First Ring Daily 575: Fashionably Late Box

Posted on March 6, 2019 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 8 Comments

On this episode of First Ring Daily, Paul forgets to podcast, Brad forgets how announcements should work, and we talk a bit about that disc-less Xbox One.

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8 responses to “First Ring Daily 575: Fashionably Late Box”

  1. Rob_Wade

    What about those of us who buy movies on Blu-ray? It is just stupid to have a hundred different devices just to watch media the way we prefer to watch. At the rate things are going, Microsoft--who enticed us to get our first and only console in the Xbox One because of the Kinect--is chasing us back OFF of having a console. We don't game on the console because A) controllers are stupid and B) the PC gaming experience is infinitely better. We have the Xbox One because it is our media center in the living room. Any TV these days have apps. So, we really don't need the Xbox to access apps. If MS is giving us NO reason to upgrade to a new device, then we might as well just toss our original Xbox One when it finally fails, and just get a Blu-ray player and rely exclusively on apps that are on the TV and give MS the finger...since that's what they're doing to us.

    • Brockman

      In reply to Rob_Wade:

      Xbox fans who buy discs can simply buy a version of the console that includes a disc drive. But if you're not going to game on it anyway, then the only reason to upgrade would be to get a UHD drive and 4K streaming-- in which case you could just get an Xbox One S for about the same cost as a stand-alone player. So Microsoft has already given you a reason to upgrade; what further reason do you need?

      p.s. If you bought a $500 Xbox One to use exclusively as a media center, then I would argue the fail is mostly yours.

  2. wunderbar

    one comment about a blu-ray player: 4k blu ray players are most certainly not $40-$50. the Xbox One S remains one of the cheapest 4k blu ray players you can buy. It remains a tremendous value.

  3. markmagnus

    Samsung, a primary manufacturer for blu-ray, has announced that they are shutting down production.

  4. bservies

    Why the faux bricks? It looks odd.