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Pemalite said:
SvennoJ said:

Windows has far more updates than consoles. In my experience moving my desktop to my projector it usually wanted to finish installing updates first on shut down. Then an even more lengthy configuring updates when starting it back up at my projector. The whole process could take 10-15 minutes. Booting up takes far longer as well. Windows might appear fast, yet before it's all done with all the background crap another 5 minutes has passed.

I don't think I have updated my copy of Windows 7 in over a year now.
Nor am I forced to perform such updates, nor do updates prevent me from playing online.

The Xbox One seems to have a new OS update on a monthly basis. (Aka. Everytime I turn the thing on.)
And if you don't do said updates, you are placed into offline mode.

* Boot times are far faster on my PC than on my Xbox One X.
SSD's are stupidly fast these days, it literally takes a couple of seconds and I am on the desktop with everything loaded, perhaps try using a modern PC? ;)

SvennoJ said:

I could of course buy a small form factor PC to fit nicely under the tv, except I call that a ps4, it does all I want.

That's fine. Their are Pro's and Con's to each approach.
The Playstation 4 for instance doesn't play Audio CD's or 4k Blu-ray, so could never be a replacement for a real HTPC in my lounge room set-up. (Ignoring the fact it's codec support is atrocious as well.)
The Xbox One is a better HTPC center than the Playstation 4, but it's limited in the way it handles transcoding and my NAS, not to mention... Also bad codec support.

I still have my dvd player hooked up for CDs, no need to change the disc out and can listen to it while playing disc based games, easier. I've never used HTPC center, whatever that means, blu-ray and netflix fill my needs, simplicity and convenience. 4K blu-ray isn't worth the premium price tag for me, I'm happy with my 500 odd blu-ray collection and will continue to buy on that format. The jump isn't big enough, plus I prefer to watch movies on a projector and can't afford a native 4K projector, not can they project HDR anyway.

I'm not looking for extra stuff I could be doing, I just look at what's the most convenient way to do the things I want to do. PC just isn't it. I guess XBox One isn't it either with its long boot times and frequent patches.