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XBox 360 - Is Overheating Still An Issue?

BoilerbirdBoilerbird Registered User regular
edited September 2007 in Games and Technology
I'm seriously thinking of getting an XBox 360 because of this deal. The one remaining niggle of doubt I have is, "Is overheating - and the 3 rings of death - still an issue with new 360s?" Does anyone have any indications one way or another that Microsoft has fixed this problem, or not?

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Butt buy As I call them are raping you on the price of your screen. Rarely do they have a decent deal on stuff.

    Although that 50inch doing 720p for 1,200$ is the sweet spot. For gaming and HDTV, 720p is just fine. The halo 3 360s are supposed to have the new heatsink in them. I don't think they have the new 65nm chips though.(Chips are still being speculated)

    It should be fine.

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  • BoilerbirdBoilerbird Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Butt buy As I call them are raping you on the price of your screen. Rarely do they have a decent deal on stuff.

    Although that 50inch doing 720p for 1,200$ is the sweet spot. For gaming and HDTV, 720p is just fine. The halo 3 360s are supposed to have the new heatsink in them. I don't think they have the new 65nm chips though.(Chips are still being speculated)

    It should be fine.

    Well, it's $1100 total for a 50" 720p Samsung (with the sale price), an XBox 360 (the $349 one), and Halo 3. That's a better deal than I've seen elsewhere, so if they're raping me on the price of the screen I want to know where you bought yours.

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    "The Lord of Murder shall perish. But in his doom he shall spawn a score of mortal progeny. Chaos will be sown from their passage."
    -So sayeth the wise Alaundo

    Mario Kart friend code: 227.692.747.075
    Tetris friend code: 742.696.731.030
    Pokemon code: 2921 5590 8486
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl: 0602-5937-3565
  • GnomeTankGnomeTank What the what? Portland, OregonRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Jesus, that's a great deal. I have a 360, but I may do that just to have the 50" in my room with a second 360....system link anyone?

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Boilerbird wrote: »
    Butt buy As I call them are raping you on the price of your screen. Rarely do they have a decent deal on stuff.

    Although that 50inch doing 720p for 1,200$ is the sweet spot. For gaming and HDTV, 720p is just fine. The halo 3 360s are supposed to have the new heatsink in them. I don't think they have the new 65nm chips though.(Chips are still being speculated)

    It should be fine.

    Well, it's $1100 total for a 50" 720p Samsung (with the sale price), an XBox 360 (the $349 one), and Halo 3. That's a better deal than I've seen elsewhere, so if they're raping me on the price of the screen I want to know where you bought yours.


    I was saying the 1080P seems expensive and I'm an LCD fan honestly. 1100 is a good deal. I won't argue with that. I don't know how long DLP's last and If they are meant for my eyes given that sometimes people see a rainbow effect in DLP's. *edit* Looked at reviews, it seems to have a sterling review everwhere. 15% off is nice too. Heh, If I needed a 50inch Screen, I would be tempted now.

    What I meant is usually best buy doesn't have the best price in a longshot. I always shop around and read tons of reviews on durable goods. However, This is an awesome deal.

    Get the halo 3 360 instead. Its only a few bucks more and it should NOT have overheating issues. I heard rumor they used quieter drives in that one too but I can't really confirm that.

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