GWN investigates which DVD drive is included in the new Xbox 360 Elite console, and explains how you can tell which version you have.
constant anti xbox stuff !
i see this and know its a large factor as i have all three systems and see it all too often !
how about turn up the volume of the GAME or use headphones if the sound of the drive is a problem to you !
or get a ps3 or wii if its a problem to you !
can't take the heat? No problem, you know what you should do?
Find an article about how PS3 gonna die and post it. No worry It will get approved so fast too.
i dont know what you mean by that !
maybe flow and bud has ruined my brain !
only PSdrones that post this cr*p, not. Wake up boy this is N4G(fanboy heaven)
BTW have you seen what Themart usually posts?
im just a gamer i dont get upset about consoles !
Why would anyone want an Elite? It's really noisy and almost as much as the far superior PS3. For a little more money you can get a PS3 that looks nice and doesn't even make any noise. Noise does matter to most people. If you're watching a movie you don't want to have to blast the sound up just so you don't hear the 360 running.
"what was that? can't hear you" guy one
"TORNADO COMING RIGHT FOR US!!!!" guy two
"wha, speak louder"
"TORNADO HERE 5 MINS!!!"
"wait i'll just turn off my xbox so i can hear you..... HOLLY SMOKES whats that a tornado, you shoulda told me man "
As noted by earlier reports of this story, the title is very misleading and does not match the source.
So some of the elites still have the loud drive in it??? Man that is pathetic.
These drives arent issues at all and consumers don't care. I manage a retail Game store and not a single person complains about this so called "ISSUE"
at 3.1, Yeah, I manage those who manage retail Game store and non of them give me the feedback too. They just said premium sell better than Elite.
Honestly I have a launch xbox 360 and the sound isnt even that loud. The only time you even notice it is when you are in the dashboard. It similar to a PC. The noice is a tiny bit louder than the ps3 when it has its disc spinning.
The thing is that the xbox 360 switches speeds, like 1 instance its spinning 10 000 RPM loading a game then it'll go quite and then if you get to another load scene it revs back up and thats when people notice it. If it was at max the whole time people wouldn't notice it. I think Oblivion was like this where it streamed at a decent speed and once in a while it would rev to max.
You bots trying to make it like the sound isn't a problem are lame!
I guess you have all gone deaf from the loud whirling 360!
This thing is supposed to be the "Elite" you would think MS gave a crap, but apparently not!
Another fine example of MS screwing their customers!
For almost $500, you think MS would at least attempt to improve the
This is really ridiculous seriously i have a 360 and i don't notice any noise when im playing games its not un bearable while your playing games or even watching movies for that matter and im not walking around yelling bc its sooooo loud. This is crap not news and how it gets approved i don't know im a huge fan of games and go here to read about new ones coming out and reviews of new releases. This is neither. This site approves this kinda crap WHY? bc it gets them traffic.
It has to be give and take.
You want a Super powerful jet engine? Sure we can do that.
Oh.... and you want it whisper quite..... mmmmm k.
May be a bad analogy but I guess it gets my point across.
Basically if you want fast read access on the drive, you have to give in a bit and say I will give up sound for speed.
Meh... my .02, my 360 is kinda loud but it don't bother me.
Kind of bad analogy.
My PS3 is whisper quiet.
Anyway, I figure i'll get an elite in the fall so it will have the new chip and hopefully the quiet drive.
while its loud, i really never notice it because my surround sound is usually on, even when i hear it it doesn't really bother me.
But i can see why some people dislike it.
The only place I hear about these loud comments are up on these websites. None of my cousins or friends that own a xbox 360 ever mentioned it. If your super sensitive put your console in the entertainent cupboard and make sure the back is open is air can move around.
You can't blame Sony fanboys... for them it has to be a super quiet console. I mean think about it. While Xbox 360 gamers are playing games on their console which for the most part requires volume and some distance away from the screen; Sony fanboys are just playing/running @folding.
Ya know it is all in the game. Some people mite love to hate, other love to be seen. In the end the games are what matter the most.
Sony fans have had a hard 2 years waiting for the PS3 to put out, they have had to watch 360 have fun and gloat about it. So the smallest things will be blown way out of proportion just so they can feel good for them self for just a few minuets in the day.
Think about it the 360 has the best games on the next gen market right now for the best price. SO people want to take the attention away from that and poke holes into the 360 game. Oh well game on.
My thoughts exactly. Keep on folding b3yond. Anyways, none of these kids ever used pcs with cd/dvd drives before. Whenever the drive is activated the startup rev noise is there..
I can't even make out if the 360 drive is working as i usually sit a bit away from the 50" Tv and the only sound i hear are the game sounds or from movies which I stream from my PC. U guys must be having library quite rooms that you can even hear your consoles breathing.
Why is folding a bad thing?
Lol, why is Xbox 360 having about 3 diffrent dvd-players ? Omfg, honestly, I dont think that the Xbox-team knows what they are doing, they really suck in my opinion.
I think you suck, but that's just my opinion.
Your name is Sashy. That sounds like a feminine way to walk or a [email protected]
Just think about it. Your avatar looks like a cry for help prison picture. But that is just my opinion.
What's wrong with you 360 fanboys?
I don't like your comment so you suck!
