General Discussion: The XBOX Thread


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marv
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343 posts since 13/2/07

15 Apr 2009 12:08
gonna get myself an xbox next week i reckon, anyone seen a better deal than this? £169.99 for console, hdmi cable, extra controller and 2 games.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_82960773_1?ie=UTF8&docId;=1000095443&pf;_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf;_rd_s=special-offers-2&pf;_rd_r=136VHY0WMYM8AYMQEHPG&pf;_rd_t=201&pf;_rd_p=467100953&pf;_rd_i=B001DTD0WM

not too fussed on the shit games that comes with it, just wanted an extra controller thrown in
R
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13333 posts since 17/5/03

15 Apr 2009 12:10
Homer wrote: Called them to cancel a live renewal today, right hassel having to call.

I dont mind foreign call centers but the bad line always makes them really hard to hear Evil

need to do this, did you manage it alright? everyone says its hassle. ridiculous there isnt an option on the dashboard.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

15 Apr 2009 14:59
my xbox is nearly unplayable online now…just keeps crashing and you cant move or it throws you back to some shit place…aint got a clue why tho Cry
AAA
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10013 posts since 15/12/02

15 Apr 2009 15:08
R wrote:
Homer wrote: Called them to cancel a live renewal today, right hassel having to call.

I dont mind foreign call centers but the bad line always makes them really hard to hear Evil

need to do this, did you manage it alright? everyone says its hassle. ridiculous there isnt an option on the dashboard.

I called up and said I was cancelling, took about 2 minutes.
thelann
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477 posts since 13/1/08

15 Apr 2009 16:16
managed to set up my wireless xbox live through my laptop without the little £50 adaptor.

was quite surprised it could be done so easily. check youtube for loads of how to vids, make sure its one for your operating system

edit: also if anyone wants to play some SF4 then add me, although im not very good at the moment.

GT: DirtyDarnPoop
Protege Moi
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5460 posts since 15/11/02

21 Apr 2009 10:21
Some advice please before i go through the nightmare of contacting MS.

My 360 Arcade console has a fuzzy screen, best way i can describe it.
The 360 desktop is fine and so are game loading screens and game pause screens but all in-game graphics have mad snow static over everything.
Its the same for all games.
I've unplugged everything and cleaned the connections but no luck.
I'm not on live, i run a hdmi cable but have swapped it for the supplied scart cable and i get the static on that too.

The console is not showing any RRoD and the light on the power pack is behaving as it should too.

Any ideas?

Lastly, had the console for 2-ish years. Will it be covered by warranty?

Thanks.


Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

21 Apr 2009 10:43
Will be under warranty if you get the RROD but if you don't then it's not. Sounds like the gfx chip is on the way out. next step may be games freezing then hopefully you'll get the 3 red lights.
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

2 May 2009 12:42
some help for a noob please:

i have a bt homehub set up in my living room, my xbox is in my study upstairs.
i want to set up xbox live. do i need the wireless adapter t plug into the xbox or is there another way to do it?
Sleuth
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5376 posts since 12/9/04

2 May 2009 12:53
R wrote:
Homer wrote: Called them to cancel a live renewal today, right hassel having to call.

I dont mind foreign call centers but the bad line always makes them really hard to hear Evil

need to do this, did you manage it alright? everyone says its hassle. ridiculous there isnt an option on the dashboard.

Just cancel the direct debit, they then get the hint and cancel your subscription. You can also then take it up again if you choose to no problems.
Sleuth
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5376 posts since 12/9/04

2 May 2009 12:54
San wrote: some help for a noob please:

i have a bt homehub set up in my living room, my xbox is in my study upstairs.
i want to set up xbox live. do i need the wireless adapter t plug into the xbox or is there another way to do it?

Yes or you can run a cable from the home hub but it's not always practical.
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

2 May 2009 12:55
so best if i buy the wireless jobbie then

cheers
Strum
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1075 posts since 16/11/05

2 May 2009 13:00
i found the wireless adapter a bit unreliable so bought a 20m cable, but that is pretty unpractical so i moved the router.
schtoop
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13045 posts since 9/4/07

2 May 2009 13:03
just seen this, dunno if its cheap… http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/392475/xbox-360-wireless-controller-17-98-/

still baffles me why anyone would buy an xbox360 though
huriya
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5 posts since 27/5/07

2 May 2009 13:53
cheapest (and probably best way) of connecting would be to use internet connection sharing and connecting your xbox360 to your laptop with the supplied ethernet cable. heres a guide for os x

http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-your-Mac-OSX-as-a-Wirelss-Adapter-for-you-XBOX/

its very similar for xp/vista, i found a guide for it on my old laptop but can't find it again!

only downside is it means your laptop will have to be open whenever you use xbox live
Sleuth
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5376 posts since 12/9/04

2 May 2009 13:59
schtoop wrote: just seen this, dunno if its cheap… http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/392475/xbox-360-wireless-controller-17-98-/

still baffles me why anyone would buy an ps3 though
schtoop
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13045 posts since 9/4/07

2 May 2009 14:08
anyone who buys an xbox is a totall mug FACT!!

with xbox you have to put batteries in the controller (ps3 you charge) you have to pay for the internet with xbox (free on ps3) you cant play blu-ray on xbox (you can on ps3) and they have fuck all hardrive with wank graphics

paying an extra oner for a ps3 is so worth it in the long run
thelann
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477 posts since 13/1/08

2 May 2009 15:34
well i use rechargeable batteries in my controller so its not really an issue.

the online community is also far better, if you can justify paying one hundred pounds more for the console and more for all the games then surely you can justify paying £40 per year for a better online experience…

i have played call of duty 4, fifa and street fighter online on both consoles and found the experience on xbox to be a lot quicker, easier, and dare i say it, full of better players. I only really play online so the xbox is far better.

Also I would never watch a blu-ray dvd anyway, I cant even think of the last time I watched a standard dvd…. I either watch films in the cinema or on my laptop/laptop linked to tv.

schtoop
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13045 posts since 9/4/07

2 May 2009 15:43
how is the online community better on the xbox? Puzzled

gta is so whack on the xbox, even my mate who owns a 360 admitted that
Sleuth
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5376 posts since 12/9/04

2 May 2009 15:49
schtoop wrote: gta is so whack on the xbox, even my mate who owns a 360 admitted that

360 MUST be shit then.
schtoop
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13045 posts since 9/4/07

2 May 2009 15:50
you all know deep down that im right, all you have is halo and that gets boring after 3 games