Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by drippy, Jan 5, 2007.
might as well have thrown the HD-DVD drive built in as well.
You know, that is a very interesting point. Wonder why they didn't? Production costs or inefficiencies? So they can still claim a cheaper price point?
I'm just glad I got my 360 for free. Well technically I'm "borrowing" it.
My guess is flexibility and price. If HD-DVD loses out to Blu-ray, then MS can make a Blu-ray add on. Not to mention that if you're not interested in either HD format, the buyer is not forced to pay extra for it.
In response to the new 360, the only thing that interests me is the larger hard drive and I'm sure that will be available separately. My TV is "only" capable of 1080i and the audio is via optical so HDMI does nothing for me.
A cooler running processor, a larger hard drive and an HDMI port. Thanks MS for screwing over everyone who purchased the original model.
Every console released in this generation has fucked up something major.
Timed perfectly to wait until loads of us got 360s for cheap from the Holiday 'take advantage of Wii/PS3 hype' sales.
Ah well. Mine's got lots of open space around it, those bigger harddrives'll likely be sold on their own (though if they do so without some way to transfer the 20GB's data in, they've missed logic), and I doubt I'll have a TV capable of whatever that resolution is for some time.
Cooler and even more importantly (to many) quieter.
Perhaps they'll offer some kind of deal on an upgrade for those who purchased v 1.0?
Ohh... not got a 360 yet, and that's good news. Quieter and cooler is always a good thing, HDMI might be handy, extra hard drive space is always helpful and I don't have to pay for a god-forsaken HD-DVD drive I'll never, ever use.
If they would be willing to do something like that, I would gladly partake. My 360 is noisy as hell and I'd love to able to hook it up via HDMI to free up one of my component connections.
Well I'm glad I waited now.
All I have to say is; God fucking dammit.
Makes no diff to me either. No intention of moving up to a 1080P TV any time soon, and i'm very happy with the (Optical cable) speakers i have already.
I'm sure a certain percentage of those who already own the first 360 will pick up the new version anyway.
goshdamnyou MS! i want that HDMI port!
Mine, too. And you know what?
I see almost no difference between 1080i and 1080p.
Honestly don't. I was at Best Buy and a guy was showing me a 1080p TV, but it turns out it was actually 1080i. Boy was he embarassed.
You don't need HDMI to transfer the image. Component cables are more than capable.
But, I knew that Microsoft would do this as a response to Sony's marketing campain strategies of pointing out that the 360 does not have HDMI (which it soon will) and can not do 1080p (which it now can).
And, no, I am not a Sony basher. I bought a PS on launch day. I bought a PS2 on launch day. I am merely pointing out Sony's marketing.
i know it's not a matter of needing, that's why i said want my TV supports it, so i would like to take advantage of it, even if the difference isn't all that great.
Seconded. This is a slap to everyone who made the damn thing a success in the first place (which includes me). Hopefully there will be an upgrade available (for a sensible amount); otherwise the 360 will be the last MS console I buy.
hmmm, perhaps a 360 is in my distant future afterall ~ but not 'til i get bored of playing with my Wii
In the event of no upgrade being possible (seriously can't be the case, I mean for chrissakes) I expect Electronics Boutique and the like will do the usual "trade in the old model for $X off the new one!" that they did for the various iterations of the Gameboy Advance.
I'm no expert , but based on what i've *heard* you'd need a 50 inch plus screen to notice any difference.
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