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Will the Xbox One change the way we view TV at home?

Microsoft claims that its new gaming system will change the way people view HDTV in the home, but are you ready to ditch the set top freeview or subscription box to replace it with an advanced games console?

Xbox One is a state-of-the art gaming console, a new generation TV and movie system and a whole lot more. Gone are the days of switching inputs on your TV to play a game or watch a movie. With Xbox One, you can quickly jump from TV to movies to music to a game. Just with the sound of your voice.

Microsoft’s new Xbox One console sets out to be revolutionary and life-changing by offering an integrated entertainment and gaming system in a purpose built home entertainment product. Going head to head with Sony this Christmas will make for interesting viewing as both products offer similar features including an enhanced experience in HDTV viewing along with an extended gaming library.

Replicating that of the Nintendo Wii, to control the xbox one you can use your own voice and gestures to control the console, eliminating the touchscreen interface. A great emphasis on the next generation consoles is around sharing content. Together with Xbox Live, Xbox One brings you closer to the entertainment you love and the people you care about. You can chat with your friends on Skype while watching football on TV or download game updates when your not using the console using a 24 hour connection. It looks like the living room can finally start living up to its name.

The unique features in the electronic giants new console range may be innovative but has to much focus been taken away from the purpose of the Xbox One – to provide a premium gaming experience? This is something that the Playstation 4 and WiiU will without doubt try to communicate to its loyal customer base. Particularly Sony PS4 whom had a highly successfully E3 exhibition last month.

Customers will ask whether games consoles need to offer TV services? The superb offering of Sky and Virgin Media prove that it will take something spectacular to replace their set top boxes in most homes. There are also other applications like NetFlix that enable you to watch any move you want on-demand an BBC iPlayer to stream live television into your living room. One thing is for sure, the battle of the next generation games consoles is about to begin!

So are you ready for the next generation games consoles in your living room or home theater? Share your thoughts with us.

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