Originally Posted by RogueXD
I've read some pros and cons about the 360. My son bought me one in April so we could play COD4 on-line and yes its addictive. Anyways over the last month its been getting harder and harder to get a game to load. Sometimes it takes loading the games 5-8 times before it gets going. It will state that the game is dirty or scratched. I've tried different games including the Madden 10, same thing. After looking at the on-line support help section I decided to send it in to be fixed. How many problems have you all had?
a defective dvd drive is less common than the RRoD.
Personally I had my last 360 for 2 years and it never had a hiccup, except for being stolen...
I've pre-ordered the new modern warfare 2 Xbox bundle so hopefully I will have the same luck less the the stolen part with this one.
I have one buddy that is on his 6th xbox360, he was a day 1 owner though. so he went through more in the first year or 2 than he has now. the chips are better so you are finding that the RRoDs are less common. my other friends all have had 1 xbox360 die of RRoD, none had purchased theirs after 2007 though. most were older models that died.
btw, as far as the disc drive I tend to install the games that I play more. I installed my Call of Duty games and a few others. it cuts down on DVD drive use and on load times. however DO NOT install Halo3 on your HDD, it is one of the few games to run much worse when installed. it runs better from DVD.