Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 8 Sep 2020.
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
They're baiting Sony. They want a price for the PS5 so they don't look stupid lol.
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.
It looks like a subwoofer for a cheap 2.1 system, btw. Or an old announcement speaker at the airport.
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...
If this is just a streaming device, why not just use a fire stick/roku/shield?
More oompf, and the ability to play decent games!?
So this one is bop it, is the X pull it or twist it?
Interesting, I'd imagine this is predominantly for streaming content than owning much stuff, which is fine if it delivers.
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NowTV app - outdated and buggy.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Other apps - outdated and buggy.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.
I use an Amazon stick with VLC. Streams right from the NAS.
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