Monday, May 27, 2013

XBox One Console Brings Game and Smart TV Functions Together

Microsoft hopes they have a game changer with their new home entertainment console, known as Xbox One.  The new set top box replaces a game console and also brings all the capabilities of a smart TV to your home entertainment system.  Biggest draw may be remote control via voice recognition and gestures, for changing channels, tv volume, input sources and DVR functions.

Hunter Communications Original News Source:
Los Angeles Times

Link to article:
Microsoft unveils new Xbox One console
Excerpt: " The new Xbox One is positioned to compete with other game devices, as well as with a growing number of Internet-connected TVs and gadgets in the living room that draw entertainment from a variety of sources.

'We very much think of Xbox as an all-in-one entertainment system that has the best of games and the best of entertainment,' said Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of marketing and strategy for the interactive entertainment division at Microsoft.

The Xbox One is designed to sit in between a cable or satellite set-top box and the TV so that it can bring together online and linear entertainment offerings into one easy-to-use interface.

As with a growing number of Internet-connected TVs and devices, the Xbox One will deliver a more personalized entertainment experience. Using an updated version of the Kinect controller, with its built-in camera and sensors, the next generation console can recognize the person sitting on the couch -- and serve up favorite games, TV shows and other content through a home 'dashboard.' "

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