August 15th, 2007, 02:58 PM #11
Not this year for games yet.
Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti
360 still rulez.
So far this year EA sports games have been 60 frames/sec for 360 and 30 frames/sec for PS3. We will see about NHL 08.
Has anyone tried the Bioshock demo yet? Played it last night. The graphics are amazing.
Like evilgeek I am on my second one and returned it to Costco at about the same time. I have had no problems with this one. I am however a little more careful about keeping it cool though.
Last edited by go; August 15th, 2007 at 03:03 PM.
August 15th, 2007, 03:02 PM #12
A three year warranty is not good enough? EA's NHL series is also completely different from previous versions with the dual analog control. Can't wait for this year's version.
Originally Posted by Watti
August 15th, 2007, 04:55 PM #13
That sucks, I'm on my second one at the moment being careful with it, keeping it cool etc. My friend got his first day during launch and has had no problems with his and he plays the thing every damn day.
August 15th, 2007, 07:49 PM #14
Mine died on me this past Saturday. Apparently, Microsoft has by all accounts fixed the RROD problem by adding an additional heat sink to the motherboard. So when my coffin gets here tomorrow its off to get refurbished with an additional heat sink. I am hoping that I get it back by sept 11 so I can play some NHL08.
And they didn't ask for anything buy my serial number for the warranty on the RROD.
Maybe I'll even get lucky and get a new one with an HDMI port.... probably not.
August 15th, 2007, 07:51 PM #15
Mine has been going strong for about a year now. KNOCK ON WOOD!
August 15th, 2007, 07:58 PM #16
If it does not have the additional heat sink, it will fail at some point. It is not a matter of if its a matter of when.
Originally Posted by ASUcruz
The word is that the soldering that they used in manufacture was not very good and it cannot withstand the heat produced and then the subsequent contracting when it cools.
Consoles made from July 07 and on, as well as the elites, will have the additional heat sink and better soldering.
I hope that your 360 is an exception, but I think its only a matter of time.
August 15th, 2007, 08:30 PM #17
I've had my 360 for nearly a year and a half. How often do you guys play? Mine is still going strong but I don't play it too much. At most maybe a few hours a week. My son plays it and total it probably gets about 10 hours a week.
August 15th, 2007, 08:51 PM #18
Eh... with this week's price drop, I guess I'm a bit closer to buying one.
Originally Posted by go
Is there a way to tell what the manufacture date of a unit is before buying it?
Originally Posted by Boozehound
August 15th, 2007, 08:55 PM #19
Yeah the last 5 digits of the serial number for example:
7 is the year: 2007
30 is the week of the year it was made: 30th week(July)
05 is the plant which made it: 05 I think is China.
If the box has 73005+ or if it says that it has an hdmi port on the box under features then its got the new heat sink.
August 15th, 2007, 08:57 PM #20
So 100% of Xboxes will fail not counting the new ones? That's disappointing.
Originally Posted by Boozehound