Good comeback boys.
Keep up the good work, you're making yourselves look F'in brilliant.
I would hardly consider this a SERIOUS issue but I guess it is an issue nonetheless and worthy of reporting. I'm curious as to why they didn't stick with the the BenQ. Perhaps they are more expensive and since its not a heavy hitter issue they went back to the Hitachi and Samsungs.
People shouldn't get so defensive about their console and this wouldn't even be consider flame bait. It's just an article. I didn't see anyone write "The Elite is a piece of crap because of the noisey drive!!!! PAWNED" but I did hear a bunch of guys complain about fanboys spewing out garbage about their system. It's not a major issue but an it is an issue.
The question is why did they have a player that was quieter but went back to a louder player? No flames necessary.
I was just at YouTube and see some interesting footage you all should see. Its called "DOA XBox 360 Elite" I would put a link but didnt have time. The noises are creepy.. enjoy
Oh it's alright, they posted that video/story here: http://n4g.com/xbox360/News...
Does not suprize me that this thread is full of Sony fanatics complaining about whats wrong with the 360 when none of them have or plan on buying one. Sony fans care about the Elite more than 360 fans lol.
Ye and you care about the PS3 more than your 360, hmmm how much time do you spend on here?
I guess MS find a way to go with a cheaper cost of production, china is now popular for production cost cutting~ not mention they also give you an option of quality in production... some of my friends now starting open a factory in china to cutting cost of production, and they tell me how to do it with a china way.
They have the technology, the cheap labour, supportive goverment and qualities.
Now it's depends on you how much do you want to spent or invest, you can make a class A quality, but also can produce a F quality too. guess what? most of the ppl choose the F quality, that's why... most of the product from China... is very cheap.. but also lack of reliability. But there is also some of A class quality too, but it's not so many.
My original Xbox with the "problem" Thompson drive that supposedly has so many issues still works just fine, and I'm sure if I looked at this site I'd be told my current 360 has massive sound problems when it's absolutely no issue for me.
Don't care / 10.
And how much you wanna bet there will never be any kind of site like this for the PS3, because the PS3 supposedly doesn't have any issues at all? (every local retailer I know has had similar return rates between 360 and PS3, less for the Wii)
Yup it is like cancer, you wouldn't care until you have it.
I was thinking and then I remembered. My PS2 made the same exact sound when I would put in a music CD. It wouldn't do it at all with regular PS1 and PS2 games. I rarely used the CDs on my PS2 so thats why I forgot. It seems like the CDs where to big or something. You can hear the disc is rubbing. Its something to do with the tray (rubbing) not the drive. My Bad...
I really don't notice because I have fun playing games.
speak up sorry i dont understand what ur saying...my xbox360 is on and i cant hear u...
LOL!!!! what a worthless peice of junk
>>>>snoop - thank you doctor phil hahaha..yup u know me..i have no friends..no gf..damn im worthless..but just like most of the 360 girls on here u also can see the future..because u talk like u know me and the ppl around me..whoa i wish i could see the future to..maybe if i buy a 360 i will see the future too because it seems every1 that owns a 360 has that power...that the PS3 after a year will breakdown..and that no games will ever match the 360 games..and that PS3 will be in 3rd place...whoa..im going to go buy a 360 rite now...*rolls eyes**
from what I've seen from you, you are probably a very antisocial person .
The other thing is you basically down people for what they like, really i see how you probably have absolutely no friends, and if you do they are hard core fanboys as well. Even you are disliked by sony fanboys, and that says something. While some stuff you say is true, why not say it in a civivlzed manner?
Really your behavior by leaps and bounds shows me you could never hold a conversation with a girl. And if you did, your relationship wouldn't last long.
And if you say otherwise, well based from what I've seen, thats practically impossible considering your behavior.
There are many married men on this site, that are fans and fanboys and i can stand that, and they conduct themselves a lot better than you.
but you are beyond fanboy, you pick fights or whatever, and I'm sure most sony fanboys could agree.
Do you find yourself feeling cool after putting people down?
Because if thats so, you should be pitied amongst all people on this site.
You are so insecure its not even funny, because you have to put others down to make yourself feel good. Even if you do have somewhat of a point.
Basically my point is, express your self in a more civilized manner.
And improve on your grammar, its pretty atrocious.
Have a good day :)
sorry for going off topic.
YOU ARE A BELLEND
My current 360 (my third, natch) is far, far quieter than the others...no more "jet engine" when I play.
Story about the loud drive is true, but not all Hitachi drives are loud. I went out on a limb and got 2 Elites, both has the same Hitachi drive. One is quite loud even there's no disk running in it. To my surprise, the other one isn't that loud at all. I'll keep the quiet one, the otther one go to my bro.
Yet another story that was reported for having a misleading title by many people (from both camps), but yet the fanatics still approved it without changing the title. Oh well.
It is quite noisy but... just like my computer, i dont mind the noise. If the game is good enough the noise easily gets phased out. i only hear it when a game is loading.
but i can't beleive some of you are on your Third xbox360s... that's insane.
I'm in the same situation as you man... on my 3rd, and it's "quiet as a tomb" compared to my previous two...
funny thing is though, my brand new (custom built) computer is quieter than my Xbox!
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