Re: Is it not possible to connect optic fibre cable to Xbox 360?

You can buy the Xbox 360 accessories in almost any shop carrying the console’s hardware products. For details, take a look here:

They all come with different audio/video connections and optical output (that "hole" on the console connector). Just match your video setting and you’re fine.

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Re: USB Hard Disk

For virtually unlimites space, you could try Datel Xsata for Xbox 360. It connects your computer’s drives to the console so no more storage space worries.

Regarding the USB connection, it’s possible. No modding required, basically just plugging in a drive same as your regular portable music player. Must be FAT32 file format.

{One of my posts at "香港 (Hong Kong) 地區 Xbox 討論區" dated "03-15-2007, 1:49PM"}

New 512MB Memory Unit; Increased Xbox Live Arcade Game Size

Excerpts from the press release and quick links:

512MB Memory Unit

The 512MB Memory Unit, available worldwide beginning April 3, 2007, will retail for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.) in North America.* The 512MB Memory Unit will be pre-loaded with the hit Xbox LIVE Arcade game “Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved” from developer Bizarre Creations Ltd. for a limited time. The original 64MB Memory Unit will simultaneously drop in price from $39.99 to $29.99 (ERP).*

Eight times larger than the 64MB Memory Unit, the 512MB Memory Unit will provide Xbox 360 owners with vastly expanded storage capabilities for gaming on the go, allowing gamers to easily store and transport their gamer profile and save game data, Xbox LIVE Arcade games and Xbox LIVE Marketplace content. The 512MB Memory Unit also gives Xbox 360 owners the ability to download exclusive content from any of the 45,000 Xbox 360 kiosks accessible at retail outlets worldwide.

Product page:

Xbox Live Arcade Games

(…) the Xbox LIVE Arcade game size limit has increased from 50 MB to 150 MB, giving developers greater flexibility in game design and expanding the opportunity to add advanced game features while still keeping games compact.

Full Press Release:

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Re: How to use other usb cam in Xbox 360?

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Xbox 360 vs Wii

Quoting the title of a first-week sales press release, "Wii is a Massive Hit" and both Xbox and PS can’t catch up with this:

There are reports that "… some users had cracked their TV screens when swinging the controller particularly hard to simulate the pitching of a baseball or the swinging of a tennis racket, after their wrist straps snapped."

No wonder they don’t support high-end TVs; imagine the costs of swinging away your new over-40 plasma. I said it before, get a projector for less money

PS: "Wii" may refer to the sound of an incoming controller? Who needs Gears of War, just jump behind the sofa when your flatmate tries to catch the ball during a tennis lesson.

{One of my posts at "香港 (Hong Kong) 地區 Xbox 討論區" dated "12-08-2006, 8:53AM"}

Re: Frustrated!!

And cooling noise is also directly related to the quality of fans. Better quality (and a bit more expensive though) fans can spin faster with same or less noise than standard models. Maybe investing more into fans would result in less replacement costs…

{One of my posts at "香港 (Hong Kong) 地區 Xbox 討論區" dated "11-14-2006, 08:56AM"}

High-def DVD

An external high-definition DVD player is coming to the Xbox 360 to match the Blu-ray disc functions of Sony Corp.’s upcoming PlayStation 3.

The basic Xbox 360 doesn’t come with high-definition DVD capability. The new Microsoft peripheral, to be launched in Japan on November 22, is based on the HD DVD standard, a rival technology to the Blu-ray format Sony is using for the HD player built into its anxiously awaited upgrade to the PlayStation line.

The attachment will cost 19,800 yen ($170) in Japan, bringing the combined cost of the basic Xbox 360 and the HD-DVD player to nearly the same price as that anticipated for the PlayStation 3 in Japan. Microsoft has plans to release the HD-DVD elsewhere, but no specifics about other markets or timing were disclosed.

Read all…

And some stats:
As of earlier this month, just 158,000 units of the Xbox 360 had been sold in Japan since its release late last year, according to Enterbrain Inc., a market researcher. About 5 million units have been sold worldwide in the same time period.

{One of my posts at "香港 (Hong Kong) 地區 Xbox 討論區" dated "09-21-2006, 10:34AM"}