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Microsoft definitely had a much better presentation compared to Sony's for PS4. I do like the design of the new Microsoft One. All the new features look very promising. I'm excited to see more at E3. I'd love to see what Battlefield 4 will look like on the next generation consoles. Hopefully that will be shown at E3. FIFA 14 looked pretty good.  Now the bigger question is what to buy? PS4 or Xbox One? I imagine the price point will be similar. One major concern about the Xbox is Microsoft seems to be going the route that will require the new Xbox to constantly be online. Hopefully that won't be the case, but we'll see. Thankfully Sony won't be doing that with the PS4.  

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...  In some ways, this is what Apple TV should have been. ... Apple TV could have been the center of your entertainment system and done all the things that XBox 1 does (gaming, music, movies, TV, Internet, etc). ...

 

I have to point out that the Apple TV does all of those things except "Internet" and that using the mirroring feature on your iPad, you can do that as well.  

 

There is virtually no difference between Apple TV, X-Box, and PS in terms of "what they can do."  They can all do the same things as each other, the choice merely revolves around style and access to specific subcategories of content.  It's more about what kind of games you play, and whether or not you want to pay for your movies or be able to rip them off easily.  

 

Most of the folks I know who use X-Box basically just use it for games.  If they play music or movies at all, the reason they are using the X-Box is that it's easy to play ripped off movies and music whereas Apple products all require you to jump through hoops to use illegal stuff.  

 

I don't give a crap about X-Box myself as I'm not interested in "those kind of games."  All my friends that use the media functions of the device however, use it specifically because it's "easier" than Apple TV, by which they mean they don't have to transcode the ripped off video files and put them into iTunes.  

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XBox Unity would have been OK, but I don't think names carry the weight that they used to. XBox 1 is just strange, though. Is this the 3rd version or 4th?

I suggested XBox 361 at some point in the past but the new one has no backwards compatibility so 361 - 360 = 1.

It also reportedly blocks used games as I suspected. You install games onto the HDD and it ties them to an online account. You will be able to buy used games but on installing, you will likely have to pay again, possibly a reduced fee. Some reports are a bit sketchy just now.

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I don't think it looks all that great. It reminds me of an old VCR.

They will get some good exclusives as they have the developers in their deep pockets now but I'm more impressed with Sony so far. They seem to have been working more closely with developers to build a console that developers want. They have 8GB GDDR5 RAM fully shared between CPU and GPU. They might have to go the route of blocking used games too, it's kind of an inevitable move but they will have backwards compatibility via their Gaikai cloud streaming.

Both of these consoles will mean more PC games and potentially more Mac native games too from casual to immersive and all AAA.

They are going to kill off the Wii U - EA's the latest company to say they currently have no titles in development for it. I think it's partly down to the fact that PCs/Macs/XBoxOne/PS4 now all have a common x86 architecture and a higher minimum quality bar. The modern engines will port right across the range and the combined audience is huge.
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If the actual product and games meet the expectations they set in the presentation I watched today, it'll basically change the console business (IE kill everyone else) in one swoop.  Video conferencing -Ala Skype, motion control, Cable box integration, Voice Control, Blue Ray etc..  It quite simply will leave everyone in the dust.  The graphics they demoed the new version of Call of Duty were simply amazing.  The thing isn't a gaming console, it's a PC that acts like a gaming console when you want to game.  Their goal has been to to take over the living room, they may have just done that.

 

That said I stress IF they meet the expectations they set in the demo.

 

You are aware that the portion of the population that is interested in things like "Call of Duty" is incredibly small right?  And that the biggest trend in home entertainment of the last five years is people *cutting* their cable and not watching cable TV anymore?  

 

Microsoft has just designed a "dream system" for a 20-something dude that is still living in the 1990's.  

 

I'm sure it's a good product but if their goal is to "take over" they need to appeal to more than just that.   Women are half the population, and there are waaay more over-50's than there are 20-somethings.  How would I play my iPad games on this for example?  Why all the complexity around cable TV when I'm not even interested in cable TV?  Why do I have to buy a Kinnect with it and attach it to the box just to watch a movie?  

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Seven years and this is what you post? 


Why did you look at how many posts he's had?  Because if someone makes a positive comment about something non-Apple then an investigation must be done to see if they are just a shill for MS, Samsung, etc.? 

