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Joseph
08-29-2006, 03:38 PM
Ok folks, I'm old, I shouldn't play video games anymore, but I can't help myself. I want one of those fancy pants new [ish] X Box 360's. My question is though, which version?

I've seen this bundle and that bundle, but I'm just wondering what the major differences are between the Core system and the Platinum [?] edition. IE the 300$ version and the 400$ version.

All I really care much about is getting to play Madden online with my brother in law and being able to save a game when I do. Is the 300$ version capable of these things? Is the 400$ versions main feature the ability to play older X-Box games?

What can you fine folks suggest to me as far as deciding between the two.

Highlifeman21
08-29-2006, 04:05 PM
Spend the extra money. It comes with everything you need. The cheaper version isn't expandable to the capability of the platinum bundle, so you're really leaving yourself short-sided.

justincredible
08-29-2006, 04:33 PM
It seems like if you are going the way of 360 that the $400 version is worth the extra $100.

I, myself, am waiting for the PS3. A lot of the stuff I have been reading on it has been pretty sick.

GIK
08-29-2006, 04:35 PM
I have the $400 version and that is the one I would recommend. Even to just play regular XBOX titles.

paintmered
08-29-2006, 05:47 PM
A lot of the stuff I have been reading on it has been pretty sick.

Like the price of the PS3... :barf:


The $400 version of the 360 is the way to go. You can easilly spend more than the $100 difference for the accessories that come in the more expensive version.

WMR
08-29-2006, 05:59 PM
I think the extra stuff comes to like 170 bucks if bought separately.

Go with the 400 buck version; the HD alone is worth the extra bucks.

GAC
08-29-2006, 08:36 PM
My son has a regular X Box. He has an X Box wireless account. Before we moved into our new home I had a wired ethernet cable running from my computer to his X Box; but I really can't do that in our new home. What is the best way (and also most economical) to go wireless? I currently have a Linksys wireless G broadband router and wireless network setup in my house.

Will this Linksys adapter allow the setup for his Xbox?

http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-WGA11B-Wireless-B/dp/B0000AJVBW/sr=8-2/qid=1156899135/ref=pd_bbs_2/102-0938393-6622528?ie=UTF8

reds1869
08-29-2006, 08:43 PM
Get the premium bundle. The hard drive alone is worth every penny. Also, buy the Microsoft extended warranty! I've had no problems with my 360 but others have. MS will let you extend their warranty for as long as you own your box, and the two people with it I know who've had a malfunction received fast, superb customer service. Well worth it imo.

ol'Sparky
08-29-2006, 08:59 PM
go outside !! :help:

Joseph
08-30-2006, 04:01 PM
Thanks for the input guys. While go outside is probably the best option, I think I'll go with the pro package, or whatever its called, instead of the core one.

GAC, obviously I have no clue, but I'd be anxious to find the answer so I can do the same to mine.

WMR
08-30-2006, 04:20 PM
You have to buy the $99.00 wireless adapter which plugs into the ethernet port on the back of the Xbox (or Xbox 360). Then you can add it to your home wireless network and get LIVE.

HotCorner
08-30-2006, 05:27 PM
You have to buy the $99.00 wireless adapter which plugs into the ethernet port on the back of the Xbox (or Xbox 360). Then you can add it to your home wireless network and get LIVE.

Be warned that the Xbox Wireless adapter does not support WPA encyrption. I'm still trying to find the best solution for WPA encryption for a wireless adapter for an XBox.

reds1869
08-30-2006, 07:53 PM
Be warned that the Xbox Wireless adapter does not support WPA encyrption. I'm still trying to find the best solution for WPA encryption for a wireless adapter for an XBox.

What's really scary is running an automatic scan for access points in an apartment building. When I was configuring my wireless network I found four routers totally unencrypted--not even WAP! What are people thinking?

GAC
08-30-2006, 08:21 PM
So you're basically saying the wireless Linksys adapter link I posted above won't do the job, and the standard Xbox wireless adpater won't work with WPA encryption?

WMR
08-31-2006, 01:22 AM
Mine worked with WPA encryption fine (both X-Box and X-Box 360). I think that might have been an issue with the earliest models...

you could check fairly easily on your X-Box Live settings. You should be able to see everything you need through set-up options available off-line.

Even then, I'd check with someone at Best Buy b/c I would almost guarantee that that's the type of thing Microsoft would have produced a patch or downloadable version that fixed the issue through X-Box Live to be downloaded automatically or something.

GAC
08-31-2006, 08:13 AM
This is the adapter (by Microsoft) that I am loooking at....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0000C5FMJ/ref=olp_pg_new/102-0938393-6622528?ie=UTF8&startIndex=0&condition=new

I currently have/use a Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router.