Eh, kinda thin on the details, really. I think we could've guessed this much.
Who cares? The SSDs on consoles will be way, way faster, in a way PCIe versions don't matter. You could have Optane, you could have PCIe 6.0, it doesn't matter. This is the advantage of having a purpose-oriented platform. It allows you to do things better at a lower cost, by sacrificing flexibility.It's funny how both Sony and Microsoft refuse to come out and say they'll use a PCIe 4.0 SSD for main storage when it's painfully obvious and such will already long be available in PCs by the time those consoles launch. Why be mysterious at this point?
My xbox won't change the input at all for me, nor does the TV know what device is on that input I always have to do it manually. HDMI-CEC seems either disabled or missing entirely, but it's the only one of my current devices that has that issue.i have never had any issues using any xbox not connecting to the correct hdmi--even when using an hdmi switch. never had any scrolling issues or issues of any kind.
While a lower capacity "streaming" version will likely be happening in some form, giving the full version a 1TB hard drive plus 128GB SSD might not be all that cost effective when 1TB SSDs are already available for around $100, and could be significantly less by the time these consoles launch. They probably wouldn't be saving much, if anything, by going that route unless they targeted a higher capacity for the hard drive. The price floor for mechanical hard drives is higher than that of SSDs, so it likely won't be long until they lose their price advantage at lower capacities.So I expect that at one or both consoles will use a small fast SSD cache in a tiered memory configuration with a HDD. A 128GB SSD + 1TB "elite" console launched alongside a 64GB-only "Arcade/streaming" edition (which ultimately knee-caps performance for the entire generation) seems like exactly the kind of thing Microsoft would do.
I don't think that really would have much to do with it at all. People don't buy a console for its menus, and most seem to prefer the less-symmetrical layout of Xbox controllers.A big part of why Sony dominated this generation because their overall user experience (controller included) is cleaner, faster, and more polished.