"I'm a very happy gamer"4.0 starson by jakec
Pros: Great looking graphics
Cons: Lack of any "killer" features
Summary: I'll try to keep this nice and short.
I love it. The graphics are so freakin sweet on a HDTV set.
This is almost what I expected from a next-gen console. I say almost because I feel that the 360 lacked some luxury features that I would have loved to have seen along with the box.
For example: I would have loved to see a high definition (hd-dvd or blu-ray) player. I understand we're a little early for that but wouldn't it have been nice? I also understand Microsoft is going to put out a stand alone accessory for HD-DVD but I'd rather have it inside the machine, itself. Speaking of HD, wouldn't it have been nice to have a HDMI connector on the back? Now, after buying that stand alone HD player I'll have to buy new cables as well. I would have also liked to have seen a coxaial input on that back as well. I guess a Xbox DVR (with a bigger hard drive) would be a little too much to ask as well. Again, wouldn't it be nice? Maybe in the future there will be a updated 360 with all my wants included.
A few gripes: I'd like to play my iTunes bought music on my 360! I know it's not Microsoft's fault, but c'mon! I'd also like to be able to play any AVI/MPG/WMV video from a USB drive! Oh well.
Besides the missing luxuries and gripes I'm very happy with my new 360. I'd recommend it to anyone who loves gaming... and has the money.
P.S The hard drive is a must have.