Microsoft and Time Warner Cable Announce Xbox 360 Deal

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tinmann

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*light bulb* Here's something new you should try, a console that plays games. I don't need a new set top box. Wait I don't play console games anyway, Why am I even here? I've turned into a troll.
 

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So instead of watching Time Warner on your TV like normal, you can buy an Xbox and consume your internet bandwidth to watch it. Brilliant.
 

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@anomaly - Welcome to the world of tomorrow.

It really is crazy how many companies are starting to push for IPTV yet ISPs still want to limit bandwidth. Luckily I will be getting unlimited (no FUP) in a week or so so I can start to really enjoy my Netflix without always thinking about my usage.
 

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TWC already offers viewing on most devices - iPads, iPhones, PCs, whatever. So this doesn't seem like a big deal to me; if anything, it means one fewer CableCard-enabled devices I need to rent (whether cards, STBs, or whatever). BW-wise, TWC is also my ISP so they are trading one DSV channel for a corresponding increase in internet traffic. That allows them to spread their DSV channels across a wider market segment, or offer more DSV channels. I don't have a problem with this.

What I DO have a potential problem with is that now the cable provider - who is also the ISP - knows what I watch, when I watch it, and even on what kind of device. This means more targeted adds, and more split-offs of high-rating content in separate packages so that I have to pay more to get the things I want to watch instead of just the crap they send everyone.
 

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If I had Time Warner, this would actually save me about $60 a year in STB rental fees. More if you use an HD box. Heck, if there was a similar deal with FiOS I'd be all over it.
 

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My cable box from Time Warner is the worst piece of trash... ever. If they offer the ability for the Xbox one to either overlay over the existing one then I will get the new XB in a heartbeat. While as stated below TW does let you watch on a variety of devices - for your TV you are stick with the steaming pile of a box they force you into. If you go cablecard to escape 25% of the channels don't work. The XB sounds like a great solution if it works.
 
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