Neoseeker : News : Microsoft confirms Xbox LIVE Gold is not required for Xbox One TV features, like "HDMI pass through"
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harbin Sep 1, 13
Free TV guide? Damn. Kudos to Microsoft for adding such a compelling feature.... Not that I would've expected them to charge for it considering TV guides are available on websites and the TV itself for nowt. Free HDMI pass-through as well

What next, free Internet Explorer on it?
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DedValve Sep 1, 13
I'm honestly stunned considering even the damn web browser is behind a pay wall.

You also have to pay for an extra peripheral just to get the whole tv stuff working huh?
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Skyler_x_Mandy Sep 1, 13
Yes, you can control your TV service through your Xbox One without the golden paywall, but what about Netflix?
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LOD-squa Sep 1, 13
I was actually going to diss MS if I would've had to have gold to be able to watch tv through my Xbox(although I always have gold). I would love to see them take off the paywall for Netflix Skyler_x_xMandy.
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BluePhoenix Sep 1, 13
This is good news, not that i watch all that much tv, mainly netflix haha


All in One, Xbox One is a cool slogan imo too
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Rayce Sep 1, 13
quote harbin
What next, free Internet Explorer on it?
I honesly don't think that would be a benefit haha. Add Firefox and now we're in business

That's really good news indeed. Since my renewal period is right around the beginning of February, I guess I won't have to worry about my TV shutting off mid-Superbowl when my live subscription needs to be renewed. And I'm kind of glad as soon as I can take it out of the box I can hook it up with the TV and enjoy it immediately.

EDIT: Also, I agree BluePhoenix, pretty catchy in my opinion
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tendoboy1984 Sep 1, 13
Meh, still too much crap tied to Xbox Gold. But considering everyone who buys the console will have to buy Xbox Live subscriptions to play online, it's kind of a non-issue.

Good thing Sony is keeping all their streaming features free.
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AkaiEdge Sep 1, 13
If it had required Gold, that would have been extremely stupid, as the main things about the Xbox One were the TV and Kinect features.

As such, I don't understand how this is getting MS "kudos", "good news" and other such comments from you guys.
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Huntereb Sep 1, 13
More going back on previous policies is what it looks like here, I guarantee if people weren't complaining about it then it would be behind their crappy paywall.

I can't wait to see how well each console does at launch, though I'll bet a ton of idiots will still go with the XBone just because they haven't read anything about what it almost was and just wanna rush into more Call Of Duty!
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Dilweedle Sep 1, 13
I still hate the ads and the ugly Windows 8 dashboard,
but with all the changes they're making it actually looks alright.

I might consider buying it used after I run out of PS4 games to play.
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LOD-squa Sep 1, 13
Wouldn't that happen within a month Dilweedle?
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Slash Sep 1, 13
quote LOD-squa
Wouldn't that happen within a month Dilweedle?

Some people don't have free time all day you know? Not everyone has the time to beat over 30 games within a month.
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LOD-squa Sep 1, 13
Slash - Even working 40 hours a week, and going to school I can find time to beat most games in 5-7 hours(in a span of a few days). Since most of them suck when it comes to playtime.
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synshasa Sep 1, 13
quote LOD-squa
Slash - Even working 40 hours a week, and going to school I can find time to beat most games in 5-7 hours(in a span of a few days). Since most of them suck when it comes to playtime.
wait until you have a family you probably bring that stat to one game a month.
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