"I'm See'in RED.......Red Rings that is."3.5 starson by texbox
Pros: Great Gaming. Live is Excellent. Decent Hard Drive
Cons: Noisy operation. Reliability - lack of.
Summary: First I must say I really enjoy the Xbox. You already know why you want this machine. I bought my elite right before the release of Halo3. I waited hoping that I would get the latest version of the xbox360. I waited till after all the bugs where worked out by the early adopters. The stories of overheating I attributed to noobs packing their console into too tight a place. The loud fan and drive noises had plenty of time to be corrected. This is what I thought.3-2009
After only a few months the happy green glow ring on my console turned red.
I found that this means my Xbox now qualifies for a free all expense paid round trip to Mc Allen, Texas. Once there it will spend February in a rehab facility where it can cool off while attending the mandatory xbox360 factory reunion. I am still waiting for my revised TexBox360 to return home but it is March now and it is Spring Break and Texas is warm………..
Updated on Mar 20, 2009
WOW almost exactly a year since my xbox360 Elite was returned. And Guess what just happened? You are right! My xbox has indicated (by the use of the red ring) that it would like to go back to Texas today the First day of spring. I knew that most xboxs are obligated to go for a factory reunion once, but I didn?t imagine that it was going to be yearly event! Of course MS pays it for but last time it was gone for about 50 days and the unit that was returned was not even the one I sent in. I still really enjoy my xbox gaming but this console design is STUPID. Why did you guys at MS decide to jam this noisy bunch of inefficient hardware into such a small box? Please rebuild mine twice as big, half as noisy and more reliable then I would be much happier.