Last week there were reports the Federal
Communications Commission had reviewed an "Xbox 360 Wireless
N Networking Adapter" that adheres to the 802.11n Wi-Fi protocol
that was finally standardized. Several days later, advertisements
for the new adapter were spotted on a flier inside the Italian
version of the Gears of War 2 Game of the Year Edition.
The advertisement shows both the older model A/B/G wireless
adapter and the new model. In Microsoft's response to Joystiq,
they referred to the new wireless adapter as, "another choice to
consumers," which seems to indicate the current A/B/G adapter
would not be immediately replaced with the new model.
It appears that Microsoft does not have anything to say about
built-in wireless capabilities for the Xbox 360. Microsoft stated
only that more details about the new adapter would be available soon
and to stay tuned.
quote: And so now if you want wireless N, what was the point of "buying" the a/b/g adaptor that is included in the PS3. I just think that it would've been better for Sony if they could've left some things off that the consumer could choose to upgrade to if they want to and keep the initial price down.
quote: ...one more thought: If BD fails to take over the next gen of media (http://www.informationweek.com/news/personal_tech/... then you are in a similar situation as those who bought the HD-DVD add on for the Xbox. (Keep in mind that Xbox owners could still get a BD player if it is successful with either a stand alone player or addon if it becomes available).But PS3 owners bought one whether it fails or not. I just say this because I know a lot of people who bought the PS3 because they thought that BD would best HD-DVD in the market, but now just stream stuff on their PC, Xbox or Tivo. Plus Redbox and services like Netflix are a lot cheaper when compared to BD purchases or rentals.
quote: eparate wireless adaptor: Disadvantage: -You have a white thing sticking off the back of your black 360! Advantage: -You don't HAVE to buy it (because we know that there isn't really anything free in these boxes). -You don't have to get a new console to upgrade to wireless N. Separate HD optical drive: DISADVANTAGE: -You have a white box sitting next to your black 360 ADVANTAGE: -You don't HAVE to buy it.
quote: So basically Sony talked you into buying a BD player, wifi adaptor, and HDMI output for $100.
quote: on't even start me on the RROD or the loud DVD drive!
quote: Yea, somehow I just can't see the "cheap wireless switch" you speak of.