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    Xbox One TV requires external device to function

    Man, this trainwreck keeps growing:

    At launch, Live TV will require a supported receiver device with HDMI output (sold separately).
    Xbox One’s Live TV Will Not Be Available In Australia At Launch, Requires A Separate Device | Kotaku Australia

    All that TV stuff they were hyping... more money please! And it's only available in the US (at least at launch).




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    Well of course, otherwise cable companies could lose their business if Microsoft was offering cheaper cable prices

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    Small print is a terrifying thing when you actually sit down and read it. A global press release sent out heralding the announcement of the Xbox One has a few small details hidden within it. First off: all that TV stuff Microsoft were proud to show off in its conference? You actually need to buy a separate device in order for that to work. Second? Most of it will only be available in the US at launch, and Microsoft currently has no fixed schedule for the global roll out and only commits to “global scale over time”.
    Specifically, the press release states, in the small print that…
    At launch, Live TV will require a supported receiver device with HDMI output (sold separately).
    And, before that:
    Live TV with Kinect navigation, Live TV with OneGuide, Trending, and NFL on Xbox available in U.S. at launch; anticipating global scale over time.
    I have numerous broad complaints about the conference itself, not enough games being shown is the most obvious, but this news strikes me as slightly dishonest. The press release refers to the Xbox One as “the ultimate all-in-one home entertainment system” but not one person on stage mentioned the fact that another device would be required for Live TV.
    This dishonesty is compounded by the distasteful US-centric nature of the conference itself. Whilst watching I was very aware this was not only tailored specifically to a western audience, but more specifically to a US audience. The fact that Microsoft spent so much time focusing on functionality that will only be available in the US without making mention of the fact that said functionality won’t be available at launch outside of the US is, again, dishonest.
    This was a global announcement.
    We’re speaking to a local Australian Microsoft representative this morning. We’ll report back when we hear any further details about the launch of these services in Australia.

    This is not a shock coming from Microsoft. They have tons of should have read the small print or they just word/hide what they say to the consumers. It's like they blow hypnotic smoke up our butts and hope for sales. example the XBOX 360 will play HD DVD and yes it did "if" you bought the "separate" player add-on. Which they knew that was the route that they were going and I'm sure they would have sold less units if they mentioned that the player was going to cost $250 or another example would be no built in WIFI and you'll need to buy the adapter for $100. Well the PS3 doesn't look as expensive as thought and SONY could have pointed this out to the consumers but they didn't because they handle true business with integrity.

    Watch and see the only TV that most of the XBOX One's functionality works on will be theirs. The TV will also have to be connected to the internet every time it's on and I'm going to hate to see some people's internet bills.

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    So if you want all the stuff they were bragging up you will have to put some extra money in.. How lame is that.


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    Lameeeeeeee!



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    Well then... It just keeps getting worse.



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