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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 04:06 AM

Microsoft: Soon to Be Your TV Manufacturer?
Posted by XanTium | June 20 23:06 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
From ehomeupgrade.com:


This tidbit went largely unnoticed yesterday, which I found strange. I saw the headline in today's remainders of press-wire stuff and immediately it made me wonder what Microsoft could be up to. The article itself talks about the two companies working together to develop connected entertainment applications, and it seemed to hint that these may be focused on the Chinese market. Either way, I found the investment in a hardware company interesting and if I may, I'll take a few stabs and potential larger meaning (if there is indeed one).


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Posted 21 June 2007 - 04:57 AM

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That headline makes me cringe...I can see it now...TVs that crash, and have 3rol problems:(

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 08:13 AM

QUOTE(fierygt @ Jun 21 2007, 05:33 AM) View Post

That headline makes me cringe...I can see it now...TVs that crash, and have 3rol problems:(


Exactly my thoughts too.

I can just imagine the missus face when the TV asks her to call M$ at the vital part of her favourite soap opera laugh.gif


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Posted 21 June 2007 - 01:08 PM

Could be interesting, they could somehow make TVs that work better with the 360, but i highly doubt they quality will be anything like samsung

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 01:26 PM

QUOTE(flashfreak @ Jun 21 2007, 01:44 PM) View Post

Could be interesting, they could somehow make TVs that work better with the 360, but i highly doubt they quality will be anything like samsung


unless they got their panels from a company like samsung.

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 02:26 PM

QUOTE(grim_d @ Jun 21 2007, 02:02 PM) View Post

unless they got their panels from a company like samsung.


good point. just because they slap their name on the front of something doesn't mean they have actually made the components. it just means they've put them together.

kinda like most pcs. my sisters says that its a packard bell computer. but i know its got an intel processor and an ATI graphics card and such.

you never know they may turn out to be very good bits of kit. or you could get blue screen'd every time you try and watch pron ph34r.gif .

Edited by onslaught_789, 21 June 2007 - 02:26 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2007 - 02:32 PM

This is good news for me , if they turn out to be as reliable as the 360.

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but i highly doubt they quality will be anything like samsung

Oh I hope it is LE32, 37, 42 range are dropping like flies here. I may even be able to afford another trip to Florida smile.gif

Edited by Chancer, 21 June 2007 - 02:34 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2007 - 04:57 PM

IPB Image

hamwbone got a demo unit.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 03:31 PM

QUOTE(onslaught_789 @ Jun 21 2007, 10:02 AM) View Post

good point. just because they slap their name on the front of something doesn't mean they have actually made the components. it just means they've put them together.


My company makes keyboards and case fans for dell

... ironically we also make drivers for Bose speakers (total pieces of junk BTW)

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 04:37 PM

They could be talking about this.


http://www.popularme...ry/4217348.html

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 05:14 PM

yes, more than likely MS would assemble the components and possibly design the hardware and software interfaces - this would allow them significant control of the interoperability with all of MS's other products - not a bad move on their part.

we as consumers may also benefit from this - only time will tell...

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 05:17 PM

QUOTE(DarkSky Forever @ Jun 22 2007, 12:13 PM) View Post
They could be talking about this.
http://www.popularme...ry/4217348.html

No that is Surface and info has already been divulged. That is a PC Touch Screen Table. Nothing to do with TV.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 06:19 PM

All joking aside I wouldn't be surprised if MS TVs totally kicked ass.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 07:00 PM

A few years ago, I went to an event with an MS rep talking. One point he brought up was how can you get an OS to boot in just a few seconds? He said that there were Asian TV manufacturers that were getting embedded OSes to boot this quickly.

Why would MS care about that, and why would he have bothered to look into the TV boot time? In hind sight, it's fairly obvious.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 10:49 PM

QUOTE(throwingks @ Jun 21 2007, 11:33 AM) View Post

IPB Image

hamwbone got a demo unit.


haha thanks. i am awaiting the black screen of death when my bulb burns out though. its well worth it! i must admit though. i quickly got acclimated to the size. i have already had thoughts of BIGGER.




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