The lights are on
A number of sources have revealed to The Verge that the next-generation Xbox will be able to interact with users' TV programming similarly to Google TV.
An always-on Internet connection will apparently be required to allow for continuous streaming of entertainment services and TV signals. The cable box signal will connect to the Xbox with an HDMI cord so that the Live UI can interact with cable programming.
Previous rumors from The Verge point to a pre-E3 Xbox event in May, but nothing is confirmed yet. Head to The Verge to learn more.