 

Truly, if anyone here is really an Apple fan they should be saying, "Hey, this looks damn impressive so far.  What's Apple going to do to counter it...if anything."  I was really impressed by the presentation - especially when compared to the quasi-release of the PS4.  I really like having something to control all inputs for TV, game and video that handles it simpler than my A/V Receiver can. The TV Guide looks nice but it remains to be seen what providers other than Comcast it will be compatible with at launch.  The unit itself is minimalist and the controller looks a lot better than the 360's while retaining all that is great about it.

 

So now the question is, 'what's Apple's next move?'  It would seem they have to do something lest they want to cede the living room to Microsoft. But even if Apple finally comes out with the iTV (or whatever it's called), how will it integrate into your gaming console?  Being a TV with the current ATV built in surely won't cut it.  It will need to integrate with your cable/satellite service if that's at all possible.  Have they been working on that or given it up?

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You are aware that the portion of the population that is interested in things like "Call of Duty" is incredibly small right?  And that the biggest trend in home entertainment of the last five years is people *cutting* their cable and not watching cable TV anymore?  

 

Microsoft has just designed a "dream system" for a 20-something dude that is still living in the 1990's.  

 

I'm sure it's a good product but if their goal is to "take over" they need to appeal to more than just that.   Women are half the population, and there are waaay more over-50's than there are 20-somethings.  How would I play my iPad games on this for example?  Why all the complexity around cable TV when I'm not even interested in cable TV?  Why do I have to buy a Kinnect with it and attach it to the box just to watch a movie?  

 

Your analysis of the video game industry couldn't be further from the truth.  You might want to do a little reading on the subject before spouting out this fiction. You're completely off on the size and makeup of video gamers.  Some of this is a little dated but you get the point:  http://www.theesa.com/facts/

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I suggested XBox 361 at some point in the past but the new one has no backwards compatibility so 361 - 360 = 1.

It also reportedly blocks used games as I suspected. You install games onto the HDD and it ties them to an online account. You will be able to buy used games but on installing, you will likely have to pay again, possibly a reduced fee. Some reports are a bit sketchy just now.

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The always-on is not a requirements but they will allow developers to use Azure services for cloud computing (like what Sim City developers said they were using the network connection for).
Kinect is a requirement at all times - the XBox won't work without one connected so if you think about stealing any games, they're taking your picture.

I don't think it looks all that great. It reminds me of an old VCR.

They will get some good exclusives as they have the developers in their deep pockets now but I'm more impressed with Sony so far. They seem to have been working more closely with developers to build a console that developers want. They have 8GB GDDR5 RAM fully shared between CPU and GPU. They might have to go the route of blocking used games too, it's kind of an inevitable move but they will have backwards compatibility via their Gaikai cloud streaming.

Both of these consoles will mean more PC games and potentially more Mac native games too from casual to immersive and all AAA.

They are going to kill off the Wii U - EA's the latest company to say they currently have no titles in development for it. I think it's partly down to the fact that PCs/Macs/XBoxOne/PS4 now all have a common x86 architecture and a higher minimum quality bar. The modern engines will port right across the range and the combined audience is huge.

Sony did show some pretty impressive game footage on the new PS4. Personally, I feel that Sony has always had the better exclusive titles compared to Xbox. I don't care that much for the Halo franchise. I can't imagine how awesome a new Uncharted game will look on the PS4. Heck, even the upcoming PS3 game The Las of Us looks pretty amazing. 

 

I think you are spot on about the Wii U. 

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You are aware that the portion of the population that is interested in things like "Call of Duty" is incredibly small right?

You call a billion dollars worth of sales in 15 days incredibly small?

http://m.joystiq.com/2012/12/05/call-of-duty-black-ops-2-1-billion/
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BIG PICTURE:

 

the crucial issue for all these boxes that want to be the focal point of your living room life is, of course, the UI.

 

the general idea is to replace the old school IR remote control with something better.

 

the XBOne and others are proposing we use a voice and gesture UI, replacing the hand held remote. but is that how most consumers really want to do it? does it "feel right"? assuming it works good. these STB's also will likely have control apps for iOS and Android and Windows Phone (XBox anyway).

 

Apple TV still has an IR remote (hard to use - the button areas are small). the Remote iOS app is crummy too. why don't we just see the same button selections as displayed on the TV, instead of a clumsy track pad? and then there are addtional apps that can independently control various parts of your A/V system, like TiVo's, Xfinity's, etc.

 

i think most consumers, if they are going to use voice and gestures at all would prefer interacting with a phone/tablet they hold in their hands rather than 'yell at the screen' farther away. also, as 'second screens' these hand held devices could be showing some useful info/controls in addition to what's on the big screen.

 

Apple really does need to totally overhaul the Apple TV control options, at the very least a new improved Remote app, and soon. maybe we will see at WWDC.

