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#61 of 102 OFFLINE   MarkMel

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Posted February 21 2014 - 09:50 AM

So my son wanted an xbox one for his birthday after playing Forza 5 in the store. His birthday is March 13th so we haven't given it to him yet.

 

In the meantime, I've been reading up on how to hook it up, how the pass through works, etc.

 

In some of the reviews I've read, people have gone back to hooking it up as a seperate input rather than using the integrated cable hookup. Some of the reasons were, it was a pain for the rest of the family to use, wife doesn't want to have to go through the extra steps to watch TV, cable image issues (color looks washed out), doesn't pass surround sound.

 

My wife doen't even watch HD channels because she can't be bothered to memorize them. I've even set up my harmony remote to easily choose her favorite chanels in HD but she won't use it. So having her learn the xbox looks unlikely unless it's easy and works as intended.

 

So my questions are;

For those who have the xbox one hooked up, do you have it hooked up as intended? If so, why?

Or, did you set it up as a seperate input? If so, why?

 

Thanks.


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#62 of 102 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted February 21 2014 - 12:10 PM

My wife doen't even watch HD channels because she can't be bothered to memorize them.

 

Mine too. It drives me nuts!!! And all you have to do is hit "Info" on the cable remote, then "Enter" (the default selection on the Info page for SD channels is "Watch in HD").


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#63 of 102 OFFLINE   MarkMel

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Posted February 21 2014 - 12:20 PM

What's the difference she says. And then gets mad at me for changing it to the HD channel.


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#64 of 102 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted February 23 2014 - 02:06 PM

Is she a luddite?

From what I've read/seen, the Xbox One turns the TV/cable box on when you turn it on, so if you're already using the TV it inadvertently turns it off.  Also, the voice commands mean anyone can take over your TV and it can sometimes be tough to figure out.  To play a game, you say "Go To ___" but to watch a specific TV channel you say "Watch ___" so sometimes people accidentally say the wrong phrase and their show or game suddenly stops.  This sucks especially if you're midway in a game, someone in casual conversation says "I want to watch ___" and then the game just stops without saving or anything.



#65 of 102 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted February 24 2014 - 06:55 AM

Getting this for my nephews:
http://www.xbox.com/...bid=ypGSi6qZPNB

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Posted February 24 2014 - 12:27 PM

Reports are ms has dropped price in the uk, will soon offer a price drop in us with a bundle.

#67 of 102 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted February 24 2014 - 05:47 PM

The UK saw a ~$50 price drop (30 pounds) but the US got a bundle with Titanfall for the same $500 pricetag.  Arguably, that IS the price drop.

 

It's also overpriced overseas.  The PS4 is still cheaper than the One in the UK but their converted prices are a couple hundred dollars more than in US.



#68 of 102 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted February 25 2014 - 01:04 PM

We're doomed:
http://www.gamasutra...rge_of_Xbox.php

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Posted February 25 2014 - 06:42 PM

When Xbox is tanking and Sony is hiring Elop as VP of Consumer Conspiracy, you'll have heard it here first.

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Posted February 25 2014 - 07:17 PM

 

What? He looks like he'll really know what gamers are looking for in their Xbone experience.


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Posted February 25 2014 - 08:37 PM

Consider Elop had wanted to spin Xbox division off... It makes me wonder...

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Posted February 26 2014 - 07:34 AM

Consider Elop had wanted to spin Xbox division off... It makes me wonder...

 

Makes you wonder what? That he has an idea on how to rescue their XBOX division or that the plans to spin it off or sell it are more than rumour?


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Posted February 26 2014 - 11:36 AM

When I opened that link, the right side of the page was a giant banner ad image of Nathan Drake. :)


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#74 of 102 OFFLINE   mattCR

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Posted February 27 2014 - 05:04 PM

Makes you wonder what? That he has an idea on how to rescue their XBOX division or that the plans to spin it off or sell it are more than rumour?


That if his plan was to spin off, he'd be the right person to put in charge.

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Posted May 09 2014 - 07:49 AM

Looks legit!

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Posted May 09 2014 - 10:07 AM

Sure does. :-)

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Posted May 21 2014 - 07:47 PM

Huge news, starting in June ANY USB 3 external drive can be used for external storage.  Download your game, un[pulg it, go to a friends house, plug in, sign in to xboxlive and play.

 

http://news.xbox.com...eatures-preview


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#78 of 102 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted May 22 2014 - 04:40 AM

THIS is a great feature.  I really hope the PS4 matches it.



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Posted May 24 2014 - 03:46 PM

If we're dreaming, I'd love to see Project Gotham Racing 5 and RalliSport Challenge 3.



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Posted July 18 2014 - 07:32 PM

August Xbox One update adds 3d Bluray support:

http://www.destructo...rt-278345.phtml

 

http://majornelson.c...box-one-update/


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