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Submitted by TFXR 416d ago | news

How Will A Cable Box Work With An Xbox One?

FleshEatingZipper writes: During Microsoft’s big Xbox One presser today, they unveiled a lot of TV functionality, perhaps too much TV functionality, but little about how it will work. With Wired’s new piece, we get pieces. Of course, I worked for a cable company, so everything will come together. Here’s some hints on how it works: (Microsoft, Xbox One)

windblowsagain  +   416d ago
This is how it will work.

They will connect to eachother, but because xboxone has more power, it will try to dominate the cablebox. But to fight back, cable box will stop xboxone from connecting to some channels. All of a sudden the cable box will say the words, switch off xboxone and it will.
FriedGoat  +   416d ago
This is not how it will go down at all. The Xbox one won't have to fight, because it will still be on the shop shelf getting dusty.
VonBraunschweigg  +   416d ago
No, Kinect 2.0 will see that & gently correct you.
FriedGoat  +   416d ago
people already have kinect, just like people already have a wii and dont want a wii U, they dont want the next iteration. it was a fad. Casuals are a stupid gamble, ask Nintendo.
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porter470  +   416d ago
It won't, because I'm not in Murcia
Enemy  +   416d ago
The secret is that it is a cable box.
Number-Nine  +   416d ago
just hit the input/souce button a couple of times and there you go, cable tv.
GribbleGrunger  +   416d ago
Can I ask, what is the advantage of plugging the cable box into the X1 and not directly into your TV?
MikeMyers  +   416d ago
How would Kinect allow it to change video inputs? Did you not view the event? It was instant going from game, to TV, to music, back to TV, to the web and back to the TV.

There is no more fumbling for the remote to go from input 1, then to input 2 then back to input 1 and so on.
MasterCornholio  +   416d ago
The XBOX One is a cable box so why would you Kinect it to one?
Godmars290  +   416d ago
So now the question becomes will your cable box be compatible with the new Xbox? Will you have to buy a new one, wait for a new version of you cable box or even be required to switch cable providers to use the Xbox's features.

And then there's also the likely issues with non-US cable users/companies...
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darkride66  +   416d ago
Not really issues there at the moment. They already said Xbox One TV features won't be available outside the US to start.

Seriously, 3/4 of the reveal was about TV. Does MS even know who put the Xbox where it is today? Did they not know who they had to impress with this reveal?

They've lost their minds. Blinded by the idea of users all ditching their PVRs and spending $500 for a new cable box they can feed ads to and charge subscription fees for. It's just mind boggling.
punisher99  +   416d ago
I still dont get this. xbox 1. Why would people buy a console from 2001???
Linzoid  +   416d ago
How will this work in the UK? We've got Sky, Virgin, Freeview, BT, etc.

Seems like a lot of the features are aimed at the US
VonBraunschweigg  +   416d ago
Simple, you'll pay twice.
punisher99  +   416d ago
@Linzoid:
Oh yeah it is. Did you see the session they did with Madden 25? Microsoft only cares about the U.S.

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