“Microsoft (MSFT) says its Xbox One console will revolutionize home entertainment,” Patrick Seitz reports for Investor’s Business Daily. “Wall Street and industry analysts aren’t buying that claim.”
“The Verge managing editor Nilay Patel called B.S. on Microsoft’s claim of simplifying the living room. He said the Xbox One will run into the same problems that Google’s (GOOG) Google TV and other products have experienced,” Seitz reports. “‘The Xbox One’s TV integration is the same familiar nightmare we’ve known for nearly 20 years now,’ he wrote. ‘Instead of actually integrating with your TV service, the One sits on top of it: you plug your cable box’s HDMI cable into the Xbox, which overlays the signal with its own interface.'”
Seitz reports, “Xbox One offers a ‘work-around solution’ of taking video channels through an HDMI pass-through instead of an IP feed, BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield wrote. He described the set-up as ‘ugly at best, with limited functionality that will prevent most consumers from using the Xbox One for linear TV.’ … Apple (AAPL) has been long rumored to be working on product to simplify the modern TV experience.”
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