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News Xbox 360 Elite gets price cut, Pro phased out

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 27 Aug 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Skiddywinks

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    Damn, I may have to pick up an Elite now. The one I have is on the way out, I'm sure. £200 is a great bargain. Is that the 120GB HDD then?

    And we all knew they would have to drop their prices sooner rather than later.
     
  3. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    "and the Xbox 360 Elite will no longer come with an HDMI cable. "

    Refine and make improvements my ***
     
  4. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    "costs come down we pass those savings on to our customers in the form of price drops"

    and this explains a RISE in Arcade cost how?
     
  5. GhostRider_77

    GhostRider_77 Define "Normal"

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    I just bought an elite after the graphics chip melted in my 360 Core model.

    Nice bit of kit, even a bit quieter than previous models and with an extra 100gb of storage over my last one!
     
  6. Star*Dagger

    Star*Dagger New Member

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    Do you really want an HDMI cable that comes with the Xbox, you have to end up buying a nice gold one for 70 euros anyway.
     
  7. SteveU

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    My £2.99 eBay HDMI lead works a treat with my 360 thank you very much!!
     
  8. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    Nice :wallbash:

    There's no way I'm paying £160 just to play Brutal Legend and GOW2.
     
  9. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Muhahahaha! 70 EUR for an HDMI cable? :p

    The cable that came with my Elite works perfectly fine with both my 360 and two laptops. I don't think there's much to improve by buying an OTT-priced cable.
     
  10. Abhorsen

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    Just like buying a dedicated Soundcard for a pc. For most onboard sound is sufficient. For most a cheap HDMI cable will do. For others, they will spend £100 on a Soundcard, or they will pay £40 on a HDMI cable.
     
  11. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    But, however does a absolutely-perfect-but-expensive connection help with a digital signal?
     
  12. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Have they finally fixed the RROD yet?

    A 50% failure rate is an absolute JOKE.
     
  13. sdc395

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    @ Sir Digby

    The signal is essentially analogue (as are all modern electronics). The quality of the cabling can still make a difference. Google "jitter". The question is whether you care enough about (or can even perceive) the difference.
     
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    The difference is that you have been suckered into believing that a problem that digital specifically solves still affects the cables. The only reason to spend more money on digital cables is if you are doing exceptionally long runs or have a densely packed media centre with lots of interference.
     
  15. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    The loss of the HDMI cable could be an issue. Those things can be quite pricey to buy yourself.
     
  16. sdc395

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    I've been suckered into nothing. I use a £5 HDMI cable with my XBOX and I'm perfectly happy. Digital signals only help solve transmission problems. You need other techniques to guarantee flawless signal reproduction and cheaper electronics rarely incorporate these things (reclocking, error detection, error correction and retransmission, for example).
     
  17. riggs

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    Surely, if the 360 is HDMI 1.3 compliant and you don't need a cable length longer than 4m, a cheap £5 jobby will do the trick. As per the Gadget Shows' cable test, expensive cables don't make any difference.

    I've heard of HDMI 'jitter' before, but it seems to be more of an audio concern than anything else.
     
  18. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    I dont own a PS3 or a 360, had a Wii but sold it, however if this Natal thing is as good as it looks then I may just have to pick up that bundle when it comes out :)
     
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    Wait, so they're getting rid of the HDMI cable, but leaving the port?!... WTF?!
     
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