Basically I've been discussing with a mate chips and Xboxes of the 360 variety. He wants to get it done, I've been advising against. He's one of these people that thinks he knows everything when he knows sweet FA and admittedly as I'm not an Xboxer, I do not know the latest on these things so I'm, here to ask you so I can better advice the stupid foolhardy bastard better. 1) Modchips and Xbox Live: is the case that they are still banned or are there easy workarounds? Because if there's a mistake to be made then he'll make it. If for instance you have to disable the chip every time you go on Live, and once fucks it up, he will fuck it up. 2) Hardware failure: Are the latest models prone to the red ring of death? He reckons that the Elites aren't. If a modded Xbox cocks up, he's got no comeback.