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So far, what I know about an Xbox is that they come in different colors.<br><br>
We have an Xbox, but it just died. We're trying to find an Xbox 360 (it's how we watch Netflix), but I have a couple of questions.<br><br>
-Can a controller for a regular Xbox be used as a controller for an Xbox 360?<br>
-If I try to buy a used one off of Amazon, am I going to get completely screwed?
 

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A) Nope, an xbox 360 can only be used with xbox 360 controllers<br>
B) It really does depend on where you're buying it from. Getting a refurbished 360 from a reputable company that comes with a warranty should be completely fine, or even if it only has 2 out of those 3 qualities. Personally, I would never buy a used gaming system from an individual unless I knew them very well, so my main advice is to buy from an actual company, possibly one with a return policy.
 

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What if it's a company going through Amazon?
 

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A) Nope, an xbox 360 can only be used with xbox 360 controllers<br>
B) It really does depend on where you're buying it from. Getting a refurbished 360 from a reputable company that comes with a warranty should be completely fine, or even if it only has 2 out of those 3 qualities. Personally, I would never buy a used gaming system from an individual unless I knew them very well, so my main advice is to buy from an actual company, possibly one with a return policy.</div>
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I agree. My experience with xbox is a xbox 360 that developed the dreaded "red ring of death" which my ex was able to fix... then it lasted a few months and did it again. Used systems are a gamble....
 

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What if it's a company going through Amazon?</div>
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I wouldn't see any issue with that as long as they have a warranty or return policy posted or something similar.
 

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Pretty sure my local gamestop is selling refurbs for like 100 bucks. (Basic Basic System) I know they come with a warrenty, so many friends have upgraded harddrives i just used one of their old ones, I pretty much use it only for Netflix, and my PS3 for gaming.<br><br>
I would rather buy a refurb from a brick and mortar.... Xboxs have so many issues, so if you had to return it, it would be easier then shipping it off to a person you cant talk to in person.
 

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the xbox 360 requires a gold membership to use netflix streaming (hulu plus too) in addition to the cost of the netflix membership. that's 8 dollars extra per month. So it's better for casual gamers to go with a PS3 which has free services in addition to it's bluray playing ability. Alternatively the Wii is still pretty good for casual gamers and can stream netflix but you'll miss out of being able to play many of the newer exciting games people are talking about (see LA Noire discussion on this forum).
 

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the xbox 360 requires a gold membership to use netflix streaming (hulu plus too) in addition to the cost of the netflix membership. that's 8 dollars extra per month. So it's better for casual gamers to go with a PS3 which has free services in addition to it's bluray playing ability. Alternatively the Wii is still pretty good for casual gamers and can stream netflix but you'll miss out of being able to play many of the newer exciting games people are talking about (see LA Noire discussion on this forum).</div>
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Completely agree. I kind of feel like xbox forces you to pay or the internet twice, like you purchase it from your cable company then also you pay to use their interface. Yay PS3 for not doing that!
 

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Completely agree. I kind of feel like xbox forces you to pay or the internet twice, like you purchase it from your cable company then also you pay to use their interface. Yay PS3 for not doing that!</div>
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not exactly. it's subtle. i mean you pay for your basic internet but you don't expect all content to be free so you pay for netflix streaming sure. but what is it that you're paying microsoft to do when you buy a membership just to unblock a service?<br><br>
Verizon was notorious for blocking features on it's phones just so they could charge you more to unblock it. The servers are netflix servers the software is created by netflix. It's like a bunch of thugs on the road erecting a "tollbooth."
 

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Well, I use it for Netflix, and B uses it for gaming.
 
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