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News Microsoft officially announces the Xbox Series S

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 8 Sep 2020.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. rollo

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    That’s a lot cheaper than expected, if you only have a 1080p tv and don’t want or need a 4k version could turn out to be some bargin
     
  3. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    They're baiting Sony. They want a price for the PS5 so they don't look stupid lol.
     
  4. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Consider it this way, for £250 you have a system that lets you install Call of Duty: Warzone and one other game. Then you either travel to throttled connection purgatory as you download/re-download games constantly or you start buying external drives and this thing's expensive again. This thing's going to annoy a lot of parents into buying an upgrade, or smashing it over their teenage child's head.
     
  5. Vault-Tec

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    It looks like a subwoofer for a cheap 2.1 system, btw. Or an old announcement speaker at the airport.
     
  6. MadGinga

    MadGinga oooh whats this do?

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    I dunno, this is looking pretty temtping to replace the aging Xbox 360 we use as a streaming device (i.e. access to netflix, amazon, etc.) and would allow us to get disney+ and nowtv on our non-smart TV.
    Yeah, i'd love the series X, but if its half the price, will be easier to sway SWMBO...
     
  7. Edwards

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    If this is just a streaming device, why not just use a fire stick/roku/shield?
     
  8. MadGinga

    MadGinga oooh whats this do?

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    More oompf, and the ability to play decent games!?
     
  9. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    So this one is bop it, is the X pull it or twist it?
     
  10. sandys

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    Interesting, I'd imagine this is predominantly for streaming content than owning much stuff, which is fine if it delivers.
     
  11. grimerking

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    I was using an Xbox One S as a media device. I used it for about a year, but recently sold it and bought a Roku Premier Stick Plus.

    Here's what I found:
    • TV set top box connected to Xbox via HDMI in.
      • The Xbox TV guide is great.
      • You can pause TV etc, but no PVR function in the Xbox.
    • Netflix app - works well.
    • NowTV app - outdated and buggy.
    • Plex app - old and ugly, but a new beta was launched just before I stopped using the Xbox.
    • Other apps - outdated and buggy.
    It also used a lot more power than the Roku for an older rarely updated experience.
     
  12. Vault-Tec

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    I use an Amazon stick with VLC. Streams right from the NAS.
     
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