Is the X1 a cable box or a gaming console? Philosophical debate thread!!!!

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2 years ago#1
Is this a mainly a cable box that does console gaming, or is it a gaming console that does cable?

This thread is meant for philosophical debates regarding this question.

Have at it!
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2 years ago#2
It depends on what the user wants out of it.

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2 years ago#3
The first TV commercial showed it functioning as a cablebox, therefore it is a cablebox.
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2 years ago#4
whitelytning posted...
It depends on what the user wants out of it.

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Surely MS's influence on the product will sway its usefulness. First advert of the product focused completely on the cable side of things. Hmmmmmmmm.
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2 years ago#5
Yes, how dare they advertise their NFL integration during an NFL match. What a stupid marketing team, trying to show a feature of their console that would appeal to the people they were showing it to. Utter stupidity.
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2 years ago#6
Well considering it doesn't function as a cable box and you still need to have a cable box to get most of the tv features, I'd say it makes a pretty poor cable box.
2 years ago#7
Without Xbox Live Gold all it can do is play games and DVD/bluray movies, so gaming console.

Microsoft however sees it as an entertainment hub and are marketing it as such.
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2 years ago#8
Most cell phone commercials don't show the user talking on the phone.
They show the features that make the device more than just a phone.
People already know a phone can make calls.
2 years ago#9
I'd say it's pretty bad if you don't intend to use it as a gaming device. You'd need to pay a subscription to use features or apps that are free on other devices.
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2 years ago#10
What's an Ipad tc? This thing will or at least try to do it all... So it's a good thing in today's era. We "older folk" might not get it, but kids, teens, young adults won't be able to live without it.
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