pittsoccer33 wrote:It won't act as a cable box itself - it will rely on HDMI-CEC to talk to a cable box. You will plug your cable box into it via hdmi, then plug the xbox into the tv. This will overlay a media rich GUI similar to Google TV, the difference is that Microsoft isn't going to half-ass it and you won't need crumby ir blasters to change channels - channel changing will be done via HDMI-CEC (this is why they will need partner companies - ones that offer cableboxes and firmware for them that will allow it)
Now once again you don't have to worry about switching inputs. You can watch your DVR'd shows, play games, stream House of Cards via Netflix, catch up on Game of Thrones via HBO Go, rent a new release via Vudu, and watch bluray discs.
Thats pretty sweet actually. I may get this console sooner than I thought.