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post #31 of 4481 Old 01-15-2009, 09:03 AM
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mercenaries 2 is now 29.99 at amazon.com and ebgames.com

It's 27.99 with free 3-day shipping at Newegg.
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Dell.com:
xbox 60gb pro with lego indiana jones/kung fu panda and bonus Tom clancy end war for $269
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=A2295462
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Dell.com:
xbox 120gb elite with lego indiana jones/kung fu panda only for $339
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=A2058347
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Dell.com:
xbox arcade system (no HDD) with 6 games (sonic plus 5 arcade titles) for $170
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=A2058345
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^ nice find/s

looking at the pro
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^ nice find/s

looking at the pro

So two days ago it wasn't a good find?
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...4#post15553814

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hrmm... didnt even see those up there. thought these were brand new. oh well.
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Dell.com:
apply this coupon at checkout and you get free shipping on anything above $129:

C2$F7S4W96J$T1
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We might want to keep an eye on Circuit City closing.

(Man, that sounds like a vulture waiting to pick the meat off a corpse.)
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^serves them right. got rid of their good employees to hire less paid ones and now they're here. customer service should be priority one for all business's.
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oh dear i just read something i didnt know. i was about to order the xbox pro bundle at dell but as i was reading reviews one of them said you cannot use optical for audio and hdmi cable for video without some sort of adapter that costs $50?

is this true?

i plan to use hdmi for video and my receiver has only optical and coax for audio, no hdmi.

willt he elite work for my situation?
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elite comes with dongle. i havent opened mines yet, been using hdmi only.

the hdmi and the video output are too close together for them to both be used at the same time. if you're willing to try this:
http://www.chadledford.com/?p=50

it'll save you $50
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The Pro will work as well, but you have to pry the casing apart on the component video dongle. Simple process with plenty of guides by searching this forum or google.

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sorta a deal:

Frys (if you live close to one):
Xbox 60gb pro with lego indiana jones/kung fu panda, plus dark sector and Viking for $314
http://ads.ocregister.com/interactiv...0116101603.pdf
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also frys:

Mass Effect $20
Mercenaries 2 $25
GOW2 $50
Shadowrun, Hour of Victory, Vampire Rain, or Condemned 2 $12 each
Kameo or Arcade unplugged vol 1 $10

http://ads.ocregister.com/interactiv...0116101802.pdf
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Xbox.com has 20GB hard drive and 3 month live card for $29.99 only for Arcade owners. Look for the Arcade Console Upgrade.
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i would actually like to do the arcade bundle by dell $170 plus the xbox.com 20G and 3 month live deal for $30. that would add up to a little over $200 total after taxes.
the games that come with the pro i would sell on ebay anyway, so thats just hassle.

question regarding the arcade bundle. To use hdmi video and optical audio, would i need to buy a HDMI digital AV cable which is not included in the arcade? or can i just hook up hdmi cable from back of arcade to tv, and optical from back of arcade to receiver?

that hdmi av cable would be an extra $40
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any hdmi cable would work. a lot of people here and I recommend monoprice dawt com.
the "hack" i posted is really just removing the junk plastic around the components.
when you buy the arcade system you'll get the AV cable that has an optical audio jack and both component video (the 3 colored video cables) plus the standard audio video cables (the yellow one) along with the 2 red and white cables. they're all on that one cable assy. for you to get hdmi video out with the optical audio out you only need to remove the plastic housing surrounding the included cable. then use any hdmi cable you have.
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any hdmi cable would work. a lot of people here and I recommend monoprice dawt com.
the "hack" i posted is really just removing the junk plastic around the components.
when you buy the arcade system you'll get the AV cable that has an optical audio jack and both component video (the 3 colored video cables) plus the standard audio video cables (the yellow one) along with the 2 red and white cables. they're all on that one cable assy. for you to get hdmi video out with the optical audio out you only need to remove the plastic housing surrounding the included cable. then use any hdmi cable you have.

I don't have one myself, but I thought I read that the Arcade does not ship with the optical output on the dongle. The Arcade only ships with the SD composite cable (yellow/red/white) instead of the component with optical.

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^ i just double checked and you are correct. the arcade only comes with the yellow red and white connector and lacks the optical audio out.

you can opt to buy this:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...t=1#largeimage
from monoprice. its the same functions as the official MS one but cheaper and without the name-brand

$6.75 for 1
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Buy.com:
Xbox wireless network adapter (the good looking one) $70
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Xbox wireless controller, red color plus red recharge kit $42.99
supplies will likely run out on the contoller, so shop as early as possible
Deal only start Sunday Jan. 18th at midnight Pacific time. hope your online


http://gamerdeals.net/blogs/cheap-xb...for-69-99.aspx
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Best Buy this week:
Far Cry 2 $29.99
Pure $29.99
Prince of Persia $39.99

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Amazon has 12+1 cards for $30, currently in stock and eligible for Prime.

The price on these fluctuates and stock comes and goes -- that link might might not be the sale price or out of stock depending on when you click. I paid $40 for one of these a couple months ago.
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i would actually like to do the arcade bundle by dell $170 plus the xbox.com 20G and 3 month live deal for $30. that would add up to a little over $200 total after taxes.
the games that come with the pro i would sell on ebay anyway, so thats just hassle.

question regarding the arcade bundle. To use hdmi video and optical audio, would i need to buy a HDMI digital AV cable which is not included in the arcade? or can i just hook up hdmi cable from back of arcade to tv, and optical from back of arcade to receiver?

that hdmi av cable would be an extra $40

The new Arcades I think are not eligable for the HDD upgrade because there is aparantly a larger internal cache for the NXE update. Don't buy the arcade and assume you will be eligiable, there is a chance you may not be.

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Wii = I'm too lazy to get the number
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you can opt to buy this:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...t=1#largeimage
from monoprice. its the same functions as the official MS one but cheaper and without the name-brand

$6.75 for 1

or you can get one on eBay for less than $7.00, with free shipping...

http://cgi.ebay.com/For-Microsoft-Xb...3A1%7C294%3A50

Xbox Live: KoNtRoL MaNiAk
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was at best buy yesterday:

Infinite Undiscovery $40
The Last Remnant $40
Condemned 2 $10
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was at best buy yesterday:

Infinite Undiscovery $40
The Last Remnant $40
Condemned 2 $10

No longer valid. Best Buy's deals for this week were posted by bryansj above:
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Best Buy this week:
Far Cry 2 $29.99
Pure $29.99
Prince of Persia $39.99


Steam/XBL/PSN: thejokell
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No longer valid. Best Buy's deals for this week were posted by bryansj above:

Yep, most sales from retail stores such as Best Buy, Target, Circuit City (R.I.P.) run from Sunday through Saturday. You can find the deals about a week or so early by reading cheapassgamer.com video game deal forum sticky.

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