Is 360 doing too much now? (may update)
Posted 12 April 2007 - 02:56 AM
I feel that the old xbox live was adequate, and from what I read the playstation network should soon be there, and be free.
I also want HDMI. An Elite in Canada, is the same price as a PS3 20GB $550CDN (or $480USD). If sony does actually pull the 20GB, I guess I am forced back in the MS camp, as there is no way I am paying $700CDN for more hard drive space, wifi which I would never use (I know how to run cable, it is less laggy, and more reliable), and a memory card reader.
Posted 13 April 2007 - 02:58 AM
The picture and sound quality is good and the d/l speeds have been very manageable (1.5 - 2 hrs on average). I wish the restrictions were a little less limiting like instead of expiring within 24 hours of the first play, allow me 2 full playbacks within a two week period. I guess it's a trade off for not having the hassle of going to the video store.
Not saying it's a perfect solution. For some movies, I really want all the DVD extras and will want to watch them again and again over the years, so a purchase is worth it. But for some movies that I have a more casual interest in, it works out fine, and the rental price is reasonable.
Probably won't ever use MSN Messenger or IPTV, though.
Posted 13 April 2007 - 03:42 PM
Also stuff like multiple-person voice and video chat, features that were in the Xbox, have been degraded for the 360, and are now being put on the backburner, or thrown out entirely for the 360 while they impliment all this crap I don't need.
MSN messaging I can understand a bit more. XBL is supposed to keep you in contact with your friends. If I can IM someone on the computer and ask them to come play with me on XBL, fantastic. That's very helpful, IMO.
Video Marketplace makes sense to be on the 360. I wish Microsoft spent their resources making good games and improving the way we play them, but they have their business plan and I think it has potential to make tons of money for them.
Posted 02 May 2007 - 10:30 AM
I'm still hoping for an internet browser. It's crazy to think that the Wii can manage one but the 360 cant?!
Posted 02 May 2007 - 10:54 AM
Posted 02 May 2007 - 07:22 PM
Let the people who do want them enjoy them.