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Discussion in 'Xbox Consoles' started by sam13_90, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. sam13_90

    sam13_90 Mystic Master Sam

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    My dad got about 2000 tax refund back from the government and is going to use it for Christmas presents. i have asked non-stop for an xbox for about a month now, and he has finally caved in and said he will get me one.

    we went out today to get one(he said that he would hide it and not let me have it until Christmas). We went to Walmart, Bestbuy, and Ebgames. i really want an elite because it will be my first xbox and i like the look of black better than white(darn Nintendo not making black wii's)

    all three stores did not have a single elite but have more than 4 copies each of the xbox one.

    i think i might tell me dad to buy me the halo one because it is also cheaper. **i have looked at the floated thread already**

    i am asking everyone here to tell me, which one is better, please dont tell me that the elite is better because of the 120 hdd.

    i need to know, if i get an elite, i will most likely get a splitter to turn the hdmi signal into a dvi-d signal so i can play it on my computer monitor.(my tv is not a flat screen, its a tube tv and only has composite input(red, white, yellow)

    which one would be better for my home, which one is the better deal?
     
  2. SensesFail

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    well the elite is a better deal, your basically paying for a green paint job and cool controllers if you buy the Halo 360. personally, id go with the elite. 20gb just wont last you. if you want to buy movies, games, download demos/videos its going to fill u quick. im already considering getting a second 20gb hard drive.
     
  3. Syntax

    Syntax That Canucks Fan

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    Difference between the Xbox 360 Elite and the Halo 3 Xbox 360

    Halo 3 Xbox 360:

    Cost: Around $400.00

    Features:
    Xbox 360 Elite:

    Cost: $449.99


    Basically if I were you I would go with the Xbox 360 Elite considering that it is only $50.00 more than the Halo 3 Console and that it comes with a 120 GB HD instead of a 20 GB HD.
     
  4. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    I would also recommend the Elite over the Halo edition Xbox 360 for the reasons listed above, the 120 gig hard drive more than makes up for the 50 dollar difference, seeing as how by themselves the 20 gig sells for $99.99 and the 120 gig sells for $179.99 (Best Buy). Also I personally think the Halo edition looks terrible, that color is hideous.
     
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    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Premium...
     
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    The Premium console, from what I understand, only comes with a 20 GB HD.
     
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    LevesqueIsKing An Instant Classic

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    You were going to get the Elite because you like Black more than White?

    :wtf: :shocked: :yikes:
     
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    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    I agree that is not a good reason to get a system, but the black is a big draw for me as well, but I'm stuck with my white 360 and my white Wii, oh well, there are worse things. Pretty soon Sony is going to release a white PS3 :D.
     
  9. sam13_90

    sam13_90 Mystic Master Sam

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    of course the black console was not the only reason i liked the elite, i liked that it had the 120 gig hard drive, i just wondered if i would have to use it.

    i also liked the fact that black is a better color than that (almost) sickly green.

    i am also thinking of waiting till Christmas to get it.does anyone know if the new 65 mm chips will be out by christmas?
     
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    Game stop has an Elite holiday bundle for $450 right now with Forza 2 and Marvel alliance something. I figure you save $79 on the bigger HD, $50 for the HDMI cable, $100 for the games and it comes in black for free. That's saving your Dad $179 over buying the halo version and everything seperate. Or $200 over the Pro version. BTW I just ordered one for myself, can't wait until it gets here in 5-10 business days!
     
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    Probably but I heard they already included them on the Halo Xbox's (if they're still seeling those)
     
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    I don't see why they would still be selling any with out the new chip but hey what do I know about makeing billions of dollars? Lol
     
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    Probably just withholding regulars with the 65mm for the holiday season and released the Halo ones because well.. Halo was in September lol
     
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    Yeah but they would save a ton of heart ache buy releasing it as soon as possible that way they spend less money and man hours repairing the broke back 360's, since there wouldbe less of them out there.
     
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    sam13_90 Mystic Master Sam

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    that would make the most sense, but as we all most likely know, Microsoft hasn't made the best decisions lately. i mean ... vista ... cmon Microsoft!

    also chewtoy, thanks for telling me about the Xbox bundle. unfortantly, they wont ship that item to canada, and thats where i live.
     
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    That's funny because I probably live further than you do! Lol Just not in Canada... That's so dumb...
     
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    if u have the space, you will use it..downloading demos get addicting lol, 20gb dont go far, but you can always delete stuff. it is a reasonable amount of space. but 120gb is more than enough
     
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    I say go with the Elite, it has way more function, has a 120gb hardrive, has built-in HDMI, and many more reasons so I think you should get one. No one knows when the new elites with the 65nm chips will be out probably when GTA 4 or the holidays come around.
     
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    sam13_90 Mystic Master Sam

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    thanks or everyones help!
    i found out that the bundle is not ebgames exclusive so my dad and I went out to a Futureshop near my house and got an elite!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!

    unfortunately, since he bought it, he is now with holding it from me. he is going to give it to me for Christmas. crud ... only 2 more months :'(

    now that i have it, i am getting my mom to get me halo 3 for Christmas, i have some money, i am just wondering, i want to get the black play and charge kit, is this kit worth it?(i already have rechargeable batteries for my wii)

    and i am also wondering what game i should get, should i get gears or war, or Bioshock or i am also really wanting to get naruto rise of a ninja? it looks really good and i love the anime/manga series. what do you guys think i should do?

    i also think mass effect is going to be good ...
     
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