ReportTT: Next-gen Xbox will take over TV, interact with cable box

Report: Xbox 720 said to take over TV, be able to control cable box like Google TV.

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Published Wed, Apr 10 2013 3:32 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:23 PM CST

The Verge is reporting that the next generation Xbox from Microsoft will take over your TV and feature deep set-top box integration. They say that the Xbox 720 will be able to interact with a user's cable box and TV much like Google TV.

ReportTT: Next-gen Xbox will take over TV, interact with cable box | TweakTown.com

The report states that the Xbox 720 will accept an HDMI connection from the cable box so that it can pass the signal through with an extra UI imposed on top. The Xbox 720 will also make use of Kinect to detect viewers watching and be able to pause video content if a viewer looks away much like the Galaxy S3's eye-tracking technology.

We still don't know much about the Xbox 720, but an event is expected in May at which Microsoft will detail the next-gen console.

NEWS SOURCE:theverge.com

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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