Since the X1 is designed to watch TV why didn't MS do this?

#11DepreceV2(Topic Creator)Posted 8/31/2014 7:05:44 AM
AbstraktProfSC2 posted...
lets just make everything free!!!! then it would fly off the shelves


I just used $100 as a base based on what you can do for $100 with xbox Live. Hell it can be more. Way to ignore the concept and focus on $100
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#12AbstraktProfSC2Posted 8/31/2014 7:06:09 AM
btw, ive barely watched tv on xb1. my cable is included in my rent
Unless you subscribe to netflix or hulu, i dont know of anything good besides American Dad
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#13AbstraktProfSC2Posted 8/31/2014 7:12:17 AM
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#14skermacPosted 8/31/2014 7:09:38 AM
They could have put a digital antenna in the X1 for the free channels. I don't even have cable and I get over 30 channels on my tv with a digital channel, and they are in HD! I have Netflix for other shows I want to watch. I will never get cable or dish, don't need it.
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#15Laylow12Posted 8/31/2014 7:11:24 AM
I have TV already and cable. Im pretty sure everybody else does too.

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#16AbstraktProfSC2Posted 8/31/2014 7:16:05 AM
$100 a year = $8.33333333333333 a month

Youre not exactly doing anything better than your competition of Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime
thats reason number one of why it wouldnt work
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#17DepreceV2(Topic Creator)Posted 8/31/2014 7:44:51 AM
AbstraktProfSC2 posted...
$100 a year = $8.33333333333333 a month

Youre not exactly doing anything better than your competition of Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime
thats reason number one of why it wouldnt work


Like I said. I just used $100 as a base without giving it much thought. Numbers wise I know it cost about $1000 a year for cable. However the cable has to be ran and such. I'm assuming streaming is far easier to set up. They can triple the cost and you will save a lot per year.
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#18CRASS5000Posted 8/31/2014 8:15:30 AM
DepreceV2 posted...
Why would you need permission from the cable companies when you can go right to the source? Such as ESPN, ABC, NBC, TNT, etc


Don't they already offer this in the form of apps?
#19DepreceV2(Topic Creator)Posted 8/31/2014 8:22:30 AM
CRASS5000 posted...
DepreceV2 posted...
Why would you need permission from the cable companies when you can go right to the source? Such as ESPN, ABC, NBC, TNT, etc


Don't they already offer this in the form of apps?


I don't think so. Espn does but it is always connected to your cable company to obtain it. No stand alone streaming as far as I know.
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#20Foxx3kPosted 8/31/2014 8:32:06 AM
Either IBM or Intel was working on this a few years ago.
Maybe Apple as well.

I doubt it will happen any time soon. Why allow users to purchase channels ala carte if they're so happy purchasing individual content ala carte?
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