 

and then there is the issue of the HDMI pass thru to eliminate input switching on the HDTV. is the XBOne doing that? that would be a big improvement for Apple TV too. Apple could offer a second Apple TV model with a number of HDMI inputs, and you could launch the control apps for those peripherals from within the Remote app itself.

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Originally Posted by oneaburns View Post
Why did you look at how many posts he's had?  Because if someone makes a positive comment about something non-Apple then an investigation must be done to see if they are just a shill for MS, Samsung, etc.?


When someone makes an account based around anti-Apple posts…


Truly, if anyone here is really an Apple fan they should be saying, "Hey, this looks damn impressive so far.  What's Apple going to do to counter it...if anything."

 

"Impressive"?! HA! That's a good one. Microsoft just killed their entire video game console industry. It's Sony and Nintendo now, and Sony just shot itself in its other leg this generation.


Have they been working on that or given it up?

 

Nice false concern.

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Do you have a current link for those statistics, or are you going by info that's several years old?

 

http://www.neowin.net/news/report-microsofts-xbox-division-has-lost-nearly-3-billion-in-10-years

 

which is even from a Microsoft shill/drone site.  If the red-ring of death was not such a massive failure, they might be close to breaking even.  however, the PS3 has now surpassed the world wide installed base of the XBox 360 even with the rushed year head start of the 360.  Outside of the USA, the 360 continues to be a total and complete failure.

 

Microsoft can affford to throw billions at the XBox and Windows Phone failure since they have an illegally obtained OS office productivity suite monopoly propping them up 

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I watched and was impressed. I liked the voice integration and the input switching.

Hope Apple gets its act together and does something amazing.

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My son informs me I will be buying one. I can't disagree.

 

You're fine with being forced to have the Kinect plugged in to run it, have an Internet connection always active and connected, and to pay the retail price twice over when you buy a used game?

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http://www.neowin.net/news/report-microsofts-xbox-division-has-lost-nearly-3-billion-in-10-years

which is even from a Microsoft shill/drone site.  If the red-ring of death was not such a massive failure, they might be close to breaking even.  however, the PS3 has now surpassed the world wide installed base of the XBox 360 even with the rushed year head start of the 360.  Outside of the USA, the 360 continues to be a total and complete failure.

Microsoft can affford to throw billions at the XBox and Windows Phone failure since they have an illegally obtained OS office productivity suite monopoly propping them up 

They've been making money the last few years and that's what counts for the future of the platform.

MS Office is extremely popular but that does not make it a monopoly. It's not built into Windows and there are alternatives.
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XboxOne.jpg

Yeah, it definitely looks like a VCR. Here's one for comparison:



That VCR looks a little nicer IMO. They mentioned that in the video on the Verge too:

http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/21/4350918/xbox-one-microsoft-unveils-its-next-generation-console

Apparently you can't stand it on it's side so it has to sit flat. I liked the direction they took the old one in too:



Somebody on Reddit mocked up the PS4 from the teaser that was shown:





I suppose they'll finally show it on June 10th - they probably wanted to leave enough time to make last minute changes if Microsoft's console turned out better. This also gives Microsoft the opportunity to sell another one in a couple of years as a slim model.
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Hopefully Microsoft has learned and will build better hardware. Xbox's to date have been POS's. Previous versions were loud and croaked because they ran so hot. 

SOME launch versions did. They took responsibility and fixed them all and extended the warranty. Subsequent units worked just fine. I've had two and never had the slightest issue with either. Lets just put this one to bed as it really doesn't need repeating.

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"Several years old" would be 75% fail rate. Channel stuffing the new, tiny model has lowered the average.

That's BS and you know it.

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Lets just put this one to bed as it really doesn't need repeating.

Yes and no. There are millions of perfectly functioning units for many years time and MS admitting the issue and resolving it that it shouldn't be brought up without the proper context, but one such proper context is having some concern that MS may not have learned their lesson. They have, as of yet, to really prove themselves as a HW vendor. If I were looking a game console I think I'd certainly read reviews before buying to make there was nothing unexpected cropping up that would make me regret my decision.

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When someone makes an account based around anti-Apple posts…

 

"Impressive"?! HA! That's a good one. Microsoft just killed their entire video game console industry. It's Sony and Nintendo now, and Sony just shot itself in its other leg this generation.

 

Nice false concern.

