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Should I get a modded xbox from Canada?

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by DeepS, May 2, 2005.

  1. DeepS

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    Hello All

    I am going to Canada for a holiday in the near future and thought about picking up a modded xbox (approx £120 inc 120gb drive and remote) while out there.
    Can I switch the tv output to PAL without any problems?
    Would I need to just switch the power supply from US to UK?
    In the end, is it worth it?

    Thanks

    DeepS
     
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    The xbox would run fine in the UK and you can switch the video output. however I am unsure about the power output.. you may get away with a regular travel adapted, but you may need to get a full transformer...
     
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    other than that, it looks like a superb deal if that is the case.
     
  4. Rob20

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    I'd be tempted to wait for the XBOX 360 now being that it's out aropund November time. 6 months roughly.
     
  5. Indiana Jones

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    If you bought one from canada you would need a step down converter otherwise it would blow.
     
  6. DeepS

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    Thanks for the info, I did not realise that the xbox 360 would be coming out this year. What is the release date? I had thought that it would be released sometime in the spring of 2006 plus it would probably take another 6 to 9 months for it to be successfully hacked or modded. Out of curiosity, how long did it take (from release) for the xbox to be hacked?

    I think buying a psp to keep me busy until the xbox 360 comes out is the best solution.

    DeepS
     
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    May 13th is when all will be revealed about xbox360, release date, price etc etc.

    No doubt it won't take long for some 'genius' to mod it either.
     
  8. harrisuk

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    Don’t count on the 360 to be hacked in the same way the Xbox was. It’s very doubtful it will play DVD r or you will be able to change the drive. They are using proprietary hardware this time from what I understand.

    I would still wait for the 360 though the xbox is 4 years old.
     
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    Yeah, don't buy a console that's 4 years old cause all the games will be rubbish for it, wait 6 months, pay top price for a *new* console and buy lots of the *new* games for it because they will play much, much better than all those 4 year old games for your Xbox.

    Geez.

    Get a modded Xbox, load it up with Mame, get some of the top Xbox games too, have a blast for the next 6 months, probably much longer, wait for Xbox whatever to drop in price, get one of those as well, but keep the modded xbox for Mame on the telly.

    Whoops, probably shouldn't play MAME on the Xbox either 'cause games on that are wait for it, fourteen years old. Hang on.. .some are even older. Must be crap.
     
  10. harrisuk

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    You are missing the point are bit. I have had an xbox for 4 years (Modded for 3) and they are great. But some people like to know the score and not buy a new console when the replacements round the corner.

    Also its not cheap to do a modded xbox right. By the time you have bought a new xbox Uprated HD, chip etc you are into £200 at least for a decent one.

    People have the right to know the replacement is only potentially 6 months away and available for Around the same money (£249 - £299) dont you think ?
     
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    what do I need to do to the new slimeline playstation to plan canadian games?

    Martinrise
     
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    You need to either buy swap magic pro discs which involves u changing the case of ur PS2 and using some swap tricks (here )

    Or your going to have to mod it up using a mod chip just google PS2 mod chip and read em up.
     

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