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Microsoft wants the Xbox One to be the centerpiece of your living room, but they’re not going to be shoving cable boxes aside on their way there. Before the Xbox One was announced, some thought Microsoft was working on an all-in-one game console/cable box. Not so fast. The newly announced device is designed to work with existing set-top boxes and cable providers, not usurp them.
“We come to these folks as partners, and a lot of them are like ‘Friend or foe?’” says Phil Spencer, general manager of Microsoft Studios. “A lot of people who have been doing things in this space have been looking to be more foe than friend. We want to partner with, and we want to support their model and make their content unique and premium and shine, where people want to continue to get their high-speed data, their TV, those services, but we can make them richer and more immersive. It’s a benefit for both companies.”
Microsoft says that the long-term goal is to support all major satellite and cable companies in some capacity, though we don’t yet know what will work at launch. Another unanswered question is if the Xbox One’s tech is flexible enough to support older cable boxes or if users will have to purchase something new from their service provider.
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Oh great. That means I get to keep paying my subscription to TiVo! And I was afraid I'd lose that.
You see I don't have Cable...so this would be nice.
That's pretty cool.
I can do all this with my pc and tv.
Do they not want people to buy their new console? Also Adam Sessler said that the people cheering weren't from the press, is that true?
The real question is, will it use my bandwidth to watch with it, cause if it does ill stick with my rogers box
I got rid of cable two months ago.
Its better to have cable, Since I live in a area where we have a number of very cloudy days, also you never know when your internet is going to go down on you, or that you don't have enough money to pay the phone and internet bill. The internet also has its limits, we just haven't found them yet. So I kind of like it. One this is for sure I've got to start cleaning out my room for it.
I'll say it's neat but tacking on a Live subscription to DirecTV doesn't sound that great.