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I noticed that no one mentioned the "Ring of Death" on the 360... If you haven't read about it; go check here. It might be something to consider!
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lots more such as?

I dont really know wht the PS3 does.
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I noticed that no one mentioned the "Ring of Death" on the 360... If you haven't read about it; go check here. It might be something to consider!
Definitely soemthing to consider, but not worth losing too much sleep over. Statistically, the ring of death does not occur as often as forum conversation might make it appear...you would think that one out of every three X360s died, if you believed all the rhetoric. Many people have been using their X360 from day one with no problems. Small consolation to those that have experienced the red ring, of course.

MS does appear to be adding extra cooling to the X360 to help combat the red ring, or so I saw reported on xbox-scene.com this morning anyway.
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Also as an owner of both consoles it depends on personal preference. There are many pros and cons on both consoles. No matter what anyone says in a years time the PS3 will be streaks ahead of the 360. Look at its Stats compared to the 360. Its just that the Heavyweight game producers have'nt produced any games that take advantage of the PS3's true potential. The 360 is more fun to play as the Xbox Live is a great experience especially in Forza Motorsport 2. There are heaps of games out for the 360 aswell compared to the PS3 where it has been very dissapointing in my opinion. There will be many games coming out for the PS3 but we wont see these until Christmas.
In my opinion I would buy the 360 now as it is great value in todays market and then pick up a PS3 at christmas as the games will be out then and it will be a couple of hundred dollars cheaper.

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I noticed that no one mentioned the "Ring of Death" on the 360... If you haven't read about it; go check here. It might be something to consider!
The ring of death doesnt even happen that much any more there are just as many PS3s that have problems with the Blu ray drives failing.I have both and my xbox360 has died,I just sent it back and got a new one,My PS3 has also died and it was a hasle to get sony to fix it for me they thought that i broke it or somthing.I am a BIG MGS fan but its not out yet and it dosent look that good any ways,I would just go with the 360 atleast you know that the games that are soon to come out and that will come out latter will look bomb,PS3 is just not there yet as far as in gaming.
    
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I havent figured out my TV though, when I set my res on my computer I cant get it to go higher than 1024x768 for some reason.
Provided it can actually reach 1024x768 then it should be able to handle 720p and 1080i like most HD-TVs on the market.

Another factor to consider is noise: as someone who has played both systems extensively, I can say that the PS3 is noticeably quieter (and thus cooler) than the 360 thanks to a larger slower spinning fan. This was the deciding factor for me and why I'm waiting until a) the Elite is released in the UK and b) it moves to a 65nm process so it runs cooler before I pick one up.

I'll agree that the RROD isn't as prevalent as its vocal sufferers would have you believe, but still something to take into account. The extra heat sinks they are adding are a definite step in the right direction, but you can't sure of getting one in a new retail package for a while.

Also, I don't think it was mentioned specifically, but the PS3 comes with a SIXAXIS charging cable (which is basically a branded USB cable, I already have 6 in my room from MP3 players alone ) so you won't have to buy a Microsoft proprietary one which might offset the price difference between controllers if you plan on going wireless.

If 60GB isn't enough, you can upgrade the PS3s internal HDD to a notebook SATA drive of your choosing again removing the bind to proprietary hardware. Guide here.

As said before, you won't be disappointed with either system. Pick it for the games, and if you are still undecided then look at the extra features that matter to you.
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My choice on the system is really simple. Whichever one has more games that I want to play wins. I like the 360, but it only Dead Rising and Lost Odyssey that I'm interested in. PS3 has a lot of the franchises I want to play (some of them are being ported to the 360, hmm).

It's a tough choice, though, I really want to play Lost Odyssey when it's released, but I prefer the PS3. I don't care too much for which system has the better specs.
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As far as the Ring of Death. If you keep the 360 in a well ventilated area you will be absolutely fine
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