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    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 16th Apr 18, 3:53 PM
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    Which console?
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    • 16th Apr 18, 3:53 PM
    Which console? 16th Apr 18 at 3:53 PM
    Easy question (I hope) - when my Xbox 360 finally gives up the ghost, what should I replace it with?

    I'm only an occasional gamer so I don't need the latest super-duper version but I'm thinking PS4 or Xbox One? More importantly, why?

    Everyone I've asked who has an Xbox says stay with Xbox as it's familiar and it's backwards compatible but everyone who has a PS4 says it's more than just a console.

    Ooh decisions, decisions.
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    • RD42
    • By RD42 16th Apr 18, 4:58 PM
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    These are *Much* more fun:
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    With a couple of these:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DIY-Arcade-Fight-Stick-For-Raspberry-Pi-RetroPie-Retro-Arcade-Machine/252990063308?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=552 031528723&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 16th Apr 18, 5:42 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 5:42 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 5:42 PM
    Easy question (I hope) - when my Xbox 360 finally gives up the ghost, what should I replace it with?

    I'm only an occasional gamer so I don't need the latest super-duper version but I'm thinking PS4 or Xbox One? More importantly, why?

    Everyone I've asked who has an Xbox says stay with Xbox as it's familiar and it's backwards compatible but everyone who has a PS4 says it's more than just a console.

    Ooh decisions, decisions.
    Originally posted by bertiewhite
    What have your friends said the ps4 can do other than play games ?

    They both play dvds, I know the Xbox One can play Blu Rays. Can also get the TV adapter to watch Freeview if you wish.

    Ive always been Xbox so will say go with Xbox, do you go online ?
    • mac.d
    • By mac.d 16th Apr 18, 6:05 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 6:05 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 6:05 PM
    Isn't the Xbox One considered more of a home theatre console whereas Sony have went back to just focusing on the PS4 as a games console?

    It often depends on what console your friends have, but if you don't play online with friends, then that doesn't help you choose. In terms of games, the PS4 has more exclusive titles like Unhcarted 4, Streetfighter, Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, but the Xbox has a few of its own, Forza, Gears of War, Halo.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 16th Apr 18, 6:05 PM
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    If your mates have xbox or if you prefer xbox exclusives go with that. Otherwise i would go for ps4. Playstation is better in my opinion, it has uncharted, the last of us, horizon zero dawn etc.
    Ultimately though both will provide you with the fun you want.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 16th Apr 18, 6:08 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 6:08 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 6:08 PM
    What have your friends said the ps4 can do other than play games ?

    They both play dvds, I know the Xbox One can play Blu Rays. Can also get the TV adapter to watch Freeview if you wish.

    Ive always been Xbox so will say go with Xbox, do you go online ?
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    Playstation plays blurays too. It doesnt currently play cds. Regarding blurays if you want 4k you may need to get the xbox one x.
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 17th Apr 18, 8:10 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 8:10 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 8:10 AM
    No, I don't play online - my stepson set up a gold membership thing online as he was using the 360 as well but I've never used it. My 360 console is still connected to the internet but I'm not sure why really - I have had the odd update.

    I've been told that the PS4 can act as a media centre as well - I'm guessing that means you can download apps such as netflix & youtube?

    I don't own any blurays, only DVDs which I know I can play through my existing Xbox.

    I know it sounds like a small thing but the Xbox crowd have said if I'm used an Xbox controller then the PS4 will feel weird, but I guess it's only a matter of time to get used to something else.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 17th Apr 18, 8:34 AM
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    No, I don't play online - my stepson set up a gold membership thing online as he was using the 360 as well but I've never used it. My 360 console is still connected to the internet but I'm not sure why really - I have had the odd update.

    I've been told that the PS4 can act as a media centre as well - I'm guessing that means you can download apps such as netflix & youtube?

    I don't own any blurays, only DVDs which I know I can play through my existing Xbox.

    I know it sounds like a small thing but the Xbox crowd have said if I'm used an Xbox controller then the PS4 will feel weird, but I guess it's only a matter of time to get used to something else.
    Originally posted by bertiewhite
    I wasn't sure how Id find the Xbox One controller when Id used the 360 one for a while but it was fine.

    Any chance you could have a go on a controller at a friends or see if your local Game store have the console setup with a demo playing.
    • mac.d
    • By mac.d 17th Apr 18, 9:49 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 9:49 AM
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    Both can be used as a media centre, but the Xbox One is supposedly the superior. You can get things like Netflix, YouTube, Plex and play DVD's on both, if you have a PC you can play movie files from your PC through your Xbox easily too.

