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GPU enabled browser on Xbox

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    CKurt

    Just a quick tought of mind. The new IE9 is GPU enabled and renders faster and smoother because of the GPU. The frame of the browser is still CPU bound however.

    What Xbox (or media center) really needs is a decent browser! It would kick hard into the Google TV brand even if it isn't that integrated with tv guides and all.

    What would it take to bring the power of IE9 to the Xbox? It must have a very good gpu inside Wink

     

     

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    magicalclick

    I would switch to Xbox360 version for sure. My HP laptop + IE9 Preview 6 + Boat Demo = Black Screen.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    intelman

    The Xbox has the capability to make devices like iTV and Google TV completely irrelevant. It is a shame that ESPN 3 doesn't work with all ISPs (Time Warner is dumb) ....

    Microsoft needs to make the Xbox more slick and more intutive. Browsing for music and videos from shared folders on computers is kind of cumbersome. I'd love to see a mass UI cleanup on the Xbox.

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    Cream​Filling512

    Google TV isn't completely irrelevant yet?

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    Bass

    , Cream​Filling512 wrote

    Google TV isn't completely irrelevant yet?

    Nope.

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    CKurt

    It would just be such a great thing to have a decent browser on your tv.

    @intelman: The dashboard doesn't really need to be revamped. You have got windows media center which you can set up on your desktop and then just explorer your complete collection with media center for xbox. I never use the 'Video Library' option in the main dashboard.

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    Cream​Filling512

    Well the predecessor to the Xbox was WebTV, and that totally flopped, they probably don't want to go there again.  Web browsing on the TV was never a good idea, web pages aren't optimized for it.

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    AndyC

    @CreamFilling512: Certainly true on standard definition tv, but high definition displays should be capable of producing a more useable web experience.

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    intelman

    @CKurt:That works fine, it just seems cumbersome honestly. The PS3 interface is much better for shared videos, better codec support too.

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