 

You are unreal.  It's called being objective. False concern?  What, do you want to see receipts for all the Apple devices in my signature?  Some pictures of me with them perhaps?  Is your level of paranoia really that high?  Over the years I've grown so tired of defending myself from you simply because I have the ability to give credit where it's due even when it's a competitor to Apple.  To say "Microsoft just killed their entire video game console industry" makes you sound like a troll. Perhaps that's your thing...saying absurd stuff to get a rise out of people.  (How original...you never see THAT on the internet.)  Or maybe you can't take a step back and look from outside your own personal biases and emotions.  Either way, it's tiresome. 

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I am amused however that Microsoft will be paying Sony royalites by using Blu-Ray.

I am amused Sony pays Microsoft to preload Windows on VAIO PCs.

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Yes and no. There are millions of perfectly functioning units for many years time and MS admitting the issue and resolving it that it shouldn't be brought up without the proper context, but one such proper context is having some concern that MS may not have learned their lesson. They have, as of yet, to really prove themselves as a HW vendor. If I were looking a game console I think I'd certainly read reviews before buying to make there was nothing unexpected cropping up that would make me regret my decision.


Fair enough.  But I think we've all seen lots of vendors deny problems or blame them on the user.  Whether they didn't do that because the problem was too big or they just chose to do the ethical thing we'll never really know.  It would seem they have learned their lesson since the failure rate for all newer units (even before the new smaller version) was within acceptable tolerances.  Could they repeat the same mistake twice?  Sure, but I think it's pretty unlikely.  In fact, as some are already remarking that the XBox One is "ugly" and "too big", I have to think they made it that size because they did learn their lesson.  Smaller and sleeker sure would look nice, but that creates cooling challenges and they likely made a conscious decision to avoid that.

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You're fine with being forced to have the Kinect plugged in to run it, have an Internet connection always active and connected, and to pay the retail price twice over when you buy a used game?

I realize many of your posts are pretty low brow but this one is moronic. Forced to have Kinect plugged? It's an integral part of the control scheme. Just like how Apple forces iPad owners to use the touchscreen. And when it comes to the mythical apple produced TV, damn near everyone here is saying they should use Siri which is halfway to the Kinect forced usage you're bitching about.

Forced to have an Internet connection? The device is mostly pointless without one so who the hell would buy one without expecting to have it on their network? And how is this any different than the forced Internet connection the AppleTV requires?

As for used games, that might be your only valid point. Chances are MS will quickly cave on that.

And just for shits and giggles, I'll use one of the favored tactics here. Are you a paid Apple shill? I mean your only goal seems to be to praise Apple and shit on anyone who dares compete against them.
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I was genuinely excited for the console until i read that about the used game situation, which to be frank...**** that. 

 

You can't pass a game on to a friend without them playing on your account or they have to pony up the full retail price to play it on their own account is so incredibly stupid that only Microsoft could think of it. 

 

The TV effort is meh, my Wii U already does that, and with zero backwards compatibility to 360 games all the stuff I currently own is essentially useless for next gen. 

 

MS shot itself not in the foot but in the face today with this announcement, and i know i wont be picking one up for awhile if this is going to be the current state that the Xbox is going to be in. 

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I was genuinely excited for the console until i read that about the used game situation, which to be frank...**** that. 

You can't pass a game on to a friend without them playing on your account or they have to pony up the full retail price to play it on their own account is so incredibly stupid that only Microsoft could think of it. 

The TV effort is meh, my Wii U already does that, and with zero backwards compatibility to 360 games all the stuff I currently own is essentially useless for next gen. 

MS shot itself not in the foot but in the face today with this announcement, and i know i wont be picking one up for awhile if this is going to be the current state that the Xbox is going to be in. 

Actually Sony first tried it. Used games couldn't be played online unless the user had a new activation code that had to be purchased.
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this all begs the question: who wants to do all that fancy shit on their big screen TV?

the future is about simple and easy.

To me it begs the question: do they think voice control will really prove that useful and awesome or did they just want to beat Apple to it (given all the 'itv' rumors re saying it will be Siri controllable)

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this all begs the question: who wants to do all that fancy shit on their big screen TV?

the future is about simple and easy.

To me it begs the question: do they think voice control will really prove that useful and awesome or did they just want to beat Apple to it (given all the 'itv' rumors re saying it will be Siri controllable)

And the question of whether this will be like all those 'before Apple announces anything' tablets that basically failed when they finally turned up later

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Fair enough.  But I think we've all seen lots of vendors deny problems or blame them on the user.  Whether they didn't do that because the problem was too big or they just chose to do the ethical thing we'll never really know.  It would seem they have learned their lesson since the failure rate for all newer units (even before the new smaller version) was within acceptable tolerances.  Could they repeat the same mistake twice?  Sure, but I think it's pretty unlikely.  In fact, as some are already remarking that the XBox One is "ugly" and "too big", I have to think they made it that size because they did learn their lesson.  Smaller and sleeker sure would look nice, but that creates cooling challenges and they likely made a conscious decision to avoid that.

