I'm planning on picking up a Xbox 360, either new or used.
I've seen some consoles brand new for about 100€ so I can't miss that out, however which model should I pick?
Am I losing anything on picking up the most recent model?
The Xbox 360 E models have no optical output.
The only advantage ( to me ) of the first-generation ( old) faulty Red Ring Of Death models was that they had no wireless tech bundled in the hardware, and also came with no wireless controller (which I prefer).
The S models that followed had wifi/ bluetooth and HDMI integrated. Same with E.
I am using an unhacked 360 E ( latest ), though I removed the RF module and wifi module
from the unit because I wanted to game 100% wired
with the official wired xbox 360 controllers. I wanted zero possibility for constant wireless emissions emitted by the RF module and zero possibility for wifi polling and zero interest in non-traditional controls. There are some tradeoffs to this approach on the E model...you have to turn on the unit from the remote, eject discs from remote, etc. because the POWER and EJECT buttons connect to the same board. No problem. A very small price to pay for microwave-free gaming.
I absolutely despise the fact that 100% wired
gaming choices are gone in the latest consoles from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.
Anyway, the latest E model uses half the power of the original xbox 360. It's a solid unit. Quiet too.Though maybe the S models were better...I never owned one to say either way. And you can't buy them new anyway.