HDMI ver 1.3.

Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 3:15 pm
by InsolenceAndHeresy
And the 360 Elite is bloody hard to find. Went to 6 different stores over the weekend, none of them had any.

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 8:31 am
by tomato
Really? I saw 6 of them in my local Wal-Mart the other day...? :? Not worth the price of the upgrade from the Premium/Core, IMO :(