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post #2251 of 2409
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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

If you're thinking the games are what make the elite cost $399 that's wrong. It's $399 if you get the bundle or the old no game included edition.

yeah, i realized that later in the day... for some reason, i thought the recent price drop took the elite down to $349. hey! i can dream, cant i? heh heh

i've decided i'm just going to wait for the right moment when i find one in-store and can CONFIRM that i'm getting a jasper. i'm on my 3rd xbox and just tired of getting the less than reliable variety. the jaspers just started shipping to stores in late october so, the longer you wait, the greater the chance you have of getting one.
post #2252 of 2409
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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

My launch system with the overpriced 120g HD does the same thing, just without the HDMI. That's the only reason I would upgrade.

If you've purchased the 120GB drive, why even consider the Elite (unless you want additional Xbox)? Just buy an Arcade if you really want HDMI and transfer your 120GB drive to it.
post #2253 of 2409
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

If you've purchased the 120GB drive, why even consider the Elite (unless you want additional Xbox)? Just buy an Arcade if you really want HDMI and transfer your 120GB drive to it.

Well I wanted one that wasn't white...

The old one will be moved to another TV for streaming movies.
post #2254 of 2409
the resident evil 5 bundle is not for usa, its for jap / over sea

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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

If you're thinking the games are what make the elite cost $399 that's wrong. It's $399 if you get the bundle or the old no game included edition.

I've been wanting to grab one but I just can't seem to make the justification to myself to spend it on a cosmetic upgrade. My launch system with the overpriced 120g HD does the same thing, just without the HDMI. That's the only reason I would upgrade.

Supposedly there is a red Resident Evil 5 bundle coming soon. It's just a rumor and no specs - whether it's elite/pro/arcade. But if there is one and it turns out elite, I might finally get it. Depending on how bad it looks. Red doesn't seem great for electronic equipment.
post #2255 of 2409
Just tried searching but could not get anything related to my problem:

We put in Gears of War 2 in our elite 360 earlier this week, played fine. Then today, had a significant problem: Disc is unreadable. Took it out, I see a new ring mark. Put it back after cleaning it, and again, disc is unreadable. Took it out, a second new ring mark.

Can the head player damage the disc??? What to do now?
post #2256 of 2409
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Originally Posted by natchie View Post

Just tried searching but could not get anything related to my problem:

We put in Gears of War 2 in our elite 360 earlier this week, played fine. Then today, had a significant problem: Disc is unreadable. Took it out, I see a new ring mark. Put it back after cleaning it, and again, disc is unreadable. Took it out, a second new ring mark.

Can the head player damage the disc??? What to do now?

-----1-800-4my-xbox----have fun with that call
post #2257 of 2409
Yeah, afraid I'll have to do that...but before doing it, wondering if it's worth paying extra $90 + for the repair? Not under one year warranty and now from wikipedia, I learned that there were other xbox consoles with this disc scratching problem! Unbelievable! Should I just hold off for the next price drop in the new Xbox 360??
post #2258 of 2409
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Originally Posted by natchie View Post

Yeah, afraid I'll have to do that...but before doing it, wondering if it's worth paying extra $90 + for the repair? Not under one year warranty and now from wikipedia, I learned that there were other xbox consoles with this disc scratching problem! Unbelievable! Should I just hold off for the next price drop in the new Xbox 360??

circuit city is going belly up and they had the pro for 173.00 thatts cheap i have the elite and have already had to send it off for 100.00 repair..so thats what i would do right now.........
post #2259 of 2409
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Originally Posted by SinrSavdByGrace View Post

circuit city is going belly up and they had the pro for 173.00 thatts cheap i have the elite and have already had to send it off for 100.00 repair..so thats what i would do right now.........

Thanks for the reminder about the circuit city...gotta run over there asap before the xboxes disappear...yeah, it is quite maddening!!! Was bidding on the ebay but realized it would be better to get a brand new one, rather than a refurb!
post #2260 of 2409
how can you tell if you got the newest 360(jasper) is there some kinda number on the back that tells you what system you have just wanted to know cause I have the extened warr. with BB and I was thinking of taking my 360 back and getting a new one I do this about every 3 to 4 months anyway but if I have the latest then no need
post #2261 of 2409
if you are saying that you take your xbox back every 3-4 months for no reason you are a jerk and I would use much stronger language than that if it wasnt going to get me banned. I hate people like you who abuse warranties and screw everybody else. if thats not the case then I take it back.
post #2262 of 2409
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Originally Posted by digital_b_avs View Post

if you are saying that you take your xbox back every 3-4 months for no reason you are a jerk and I would use much stronger language than that if it wasnt going to get me banned. I hate people like you who abuse warranties and screw everybody else. if thats not the case then I take it back.

Agreed. Roninr1 people like you are the reason companies give people a hard time when they actually have a real problem.
post #2263 of 2409
hold on now.. I'm not a jerk I bought my first 360 the day it came out i spent the $400.00 and three months later I got the ring a death I sent my xbox in for repair had to pay shipping then they sent me back a referb. that from the time I got it the thing would freeze. I called ms and they made me send that one back another shipping I had to pay. then they sent me another referb. this one worked great for about 6months then it would freeze and this time it put a ring around 2 diff. games when I talked to ms about this they told me to contact ea sports about a refund that never happen so think about how much money I spent so far..... ok now I got sick of sending my xbox back and being with out my game system so I went to best but and bought the elite another $400.00 so now I'm well over 1000.00 into ms and this time I bought the extend warrenty so your damn right I'm gonna take it back and make sure I have the most up to date one I spent enough money to do that
post #2264 of 2409
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Originally Posted by R0NINR1 View Post

