Originally Posted by scl23enn4m3
Is the Kinect worth the extra $200? I've only played it once...a table tennis demo in Best Buy, so I really don't know. I'm in the same situation as the rest of you. My rack is ~25' away from the TV I want the XBox connected to . The only wires I have available to me are a cat5e, RG6, and a composite video.
On a similar note, how do people generally deal with the other peripherals such as dance mats, guitars, drums etc.?
Wireless for other peripherals, or a USB 1.1 extender (cheap compared to 2.0), the only device requiring a 2.0 extender is the Kinect.
I REALLY love the Kinect, I transitioned from a true "gamer" throughout high school, college, and grad school, to a casual gamer using it mostly for parties, rather than gaming by myself. My wife also really likes playing it for a cardio workout. The games keep getting better and better too.
I don't regret my Kinect purchase at all, and the Cat 5 connectivity is great (although pricey). Also, my TV is mounted rather high, and my Kinect is now above the TV, and working fine (about 8.5' from the ground, but Xbox reccomends no higher than 6'. I've found that it captures my whole body much easier (I'm 6'3").