HomeStation=Son of XBox?

There's a Microsoft HomeStation article on PC Format (thanks Shacknews) that relates a scoop/rumor from this month's version of their print magazine on HomeStation, codename for a product they call "Microsoft's secret son of Xbox." According to the story, this would seem to be a home entertainment console capable of playing both PC and Xbox games, that will also "dish out movies, music, messaging, games and TV programming" served up by a Microsoft .NET server, while simultaneously serving as a digital TV recorder with a wireless interface for portable devices "such as digital cameras, PDAs, MP3 players and telephones using HomeRF or Bluetooth protocols" (what, no dishwasher?). Here's a bit more from the story:
Microsoft is working on a top-secret home entertainment device code-named HomeStation. The PC/Xbox hybrid will run a version of Windows to form a home entertainment hub. The device will finally turn the idea of digital convergence into a living room reality. Following in the footsteps of the PC-influenced Xbox, the device is likely to be a non-upgradeable sealed unit, with a system board based on nVIDIA's nForce, boasting GeForce graphics and Dolby Digital sound. HomeStation will come equipped for an array of online and offline activities: a sizeable hard drive, broadband connection and compression technology based on Windows Media Player 8 - included with Windows XP - all point to a video-on-demand role.
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What would be the point?
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What would be the point? Sep 9, 2001, 01:35
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A phat PC w/ TV tuner, whatever GeForce/Radeon, Vid-in, SPLive!5.1, good speakers, and console of your choice gives you the exact same thing, with much more flexability/visual quality, and from the specs stated in this utter load, it probably wouldn't cost you much more either.

As hilarious as the extremely obviously made up quotes from imaginary microsoft employees were, I still can't believe it took two people to write this garbage. My ass could write a better article.

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