For a long time now people have been wondering when Microsoft would drop the other shoe when it came to the media abilities of the Xbox 360, and especially since CES as Microsoft and DirecTV announced an agreement to basically work together. Part of that agreement involved extending “the DirecTV experience to the Xbox 360 system.
Well now it looks like in the March 2006 issue of Official Xbox Magazine there is an article that says “that a DirecTV blade might be added to your Xbox 360 Dashboard to accompany the Xbox Live, Games, Media, and System blades. In that blade, you could download TV episodes in high definition, HD movies on demand, and standard-definition streaming DVR (i.e., TiVo) functions.”
I currently don’t know where Microsoft is expecting people to store such content, and if they really want me to take advantage of it, they better find a way to let me download while doing other things like playing an arcade game while I wait.