Xbox 360 Shortages in the U.S.?

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Until Microsoft's Jeff Bell said there was a frickin' drought of Xbox 360s in the U.S. ("literally out of stock in many stores") I totally had no idea. I mean, my local Best Buy and Circuit City's shelves are practically overflowing with 360s whenever I drop by (especially the Halo 3 editions). Has anyone tried to buy a 360 in the last couple weeks and actually been SOL?

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Why make a big to-do about this? Well, tomorrow the NPD numbers for January come out, and buried in the missives about overwhelming demand is this bit: "We think this will have an impact on our sales," Bell said. "It may cause the overall industry number to be down a little bit." We'll let you guys do the math on this one. [Reuters]

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brokenmachine
Broken Machine

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I've purchased monoprice cabling in the past, and have had mixed results. Out of three cables for my new Home Theater setup, NONE worked, I resorted to a $30 6 footer at Home Depot to get the job done. The problems? One had a malformed connector, where I had to hold it in place against the contacts, the other two had a blurriness that only existed at HIGH resolutions on the HTPC when in desktop. Replacement cable fixed it.

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