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Microsoft expected to announce Xbox 360 TV plans today

By Shawn Knight · 7 replies
Oct 5, 2011
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  1. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,041   +793

    I want BBC i Player :(
  2. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    My cable operator charges $60 for basic service. I told them screw it, I'm not paying $60 a month for 23 channels, forgetting the $80 for the full (non-premium channels) service package. Their internet rates are competitive however. So, if I watch TV at all it's over-the-air or from the web.

    I have a little more than 1 GB of space left on my 20GB drive. Should I upgrade it, or is this server streaming only?
  3. Butch

    Butch TS Enthusiast Posts: 112

    I refuse to pay for a Gold membership just to use this or Netflix etc. on my Xbox. I'll stick with my PS3 and Netflix thank you very much...
  4. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,710   +869

    I have Timewarner cable and I stream Netflix with my 360S Reach:LE console all the time in stunning quality with a 54mbps wireless WPA connection. If Microsoft was to offer stations like NFL Network, Versus, Food Network etc on a channel by channel paid basis I would be highly interested.

    To the above post, I use both a PS3 and 360 to stream netflix and I like the 360 better.
    It has wireless so I can put it wherever I want it, and more options to full screen/stretch the image of shows like 'Family Guy' on my 42" 16:9.

    The wireless works so good it's almost unreal.
    I am picky ( I have a bluray collection ) and the image quality exceeds my PS3 which is wired.
    Anyways, DO IT Microsoft. Just let people choose and give lots of options.
    Thats what TV services don't do now and that why people are shying away from them.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    Cable News announced this is factual and a done deal doday 9:30 PDT.

    In addition, Comcast, Rogers, Verizon FiOS and others are also onboard with this deal.

    The importance of this announcement would be the direct connection of the Xbox to the cable feed itself.
    Having the TV then connected to the Xbox would bypass the need for ethernet and the attachment to the PC. Thus bandwidth should be superb.
  6. SammyJames

    SammyJames TS Enthusiast Posts: 167

    This seems really cool. I used to own an XBox 360. I sold it and bought a PS3, which I also then sold. I'm pretty much done with gaming consoles, but even so -- I still think that this is cool.

    Just sayin' is all.
  7. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    This seems pointless to me considering you need to subscribe to both cable & internet packages on top of having LIVE to receive it. Not to mention if you're not in one of the provided areas your SOL. Looks like another ESPN ordeal and I'm sure price hikes won't be far off in the coming year because of these new 'services'. Still bitter about my rate hike on both cable & LIVE for ESPN that I still cannot access a year later >.> .

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