Rumor: Microsoft in talks with Comcast, Verizon to use Xbox as cable box

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Rumor: Microsoft in talks with Comcast, Verizon to use Xbox as cable box.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/09/UFlXzz.jpg[/newsimage]If rumors are to be believed Microsoft is trying to strike deals with Comcast and Verizon to use the Xbox 360 as a set top box. Digiday is reporting via anonymous sources that a deals between Microsoft and Comcast and Verizon are "imminent."


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/rumor-microsoft-in-talks-with-comcast-verizon-to-use-xbox-as-cable-box-51979/](http://www.myce.com/news/rumor-microsoft-in-talks-with-comcast-verizon-to-use-xbox-as-cable-box-51979/)


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So does that mean no more set-top rental fee?
With the lowest priced xbox($149) that will pay itself off in a little over 2 years.


#3

I agree losing the set-top rental fee would be fantastic but I don’t think an Xbox 360 would last the 2 years needed to have it pay for itself. I can’t imagine running that piece of hardware as much as I run my cable box.

Also, this doesn’t address whether or not the lowest price xbox will work for this kind of service. Will having additional hard drive space for buffering and the programming guide be necessary? I’d love to see some answers for stuff like that.