QUOTE(Spice Guy @ Feb 4 2005, 07:00 AM)
People keep on buying the Xbit because they arent that bad a chip, and they are quite a cheap alternative for someone who just wants to be able to flash different bios's to a chip.
Granted they might not be as good as a Xenium or an Executer 3, but then again these are 4th gen chips, and the xbit isnt.
Reading the forums, there are people out there who have issues using the Xeniums and the Executers.
I have installed 5 xbits so far and will be installing another one this weekend and they all work fine no problems.
I was even toying with the idea of buying a Xenium but decided i didnt need all the xtra stuff it provides, so i chose another xbit.
Each to there own.
I would agree that yes, it is a cheaper chip, and if you can get it to work then it does its job fine.
My argument would be that DMS hasnt really done anything to support users with this chip.
All of the other chip manufacturers have members here moderating their chips support forum, they have their own support forum and they provide regular updatyes fot their chips.
The only update to the Xbit DMS have made appears to have only caused more problems with people either not being able to flash their chips because of the badly written software, or for some reason or other the stealth mode on the 1.5 xbit wont work.
Alot of the issues people are having with the other chips are, alot of the time, the users fault. With the xbit, the blame is often on the software and bad quality of the chip.
The main thing i really cant understand is why DMS dont seem to take any interest in this product, especially as their PS2 chip is the best out there!
Anyway, its your choice whether you buy it or not, just my advice would be not to.