"If it is working without issues, it is great!"2.0 starson by austinmaw
Pros: I think some of the best items to the XBOX is large library and online features. My addictions to Crackdown, GoW and Left 4 Dead have left me coming back for more. Some of the downloadable content is the easiest to get and adds a ton of value.
Cons: I was on box 3. RR and drive issues. Extended warranty or not, it should not happen. The cost of a membership should not be required or extra play time online should be included with each game. Points, use US dollar for your points, it works well.
Summary: I did love the XBOX. In the long run, I just sold my 3rd recycled unit. I will buy another, but I want ensure that I am getting the very latest coolest chipset. If I get a failure in that unit, I think I am done with the XBOX. It should not be that difficult to have a system and not to expect it to fail. I also was okay with the return policy until I got a bad delay on one of them.,
In addition, I do not think should also not have to pay for membership unless it is a very specific bonus on top of a fully functional of the gaming environment such as Premium Content offerings or like Netflix. PC group gaming almost seems easier in this regard and I can use Netflix at no cost. It should be very simple. At $60 a game, additional time or bonuses should be included. MS could use that for purchasing newer titles at the regular amount.
On the points, I find it silly. Just use the 100 pennies is 100 points. Why put some mathematical thing around it. It would be funny if MS started telling retailers that will be 80,000 points for that game. They would get the deer and headlight look and most likely start laughing.
I seen the comments on the WIFI. It would be nice, but some part of that is the response time and bandwidth while pulling down a movie would not be the greatest.
Speaking of the movies. The quality is okay, but I have compared some DVD to the actual stream and I can tell the difference, but in time, hopeful this will get better. The selection would also be nice if they improved. I have 231 items in my queue and 6 of them state that I can stream them.
It is a good box and a good library. I wished I would have never had hardware issues. I have one friend that still has one of the earlier boxes and still nothing. Why me.