During CES in January, Microsoft and
"long-term agreement to expand the reach of digital content throughout the home and on the go." Part of that
agreement involved extending "the DirecTV experience to the Xbox 360 system."
A scan of the March
2006 issue of Official Xbox Magazine
reveals "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."
Looks like the PS3 won't be the only next-gen system with advanced media capabilities
. Now the big
question is, what'll it cost us?