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dylan6950204
Jan 14, 2007, 04:55 PM
i have 500 dallors i want an xbox 360 but i dot no if i should buy the premium or the core becuse all i want to do is play games and play online so what would i be losing if i got a core instaed of the pro and if i got the core and decided to go to the pro later could i easily upgrade?

ChrisBrightwell
Jan 14, 2007, 05:00 PM
You'll want the HDD if you ever decide to download extra maps (many are free) or any games from XBLA.

The HDD will cost you $100 alone. A memory card would be $50, if you don't want the hard drive.

The pro kit comes with HDD, wireless controller, and HD/SD cables. The core kit comes with no hard drive, a wired controller, and SD cables.

swiftaw
Jan 14, 2007, 05:02 PM
I believe you have to have the HDD if you want to use Xbox Live (online gaming)

grapes911
Jan 14, 2007, 05:03 PM
This is coming from someone who does not own a 360 (I have a PS3) so take it with a grain of salt.

For only $100 more you get a wireless controller, 20 GB hard drive, Component cables, and a remote. You get other things too for online gaming. I seriously would spend the extra money. Wireless controllers and not needing a memory card to save are alone worth the extra cash.

swiftaw
Jan 14, 2007, 05:04 PM
This is coming from someone who does not own a 360 (I have a PS3) so take it with a grain of salt.

For only $100 more you get a wireless controller, 20 GB hard drive, Component cables, and a remote. You get other things too, but they are mostly for online play which you seen to have little interest in. I seriously would spend the extra money. Wireless controllers and not needing a memory card to save are alone worth the extra cash.

You dont get a remote (that was only for launch systems only) but you do get 1 free month of Xbox Live Gold

grapes911
Jan 14, 2007, 05:05 PM
You dont get a remote (that was only for launch systems only) but you do get 1 free month of Xbox Live Gold

Ok, thanks for the correction.

wwooden
Jan 14, 2007, 05:08 PM
And if you ever want to play original XBox games, you are going to need the harddrive. The extra $100 is really worth, I couldn't even consider the core system.

Some places are running deals such as Toys-R-Us where you buy the premium system and get a $100 game coupon, so you would basically get 2 free games. Check around, I'm sure you could find a deal somewhere.

dylan6950204
Jan 14, 2007, 05:09 PM
ok i am going to get the pro but if i want to like take my hard drive to a freinds house with out my 360 can i do that?

also can i watch dvd or do i hv to buy something extra

swiftaw
Jan 14, 2007, 05:21 PM
also can i watch dvd or do i hv to buy something extra

The 360 plays standard DVD's without any extra equipment. It will also play HD-DVD's will the addition of a $199 accessory.

dylan6950204
Jan 14, 2007, 05:32 PM
The 360 plays standard DVD's without any extra equipment. It will also play HD-DVD's will the addition of a $199 accessory.

this may sound stupid but what r hd- dvds

swiftaw
Jan 14, 2007, 05:35 PM
this may sound stupid but what r hd- dvds

High Definition DVD's. One of the two competing formats (along with Bluray) for the next generation DVD's. They have better picture and image quality than standard DVD's due to the fact that the discs can hold more data.

dylan6950204
Jan 14, 2007, 05:38 PM
High Definition DVD's. One of the two competing formats (along with Bluray) for the next generation DVD's. They have better picture and image quality than standard DVD's due to the fact that the discs can hold more data.

thanks alot

dukebound85
Jan 14, 2007, 05:42 PM
are you able to plub in a usb2.0 hard drive and just use that? 20 gigs is pretty lame for 100 bucks when i can get a 160gig for 80 bucks

swiftaw
Jan 14, 2007, 05:44 PM
are you able to plub in a usb2.0 hard drive and just use that? 20 gigs is pretty lame for 100 bucks when i can get a 160gig for 80 bucks

I believe that is not possible.

Veritas&Equitas
Jan 14, 2007, 05:44 PM
are you able to plub in a usb2.0 hard drive and just use that? 20 gigs is pretty lame for 100 bucks when i can get a 160gig for 80 bucks
No you can't. The Xbox 360 hard drives are entirely proprietary and there is no known way to use additional/other drives to use as a substitute. It really blows I agree!

e²Studios
Jan 14, 2007, 05:48 PM
No you can't. The Xbox 360 hard drives are entirely proprietary and there is no known way to use additional/other drives to use as a substitute. It really blows I agree!

So you cant just buy a 2.5 SATA HD and plop it in to a X360 like you can do with a PS3? I thought you could do that with both of them.

Ed

gavd
Jan 14, 2007, 05:56 PM
are you able to plub in a usb2.0 hard drive and just use that? 20 gigs is pretty lame for 100 bucks when i can get a 160gig for 80 bucks

It's not just the hard drive you're getting though. You're also getting the Component cables and wireless controller instead of a wired controller. I think it's worth the $100 extra. I bought the premium version over here in the UK for an extra £80 which is around an extra $160.

Mackilroy
Jan 14, 2007, 06:58 PM
So you cant just buy a 2.5 SATA HD and plop it in to a X360 like you can do with a PS3? I thought you could do that with both of them.

Ed
Microsoft hasn't done anything like that yet – because of the way the HDD attaches to the system it isn't possible.

'Twould be nice, though.

Veritas&Equitas
Jan 14, 2007, 07:27 PM
So you cant just buy a 2.5 SATA HD and plop it in to a X360 like you can do with a PS3? I thought you could do that with both of them.

Ed
I don't know about the PS3, but I know it's impossible for the xbox 360 at the moment.

Dagless
Jan 14, 2007, 07:31 PM
Microsoft hasn't done anything like that yet – because of the way the HDD attaches to the system it isn't possible.

'Twould be nice, though.

Would be nice if MS dropped the proprietary BS. Memory cards, Hard Drives, WiFi? +1 to Sony there. +0.5 to Nintendo for built in WiFi and SD card support.

e²Studios
Jan 14, 2007, 07:33 PM
Would be nice if MS dropped the proprietary BS. Memory cards, Hard Drives, WiFi? +1 to Sony there. +0.5 to Nintendo for built in WiFi and SD card support.

but - .5 of that half for not actually using the wifi imho. Wii Sports woulda been a blast if it were a online game. Same with Wii Play im sure. I'm not saying i dont have fun with it now, nor am i flaming the wii :)

Ed

Chone
Jan 14, 2007, 08:07 PM
The premium is a better value and I think its definitely worth the additional 100$ bucks, HDD, component cable, wireless controller, wireless headset... its just the way to go.

tim2006
Jan 14, 2007, 08:12 PM
it is clear when it comes to xbox pay the extra money now its worth it not as clear with the ps3 but dont think twice in your case.

pcypert
Jan 14, 2007, 08:16 PM
Over here they don't even bother with the Core system...they're importing them from Japan and Hong Kong and there's not a core system to be found in the city. They also go for closer to 350 though and have some other things with them like a game of your choice. I think with shopping around you'll find a premium at core prices or at least value the same...

Paul