Quote Originally Posted by katsoyori33 View Post
Ehh. I had the exact same problem as you. I sent my first Xbox 360 in a total of five times before giving up.

I personally prefer the PS3 (hardware wise) over the Xbox 360. But the 360 has Halo 3, and Halo Reach.

I bought an Xbox 360 Elite, and I haven't had a problem with it yet!
So if you ever consider getting a new 360, get the Elite.
It has nothing to do with the Elite models. All Xbox 360 units use the same exact internal hardware (if they are both the same model of the 360), the only difference between a regular and an Elite is that the Elite comes with extras like a bigger hard drive, etc. The reason you are likely having no problems with your Elite is because it is likely a Jasper model, which is the latest revision of the hardware (showed up in stores early 2009) and has eliminated a HUGE chunk of hardware issues the earlier revisions 360s had. People buying new 360s will get the Jasper version of the hardware regardless of what type of 360 they buy (since they've been out on the market for well over a year now).