I had an older Xbox 360 elite that started to cause me some grief lately, I couldn't seem to get it fixed and finally just decided I was going to buy a new Xbox. Went to Best Buy today and picked up the 4GB one because I was just going to put my old Hard Drive in it to get all my stuff back. Too bad the second I plugged it in and turned it on it froze. Returned it and got another one, same thing. Finally I said screw it and paid the extra $100 for the 250GB Elite, brand new out of the box I hook everything up, I have to download an Xbox Live update, so I do. Now every time I turn the console on it doesn't matter what I am doing it will run fine for about 10-15 minutes and then just freeze. It is brand new, at first I thought maybe it was just a faulty product, after the second one I was getting a little frustrated, but now I'm out $300 and don't even have a functioning console. Anyone else have anything happen like this? I've tried everything I could think of on my end, I thought maybe the power supply wasn't getting enough power but the light stays green the entire time. I tried plugging them into different outlets, I thought maybe there was something with my HDMI cable so I tried just hooking it up straight to my TV with components, I even plugged my roommates 360 into my setup in my room and it works fine. Is this just a terrible coincidence? Three in a row seems a little unlikely to me. My old Xbox ran fine for years, but started freezing up a lot and looked like it was on its way to the RROD, but now I can't even buy a brand new product and turn it on for more than 15 minutes?
Oh and my TV is a month old, have a home theater system that is just over a year old and everything else hooked up to it works fine so there is nothing wrong with my setup. Anyone have any suggestions? I was really hoping to not have to go back to Best Buy yet again when they open tomorrow morning, because this time I will most likely be getting a refund and not another Xbox, which sucks because I use my Xbox a lot, but I have no idea where to go from here.