What amazing timing. I've never played a Red Dead Redemption game before, but just about a month ago I won an auction for a new Xbox 360 for $100, and picked up red dead redemption 1 with all dlc for around $10 to go with it. Just started playing the game a week ago, and I've been hooked. Probably 20 hours into the game now, still haven't even crossed the river that goes through the middle yet and really just enjoying the atmosphere and exploration. I'm also undefeated in poker after clearing the tables in 3 towns already =)
I should be ready for RDR2 right around the time it comes out on PC.. which is awesome. Been playing the first game on a CRT also, looks and plays great even on the old 360. 4k upscaled on the xb1x looks good, but the world loses some of its cohesiveness with the lower-res assets mixed with high res output, so I tried it on an old Trinitron and am really glad I did, because I'll be playing through the rest of the game this way now. Frame rate has issues sometimes, but it's not too unmanageable, especially with the quick lock-in you get when your aim is centered on enemies and dead-eye.