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Add a cable+DVR accessory with Ceton InfiniTV

The concept here is for Xbox to make an accessory device that includes a Ceton InfiniTV 6-tuner and a large hard drive. This accessory would turn Xbox into a cable box + DVR, eliminating the need for a secondary cable box completely and, done well, would provide a much better user experience than using a cable box with HDMI passthrough.

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    EdGEdG shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    IshIsh shared a merged idea: Allow DVR functionality to record TV shows  ·   · 

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      • LeithLeith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If I could give 10 votes to add Media Center I would. This would be second best option.

      • Scott ObowaScott Obowa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It needs to essentially act as a TiVo box that's always on with EPG service when connected to a networked multi-channel tuner like the HDHomeRun Prime. It also needs to allow external eSATA storage options - but not limited to a single WD DVR extender device like TiVo.
        Connection to other networked head end devices like a TiVo Mini or an XBox 360 with streaming and EPG would be awesome.

      • Rob DymondRob Dymond commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        See the Media Center request. DVR functionality could get me to finally leave behind my Media PC. But I also need a picture screen saver, access to local video and music libraries, etc... basically everything the 360 Media Center Extender does, with a picture screen saver similar to Windows Media Center or Apple TV.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have an XBOX ONE used the cable box with it for two months I didn't like it, made no sense and I didn't like the extra equipment. I also didn't like the glitches between the two boxes. Hey Comcast are you listening?? I WILL CANCEL TV BEFORE I GIVE UP MY XBOX.. How many Xboxes does Microsoft have to sell before they realize that people are losing interest in TV.....

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Comcast would never allow it don't blame Microsoft, They lose money, the cable card was designed for TiVo, and Ceton designed a better use for it. I love my 3 Xboxes, been using them for 2 years for TV..

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm not opposed to this idea, but you would still need to allow other devices (including Xbox One) to be able to view the content from other devices. (I.e. watch content from a second Xbox One besides the one doing the recording)

      • peterpeter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i would love the ability to turn my xbox one into a dvr that i can see my library in xbox video

      • Jared PickerellJared Pickerell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Microsoft has made a new "official" Xbox feedback site. It was stated at E3 2014 by MS they would look at this site as the central location for Xbox feedback. If you've voted for this feature, the closes request I have found on the new site is http://xbox.uservoice.com/forums/251610-live-tv/suggestions/6030813-a-true-media-center-replacement so please add your vote (and feel free to search through the other requests) Let's let Microsoft know what we want!

        Please go add your vote there and let Microsoft know your thoughts!

      • ArtArt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would also like to add my vote for this idea. I support anything that can improve my TV experience, and a Xbox One + Ceton Tuner + HDD DVR would definitely do that! As it stands, however, the current Xbox One's TV capabilities are just lame...

      • Another Concerned CitizenAnother Concerned Citizen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I like this idea as the "fool proof" version for the masses, but Microsoft should also allow users the ability to use either the ethernet or USB version of Ceton's tuner (or any other TV tuner out there that might be physically compatible) directly with Xbox One. Or, at least include the MCE extender functionality like they did with Xbox 360. Concerned Citizen, I have read this argument before about the industry hating CableCard and I (sorta) get it, but at this point is seems that regardless of what the FCC does about it, they really should embrace it. I have 2 CableCards here in Chicago (on Comcast) and I pay $10 / month for EACH of them. That's $240 a year when I could have their boxes (minus DVR functionality) for FREE. Now, I have no idea what it would cost me to switch to Comcast DVR, but like many Win7MCE enthusiasts you couldn't pay me to do so. The FCC and the geeks have spoken: CableCard is here to stay! Here's a thought, Comcast: why not partner up with companies like Microsoft, Ceton, and Tivo to offer more VOD through CableCard? That way I might pay for your VOD content once in a while. Actually they have done this, at least with Tivo, because they recently added an Xfinity app to my Tivo Premiere, although I haven't tried it yet and I'm sure it goes through the internet connection rather than cable.

      • LukeLuke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I find it funny that 2 months later nearly every other topic is "under review" but MS completely ignores the best option for their business. Must be legal issues,conflicting interests, or just plain "Big Cable" keeping us down. Now I sound like a conspiracy nut, LOL.

      • renerene commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think the Xbox One needs to have media center extender capabilities or at a minimum be able to interact with deeper integration. I am using the 360 to feed live TV through the Xbox One and it is ok but it needs a lot more work. Microsoft - we need media center extender to be native.

      • Ethan MarshallEthan Marshall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As other's have stated...Xbox One won't enter my house w/o WMC extender support. Please close a few of those useless Microsoft retail stores and re-purpose the resources to building a better DVR/WMC extender in the Xbox One.

      • StanStan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Here, here! Xbox One isn't the best way to watch TV (by far) without proper DVR capability. It is years behind Microsoft's own Media Center technology and it won't replace HTPC with MCE and Ceton InfinityTV that I am currently using so I'd never buy it. Unless there is a little, inexpensive, and low power DVR box attached to it. Then I'd definitely buy it. And while we are there make sure Netflix doesn't require Xbox Live Gold membership.

      • benben commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have not purchased an Xbox one for this reason. No MCE extender or MCE capability. The built in HDD is not big enough for a DVR, but it has USB, so adding a USB HDD and a USB cable card tuner would make the Xbox one the true ultimate ONE entertainment device.

      • DanDan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I will only buy an xbox one if the Windows Media Extender functionality is added back, or if there is some other way to get my Ceton Infinity TV working with it.

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