    It was the PS3 that was well rated as a media centre, the PS4 isn't as good as its predecessor. Both it & Xbox One have been improved since release, particularly the Xbox One as Microsoft want it to be a media centre whereas Sony want to focus on the gaming aspect.
    • ifstar
    • By ifstar 17th Apr 18, 12:27 PM
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    You can use Kodi on the xbox one which you can't do on the playstation. If you've got games on the 360 then they could well be backwards compatible with the xbox one.

    If you are used to the xbox controller then you'll manage with the xbox one controller fine. The xbox one x is the most powerful console just now and even without a 4k tv, it will still run most games better.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 17th Apr 18, 6:44 PM
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    No, I don't play online - my stepson set up a gold membership thing online as he was using the 360 as well but I've never used it. My 360 console is still connected to the internet but I'm not sure why really - I have had the odd update.

    I've been told that the PS4 can act as a media centre as well - I'm guessing that means you can download apps such as netflix & youtube?

    I don't own any blurays, only DVDs which I know I can play through my existing Xbox.

    I know it sounds like a small thing but the Xbox crowd have said if I'm used an Xbox controller then the PS4 will feel weird, but I guess it's only a matter of time to get used to something else.
    Originally posted by bertiewhite
    Yes, if you are used to one controller it will take a bit of time to get used to the other.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 17th Apr 18, 6:46 PM
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    You can use Kodi on the xbox one which you can't do on the playstation. If you've got games on the 360 then they could well be backwards compatible with the xbox one.

    If you are used to the xbox controller then you'll manage with the xbox one controller fine. The xbox one x is the most powerful console just now and even without a 4k tv, it will still run most games better.
    Originally posted by ifstar
    Just my opinion but i wouldnt risk a console of mine with kodi. If i wanted kodi i would just get a firestick or a dodgy box.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 17th Apr 18, 6:59 PM
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    Yes, if you are used to one controller it will take a bit of time to get used to the other.
    Originally posted by donnajunkie
    Each person will be different, despite being unsure I would be able to get used to the X One controller I got used to it quickly, buttons in the same place, the One controller is a little bit bulky where your hands wrap round the controller.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 17th Apr 18, 7:02 PM
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    Just my opinion but i wouldnt risk a console of mine with kodi. If i wanted kodi i would just get a firestick or a dodgy box.
    Originally posted by donnajunkie
    It is safe to use but Id rather stick to using my Firestick or a Pi for Kodi so I do agree with you on that.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 17th Apr 18, 8:27 PM
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    Each person will be different, despite being unsure I would be able to get used to the X One controller I got used to it quickly, buttons in the same place, the One controller is a little bit bulky where your hands wrap round the controller.
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    I had a period being used to playstation controllers then xbox then went back to playstation and it didn't feel right at first. I eventually got used to it. Of course you will get fanboys saying only one or the other is any good and how they cant get used to the one they arent a fanboy of.
    The ps4 controller is an improvement over the ps3 controller. Its far more expensive also sadly.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 17th Apr 18, 8:32 PM
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    It is safe to use but Id rather stick to using my Firestick or a Pi for Kodi so I do agree with you on that.
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    I just think with builds being unofficial and add ons being unofficial that there is a risk of them going wrong and doing something iffy to the console. I concede the risk may be quite small but its still there. My console is too precious for it to be worth risking when you can get a cheap firestick and use kodi through your tv via that.
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 19th Apr 18, 9:52 AM
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    Thanks everyone for your replies. On the face of it, I think I'm going to stick with Xbox. It's supposed to be backwards compatible, I'm used to the interface & controller and I only really know one person who has a PS4 whereas 2 of my steplads have Xbox One so I can always borrow games from them - you never know, I might even venture online one day!!
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 19th Apr 18, 11:43 AM
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    i wouldnt risk a console of mine with kodi..
    Originally posted by donnajunkie

    Why on earth not ???!!!


    It is a legitimate media player.


    You do realise that it used to be called XBMC dont you ??
    ie Xbox media centre ... It actually started its life on the xbox
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 19th Apr 18, 6:43 PM
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    Why on earth not ???!!!


    It is a legitimate media player.


    You do realise that it used to be called XBMC dont you ??
    ie Xbox media centre ... It actually started its life on the xbox
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    Kodi itself is legitimate but what most people use it for isnt.
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 19th Apr 18, 8:46 PM
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    Kodi itself is legitimate but what most people use it for isnt.
    Originally posted by donnajunkie
    So if legitimate and used legitimately, how is it a risk to your console?
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