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  • NXE Fanboy Time?

    Posted on October 2nd, 2008 Pabel No comments

    Ok, so normally I don’t gush over big companies looking out for the little guy, but today is an exception.  While I haven’t looked into every single new feature coming, one particular piece of the “New Xbox Experience” (NXE) has me extremely excited.

    I have a 360.  I have Xbox Live.  I have NetFlix.  I love movies.

    The NXE is going to actually bring all that together for me at no extra charge or change to my current setup.  Once released, the NXE will allow NetFlix subscribers to stream their ‘Play Now’ libraries directly to their Xbox as opposed to their PC.   This is huge for me.

    Granted, it’s not all charity.  NetFlix is trying to keep up w/ constantly changing media consumption preferences and distinguish itself as a bigtime player for the consistently predicted but yet to arrive on demand/download movie revolution.  Microsoft wins in that they 1) further distinguish Xbox Live as the premier online service and 2) improve on an already huge selling point for MS gaming platforms now and in the future.

    And just when I thought that was all, a nice little announcement came out detailing a deal between NetFlix and Starz to allow the streaming of Starz content to NetFlix subscribers.  Grande, as this is basically handing out a pay channel for free.

    Is this a big deal to anyone else or am I alone on this little wagon ride?


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    • Huge news. Ever since the announcement of the New Xbox Experience, I have been pretty excited about it for a few reasons. 1) avatars….looks I love Mii’s and can’t wait for Avatars. 2) Xbox Live parties. 3) and most importantly the Netflix partnership.

      I used to be a Netflix customer, but dropped out a few years ago for free DVD’s at the library. I’ve been looking for a definitive reason to come back, and this is it!

      Now with Starz…..I’ll be honest, I may cut back my Comcast cable subscription and add Netflix to my monthly bills for $8.

      The thing I’m currently trying to figure out (for me) is my Xbox is in my basement, but our everyday TV is in the living room (upstairs). So, I’m looking at running 80′ worth of cable from the basement to the living home A/V setup. I’ve already tested the wireless Xbox controllers. The signal works. I just need to get my hands on a set of composite RCA cables that’s about 100′ long.

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