QUOTE(anarchyincarcery @ Jan 21 2007, 02:02 PM)
well at least the chip can be turned off...
when you insert an original game, the chip turns off and then you can go on xbox live... I dont see how you can get banned if at that momment it is like having an unmodified xbox.
depending on what you need, sometimes its better to install a chip.
playing the game it's really good, but playing your favorite game on live is F-ing sweeet!
That's no guarantee. MS COULD implement a check (if they wanted to) into the dashboard, not via Live as they did on the original Xbox.
If you remember, the dashboard runs all the time in the background, so you wouldn't even need to connect to Live to be detected. Also recall auto-login (which can be turned off) as soon as you boot your 360.
Again, these are all just theories, some backed up more than others.
I've said it before and I will say it again:
If you are worried about losing Live and couldn't deal with it then I suggest keeping your 360 stock or getting another (ridiculous) to run backups on.