Microsoft Closer to Xbox TV Service

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Holly Golightly

So basically Microsoft wants to convert their console into a set top box. I already have my computer connected to my TV so, why not consider putting this TV offering to the PC as well? Maybe we will have this happen since Xbox Live will be in Windows 8? I am not really sure. Still, I want it most definitely. Microsoft, please have TCM and AdultSwim as the channels soon to be offered on Xbox Live. I do not want to buy a console, I want this to be available on the Xbox Live part of Windows 8. If you do this, I will remaind forever loyal.

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jnwoll

You're onto something.  Our Microsoft rep where I work has made mention that Win8 could possibly integrate with the next Xbox, but will likely run 360 discs.  I can't help but think that Microsoft wants/needs to evolve in this manner.  A full gaming console entertainment device with the ability to tie into the PC and stream throughout the house, etc, is only a matter of time and I think Microsoft is/will lead the pack in that. 

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raint567

A System that works like a console (360) and with the click of a button turns into a pc, one can only dream.  Still it can be possible, but can the price be cheap like the 360?  $200 for the 4GB 360 with wifi, thats fair.  A custom pc built to run Black ops now that can be expensive, about what $400-$600?

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Holly Golightly

4GB is not enough. I can get a 1TB hard drive for a quarter of the price Xbox is asking for. A decent gaming PC costs as much as a PlayStation 3 console... BUT, it can do more.

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raint567

I agree with Germanogre, the internet providers need to stop being greedy and give us what our money is worth. In my area I have Time Warner 20mbps with no caps and I pay $42. The bad news is that if theres people using the internet in my neighborhood then the internet speed gets drain. So what I am saying is that you pay more than I do for less than what I get. As for the Streaming I think it's a good idea now that we are in the technology era.

Personally I feel like TV is absolute, because we like to have control and TV does not give us that option. I don’t watch TV I rely on hulu for shows. I want to watch a show when I am in the mood to watch something and I don’t want to watch what TV has on at that time. I know there is DVR, but the dish companies tend to charge an extra fee.

Well hopefully Microsoft will bring something like hulu, but better with shows not expiring. And of course at a fair price....

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germanogre

Streaming TV? On top of streaming movies from Netflix and d/l games from Steam, I might as well hand AT&T my wallet to cover Cap overages.

I paid $55 for 6Gb/s last month. Unfortunately, AT&T and Comca$t are the only true high-speed providers in my area. Comcast has frequent outages here, and won't give any reason for them.

I feel sorry for those stuck at 30 GB/month or less. It's getting ridiculous...

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