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News Xbox 360 to get Sky in the UK

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 29 May 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    oooh nice! I like the sound of this bit: "The avatar system will be tied directly into the service too, letting groups watch the same show together in a virtual living room or stadium, able to communicate with each other via headset and emoticons."
    You could do some clever stuff with surround sound so that the sports sounds come from the front and crowds are mixed with friends at the rear. I bet it will be rubbish though :(

    As this is streaming over the intertubes, I guess it won't be HD then?
     
  3. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    sounds like a good plan, altohugh i worry about the pricing since xbox owners already pay to go online.

    i use sky player on my PC cause my parents have sky at home. its awesome i have to say. been able to watch any film that is currently showing on sky movies for free kicks ass.
     
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    ..Ross Kemp?

    Sold. A dozen times over.

    That douche is so funny, almost any price to see him make a **** of himself is worth it.

    It better have Discovery Channel. Love that channel.
     
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    Nice, could make me buy a Xbox 360 instead of a PC then.. or not...
     
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    YAY......
     
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    It's intriguing, but I have to see details on pricing, content and image quality before I can get too excited. Also, I kind of wish this was on PS3, since I've already set one up as a media centre in my living room.
     
  8. itazura

    itazura PAWAA GURABU DAISUKI, YABAI DESU YO

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    sounds interesting -- i haven't used my 360 in a fair while, but that's only because i've been fed up of having nothing much to play since resident evil 5.

    curious to see what pricing is like, but i guess since i already have sky, it doesn't matter too much.
     
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    I Currently use my xbox to play TV and other media from my HTPC so this is a welcome addition, just hope they allow downloadable HD movies as that would be awesome :)
     
  10. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    I'd say this was good, but Sky Player is a turd generally. :(
     
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    It's not Netflix, though, is it?
     
  12. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    I agree, all of the Discovery channels are addictive.

    I don't think they're included in Sky Player though - only the Sky channels (Sky 1,2,3, all the Sky Sports channels, all the Sky Arts channels and all the Sky Movies channels).

    I'm sure Sky Player downloads content too, so I think it should be possible to get HD content - at the cost of space on your hard drive, though!
     
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    Its pretty cool. But i already have sky multi room
     
  14. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    If the film rental on xbox live is anything to go by its gonna be a rip off.
     
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