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Xbox 360 Adds Voice Control To Your Home Theater

Discussion in 'Gaming Fun - The Other Reality' started by Athlon646464, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    The Future of TV Begins Now on Xbox 360

    "A revolution is happening in the living room. Xbox 360 is transforming how you enjoy TV entertainment and is giving you the power to control it with your voice. The next generation of TV entertainment begins with the announcement by Microsoft Corp. of the launch of an all-new Xbox 360 experience including the first group of new, custom applications from world leading TV and entertainment content providers on Xbox LIVE."

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    In addition to voice controlled search, Microsoft expects to gradually roll out pay TV channels, saying it has lined up 40 leading TV and entertainment providers around the world as of October.

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  2. oldschoolecw

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    I may have to buy a Kinect now, being Disabled has stopped me from getting the Kinect because I have very limited movement. But voice activation opens a whole new world for many.
     
  3. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    That sounds fantastic!

    I believe Microsoft is planning on a version of Kinect for the PC as well, although for the voice piece all you really need is a decent microphone.
     
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    Very exciting, now only if MS would create a browser for us to surf the web on the 360
     
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    http://www.minyanville.com/businessmarkets/articles/Xbox-Xbox-360-dell-Xbox-Live/12/6/2011/id/38227?camp=syndication&medium=portals&from=yahoo


    I have no interest in xBox or anything similar, but this could be interesting if it can apply to a PC.
     
  6. oldschoolecw

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    Rumor is, they are making it for the PC to work with Windows 8
     
  7. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    That would make sense. I read a column yesterday that was of the opinion that there are not too many people excited about jumping to W8. It's not that they are nervous about doing so or see W8 as a negative, they just don't see a pressing need. W7 may be too good?

    Most are very happy with W7, so there is not a lot of buzz or excitement in the air about it. (Many are still on XP and are happy too.)

    Making Kinect an exclusive could help sales of W8.
     
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    I was using XP until I needed a new PC around 5 or 6 months ago. And I wouldn't even think about getting W8 until I need another new PC 4 or 5 years down the road.
     

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