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This review is from: Microsoft Xbox 360 20GB (Video Game)
The jury is in, and Microsoft loses. Sorry but after owning an XBox 360 for over 6 months, and a PS3 for less time, I have decided that the XBox 360 is the inferior product. I don't play games on the console that often, preferring the PC for most shooters. However, because of console only titles, I bought this system. Despite the light usage the XBox 360 finally died with the famous "3 Rings of death" red lights. I sent it in for repairs (which were at least under warranty) and despite the fact that Microsoft said it would be fixed or replaced in 2 business days they had it for over a week before sending it back.
The other BIG downside to the XBox 360 is the noise factor. With the DVD drive going the system makes so much racket I can hear it over the games I am playing. Considering that one game is Nascar '08, that is saying quite a lot. No way I would ever use the XBox 360 for watching movies. Now that Blu-ray has won the High Def DVD wars, I bought a PS3 and was pleasantly surprised that the unit makes almost no noise, even while playing movies. Sony knows how to make hardware.
If it weren't for Mass Effect, I would have sold the machine long ago. While I have heard the Elite version is more quiet and has fixed the problems of overheating, I can't convince myself to give Microsoft any more money after this horrible experience.