Now you may notice we don't exactly see advertisements for WebTV anymore. It isn't dead. AT&T has a service known as U-Verse that uses Microsoft "IPTV Technology". Thing is the set top boxes for U-Verse were made by Motorola which is now owned by Google. I'm hoping to see an update for my box that uses Android but I won't hold my breath.
But it does lend credence to the possibility of a STB.
My feedback thread, since it seems somewhat difficult for people to find.
Give it a read. Might help you to understand and appreciate how difficult and costly it is to bring a new hardware platform to the masses.
The webtv tech is used everywhere, those guys revolutionized video compression and IPTV tech
Fun fact: the same people behind it made the XBAND, and those are now the ones pushing OnLive
XBOX360 has a limit of 4GB on files stored on the harddrive, because it's FAT based (FATX) so unless a new chunks/chained container format is developed for XBLA, it's impossible to publish games larger than 4GB on the XBLA format (or DEMO for what that matters).
They developed an split format container that they introduced with NXE, which is used for Game On Demand titles and for the internal install of DVD-ROM games.
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I think Microsoft won't have 2 different CPUs, that would cost too much to design and manufacture. Instead, it will be just like the original 360 consoles: One will come with a hard drive, one won't.
According to IGN, the new Xbox will be out in time for next Xmas. The GPU will apparently be based on the Radeon 6000 series.
Sounds quite plausible to me I suppose.In real terms, the Xbox 720's raw graphics processing power is expected to be six times that of the Xbox 360 and will yield 20-percent greater performance than Nintendo's forthcoming console, the Wii U.
Another week another stupid ass rumor.
I know right? back in the day, all sorts of exotic shit adorned the board..but nowadays they're just off the shelf parts crammed in a neat package, and soon not even that :(
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The rumored GPU is an AMD 6670.
Which is laughable in the PC market. Already outdated too.(will be even more outdated once console is released if it actually uses a 6670)
Better GPU's can barely handle current games @ 1080p let alone constant 60fps at 1080p.
Forget it's touted "DX11 functionality" when from reviews of the GPU say
http://www.futurelooks.com/gigabyte-...card-review/2/"While the HD 6670 supports DX11, it struggles with performance when all of the DX11 features are enabled."
This card can barely run Resident Evil 5 @ max settings+no motionblur @1080p60 at more than 50fps. (which is fine if you were to cap it at 30, but that's besides the point)
Well at least it'll probably have 1GB V-RAM which will hopefully stop the texture rape that most current generation console games are forced to do.
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These are probably more false rumors.
I just wish Microsoft would say SOMETHING to get these people to shut up.
Worst rumor ever.
Xbox "Next" is nothing at all like described, stupid rumor is stupid.
I'm pretty sure it will be a downloadable console only -- no package version available.
It also won't run secondhand copies of games.