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Created: 02/23/11

Fun 2 Play Not so Good Price

Review For: Microsoft Xbox 360 S with Kinect 250 GB Glossy Black Console (NTSC)

I have played the kinect @ a relatives house and been searching for 1 myself but I havent seen any that are worth buying even like this one, reserve not met??? A lot of people say it looks like a good price and keep bidding higher and higher which I believe you need to learn to bid and learn how much they really cost brand new. $299.99 for the 4gb and $399.99 for the 250gb @ bestbuy and yes it is the bundle costs. Why buy a used or new 1 for the same price plus shipping when you can go 2 bestbuy and receive it there without haveing 2 wait. I might as well buy it @ bestbuy and letting you know 2 so you wont waist money and time. Also if your xbox brakes with the red ring and you dont tamper with it you can call 1-800-4myxbox, let them know your xbox broke, and they will give you an email and a confirmation # so you can send it to them and give you a new 1 but dont send in your hard drive you wont get that back. Hope this information helps.

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Created: 08/05/11

Go with the PS3. It's a better long-term investment.

No, I would not recommend this product.

I bought this product to compare it to my Playstation 3. Now, both consoles are identical in price ($299) if you actually plan to use your console to download games, updates, movies, etc.

Here are some of my field notes:

Graphics are similar when using an HDMI cable.

Controller is much easier to use on the PS3 - more compact and smaller. You need to either buy a rechargeable battery pack for each controller ($15) or buy batteries when you use your Xbox 360 controller. With PS3, you just plug one end of a wire into your PS3, and one into your controller. In 20 minutes, you have a fully-charged controller.

Buttons are "stickier" on Xbox 360 controller.

The design on the Xbox 360 has a huge edge to that of the PS3. It's small and square, and has 2 USB ports on the front and 3 in the back. PS3 only has two in the front.

Buttons on the [console] 360 are way to sensitive. I've hit the power button and disc eject button so many times just by leaning over the console (even just my shirt touching it, it's that sensitive!)

The UI of Xbox is better. Bright colors (white and green mostly) and relaxing noises (I know) when you arrow to the left or right. However, the Xbox Live Marketplace is a pain in the backside to navigate. There's no search bar like there is on the Playstation Store.

Here is the one massive edge PS3 has over Xbox -

ONLINE.

Playstation Network is 100% FREE. Xbox live costs $50-60 a year. I can assure you Xbox Live and Playstation Network are nearly identical, except Playstation is more internet based, so you can browse the web, etc. You cannot do this on Xbox. This is what really made me like my PS3 more...If I want to use Netflix or Hulu Plus, you have you shell out $50 a year IN ADDITION TO your Netflix/Hulu subscription costs. It's all about fees fees fees with Xbox.

With the exclusive games, I think PS3 has the advantage. Sure Xbox has it's flagship game Halo (and Halo is one of, if not the most fun game(s) to play), but besides that there really isn't much. PS3 has Uncharted, God of War, Resistance, Killzone, etc. etc. etc.

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Created: 09/19/12

good one

No, I would not recommend this product.

It probably depends on the game, but you'll find that the DVD drive is rather loud when it is spinning the disc at the fastest speeds. It can be made worse if the console exterior vibrates with the DVD drive, which creates extra noise, thus making it as loud as the old model. This can be averted if you install games to a hard drive, which brings me to another point.

To save money, I hooked up a WD2500BEVS hard drive inside (after modifying the HDD firmware with "hddhackr") so I can have plenty of space to install games and not have to deal with the DVD noise. Luckily, you don't need a proprietary enclosure for the hard drive, as the bare drive directly hooks into a standard SATA connector in the bottom of the system. If you are worried about the HDD wobbling, you can buy a replacement enclosure caddy (for really cheap) to hold it still, if it eases your mind.

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Created: 08/15/11

If you can live without the Halo's and Gears of War games stay away

No, I would not recommend this product.

Got this xbox to replace my other broken "reg ring", 3rd xbox all together. Microsoft makes crappy consoles. They need to make something that will last longer. I've had no issues with PS3, even my NES and Super Nintendo have lasted over 20 years yet I'm on my 3rd 360 within a 3 year span? Certain exclusive games are the only thing that saves them.

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Created: 11/10/11

would never buy a used one again,buy new

No, I would not recommend this product.

The xbox is fine now that we bought the missing AV cable,the memory was used up by the prior owner so be aware you might have some cleaning of the hard drive to do.Make sure you ask for all the cables, just because the seller used a stock description does not mean you will get everything.

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Created: 01/23/11

Raffle

Review For: Microsoft Xbox 360 S with Kinect 250 GB Glossy Black Console (NTSC)

I do not understand that was a game, I am going to buy a number which is sell
on eBay only for raffle number.That was not clear on the hedline Microsoft Xbox 360 (250 GB) with Kinect (Raffle)

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Created: 01/10/13

I will not purchase this type of item from Ebay in the future

No, I would not recommend this product.

Purchased this product as a Christmas Gift however, the unit seems to have a problem with the hard drive. Glad I purchased an extended warranty.

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Created: 12/02/11

Live & learn 2.5 stars

No, I would not recommend this product.

High price for a product w/ a dead disc in it. Not impressed.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx​xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx​xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx​xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx​xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx​xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx​xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx​xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx​xxxxx

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Created: 06/30/11

System did not work. Tried contacting the warranty provider no response.

No, I would not recommend this product.

Did not work. It could not read any discs or recognize the wireless controller. I definitively made a mistake with this purchase.

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Created: 05/23/11

Inconclusive info

No, I would not recommend this product.

If I was able to complete the proper requirements to receive the console, I would have a review to give. However, I can review what I did receive. I received info that I couldn't use.

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