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The Next Xbox May Have An "HDMI In" Port. So?

Kotaku - A new source e-mails me several days ago. The source has access to a development kit for the next Xbox 360—the codenamed Durango. Accurately describes the look of the new controller, but mentions something he's confused about. The Durango he's seen doesn't just send a signal out through an HDMI port (that's normal). It has an HDMI-in. That's not normal.

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iGAM3R-VIII1173d ago

So I am assuming you would plug your TV or cable box to the Xbox and it would act as an overlay which could mean you can play on your Xbox as you watch a Tv show.....hm smart

JokesOnYou1173d ago (Edited 1173d ago )

my bad, reply below

GameNameFame1172d ago

more TV show media device than actual gaming

Dee_911172d ago

No it just shows its a nice new feature.
They should stick with features that add to not take away ........ like always on

M-M1173d ago

It is pretty smart, and I would like to see how Microsoft would utilize such a feature. E3 is around the corner so we just have to wait.

HappyGaming1172d ago

If this is true you could plug your PS4 into your 720 :o

But realistically this move is trying to take over all other HDMI devices in the living room. If your Cable box is plugged into your 720 you have to open the 720 every time you want to watch TV.

It will most likely offer recording options so it can persuade people to use it.

crxss1173d ago

wait... you're saying we would plug our 720 into our TV??? this is huge

M-M1173d ago

Let's try reading the title one more time "The Next Xbox May Have An "HDMI --->In<---" Port. So?"

liquidhalos1172d ago

Why would you comment without reading the the article? Either you didnt read it or you dont understand the difference between IN and OUT. I pity your missus.

crxss1172d ago

LOL forgot to hit the sarcasm button. i was replying to iGAM3R-VIII's comment: "So I am assuming you would plug your TV or cable box to the Xbox"

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ijust2good1173d ago TrollingShowReplies(3)
Aceman181172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

personally i have no intention of purchasing the new console as the 360 will be the last product i buy from microsoft, but from what i can gather from the comments here if this site is going to allow negative rumor articles its only fair that they allow positive rumor articles too.

Doctor_Freeman1172d ago

You mean Microsoft "hardware", because some Microsoft software is pretty much a necessity.

Aceman181172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

@doctor

yes hardware lol, but i don't buy software either i usually just use whatever pc/laptop come with until i purchase a new upgraded model lol

i'm curious i would like to know from those that disagreed to explain to me why.

BlmThug1172d ago

This site has truly gone down the drain :(

PurpHerbison1172d ago

Been down the drain for quite some time now...

Th3 Chr0nic1172d ago

Implying it was once above the drain.... lol this site is the drain

a_squirrel1172d ago

Give me an alternative then or stop complaining.

ado9081172d ago

I find it hilarious that people are agreeing with you hahahahaja its true tho

givemeshelter1172d ago

This site went down that drain many a many years ago...It's now swimming in it.

HateFanboys1172d ago

What a pack of butthurt fanboys. All sites have gone down the drain, all gaming sites are infested with fanboys, deal with it, fannies

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Dee_Cazo1172d ago

I love my GoogleTV so this would an awesome addition to the Xbox.

wampdog291172d ago

Yep. Google TV is something that already uses this. In fact, this is my current setup and I have no need for the NextBox to do this....

HappyGaming1172d ago

Plug your Google TV into your 720

ShiftyLookingCow1172d ago

Plug your Google TV into your 720 and then 720 into Google TV. Finally, pour a glass of water.

Dee_Cazo1172d ago

It would allow you to have your friends list popup, get messages, possibly get OnDemand straight to your Xbox, etc.

It would allow you to always be connected*

*I am not referring to ALWAYS ON restrictions.

wampdog291171d ago (Edited 1171d ago )

@ Gumtrol and Shifty:

Not sure how well that would work... plus, that would create a lot of lag for X720 games. This is how my setup would look in that situation:

CableBox->GoogleTV->X72 0->Receiver->TV

Yeah... just a bit crazy

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avengers19781172d ago

So what? If the Xbox isn't replacing your cable box, what's the point of this. If ms Xbox takes the place of your cable/dish and brings you tv then it's a big deal... If it just connects to your already paying for it cable box then I don't see a reason for it. Show me games for my gaming console

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lace1172d ago

Here's the real question can you run a PS4 through that and have the 360 overlay it? Think of it. You could watch Wii U gameplay in the PS4 Browser while you talk with friends over Xbox Live about buying a new PC.

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GamersRulz1173d ago

I like the recent rumor, It basically stated that Durango can play games offline. I don't care about Xbox Mini or any of those TV cable box capabilities .

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JokesOnYou1173d ago (Edited 1173d ago )

lol, seen this before

ichimaru1172d ago

pretty much all I cared about too lol

maniacmayhem1173d ago

HDMI in...Future proof...

From what I read from the article, very much so. I like it. Especially for my gaming room which does not have any sort of cable box, but I wouldn't mind having one as a home away from home kind of feeling.

Now these are the rumors I can get behind and should be more upfront on N4G. But then again, we do love the doom and gloom.

TekoIie1172d ago

Could this be related to the separate BC accessory mentioned in the vgleaks article?

Yodagamer1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

Can't wait till the troll youtube videos to come along titled "how to play ps4 games on your 720" XD

cl19831173d ago

Maybe they realize that more devices are using hdmi, and there's a lack of ports on electronics.

JANF1173d ago

that is is a really interesting article. If true this will put an end to the New box not playing used games and needing to be online to play games rumors.

optimus1173d ago

Not according to the mods and contributors in here... There have been about 4 article submitted about this new news and they didn't approve any of them.

B-radical1172d ago

Shame not everyone will see that article due to ps4 fangals/boys reporting it

nukeitall1172d ago

Yeah, the mods here are clearly biased. Many of them comes from a 1-bubble background and known fanboy to all of a sudden gazillion bubbles and a mod.

E3 will reveal it all though and there is plenty of time until the console releases.

Irishguy951172d ago

optimus, that is the rules here. VGleaks won't give up their sources = not allowed on N4g. It's stupid but that's the way it is.

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a_bro1173d ago (Edited 1173d ago )

Well it's suicide had if it didn't allow the user to play used games. This rumor I kind of like, since its pretty much what I stated before when it comes to backwards compatibility btw. Sell it as an attachment. But it does seem its going to be a tad bit pricey. I guess it's recommendable to just keep the 360 for your current gen fix.

But the always on connection is still in effect though, sigh...

JANF1173d ago

The always connection still in effect but it will not be a requirement to play local content and it will not prevent playing used games.

liquidhalos1172d ago

WOW!! 4 people disagree with the fact that you left that link there. Thats pretty strange as i can see it, i wonder why those other 4 folks couldnt...