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.
What does that even mean? lol
Always on, huh? Microsoft, you made a mistake. You certainly won't be getting any of my money any time soon.
Oh, the bugs that'll come out of this one. . .
What if this turns out to be a big way for MS to distract everyone from the next Xbox's version of RROD? Then they could say "at least it's not always on".
Hmm... Interesting idea.
the rumor is that there will be a separate xbox mini entirely that can function as a cable box but is not required at all and also allows for complete backwards compatibility for digital games and xbla titles and if you place the mini on the "Durango" disk would be compatible as well
Considering how much power these consoles use I have no interest in using my console and my cable box just to watch tv.
man i know its just all speculation right now, but the more i keep reading all these stories on the new xbox the more im scared that its not gonna be a gaming machine at all.
I'm interested to see what they plan to offer in the sphere of gaming. I don't need any extra elements to my television, not sure why Microsoft would think consumers would.
I'm going to say they will launch the system as planned with constant internet required. But after two or three months they will kill it with a software patch because of extremely poor sales.
This would seem to stream from the facts that the X360 is used for watching shows more than playing games, in raw usage numbers.
But then, that's kind of true of all the consoles. Once Netflix was on there, what reason was there not to have them on all the time?
Most cable providers will not support it though. I work for one and can just see our engineers lol'ing at this announcement. Why would a major utility company give up rental fees for their DVR services? Has anyone paid attention to TiVo lately? Anyway, glad to hear always on doesn't pertain to playing games but the slippery slope is now in the rear view mirror.
go Microsoft! im excited for it and all this *** about sony is gonna be better ha! Microsoft keep it up show them up again