The middle DS has been saving for months to buy a 360 and I need some help because the more I read about them, the more confused I'm getting! What do I need to know to get a decent machine and to not get ripped off? All I know is that he wants to be able to play online with friends and just to play games. How important is the HDMI? And how do I avoid getting one that is prone to "red ringing" game disks? All we have is a Wii and compared to the details on the 360 it's pretty straight foward. A 360 is almost like a computer with all of the things that can be added or removed. Thanks in advance from a mom who just wants to make sure her boy gets the right thing. He has worked really hard to earn the money!