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post #1 of 22
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Now I have a few questions.

1-What Kind of HDMI cable do I need?..I always hear about different cable versions!

2-Is the 256 MB enough for save games or DO I need the 20GB HD for more Storage.....Or can I just get an external HD?
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this works fine, or something similar

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x...60hdmiavcable/
    
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post #3 of 22
I recommend any Rosewill HDMI cable (depending on which length you need)

As for the storage, honestly I don't know. I think 256MB should be enough, at least to start, based on how big save game files typically are...
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If you plan on going on XBL you definitely need a hard drive.
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you dont need an xbox brand hdmi cable, any old cable will work and there is very VERY little differance between expensive ones and cheap ones.

Also for save games 256 should be enough but you may want to install a couple games or download some game content.

Banjo and Kazooi highly recommended.

Also you can get a 20gig hdd for 30$ through this promotion:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/hddoffer/default.htm

If I had an arcade I would jump on this because its a great deal.
    
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post #6 of 22
if the display port on the xbox is proprietary, i would probably look to ebay for a solution as the xbox branded ones are pricey

game saves are fine on 256MB, but if you plan on d/ling demos or xbl games, a HDD is a must
    
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post #7 of 22
I would save up 100 bucks for the 60GB hdd and live pack. You get 3 months of live and a headset and the HDD so thats a decent enought value ( upgrades your arcade to a "pro" and 3 months of XBL for the same price as just a pro )
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dude dont listen to these guys 30$ for a 20 gig hdd and 3 months gold is an insane deal.

The only real purpose for a huge hard drive is if you want to install all your games.
    
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Originally Posted by kmo_9000 View Post
dude dont listen to these guys 30$ for a 20 gig hdd and 3 months gold is an insane deal.

The only real purpose for a huge hard drive is if you want to install all your games.
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+$70 for 40GB of extra space? I don't think so...
    
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you dont need an xbox brand hdmi cable, any old cable will work and there is very VERY little differance between expensive ones and cheap ones.

Also for save games 256 should be enough but you may want to install a couple games or download some game content.

Banjo and Kazooi highly recommended.

Also you can get a 20gig hdd for 30$ through this promotion:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/hddoffer/default.htm

If I had an arcade I would jump on this because its a great deal.
I just ordered it!
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