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...Are we really having "console wars" in an overclocking forums over 5 years after the release?
I merely meant the wars between the different consoles, not between consoles and PC, if that's what you're questioning?
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I don't mean to say oh "x" is better than "z" but all this madness is making me love my PC more each day.
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and how many of these major flaws have happened to the 360,seems like every year there is some new major problem, they better replace them, this console has been a disaster from the start from a technical standpoint, ms needs to stick to software there hardware devices are disasters
my son has had problems with both of his xboxs (original and 360).
i have had many MS keyboards, mice, zunes and have never had a single problem with them.
i think it is the xbox that has the problems, not the rest of MS hardware.


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I'm done with the xbox, they are trash. Plus, they don't have any games so it isn't worth having to have my hardware repaired every other day.
i dont know what console youve been looking at but i can see alot of games in the 360 library.

if you read the post they said "replaced" not repaired. i think that they are going out of there way to help get out new consoles.

for those who use LT+ for there backups this might be an issue. i see that C4Eva will have his work cut out for him
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Is there any way to tell which consoles may be affected without updating?
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I'm still on my original 20GB launch console. I'm really hoping mine is one of the few that's affected by this as I'd love a new, updated Xbox.

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I just talked to the rep since I was effect by this during the beta. Those who are effected will know right away because disks won't read after tomorrows system update. This is for older systems with incompatible DVD drives.
Is it all game discs or only newer games (produced after a certain date)? I dont have any new games to try out but I could throw Rockband in to see if it works or not.
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Even my elite?
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I'm still on my original 20GB launch console. I'm really hoping mine is one of the few that's affected by this as I'd love a new, updated Xbox.


Is it all game discs or only newer games (produced after a certain date)? I dont have any new games to try out but I could throw Rockband in to see if it works or not.
I'm still on my original 20Gb as well. From what I know it's any disks. As the new disks haven't been used yet. Just run the update tomorrow and you should know right away after trying a few out.
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The reason they are doing this is probably intentional because the older Xbox's that were still functioning could be easily hacked, while the newer ones are harder to hack.
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Sony make much more solid consumer hardware to me. I've had a number of their speakers and stereo systems over the years never once broke. Only fault I can place on them would be a 60GB PS3 I had which YLOD'D but was my own fault for not allowing it to ventilate properly.


But their network could admittedly use a few more experts, and firewalls by the sounds of it.
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