i had the original xbox 360 and besides the fact that the games where great and i love live, i went through 6 of the damn things they just keep on stuffing up. so i got a full refund, i was just so sick of taking them back to get a new one and i thought one day the warranty will run out and then what do i do. so now i am left with the choice of buying the elite which i have heard is not that much different from the original apart from the bigger HDD and slightly quieter fans or a PS3. I know PS3 is probably a dirty word here but what would you recommend i do and why. By the way one thing i did not like about the xbox was the constant noise from the dvd drive and fan man they are noisy, and the PS3 is very quiet. i appreciate any input.