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Submitted by jaredhart 765d ago | news

TW Cable Streams Live TV to Xbox, But Still Requires Separate Set-Top

Sorry, Time Warner Cable customers, you can’t throw out your cable box yet: You’ll still need to rent at least one set-top or DVR from the operator to receive live TV through the Xbox 360 game console. (Xbox One)

NYC_Gamer  +   765d ago
What about Fios?that's my service company.
Cmk0121  +   765d ago
still need a set top box,they cant negate that, its not a replacement for tv just a means to make gaming/tv experience more seamless
Anon1974  +   765d ago
Of course you still need your cable box. Was there some confusion regarding this? When did they say the 360 would replace your cable box? Did I miss something?
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NYC_Gamer  +   765d ago
I'm asking if this kind of service will be available for us Fios users too.
ExtoVert  +   765d ago
microsoft announced that there are only a select few of cable providers that will be capatible with the X1, and only in the US other countries and regions that feature will be useless, at least for awhile.
2pacalypsenow  +   765d ago
If your Cable or satellite provider don't require a Box then No
jwk94  +   765d ago
Why is this article so negative?
greenpowerz  +   765d ago
Sour grapes spin reporting?
jwk94  +   765d ago
pretty much
TheBrit  +   765d ago
The fact you have to have a main box is nothing. The fact that you can stop paying for additional setup boxes each month and have that covered under your gold plan is decent. Now if you have a 360 you can drop the cable box in your bedroom and use the 360 instead.
Cmk0121  +   765d ago
i like the perspective. as long as the box your dropping isnt a dvr that makes perfect sense and is a means to save money.
Godmars290  +   765d ago
And once upon a time the media server movement was about ditching cable. Force cable companies to move to an a' al carte model.
maniacmayhem  +   765d ago
They are still trying to get that law to pass on top of capitol hill. It sounds good but from what I read doing this wouldn't have much effect on your bill.

http://www.usatoday.com/sto...
kingPoS  +   765d ago
I'm already there with my WDTV and Western Digital router with a huge HHD plugged in.

Cable... what's that??

Not be rude or anything, but I don't like having to sift through hundreds of channels. It's bad enough that they cram so many ads in that Tv show run times are sometimes cut short.

Cable free and proud of it. lol
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Dlacy13g  +   765d ago
we all knew the cable boxes were still required..not sure why people would think that isn't the case. I will be very interested to see how the interface looks for someone they partner with vs a cable provider that isn't partnered with.
Wikkid666  +   765d ago
Cable box isn't needed... They are just requiring it. There is zero need for it. It's IPTV
kingPoS  +   765d ago
If IPTV were a reality in America, then why are we still hamstrung with lease boxes. Why is the potential of the cable card going to waste?
Supermax  +   765d ago
Hope cox cable is next I then can drop one cable Box that is 20 a month wich would save me 240 a year on my cable bill.2 years time my Xbox one would pay for itself.
Lwhit6  +   765d ago
Yet another point against Microsoft.
Supermax  +   765d ago
I don't think people know how to read or comprehend anymore.
kingPoS  +   765d ago
The cable card - Under appreciated Under valued & Under the radar.
*SIGH*

American Cable TV is so backwards. [Facepalm]

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