I finally took the console plunge on Saturday afternoon... I picked up a Xbox at Walmart (it was on sale). I had an adventure trying to find the Advanced AV pack...none of the stores in the mall had any in stock...ended up finding one while out for groceries. Once I had everythign setup, I started it up and tried the bundled Sega GT2002... I noticed some video glitches, kind of looked like some Vsync problems... then I tried Jet Set Radio Future...and the box would just freeze. So I'm not sure if it is just a bad disc or a bad console. I called MS's support line and they basically told me that they would send a replcement disc. I told them to nevermind as I was going to just return the system and get a new one.