I don't intend to waste my or your time flaming the new Xbox One as seems to be the fad right now. Hell, I never even bought an Xbox 360 so the One is a huge step up from my old Xbox...Xbox. I've had a PS3 for years, so I did some unbiased research into the X1 to see if they can sell to me.
There are a few minor issues I'd like to see addressed before I ever commit to buy one based on the press release. For example - "Xbox One gets to know you. It learns what you like and what you don't." Doing some deeper digging I found that one of the features this applies to is the ability to watch TV through the console. It eventually learns what shows you frequent, what you don't like and starts to tailor your TV setup to your desires.
What if you have one of the TV systems, such as Xfinity / Comcast which requires the use of a decoder converter box to receive all the channels you pay for. In this instance, the only channel the Xbox one would ever know you watch is the default channel 3 input to the Xfinity box. This small glitch would make one of the huge claims of wonder a complete waste.
The only way this would be possible to bypass (at least on Microsoft's side) is that this feature only works with Microsoft's "TV" network. Remember seeing that offered when you set up Windows Media Center? Yeah, I never ever click there either. Browsed it once, saw nothing interesting.
I'd like to see Microsoft address issues like this before I commit to a second mortgage for a Complete Entertainment Console.
5 years, 6 months ago
22 May 2013 23:22 CEST