Just bought the latest Kinect deal(sensor & games, no console) from NewEgg. In my home office upstairs, I have a 'late' 360 and by 'late' I mean I picked it up at the end of 2007 after Microsoft added HDMI (which is how I connect to my business computer's 22" Viewsonic wide-screen HD monitor). I replaced the original 20G drive with a 7200 rpm 250G drive and have about 65G of downloaded games and saves and the usual stuff you accumulate from a Live Gold account.
The point of this is, I'll use the Kinect downstairs on the 55" HDTV (more room) and will buy another 360 console, the 360 S of course. I like the fact that the new dashboard makes playing on multiple consoles easier without recovering your gamer tag, etc. The real question is, I wonder if it makes a difference which console is used on the Kinect? I am inclined to keep the Slim upstairs after transferring everything to the Slim's drive (I know that will take hours!) Yes, I have a genuine Microsoft transfer cable. It's a moot point, but I'm guessing the Slim's hard drive is like the 'old' 360 in that it's a 5400 rpm drive. In point of fact, the difference is small, but since I'm a hardware guy, I'm curious.
I've had the 'old' 360 repaired only once in its life for the E74 error, which is surprising as I don't keep it in an unventilated place and bang on it for 15 hours at a time. Neither will the Kinect be used that hard. I know the Slim is supposed to be more reliable, but I've only ever had that one problem with the original 360.
It's a shame multiple consoles can't be tied to a server as I have 1.5 terabyes on my house server on a wired and wireless network. I know there's cloud storage on the new dashboard, but server access would be cool, too.
Any thoughts? (not necessarily about the server stuff; I'm just rambling...)