Getting a used Xbox 360 for $200. Is that a good price?

JoeyDVDZ

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Getting a 1 yr old, 20gb 360 with 2 wireless controllers, not sure about the game situation, for $200. Is this a good deal?
 

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Check the date of manufacture to make sure it is still covered. If it hasn't been sent in to correct the red-ring-of-death and the warranty isn't in effect you aren't getting a bargain. I have no idea what it costs to repair that but I can pretty much guarantee its more than $200. Oh and you HAVE to send it into MS or it could end up banned from Live! play if a 3rd party replaces an original part with something different.
 

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Make sure that if it bricks (and 360's tend to do that) you will be able to send it in. If it's good like that, get it.
 

BlackNinja

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i guess just make sure you have the seller turn it on for you before you buy it :icon_roll
 

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Its a good deal in theory, but with the 360's problems I think I would wait and give up the cash for a new system, double the bread, but you know your covered for 3 years.
 

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I've seen 2 or 3 of them for that price on craigslist around here and they're always out of warranty it seems. If it were any other piece of machinery I'd say go for it, but the 360 has such a bad rep for the red light thing I'd make sure it is covered at that price.
 

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I have been looking for a new Elite but it's sold out ALL OVER town. So I ordered it off of gamestop Saturday when it said "Usually Ships in 24 Hours". I chose the next day delivery so hopefully I'll get it tomorrow. But I checked it's status and it said "back-ordered". I emailed them and said it's being "pooled for shipping and will be picked up by UPS later today" which I have no idea what "being pooled" means and that'd get a confirmation from UPS which isn't in my inbox yet.

For some reason there's a shortage of Elites. A guy at gamestop said that he wouldn't be getting any for the month. I considered a used elite but thought I'd be risking too much money.
 

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So I got my 360. As for gaming, I have to say, I'm not particularly impressed (although I only have 2 games for it. :) ) One thing I really like, though, is the media center extender. I was going to buy a D-Link media center, but the 360 does the same things. So I'll hang with it a bit, see how I like it.
 

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So I got my 360. As for gaming, I have to say, I'm not particularly impressed (although I only have 2 games for it. :) ) One thing I really like, though, is the media center extender. I was going to buy a D-Link media center, but the 360 does the same things. So I'll hang with it a bit, see how I like it.
No DivX support on the MCE, but if you go thru the other way (network, computers) there is. Completely stupid.
 

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Seems if you sign up for an xbox live account it will allow you to update it, and dl the codec. I play all my xvids fine since I got my live account & updated it.
 

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Okay, I need Xbox 360 geek help here. I have my system set up, and my laptop sees my xbox just fine, and vice versa. I want to use the media center on Xbox to stream my xvids and divx files. I can't seem to do it. It gives me pretty thumbnails of all my movies, but gives me codec errors when I try to play them. I can stream from it if I choose videos from dashboard, however. Any ideas?

The media extender works just fine, btw.
 

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Bumping this so it doesn't get lost. I really need help here!
 

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Bumping this so it doesn't get lost. I really need help here!
I would help but I played around with it for 20 minutes and said fuck it. You got more of it working than I did.
 

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Well, if I have to make do with Media Player and media sharing, so be it. But I'd much rather use Media Center.
 

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Check your laptop settings for sharing and use The Google for any errors that pop up. Good luck, bro.
 

JoeyDVDZ

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No DivX support on the MCE, but if you go thru the other way (network, computers) there is. Completely stupid.
Agreed. I got it working just fine this way, connecting to it through dashboard, but I can't get the fucker to work through the media center app on the 360. Pisses me off that they would do such a half-assed job of compatibility.
 

blazin

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Thats what I was saying in my last post.

Not all codecs are supported when you're using Windows Media Center.

The other way, it works fine.
 

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you are better off with xbmc on the old xbox for almost 100% compatibility.
 

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Check the date of manufacture to make sure it is still covered. If it hasn't been sent in to correct the red-ring-of-death and the warranty isn't in effect you aren't getting a bargain. I have no idea what it costs to repair that but I can pretty much guarantee its more than $200. Oh and you HAVE to send it into MS or it could end up banned from Live! play if a 3rd party replaces an original part with something different.

I got my 360 third hand from a guy I work with who got it from ebay. He gave it to me for free because he got the red ring and instead of sending it to MS he just bought a new one. I sent it in and got it back about 3 weeks latter with no cost to me.
Free even if broken was more gooder for me.