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x-box query

Discussion in 'Nintendo Forums' started by GCDB, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. GCDB

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    Hi,
    I am looking at a games console and after reading loads of posts will opt for x-box,but cant afford the new 360 one.
    I gather from reading these posts,
    The x-box can be modded in several ways...
    softmodded or hard modded what is benefit in either as i gather both will give ntsc output at different resolutions.Is either legal?
    Will either allow Back-up copies to be played(am not a pirate).
    What is the benefit in changing harddrive and how can it become a media centre?
    Does either way restrict you ,eg gaming online etc?
    What price would u expect to pay for these options already done secondhand?
    Is the crystal one different spec or just fancy case?
     
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    Was it the bit about fancy case that no replies?
     
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    It could well be that there is about 100 different threads with all the answers you require on this very forum but here goes.

    Modding as such is not illegal (depends on what you do with it after), you just wont have a warrenty. Hard modded is alot better than softmodding.

    The main benefit of changing the hard drive is to allow you to store more games and videos on the xbox, to become a media center you will need to download the mediacenter front end.

    online gaming will be a more risky business as MS are always finding ways to check if your box has been modded.

    Price, £120

    Fancy case is just that no change on the spec front, but alot different on mainboard.
     
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    Thanks for a response buzz,
    I have looked through quite a few threads for info as before i started reading this forum i thought the x-box was just solely an unadaptable games console.Will try reading a bit on x-box scene? for more info on what to buy.Hope a lot of people might want to sell theirs now the 360 is out?
     

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