hold on now.. I'm not a jerk I bought my first 360 the day it came out i spent the $400.00 and three months later I got the ring a death I sent my xbox in for repair had to pay shipping then they sent me back a referb. that from the time I got it the thing would freeze. I called ms and they made me send that one back another shipping I had to pay. then they sent me another referb. this one worked great for about 6months then it would freeze and this time it put a ring around 2 diff. games when I talked to ms about this they told me to contact ea sports about a refund that never happen so think about how much money I spent so far..... ok now I got sick of sending my xbox back and being with out my game system so I went to best but and bought the elite another $400.00 so now I'm well over 1000.00 into ms and this time I bought the extend warrenty so your damn right I'm gonna take it back and make sure I have the most up to date one I spent enough money to do that

oh stop whining and ****ing grow up. you are pathetic and sickening. your issue should be with microsoft not best buy or anywhere else selling xbox. the warranty is for valid issues, not crybabies like you. you dont deserve to get help or reference here. I apologize to the regulars here who have this misfortune of reading this.
post #2265 of 2409
Anybody know why hdmi to dvi wont work on the xbox 360?
It works just fine with my ps3. The xbox 360 just shows a black screen.

Just trying to hook up the xbox 360 to a Sony Wega HDTV tube with DVI. It accepts 480P, 720P, AND 1080i.
Tv specs from manual.
Digital Visual Interface (DVI): Can accommodate a copyprotected
digital connection (HDCP*) to other devices (such as
digital set-top boxes) that have compatible interfaces. The DVIHDTV
input terminal is compliant with the EIA-861 standard
and is not intended for use with personal computers


UPDATE: I was able to fix the problem by connecting my 360 to another hdtv and setting the signal to 1080i.
It's all good now.
post #2266 of 2409
I'm supprised BB even lets you "RONINR1" in the door anymore.
post #2267 of 2409
I am interested in learning how to tell if you'r getting a "Jasper" or not... I have an orig. Elite and it is starting to suffer woes. I do have a PRP at BB which I plan on using. So any help on telling if I am getting a Jasper?
post #2268 of 2409
This is from Xbox Magazine: "Look in the cut out on the top. On the Far right edge. Above the words "made in China" reads "12V - xx,xA: 5V - 1A." If the xx,xA is 12,1A you are guaranteed a Jasper. If it's 14,2A, it's a Falcon, 16,5A is Xenon." Also, if it's build date is after Nov 2008 it is most likely a Jasper. I have been looking for a "Jasper Elite" I think all of the Elites with the Indiana Jones/KungFu Panda bundle are pre-Nov. 2008. The Resident Evil red Elite comes out tomorrow. Got it on order.
post #2269 of 2409
Would the new 'arcade' versions also come with the Jasper?
My premiere elite is also going bad. I'd like to keep the hard drive and get the arcade to save the $.
post #2270 of 2409
Could be a complex situation, but eventually they'll only manufacture the Jasper board and every Xbox they make will have it (until the next motherboard revision ). They'd use up their stock of the previous motherboard and they might still be manufacturing it, because they can't get enough of one or more new parts to switch to making only it.

Then again, maybe they've already made the switch to manufacturing only Jasper boards. You could always go prowling stores looking for a Jasper Arcade .
post #2271 of 2409
Jaspers aren't hard to find, pretty much all the new shipments are Jasper. They are also very easy to spot in the wild just by looking through the serial number door on the console and seeing the 12.1a power rating.
post #2272 of 2409
I actually had 2 arcade models shipped from amazon because of shipping issues (sent one back) but they were both jaspers. The 2 were shipped from different amazon warehouse locations also.
post #2273 of 2409
I have had my Red Elite Jasper for over a week now.
Not sure what the big deal besides less power consumption.
The thing is still as loud as a college dorm refrigerator to me.
post #2274 of 2409
I think the jasper mobo is redesigned to fix the rrod problem.

My xbox ran a lot quieter when I started playing games from the hard drive instead of the dvd.
post #2275 of 2409
Hey is anyone else xbox 360 randomly freeze/ crash ? i have the jasper limited edition red resident evil 5 bundle.

and it crashes every now and then randomly after playing more then 3 hrs and when i mean randomly i mean like couple times .
post #2276 of 2409
I just ordered a RE5 bundle. Apparently, there are other people who have been having problems w/them. Hopefully this won't happen to me, as well...
post #2277 of 2409
well lord zath if you mean other by just me then yes if theirs more peole reporting then i would like to know what they are saying.

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Originally Posted by Lord_Zath View Post

I just ordered a RE5 bundle. Apparently, there are other people who have been having problems w/them. Hopefully this won't happen to me, as well...
post #2278 of 2409
Mainly the problems people are reporting refer to an unreadable RE5 disc. Most of the time, they take it back to where they bought it and exchange for a retail copy of the disc, and everything works fine. I bought mine from Dell, so I'm hoping not to have this issue.

Another reported the 360 digging a ring in the CD, thus making it unreadable. Apparently, that happens very easy if the 360 gets jostled or moved from vertical to horizontal position.

A possible fix people have posted is clearing the cache and reinstalling the game. Maybe that might work?
post #2279 of 2409
I dont have any of those issues, as far as the moving side or vertical its been known for a while now . Dont move your 360 when its turned on and has any games.

let me know on your results
post #2280 of 2409
I got my RE5 360 a week ago and right away when I put in the disc it said unreadable...the disc itself was flawless, but I took it to Best Buy and they let me exchange for a retail copy. It works great now and no other problems to speak of. I'm loving the red

BTW, I tried clearing the cache on my xbox and it didn't make a difference for me (might for others).
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