Wednesday April 10, 2013

Xbox 720 Will Take Over TV And Interact With Your Cable Box

Finally a Xbox 720 rumor that doesn't involve always-on connections and hardware specs we've known about for a year an a half.

The functionality will work by taking a cable box signal and passing it through to the Xbox via HDMI, allowing Microsoft's console to overlay a UI and features on top of an existing TV channel or set-top box. We're told that this is a key part of the next-generation Xbox and that it will go a step further than Google's TV implementation thanks to Microsoft's partnerships with content providers. Extended support for various cable services will be rolled out gradually, but the basic functionality will be available at launch.