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Will Game Consoles Replace DVR Boxes?

Gaming 2011/09/30 18:00:00
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According to the Bloomberg news service, Microsoft has scored a major coup in its continued journey to make their Xbox 360 a complete entertainment hub. The company has tentative agreements with Comcast, Verizon, and various other cable TV providers to bring live for-pay TV to the iconic Xbox 360. Take that, Sony and Nintendo!

Microsoft could possibly announce these deals as early as next week. In addition to Comcast and Verizon providers, the company is also in talks with Time Warner, HBO, Bravo, Syfy, and even competitor Sony Picture Entertainment’s Crackle streaming service, among other networks. While one might think that having a cable box might be going the way of the dinosaurs, in order to watch cable programming on the Xbox, the terms of the deal would “require users to prove they are already pay-TV customers in region where the services operate.”

Overall entertainment has been a primary focus for Microsoft Xbox’s team this year, saying at E3 that “40 percent of all activity on the console is non-game.” Basically the new service would build on Netflix already being a part of Xbox and be akin to the HBO Go mobile app streaming service, which requires you to log in as a customer of your local cable provider.

Are you ready to ditch your DVR boxes and begin to watch TV on video game system? Or are you too busy playing video games when it’s turned on?
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  • cupcake 2011/09/30 22:55:34
    No
    cupcake
    +5
    why replace? why can't we have both? It seems to be working just fine right now. uverse dvr game console

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  • Ben 2011/10/06 14:30:46
    Yes
    Ben
    It already has in my home.
  • Stuart 2011/10/06 04:42:33
    No
    Stuart
    Both will be replaced by something else. Maybe something small like a Roku with a 20 terabyte solid state hard drive and a swiss knife list of features. No more controllers or remotes. Everything with use motion sense technology or thought control.
  • Mz. Sw@gg Pr!nc3ss 2011/10/04 18:43:03
    Yes
    Mz. Sw@gg Pr!nc3ss
    I BELIEVE THEY MIGHT... LIK SERIOUSLY
  • Yoru Azenia 2011/10/04 13:35:38
    Yes
    Yoru Azenia
    Its very possible
  • Bill G53 ~PWCM~JLA 2011/10/04 11:31:34
    No
    Bill G53  ~PWCM~JLA
    I've never had any significant problem with my Direct DVR but I've had to replace my Xbox after the red ring of death. I don't trust the Xbox hardware. Before you Playstation Fanboys start hooting and hollering, let me say that I still prefer the Xbox over the PS3 when I do play games
  • Ami Kate 2011/10/04 11:06:37
    No
    Ami Kate
    +1
    No way.
  • DANNY_B0i♛ 2011/10/04 08:06:04
    No
    DANNY_B0i♛
    two totally different symptoms.
  • Rebel [SHP] 2011/10/03 23:15:12
    Yes
    Rebel [SHP]
    I didn't think DVR boxes were all that popular. Of course game systems would be a more viable option. Almost every house in America has one.
  • Chrisbe 2011/10/03 21:57:39
    Yes
    Chrisbe
    I believe so but not in the next few years, i think maybe when the next gen of consoles comes out
  • NYCbrit 2011/10/03 20:34:33
    No
    NYCbrit
    +1
    I don't see it replacing cable boxes. There will always be a segment of the public that doesn't want/has no need of a game system. I've got both and am happy enough keeping them separate.
  • ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2011/10/03 18:53:38
    No
    ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★
    I don't use DVR or Game Consoles. I get my novies and shows for free online.
  • Gimmedap 2011/10/03 16:25:11
    No
    Gimmedap
    +1
    I have a ps3 that I use for the blu ray player occasionally, a wii that's stored in the closet, an Apple TV I use for Netflix and renting movies via iTunes, and a TiVo that I will NEVER give up!
  • Judex Dirum 2011/10/03 15:07:46
    Yes
    Judex Dirum
    More functions generally equals better.
    Better generally equals more popular.
  • CommunistLiberalAtheistJew 2011/10/03 13:57:37
    Yes
    CommunistLiberalAtheistJew
    If the other two companies started pushing for it too, then definately. It depends how much effort is given
  • mac -Holding Fast 2011/10/03 12:39:34
    Yes
    mac -Holding Fast
    I got a PS3, it saves on cable bills. Netflix + BlueRay. Adding cable to the package and forgoing the "lease" fees on cable boxes makes sense.
  • James mac -Ho... 2011/10/03 13:16:33
    James
    Too bad this is only for 360 so far :P
  • Judex D... James 2011/10/03 15:08:31
    Judex Dirum
    +2
    Uh.
    I think you mean PS3?
  • James Judex D... 2011/10/03 22:51:41 (edited)
    James
    No, I mean 360. The T.V thing that is. Not Netflix. "According to the Bloomberg news service, Microsoft has scored a major coup in its continued journey to make their Xbox 360 a complete entertainment hub. The company has tentative agreements with Comcast, Verizon, and various other CABLE TV providers to bring live for-pay TV to the iconic Xbox 360. Take that, Sony and Nintendo!"

