Originally Posted by spinksjinx
The only advantage to waiting to buy a 360 with a built-in HD-DVD drive is the fact that their will be more games when you buy it...I wouldnt wait why should you its no different then saying hey I am going to buy a 360 and a HD-DVD player as well...Most people act like they dont have enough room for it but chances are if you are wanting one you do..I love that it is seperate because I can take it and play it on my pc and when I go out of town it connects right up to my laptop in a hotel room...Dont miss the great games or the extremely cheap price you can pick up the hd-dvd drive for...
I don't think I'll be missing out on games at all. I have enough toys to get me by until then. I don't want to buy a console at this price range to regret it later. I currently have the PS3, and my only interest in the 360 is the exclusive games (Halo, Gear of War, etc...,). And the second reason is to have a HD DVD Player.
The reasons I am not buying is due to heat dissipation and power consumption, and of course the fan noise which goes hand in hand with the heat. I almost picked up a used 360, and when I saw the power brick on that thing, it made me change my mind. I do not want to run into any red rings of death scenarios which I hear so much about. My PS3 is dead silent. And I hope and believe that next version of 360 w/ smaller die will make this possible. (keep our fingers crossed). I was on several occasion to pick one up, but each time, my conscious told me not to, especially when there is a new version on the horizon. Believe me, I want one bad though..., just not the current version.
Regarding the carrying the HD DVD drive around with your laptop... It's not ideal for me. There's no way I am going to lug around an external drive of that size during travel. I travel frequently with work, and I would much rather upgrade the laptop drive if I ever get that desperate to watch HD DVD movies on my laptop.
Edit / Add: One more thing... If I had already owned a 360, I couldn't care less about buying a brand new one just to consolidate the system with the HD DVD. But coming from a person who's in the market to get one, it presents a different proposition all together. And with the inclusion of HDMI / bigger HDD to boot, I can be patient for 3 to 4 more months...