Just wondering how owners feel so far .
i think the elites a good idea for people who have just come into the xbox world but for those with cores and full systems dont bother fair enogh those come with 120gb but that can be bought seperately along with black controllers and i can almost garuntee you there will be black faceplates and finishes avaliable. some might say if you buy all that you might as well buy the elite but you have to remember not everyone can afford things with a price like the elite.
This just doesn't hold water.
A seperate 120GB HD costs in the region of £129.99.
So then to start adding faceplates and black controllers is just IMO an non-starter.
I can't imagine anyone going down that route.
By the time you've forked out for the 120GB HD you could have traded in/sold your core/premium and bought an Elite for the same if not less money.
Check peoples trade ins across the threads and the majority have got good deals. i.e. traded in free games to bring the cost down even further.
I bought an Elite for £266 only £17 more than a premium.
Coupled with the fact that people (apart from the bigger HD & the HDMI slot) are getting a console with the improved heatsinks makes the Elite a worthy purchase IMO
If you're happy with your core/premium fine.
Not being funny, but here's my costs:
World Cup Core Pack: £135
120GB HDD: £70 (yes seventy, on this very forum)
VGA Lead: £10
Altogether that's £215, 85 less than an elite, and VGA provides me with the same picture as HDMI would on my 720p tv. I've had no problems with fans, disc noise or heat either. Perhaps now you can see what welladida was getting at?
Also, all tyes of 360 are going to ship with new heatsinks and HDMI soon.
wording the question so that your asking elite owners if its worth it is gonna give u biased opinions. Bet half of them had made their mind up that it was amazing and that they had to have it as soon as it was first mentioned. Unless you really need the bigger HDD and HDMI its a waste of money entirely.
Why are all the Elite owners going on about the HDD, colour and HDMI all of the time is it just to warrant thier purchase?? it's not that much of a bonus over a premium IMO.
1. VGA will give as good picture as HDMI as long as set up correctly (with exception on some TV's)
2. No need for a 120GB HDD (Yet) as no video marketpace
3. Unit/controller/headset might be black but MS have said they have no plans to make other accessories in black i.e. HD-DVD drive. I have many additional items inc. s/wheel which are all white.....
I will probably get one in the future but not until they have sorted out noise issues (glad I waited for reviews on here first!!) built in HD-DVD drive would be nice but I cant see that happening anytime soon.