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A Stupid xbox question

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by Pooon, May 26, 2004.

  1. Pooon

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    What are the disadvantages of buying an american xbox? I assume it will only play US games and not UK ones unless it is modded, correct?

    What about voltage, is there an issue?

    Can it be used on 'live' in the UK?

    Any other 'problems' i should be aware of?
     
  2. harrisuk

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    The path to all answers is the search function.....
     
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    What are the disadvantages of buying an american xbox? I assume it will only play US games and not UK ones unless it is modded, correct?

    Correct. You will need to mod it to play EU or JPN games.

    What about voltage, is there an issue?

    You'll need a stepdown (probably 200 watts to be safe) or you could buy a UK PSU board and replace it with the one in your US machine

    Can it be used on 'live' in the UK?

    I think so but I'm not sure

    Any other 'problems' i should be aware of?

    None that I can think of but I could easily be overlooking something obvious
     
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    I've got a US Xbox and I use Live on it with no problems whatsoever, the PAL Xbox Live starter pack will Launch on a US Xbox as the disk doesn't have any Regional coding so setup is easy and you'll be able to play the bundled PAL Demo's, Certain PAL Xbox Live titles also work on an unmodded US Xbox, I've played online with the following PAL games: Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Rainbow six 3 and Rallisport Challenge 2, I think quite a few more games also work.
     
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    Cheers for all the info guys. Think i may pick one up next time i go to the states.
     

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