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Which console would be better in the car???

Old 08-14-02, 05:56 PM
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Which console would be better in the car???

Xbox or PS2??? I am trying to decide which one I'd like to purchase to put in my car. I like certain things about both, but I can't decide. Right now I mainly like the Xbox for the music that I could store on it and use as a jukebox, and I like PS2 because of the new 2.4 Ghz wireless controllers that are coming out. Which would you want in the car and WHY? (I'm not looking to start an argument, I really just don't know too much about either system). Thanks!
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Old 08-14-02, 06:41 PM
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I think those same 2.4ghz wireless controllers are coming out for XBox, or a variation on that.

If you could hook up your Xbox to the sound system thru 5.1 audio, it would be amazing and the hard drive would be great for storing music.. It can hold I hear a week of music...

That would be beautiful to rip a CD diretly into your Xbox, in your car, driving home from Best Buy!

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Old 08-14-02, 07:32 PM
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Dude the XBox weighs more than a car. Could you still drive it?
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Dude the XBox weighs more than a car. Could you still drive it?


Don't forget that the controllers would need their own seats!
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Don't forget that the controllers would need their own seats!
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Old 08-15-02, 03:12 AM
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I assume you've ruled out the Cube from your post, but if not, it seems to me to be the most portable. Small size, very light weight. Also the wavebird wireless controllers are very good. So if the games are there that you like & you don't require it to play MP3's or play DVDs that would be my choice.
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Old 08-15-02, 08:51 AM
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I say the Xbox should look good in your car.
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Old 08-15-02, 11:19 AM
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The PS2 is smaller if that would help.

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Old 08-15-02, 11:24 AM
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If I were to install a console in my car, I'd probably go with:

1. PS1 (the newer "slimmed down" version")

2 Gamecube.

Both are pretty portable, but PS1 is my top choice simply because it's smaller.

However, for gameplaying in the car my real console of choice is the Gameboy Advanced. No installation necessary, and you can take it with you when you aren't in the car.
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Old 08-15-02, 12:48 PM
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But with a Box or PS2 you could watch DVDS.
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Originally posted by joltaddict
But with a Box or PS2 you could watch DVDS.
What's a DVD?
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ECydeDave how are you handling the power source? Im assuming you would put the console in the trunk and run cable?
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Gameboy (or GBA, or what have you). That's the whole idea.
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Originally posted by Groucho
What's a DVD?


And just because i'm feeling silly and unhelpful, I'll give my usual answer: Put all three in your car.

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seriously. i'd go with the ps2. no wait...
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Saw this on the IGN boards. It's from the UK car magazine 'Max Power'....

Gamecube car (pic 1)
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I'd definitely go with the PS2! More Games, you can play regular cds on it. DVDS!!! Come on. I'd DEFINITELY go with the PS2. But if you do go with the XBox, then that is also a pretty good choice. As long as you don't go with a nintendo64 then you should be all set!
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Although I have an Xbox and think it's a far better system than PS2, I'd have to go with PS2 in this case because of its size.
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Saw this on the IGN boards. It's from the UK car magazine 'Max Power'....

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That has to be the geekiest rice car I've ever seen.
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That has to be the geekiest rice car I've ever seen.
i've never seen a rice car! Show me a pic of one!
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i've never seen a rice car! Show me a pic of one!
I've heard of "rice burners"
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how about the dreamcast? a TON of games for cheap, and it wont be that *big* of a deal if it gets stolen
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I'd still go with the Xbox if you could hook it up to your sound system... get the DVD remote and you can use that to scroll through songs, and also it has a pretty nice screen you can activate when the music is playing... one of those screensaver/music to the beats type of things..

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No way man three words..


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PS2. Both can play DVD's and games but the PS2 is smaller and therefore will give you more install options. Also, you can set it vertically (I'm not sure if you can do this with Xbox). Finally, more games for it because its older and many are like 20 bucks. After spending money on the install you might want to give your wallet a break.
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Old 08-18-02, 05:49 PM
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Originally posted by seeyouauntie
PS2. Both can play DVD's and games but the PS2 is smaller and therefore will give you more install options. Also, you can set it vertically (I'm not sure if you can do this with Xbox). Finally, more games for it because its older and many are like 20 bucks. After spending money on the install you might want to give your wallet a break.
I was leaning towards PS2, but the music I can store on the Xbox now has me leaning towards that. I'm doing the install, so I'm not too worried about the size of it since I can always take it apart if I have to, or fiberglass it in someplace. I have a Dreamcast sitting around that never gets used, but it's the next gen video game systems that turn heads at car shows, so it's definitely ONLY between PS2 and Xbox. Thanks for all of the replies! Keep 'em coming....
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