Dear Microsoft your graphics card needs to breath!
If only you took the advice of your clever engineers, you wouldnt have had all these hardware issues. Instead, you made a saving here or there. I’m talking about the standard disk drive crammed over the graphics card and the lack of heatsink surface area and ventilation. This was a disaster waiting to happen. Silicon chips don't like being run hot as it does terrible things to the surface mount connections as well as reducing their life expectancy. The red ring indication must have been a afterthought because after all that production testing you must of panicked over the many failures; at least it gave an indication to the service centre of the problem.
Clever Sony PS3 engineers were listened to. Nice big internal fan; low profile optical drive, lightweight components including an inbuilt power supply and WiFi; even had the audacity to put BlueRay in! Their operating system is probably more efficient too. Good for you Sony!
On the good side Microsoft you have kept a lot of repair technicians in Germany employed where your European service centre is and a few of us over here in blighty as well.
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Microsoft Xbox 360 60 GB
Bought this off of ebay, as my son wanted me to get one due to him having one at his home. Got for a great price and it is a great machine. Fantastic graphics and so much better than my Wii. Easier to understand how to use, controls are great, really clear picture, and using older style TV. All round I can find no fault at all in the system, graphics, sound quality and ease to use. 10 out of 10 and to me much better than the PS3. Just need to get a kinnect for it now and will totally replace my Wii for good. Best games machine I ever purchased and total value for money
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Many problems and not better than PS3 or Wii
This console develops red rings (like blue screens in Windows) but this is a hardware problem due to lack of engineering/resources from Microsoft. The new consoles apparently are better but bear in mind that M$ has given 3 years warranty for a big mistake thay have done and at the beginning they didn't acknowledged or apologised for that.
The games are very high quality as you can find in PS3 or Wii. Always the games are published in the 3 platforms if not, you will have something similar in the other console.
If I have the money I will buy a Playstation 3 or a Wii. I will never buy a xbox 360, far too many problems for exactly the same money. Even the playstation 3 can be hacked without opening the console (avoiding loosing the warranty)!!!! So if you are planning to run homebrew buy a PS3 ;)
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Xbox 360 Pro is a Great console for all gamers or just to sit arround with.
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
The Xbox 360 console is great the "20 GB/60 GB PRO CONSOLE" is great if you just want the console for games but if you want to watch live TV from sky player in the United Kingdom or watch netflix in the usa then you would be better with a little bit more juice like the elite console which comes with a 120 GB hard drive or the Xbox 360 slim which has a huge 250 GB Hard drive which is fantastic for the good game and using the wireless internet connection that most people have.
I know I have moved off of the item I am supposed to be reviewing so lets move back to the pro console okay so the pro console has child lock settings so that your child can have set times like if you say go to bed at 8pm you can set the Xbox not to work again till 9am or to be off from 3pm-7pm or your own time.
The pro console is light in weight yet does not lack in efficiently it can have a wireless controller or wired depending on preference it comes with 3 USB slots and space for an Ethernet cable to connect to the internet and most consoles come with a slot for an HDMI cable. It is also read to connect your Kinnect into.
Well it is time to end my review to I will end by saying thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope that it helps you with your decision to buy an Xbox 360 Pro console or other Xbox 360 console.
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