Eric Savitz thinks Microsoft's (MSFT +1.4%) deal to bring live TV to the Xbox 360 will inflict...

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Eric Savitz thinks Microsoft's (MSFT +1.4%) deal to bring live TV to the Xbox 360 will inflict the cable set-top box business with a "terminal disease." Consumers will warm to the idea that they can reduce the stack of boxes sitting near their TVs, he says, setting the stage for the eventual elimination of Motorola (GOOG +0.4%) and Cisco (CSCO +4.9%) cable boxes.