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Windows 7: Microsoft announces new Xbox 360

17 Jun 2010   #31
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Remember, the original 360 had a 1 year warranty as well. The 3 year RROD warranty came after the fact that so many of them blew up. If this proves to be a problem going forward, I'm sure they would also increase the warranty.


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17 Jun 2010   #32
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Remember, the original 360 had a 1 year warranty as well. The 3 year RROD warranty came after the fact that so many of them blew up. If this proves to be a problem going forward, I'm sure they would also increase the warranty.
Yeah, I would expect them to extend it as well, if RRODs become an issue. I think that MS has had enough time and experience with the RROD that this new hardware should be at least as good as the Elites, which were pretty stable and solid when it came to not getting the RROD.
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17 Jun 2010   #33
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

They really did a good job adddressing most concerns. BUT...

Where is the bluray?!?!?

Ugh, Bluray is here, here now, players are cheap (As cheap as DVD players when gen 1 was released). It's time to have upgraded. THis was a big misstep and could have really breathed some more life into the console. The door is still WIDE open for people to buy a PS3 instead because they get a "free" bluray player with their new console. And bottom line, it just looks way better on the bullet point slicksheet.
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17 Jun 2010   #34
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
They really did a good job adddressing most concerns. BUT...

Where is the bluray?!?!?

Ugh, Bluray is here, here now, players are cheap (As cheap as DVD players when gen 1 was released). It's time to have upgraded. THis was a big misstep and could have really breathed some more life into the console. The door is still WIDE open for people to buy a PS3 instead because they get a "free" bluray player with their new console. And bottom line, it just looks way better on the bullet point slicksheet.
I can see where you're coming from, however I think a lot of people, myself included, don't really watch movies using their XBox, unless it is through Netflix. I agree that it would look nice in the specs, but they are probably waiting for the next gen Xbox to implement it.
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17 Jun 2010   #35
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
They really did a good job adddressing most concerns. BUT...

Where is the bluray?!?!?

Ugh, Bluray is here, here now, players are cheap (As cheap as DVD players when gen 1 was released). It's time to have upgraded. THis was a big misstep and could have really breathed some more life into the console. The door is still WIDE open for people to buy a PS3 instead because they get a "free" bluray player with their new console. And bottom line, it just looks way better on the bullet point slicksheet.
I don't even know anyone personally (meaning not including online friends) that actually watches blu-ray. Its not as great as its made out to be.

Blu-ray games? The PS3 takes forever to load games and even longer to install them! If you want a blu-ray player then go buy one. Its that simple. If blu-ray players are so cheap then what is the problem with buying one seperately?
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17 Jun 2010   #36
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Correct me if Im wrong, but isnt BluRay propriety to Sony?
I cant say I've seen many bluray players in the shops, except for the PS3.
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17 Jun 2010   #37
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

There are several bluray players and burners by the ussualy manufacturers for PCs..

I totaly agree that it's not necessary thing at all for any real practical reason. But it's a big marketing issue.

I have a bluray deck, my laptop has a BD player, my desktop has a BD burner, my brand new gen 3 xbox has a.... DVD player :P

The PS3 fanatics use that excuse contantly to bash the xbox. If your trying to compete with someone, sometimes you need to take them on face to face.
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17 Jun 2010   #38
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Ah yep, sure. I think my reliable source just got less reliable...
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17 Jun 2010   #39
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
I don't even know anyone personally (meaning not including online friends) that actually watches blu-ray. Its not as great as its made out to be.
I watch BluRay discs. I have 2 stand alone players in my home and almost exclusively rent bluray titles from Netflix at this point.

My dad has a BR player and my wife's dad also has a BR player. And I lend out my BR movies to quite a number of people at work who have BR players. They aren't mainstream here yet...but I know lots personally who have them.

And I also don't use my game consoles to watch movies. I have stand alone players for that.
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18 Jun 2010   #40
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
I don't even know anyone personally (meaning not including online friends) that actually watches blu-ray. Its not as great as its made out to be.
I watch BluRay discs. I have 2 stand alone players in my home and almost exclusively rent bluray titles from Netflix at this point.

My dad has a BR player and my wife's dad also has a BR player. And I lend out my BR movies to quite a number of people at work who have BR players. They aren't mainstream here yet...but I know lots personally who have them.

And I also don't use my game consoles to watch movies. I have stand alone players for that.
I bought a BD player about a year ago replacing my very nice up-conversion DVD player. The BD player works great and I really like it, however I have notice over the last year that my video viewing has changed. Instead of watching DVDs or BDs I am watching .AVI or .MKV files. I pay for a subscription that lets me download the movie and watch it, very cool. My BD Player now has dust on it. 5 years ago if you would have asked me if I would be giving up my DVD player (humm BD player now-a-days) I would have said never!
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