A USPTO patent recently granted to Microsoft suggests that the next Xbox model could include a DVR function. Granted on December 27, the patent details “recording media on gaming consoles” and mentions a DVR application as well as a television component that “allows users to record media content on the gaming console.”
Are you salivating yet, tech nerds? Maybe this will help: “The DVR application also integrates itself with the console menu. Once integrated, users can record media content while playing games…”But there’s more! “Alternatively, users can record content when the gaming console is turned off. The recorded content can include television programming, gaming experience (whether local or online), music, DVDs, and so on… When in the recording state, users can also switch between various other media modes, whether gaming, television, and so on.”
Oh, ecstasy and rapture! It’s like TiVo got Xbox pregnant and this is the result of their sweet, sweet love. Xbox 360 currently only supports 40D and Demand 5, mostly media catch-up services, and a handful of live television channels.
Are you excited now?