What a load of CRAP!!! I don't want to be limited to how many friends/family members can watch my TV at once! ! I don't want random background noise (de)activating my X-Box! I don't want to deal with Microsoft's shady control-crazed tactics anymore. I think we're all sick of this!
I don't trust Microsoft's word that "because they have over 10 year's experience" in privacy, my privacy will remain intact. Heck, contrary to what Microsoft thinks, some people (sadly, not all) have enough of a memory to remember news posts like THIS ONE!
However, there is one good point to be made about the X-Box 1: Microsoft has yet to invent a way to prevent you from unplugging the stupid thing! Privacy problem solved!
Of course, as soon as people figure this out, the P/S 4 will be released with a hidden battery and hidden solar panels...