Xbox 360 Elite Video
Xbox 360 Elite Video Transcript
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>> I'm John Falcone, Senior Editor at CNET.com and this is the Xbox 360 Elite. This is the latest version of the Xbox 360 and it's really not that different from the earlier versions. There's really just three key distinctions. First of all it's black instead of the white color that the previous 360 was. It has a 120GB hard drive, which is six times larger than the 20GB model on the previous version and it also has an HDMI port in the back, which means you can have a one cable audio and video connection to you HD TV or AV receiver. There's a lot of stuff we wish they had thrown in here that they didn't. It still has a lot of the annoying issues from the past Xbox 360. It still has this gigantic power brick that you need behind it to keep it powered up, doesn't have built in WiFi and doesn't have a built in HD DVD drive. Those are still things that you have to buy as accessories. That being said it is nice that Microsoft did throw in the HDMI cable, which Sony doesn't on the Playstation 3. If you already have a 360 you don't need to upgrade to the Elite but if you're just getting in and looking for a gaming console and are looking at the 360 the Elite is probably worth the extra money just for the larger hard drive and the HDMI output. I'm John Falcone for CNET and this is the Xbox 360 Elite. ^M00:01:41 [ Music ]
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Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite (120GB) Review
The good: Excellent selection of games, including many 360-only exclusives; all games are in native high-definition; user-friendly Dashboard interface; supports wireless controllers and accessories; Xbox Live service offers online multiplayer (with matchmaking and voice chat) and content downloads for most games; backward compatible with many--but not all--original Xbox titles; doubles as a superior digital media hub and Windows Media extender; online Marketplace allows easy purchases of minigames, add-on gaming content, high-def movies, and TV shows.
The bad: The Elite fails to correct most of the annoyances of the original 360 version: the noisy DVD drive and cooling fan; a gigantic, oversize power supply; no built-in wireless networking; only three USB ports; a substandard DVD player; online gaming requires a paid subscription to Xbox Live; proprietary wireless format limits third-party accessories.
The bottom line: While it's neither a must-have upgrade for existing 360 owners nor as feature-packed as the PS3, the Xbox 360 Elite's combination of top-notch gaming and digital media features make it the current game console of choice.
Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite (120GB) Specs
Part number: B4J-00122
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