My Fourth 360 is on his way home, to me, and i was thinkgking on welcoming him a bit differently than before, here i think about the oblivious past bad luck.
I start with a question:
Does anyone knows if the vertical vs Horizontal thing is really a fact?, because the world is divided into these two things, and i believe this plus the constant dashboard updates, to be a major factor on the 360 s breakeage rate, i truly believe, that Xbox360 consoles that are not "exposed' constantly to Xboxlive hazardous updates and other issues, are less likely to die.
First one died on day one with Gears.
My second X360 wasn't connect to the online wonder of Xboxlive for half a year, and that time was rrrods free. (8 months)
my second one broke on Vegas 1 multiplayer.
my third one was broke on Vegas 2 multiplayer. (aprox. 3months)
the second one was Horizontal most of the life time, once when was switched off of coursed, i turned it Vertical because a prfessional was advising to do so, and then it showed me the RRRODs after 5 mins of beeing on, i turned it off, switched it back to Horizontal position and worked fine for two more months, then died.
with the exception of the first two, the third one was vertical all the time and died considerably sooner than the second one.
If we overlook the first one that died on the first day, and see the little episode on the second one and the little lifespan of the second one, i think i can conclude, that positioning your X360 horizontally its the way to go.
Now the games i was playing, are very similar in power usage, so i think the better the game and graphics, phisiycs etc, the console's GPU and CPU will suffer greatly more, therefore i think the next console i will have, i will play less this games. Or less Hrs.
I think i should try, with pain in my soul, because i love it; for me Xboxlive is just my second way of life, a extension of my Universe, to connect online less, at least not everydayso i don't get the dreadful in my opinion, updates.
Now, this factors might not be reason at all for my three failures, but the problems are too coincidental and sistematic to ignore, and every disease have symptoms, so why not a machine? All These aforementions plus the fact that to my disgust i have become an expert on RRods, against my will of cours, should be taking notice i believe, to avoid this lamentable error.
I must add that i will not destroy MS because of this, because they have been very nice and helpful in all these three situations, and i have been treated like a person, not like a mere customer, to make you laugh, the Customer Service supervisor have handled my case since the last time, and we have become friends on his request. He even comforted me and said that i didn't bother him at all, but was his duty to honored a customer of MS, and the fact that i chose their console over the others.
More nice things from them, they really face this problem, and that i think its very coragious, they haven't accused me anytime of misshandling or breaking the console, they have always admit, there's a Hardware Problem.
That's all i have to say, and i hope my fourth one doesn't suffer that fate, if anyone can give an advice, please, more than welcome, i love playing games, and that's what this note its all about, not to start a flaming thread.
Thank you before hand.