Microsoft's Biggest Mistake With The 360?
Posted 09 July 2007 - 02:38 AM
Just like not being able to play video unless you had a Media Center PC...good thing that has changed with the latest dash update.
Posted 09 July 2007 - 02:42 AM
Short of that, I'd say the RRoD.
Posted 09 July 2007 - 02:45 AM
Posted 09 July 2007 - 03:01 AM
Posted 09 July 2007 - 03:46 AM
Interesting to see how people are almost evenly devided over wether the Red Ring of Death was worst or pretending they didnt have a problem for 1.5 years...I think M$ really stuffed up with the way they handled it, especially these last few months were it has become pretty public knowledge about 33% failure rate and even tv news shows reporting on it. Had they responded say a year ago it would have really helped. As it is, even with their new 3yr warrenty announcement I think they have really damaged their long term credibility.
i totally agree with you , lying or lets say not admitting to be blamed , for all that time and not doing something serious about it , did really ruin their credibility
Posted 09 July 2007 - 04:15 AM
Posted 09 July 2007 - 05:04 AM
but back in the days when I had live, and played people on it, the headset quality...wow, I was shocked on how poor it was, it made my cellphone sound crystal clear. its audio only....they NEED to up the power of that thing. ans thats why I voted for it. so MS (hopefully) sees this poll, and relizes that people have noticed the incredibly sucky audio quality that thing spits out.
my second choice would have gone to the 1.5 years of RROD denial.
Posted 09 July 2007 - 05:20 AM
Posted 09 July 2007 - 07:07 AM
I hate the media extension. Why do I have to run some crappy program to view my xvid's? It wouldn't be that hard to add the codec. Maybe next time we'll see something like XBMC.
Crappy program? You know, the guys that create the "crappy programs" put a lot of hard work in them.
Posted 09 July 2007 - 07:35 AM
Posted 09 July 2007 - 07:43 AM
1- If there was no ring of death..they wouldn't have been able to ignore it for 1.5 years
2- If there was no ring of death..no one would care about the length of the warranty
3- D pad doesn't particularly effect me...
4- Headset has always been fine to me... could be louder I suppose
5- Sync issues with the wireless headset kept me away from ever using mine
6- Limited file support doesn't effect me.. I have a computer for all that stuff
7- Webbrowser I don't really care about.. I have a computer for that
8- Don't need wifi..plus there are alternatives.. buy a premium or Elite if you're worried about HDD prices
9- Don't really care about HD-DVD... but I do have the add-on. It gives me choices..
Posted 09 July 2007 - 08:25 AM
How many people since the RRoD was first discovered have opened their console to fix the problem? How many of these people would have been better off to send the unit back for a free repair (but couldn't under the old warranty)?
Posted 09 July 2007 - 10:55 AM
Denying/Ignoring RRoD for 1.5y
At launch only 90days warranty in USA
Crappy D-pad <------------------------------------------------this is the only thing i dont have a problem with
Low quality of standard headset
Sync issues with early controllers and wireless headset
Limited filetype support for media playback
Lack of a webbrowser
Overpriced accessoires (WiFi Adapter, HDD, ...)
No internal High-Def/Capacity Disc
Again we have been shafted by M$, not only with a lack of support for the above, but because they wanted to beat $ony to the off with a quicker release, we get cheap ass components that make the 360 a drop out.
Also with the cheaper release price, we are hit with overpriced accessories that could be sold at half the price.
Posted 09 July 2007 - 12:04 PM
My vote would be for the $50 annual fee to give you permission to do what other gaming options let you do for free.
Short of that, I'd say the RRoD.
my £40 for 360 LIVE or the free PS3........ i'll have 360 every time, and yes, i do own a PS3.
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