What is Microsoft doing with the Media Center Extender for the Xbox One? I read somewhere that it will not be included in the new Xbox. Microsoft however has included Tv on the the Xbox One thru your cable box. This just seems to be a step backward. I've only been using the Xbox 360 and InfiniTV CableCard for a few weeks now and when I had the tech installing my CableCard he was on speaker phone with another tech activating my CableCard. The tech at my house was complaining about how there was no training for CableCard installs, (he said he was told by a superior to just plug in the cable card give the customer the phone and walk away). The tech on the other end of the phone said that the Xbox One will be requiring a CableCard soon. (I guess she was implying that these installs would become more common.) Why would she say that? Did she actually know some inside information or could it just be speculation without knowing how the new Xbox actually works? I really like the clean interface of having tv/dvr on my computer and Xbox without the need for a 2002 era cable box. I cannot imagine that if I were to get the Xbox One that I would actually have any inclination to call the cable company and ask them for one of these boxes. What does everyone think about this? Is this one step backward so they can take 2 steps forward soon?
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11/8/13 at 9:15am