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Xbox One to get DVR feature this year?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 May 2015 20:42 User comments (6)

Xbox One to get DVR feature this year? According to Windows insider Paul Thurrott, the Xbox One should be getting a DVR feature later this year.
Currently, Xbox owners have TV tuner capabilities, but you can only pause live TV, not record it.

While DVR makes 100 percent sense given the Xbox's media center tech and its HDMI-in support for cable boxes, there is a major logistic issue. The Xbox One has a standard 500GB hard drive, which may not be enough to record your favorite episodes and hold games that can be as large as 40GB each.

Of course, Microsoft could allow for recording to external hard drives or flash storage, but we won't know until later this year.

Source:
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6 user comments

18.5.2015 9:12

I really dont understand why they chose to put a 500GB hdd inside this machine. I have 3 games instLled and im at 50%. What a bonehead move. An xbonehead move.

28.5.2015 9:58

When you can use any (above 250gb) external hard drive (including USB3) to do anything (including game back-up etc) is the internal hard drive really an issue of much substance for anyone?

38.5.2015 10:10

Odds are to keep costs down.

But the biggest question isn't why they went with a 500gb but why is it inaccessible to be upgraded by the consumer. Why would they purposely ignore a feature everyone wanted and another mfg. already offered.

48.5.2015 12:54

I would like to think that they could have gone much bigger with minimal price adjustment. Yes, I don't like the non-upgradeable hardware either. They did seem to tote that using an external drive is an acceptable method of increasing storage. Perhaps they just figured that was enough.

58.5.2015 12:59

Originally posted by Interestx:
When you can use any (above 250gb) external hard drive (including USB3) to do anything (including game back-up etc) is the internal hard drive really an issue of much substance for anyone?
yes, for me it is an issue. I don't want to have to buy extra devices for a machine that should have come properly equipped. Personally, I don't want to have extra drives laying around with another thing to plug in, sitting on my shelf. And the usb powered SATA3 drives (7200rpm) are too expensive for me.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 May 2015 @ 12:59

69.5.2015 17:28

Hmmm, s'funny how a big gripe about Xbox 360 was that the external drive couldn't do game data & saves but now the Xbox One allows you to do everything apparently the external drive itself is an issue.
As for power plugs etc you can always go for a 2.5" drive (Toshiba announced a 3tb one recently).

As these consoles get used for media as well as gaming it seems a total non-issue to me as everyone I know with media players has a stack of external hard drives.

Alternatively you can hang on for the inevitable hard drive size increase, the COD AW bundle already comes with a 1tb hard drive & 2tb probably isn't far off.
If it gets like the Xbox 360 you'll probably be able to upgrade yourself without any issues at all - so long as you use the sizes & brand of drive Microsoft uses (as per the 360).

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 May 2015 @ 11:45

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