1) But the past can have that effect. I don't think anyone is saying MS is in any way unique in this scenario. Apple was foolish with iCloud for 1) releasing it the same time as a new iPhone, 2) same time as an iOS version, 3) letting the 30 day trial be open to all without any CC to push away less than serious users, and 4) not having .Mac users be first to try it out, and 5) not having some invitation method that would allow the system to scale. The result was the entire thing coming to a standstill the first weekend. There are likely examples for all companies.

2) I think it's a reasonable hypothesis that the added size is to allow for more internal cooling this time. People tend to consider the vents on these devices. They shove them where it looks best from the front and rarely ever think about air flow or clean out the dust that collects. I assume this is more common with gamers, but that might be my bias as a non-gamer. 1biggrin.gif

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This is the biggest obstacle that the user must overcome - finding what's on (or what I want to watch) quickly and easily. If XBox 1 doesn't do that, it's just another gimmick.

Hopefully Apple knows this.

Bit moot since Apple doesn't control the content. The only wy this kind of TiVo type trick works is if the content is properly tagged.

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In much the same way that Apple had to make their veritable deal with the devil (AT&T) in order for the iPhone to gain a market foothold, I think any breakthrough Apple TV product will also need to carry along some sort of deal with the cable/satellite providers. 

Wrong group. Why would Apple talk to the middlemen. They need dels with the content boys. Convince them to drop their windows etc. put content on iTunes day and date or very shortly after (couple if weeks tops), global. With better quality like 720p on everything. Better pricing including overlaps for box set releases. And so on.

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has anyone on the web noticed that, with its typical marketing flim flam, MS has named it XBox One when it's really XBox 3?

 

That's like calling Iron Man 3, Iron Man One instead.

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I watched and was impressed. I liked the voice integration and the input switching.

 

They've done away with the RRoD. Now the Xbox One will just babble some incoherent rant about "when I was your age..." and ignore you when its five billion transistors die a premature heat death. A true breakthrough in voice integration.

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To me it begs the question: do they think voice control will really prove that useful and awesome or did they just want to beat Apple to it (given all the 'itv' rumors re saying it will be Siri controllable)

And th

 

They should call the Xbox the Chexbox. Because its spec sheet is full of them. Some of them might stick.

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The X-Box and its online gaming & entertainment aspects is one of the few things Microsoft has gotten right over the past decade+. I love my 360 & (knock wood) have yet to have any problems with it. In this respect Microsoft is leading the way with the home console market and based on what I've seen & read, the X-Box One should only widen its lead.
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has anyone on the web noticed that, with its typical marketing flim flam, MS has named it XBox One when it's really XBox 3?

 

At the risk of opening a can of worms (and one of Tallest's deepest cuts), the 6th iPhone was called iPhone 5!!

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That's like calling Iron Man 3, Iron Man One instead.

 

It should have been called Iron Man Mk42.

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It also reportedly blocks used games as I suspected. You install games onto the HDD and it ties them to an online account. You will be able to buy used games but on installing, you will likely have to pay again, possibly a reduced fee. Some reports are a bit sketchy just now.

 

 

Well that sounds like a deal-breaker to me. I was looking forward to this so I could get my kid a Kinect. But this does seem like a shady thing to do. I generally do not buy used games but it just seems wrong that they tax people from using used games.

 

Maybe I'll just wait till I actually see the PS4 and then decide whether to go for it, or just stick to my PS3 with Move for the kid.

 

On another topic, I really wish Blu-ray becomes region free. I mean what is the point of region locking, when even big studios (who reportedly benefit from it) like WB release region-free discs?

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The secret to TV is finding what you (the user) wants to watch.

 

If I want to watch hockey or basketball playoffs, I shouldn't have to hunt around to find what "station" it's on. I shouldn't have to know that on Time Warner, TNT is 1302 and on Uverse it's 1412. I should just be able to tell it to turn on "Red Wings hockey"

 

This is the biggest obstacle that the user must overcome - finding what's on (or what I want to watch) quickly and easily. If XBox 1 doesn't do that, it's just another gimmick.

 

Hopefully Apple knows this.

 

That work out the same as the normal 'On Demand' TV but unless some station is airing it (live) or streaming it (cloud) then you won't find any. But I like your idea.
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