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    region free?

    i couldnt find a thread on this but apologies incase there is one, with the gbp being so strong against the usd im wondering if i can pick up a 360 elite in the states and will it work in the uk with uk games? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cif
    i couldnt find a thread on this but apologies incase there is one, with the gbp being so strong against the usd im wondering if i can pick up a 360 elite in the states and will it work in the uk with uk games? thanks
    the 360 isn't as "region free" as the PS3.

    there are region free games available (see playasia.com) but the
    quantity is fairly insignificant compared to the full catalogue of PAL
    games available.

    the HD-DVD drive as far as i'm aware is still region free whilst the
    HD-DVD lobby decide upon what type of region protection they want
    added....this means that even when region protection is added to
    HD-DVD's the current batch of drives will still play disks from any region.


    personally, i wouldn't buy an NTSC 360....save your pennies and get the
    PAL elite when it debuts here during August / September.
    Last edited by FR3344LL; 08-06-2007 at 01:14 PM.
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    to my knowledge i wont be saving money waiting though, the elite at best buy is 480 usd 540 after tax's(i believe?) which is only 265 gbp and on ebuyer they have the elite down for 330 gbp. or am i wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cif
    to my knowledge i wont be saving money waiting though, the elite at best buy is 480 usd 540 after tax's(i believe?) which is only 265 gbp and on ebuyer they have the elite down for 330 gbp. or am i wrong?
    you're quite right saying that the 360 elite will be £330.

    but....(and there always is one isn't there?) what if your 360 decides
    to give up the ghost?
    i know M$ have introduced a 3 year warranty as standard, but i don't
    know if this covers grey imports...

    before you part with your hard earned moolah, i'd do some homework and
    find out if your NTSC machine is coverd in PAL territories, you might be in
    for a nasty shock if it isn't, which could lead to expensive repair work
    which will be false economy.
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    ya and the lack of games is a downer, i think ill have to give it a miss, saving the money is ok but whats the point of having a console if you cant get the games you want, and the fact if it breaks im kinda ****ed, and tbh i cant afford this atm i was only gunna get it because of the money i would be saving and cause im thinking of getting one in the future, i guess ill stick the the orgional plan and get one for christmas thanks for you help

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