    I capitalized cable TV to emphasize what I was referring to. :)
  • Judex D... James 2011/10/04 14:34:54
    Judex Dirum
    Oh, kay.
  • mac -Ho... James 2011/10/03 17:06:22
    mac -Holding Fast
    I have netflix on my PS3 right now... and my wii... and my iPad...
  • James mac -Ho... 2011/10/03 22:53:02
    James
    read above response please. I wasn't referring to Netflix. I have Netflix on my 360 and PS3 also :)
  • mac -Ho... James 2011/10/04 18:07:08
    mac -Holding Fast
    Ah, good point.
  • BlackwinterG36C 2011/10/03 11:10:22
    No
    BlackwinterG36C
    +1
    Games will ALWAYS come first when it comes to consoles.
  • JimBNH61 2011/10/03 10:56:12
    No
    JimBNH61
    No need to do so leave it the way it is. Not every household would/should needs to have a gaming box.
  • kaka702 2011/10/03 06:05:10
    Yes
    kaka702
    maybe but im all good with my PS3 and my DirectTV box =]

    ps3

    directv
  • John Storz 2011/10/03 04:20:50
    Yes
    John Storz
    Absolutely, gaming consoles are slowly becoming all inclusive entertainment centers
  • rusty 2011/10/03 04:03:08
    Yes
    rusty
    +1
    I thought they already had
  • U Mad Bro? 2011/10/03 00:44:25
  • Cameryn (◠‿◠✿) 2011/10/02 22:47:18
    No
    Cameryn (◠‿◠✿)
    DVR rocks!
  • p18711 2011/10/02 21:06:54
    Yes
    p18711
    +1
    something is going to replace all multi media someday
  • Vision of Verve 2011/10/02 21:00:32
  • cheshirewayne 2011/10/02 20:23:32
    Yes
    cheshirewayne
    Having a hard drive is a great thing.
  • Jdawg 2011/10/02 20:10:33
    No
    Jdawg
    NEVER!
  • sunshine 2011/10/02 19:34:46
    Yes
    sunshine
    It is a possibility that it can happen.
  • ScottyG - Faqueue 2011/10/02 16:31:11
    No
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +1
    I can see a future for entertainment systems where they become more modular like PC's where you can plug in various modules into a bus system. Then you could have a choice of game platforms, or more than one, streaming and pay cable/satellite options, PC like functions via browsers and software, interactive TV and gaming, voice and video for enhanced person to person communications, etc.

    The sky's the limit.
  • Kigan 2011/10/02 14:02:19
    No
    Kigan
    First of all: Not necessary.

    Second of all: This would only apply to gamers anyway, so there will NOT be a full replacement because people aren't going to buy an Xbox 360 because they want DVR.
  • I NEED A HORSE 2011/10/02 12:43:23
  • Bart 2011/10/02 11:22:29
  • Gilberto Castellanos 2011/10/02 10:59:00 (edited)
    Yes
    Gilberto Castellanos
    I hope so. One more reason to make sure every household has a game console and thus every game console gives 200 percent to make awsome games to cash in on the goldmine that is Gaming.
    Is this a vision or what? Let me hear it for the gamers!!!
  • Vaius 2011/10/02 08:33:22
    No
    Vaius
    Why? So that someone can go "lolnope get off your Xbox I wantz to watch TV?"

    No.

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