My Xbox 360 just took a crap on me. I was playing black ops when the screen froze. I shut it down and when I restarted it gave me the solid red light. I bought the system in August of 2010 putting me officially 1 month and 20 days over the warranty. I was informed by the call center that I would have to pay $120.00 for repairs or my console will be a glorified paper-weight.
I currently pay $100.00 per year for the Xbox live family plan and I'm constantly buying points for DLC and Zune. If I have to fork over $120.00 just so I can keep buying games and points, forget it.
I have watched videos all over youtube of people having the same problem. I'm switching to PS3 If Xbox won't help me. I'll get Blu-ray and free online service. This is the third Xbox I've purchased and I've subscribed to Live for over three years. If my brand loyalty won't be rewarded...goodbye Xbox.