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So Sony says the PS3 isn't a console.... Microsoft says that Xbox isn't a console....
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So Sony says the PS3 isn't a console.... Microsoft says that Xbox isn't a console....
This got me thinking. I was about to respond with a "haven't you heard? They're HTPC's!" But you know what? I think Sony and MS are playing this game because there's an increasing interest in HTPC lately. This is just from my opinion though and no research to back it up.

Unless it's because I started getting interested in it and so it SEEMS like everyone else is too. Kind of like not noticing a model of car until you're driving around in one and then suddenly everyone else has one too.
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instead of bring more BS into the whole xbox thing why dont they try to improve the graphics. It makes my TV look ugly!
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This got me thinking. I was about to respond with a "haven't you heard? They're HTPC's!" But you know what? I think Sony and MS are playing this game because there's an increasing interest in HTPC lately. This is just from my opinion though and no research to back it up.

Unless it's because I started getting interested in it and so it SEEMS like everyone else is too. Kind of like not noticing a model of car until you're driving around in one and then suddenly everyone else has one too.
Well yeah.
There are a ton of PS3 owners out there that bought and/or use the PS3 primarily only for the media streaming and bluray functionality. I know several people who either bought the PS3 for the bluray alone or bought it but havent used it for anything but that.
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This got me thinking. I was about to respond with a "haven't you heard? They're HTPC's!" But you know what? I think Sony and MS are playing this game because there's an increasing interest in HTPC lately. This is just from my opinion though and no research to back it up.

Unless it's because I started getting interested in it and so it SEEMS like everyone else is too. Kind of like not noticing a model of car until you're driving around in one and then suddenly everyone else has one too.
Sony's been doing it from the start, Microsoft started mainly after the PS3 launched.
    
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Well yeah.
There are a ton of PS3 owners out there that bought and/or use the PS3 primarily only for the media streaming and bluray functionality. I know several people who either bought the PS3 for the bluray alone or bought it but havent used it for anything but that.
This is the same reason I wanted one years ago but now that Blu-ray can be had much cheaper, I'd rather go that route.

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Sony's been doing it from the start, Microsoft started mainly after the PS3 launched.
From both these statements, I can only assume that they surveyed a bunch and a lot of them said "They can do that? Oh I didn't know that!"

Next time I'm in a Wally Fart or Target, I'm going to pay close attention to these consoles and see what they really advertise in terms of media capability. Last I remember is what format movies they can play.
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lol, that is all i have to say. Ya it isnt for gaming, those hundreds of games are not what it was built for.
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I said I'd be watching out for this when I go to a retail store but I've yet to set foot in one since then. So I decided to see how Best Buy, Walmart, and Target advertises the XBOX.

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Best buy:
The new Xbox 360 is here with a sleek new look and powerful new features. Featuring a gloss black finish, a 250GB hard drive and Wi-Fi capability, the Xbox 360 250GB Console brings you to the brink of innovation and the future of gaming. Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi provides a faster and easier connection to Xbox Live to stream HD movies and TV shows or download games in 1080p and 5.1 surround sound. The internal, removable 250GB hard drive offers plenty of space to save games, HD shows and movies and more. This model features a dedicated, specialized port to connect seamlessly with the Kinect Sensor — allowing you to literally jump right into the game.

Your gaming and entertainment world expands online with included one-month Xbox Live Gold membership. Connect to a global network of individuals who share your interests and passions. Communicate via voice, text and video chat, or engage in global competition. You can even download content from the Xbox Live Marketplace. Connect more accessories and storage devices easily with five USB ports, and enjoy booming sound from your A/V receiver with the integrated optical audio out port. The system comes with a black wireless controller and a black headset. With its sleek new black design, this super-quiet model of the Xbox 360 console delivers variety of entertainment options from HD movies and TV to high-definition gaming and the revolutionary motion-capturing technology of Kinect.
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Walmart:
Built-in Wi-Fi: The new Microsoft Xbox 360 console is the only console with 802.11n Wi-Fi built-in for a faster and easier connection to Xbox LIVE. Stream HD movies and TV or download games from Xbox LIVE in 1080p and 5.1 surround sound from anywhere in the house. Compatible with b/g/n networks.
Xbox LIVE: Xbox LIVE brings a world of entertainment to you. Instantly watch movies and TV streaming from Netflix. In crystal-clear HD, or download game add-ons like new levels, characters, maps and songs. Easily jump right into online multiplayer fun and play along with friends around the world. Plus, get your favorite music from Last.fm, connect with friends on Facebook® and post Tweets on Twitter. Xbox LIVE is your connection to more games, entertainment and fun.
Kinect Ready: Featuring a dedicated, specialized port, this Microsoft Xbox 360 console is built to connect seamlessly with the Kinect Sensor. Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways no controller required. Easy to use and instantly fun, Kinect gets everyone off the couch moving, laughing and cheering. See a ball? Kick it. Want to join a friend in the fun? Simply jump in. Even control an HD movie with a wave of your hand.
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Target:
The new Xbox 360. Here today, ready for tomorrow with a brand new, leaner machine in an all new black gloss finish. Wi-Fi is built-in for easier connection to the world of entertainment on Xbox LIVE, where HD movies and TV stream in an instant.

It's ready for the controller-free experiences of Kinect - you don't just play the game, you are the game. And with the huge hard drive you'll have plenty of space to store your favorite games and movies. Xbox 360 is more games, entertainment and fun.
So online they mention a lot of media stuff. Except Best Buy, very little of it.
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