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michaeltscott's Avatar michaeltscott 08:44 PM 11-07-2013
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Originally Posted by greenjp View Post

I get that people want to minimize the cost of doing whatever it is they do, or that they've got an eco-reason for reducing power consumption, but it all does sound sorta ridiculous in the context of home theater video gaming. First world problem right? How many kW-hrs do we all use checking out AVSforum per year? biggrin.gif

I don't mean to be an "eco-Nazi" but every little bit helps. Millions of people will be using these boxes in the United States alone. Imagine how much extra fossil fuel will be burned to create electricity for millions of people running both their cable or satellite STBs and their Xbox Ones just to watch television programs which could just as easily be watched with just the tuner STB. My original comment was about that and had nothing to do with the "Xbox On" standby mode power consumption, though that is a concern as well.

There's been enough chatter about this. Let's just let it go. No one's going to change my opinion and most people are apathetic about the issue. On the other hand there are people who are much more serious about it than I am, placing devices on their equipment to completely cut their power when they're not in use, disabling their ability to be turned on by remote at all.

samendolaro's Avatar samendolaro 08:50 PM 11-07-2013
onlysublime's Avatar onlysublime 11:25 PM 11-07-2013
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

I don't mean to be an "eco-Nazi" but every little bit helps. Millions of people will be using these boxes in the United States alone. Imagine how much extra fossil fuel will be burned to create electricity for millions of people running both their cable or satellite STBs

my eco footprint must drive you crazy. two of my PCs run 24/7. not even true sleep mode. HDDs are always running. and besides, all the consoles in existence still have a smaller footprint than PCs since PCs vastly outnumber consoles.
michaeltscott's Avatar michaeltscott 11:54 PM 11-07-2013
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Originally Posted by onlysublime View Post

HDDs are always running. and besides, all the consoles in existence still have a smaller footprint than PCs since PCs vastly outnumber consoles.

I put mine in "sleep mode" and many PCs get powered down completely and rebooted when people want to use them.
Mach1_8's Avatar Mach1_8 01:33 AM 11-08-2013
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Originally Posted by jhoff80 View Post

You know, I was just thinking... is it just me or do is there still a ton of information that we simply don't know about the system, considering that it's coming out in a little over two weeks? I mean, pretty much any non-gaming functionality is still a giant unknown at this point. Nobody knows which cable (or satellite) boxes it'll work with, which video streaming apps will be there at launch, or which features will be there for connecting to Windows 8.1 (we know about DLNA, but will the One retain the "Play on Xbox" option for Xbox Music and Video? and will it maybe support Miracast like 8.1 does?).

Again, maybe it's just me, but it seems a little crazy how many questions there still are at this point.
I'm with you. It seems this close to the wire we ought to know more of the fine print. I'd like to see the DLNA piece in action. Which codecs will the XB1 support? Which audio formats can you stream? I'm not a fan of playing "I have a secret".
spid's Avatar spid 04:42 AM 11-08-2013
A demo of the new Dashboard including switching, the guide, and switching users. I thought it was really awesome what they are capable of doing.

spid's Avatar spid 04:56 AM 11-08-2013
Here is the list of the first wave of entertainment apps for the Xbox One. You can find more apps for different countries in the link below.

United States
• Amazon Instant Video
• Crackle
• CWTV
• ESPN
• FOX NOW
• FXNOW
• HBO GO (coming soon)
• Hulu Plus
• Machinima
• MUZU TV
• Netflix
• Redbox Instant by Verizon
• Target Ticket
• TED
• The NFL on Xbox One
• Twitch
• Univision Deportes
• Verizon FiOS TV
• VUDU

http://www.polygon.com/2013/11/8/5080210/xbox-one-apps-for-tv-and-entertainment-revealed
mboojigga's Avatar mboojigga 05:15 AM 11-08-2013
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Originally Posted by spid View Post

Here is the list of the first wave of entertainment apps for the Xbox One. You can find more apps for different countries in the link below.

United States
• Amazon Instant Video
• Crackle
• CWTV
• ESPN
• FOX NOW
• FXNOW
• HBO GO (coming soon)
• Hulu Plus
• Machinima
• MUZU TV
• Netflix
• Redbox Instant by Verizon
• Target Ticket
• TED
• The NFL on Xbox One
• Twitch
• Univision Deportes
• Verizon FiOS TV
• VUDU

http://www.polygon.com/2013/11/8/5080210/xbox-one-apps-for-tv-and-entertainment-revealed

Dang I am going to raise hell at work about why Xfinity isn't ready at launch biggrin.gif. At least HBO Go is coming soon.
spid's Avatar spid 05:20 AM 11-08-2013
IGN has their own video walk through of the new dashboard.

http://www.ign.com/videos/2013/11/08/xbox-one-dashboard-walkthrough
RemoWilliams84's Avatar RemoWilliams84 05:25 AM 11-08-2013
I think they are gun shy about releasing any non gaming information after that initial,unwarranted, uproar.

I JUST WANT TO PLAY GAMES!!! Hey where's all my old features?
mboojigga's Avatar mboojigga 05:32 AM 11-08-2013
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A demo of the new Dashboard including switching, the guide, and switching users. I thought it was really awesome what they are capable of doing.

So fast and fluid I can't wait.
beach scrub's Avatar beach scrub 06:10 AM 11-08-2013
Great video, thanks for sharing that. I was on the fence, but I'm sold now. Was it me or did dude suck at Forza?

It's really cool to see Microsoft finally acknowledge and even utilize the Xbox brand as the focal point in their ecosystem, finally. Apple has always been a walled garden in regards to their gear working together really well. Microsoft always appeared to be several walled gardens connected to each other, that didn't even acknowledge the others existed. This true unified ecosystem lead by windows 8 and Xbox could prove very valuable to Microsoft during the life span of this generation.

Of course there may be trade offs but I'm to the point of wanting my gear to have seamless integration regardless of brand and OS. Microsoft is getting that concept and taking action on it. It's not about all graphics and frames/second, it's about pulling services together to enrich lives. To me the Xbox One inspires that.
aaronwt's Avatar aaronwt 06:34 AM 11-08-2013
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Originally Posted by spid View Post

Here is the list of the first wave of entertainment apps for the Xbox One. You can find more apps for different countries in the link below.

United States
• Amazon Instant Video
• Crackle
• CWTV
• ESPN
• FOX NOW
• FXNOW
• HBO GO (coming soon)
• Hulu Plus
• Machinima
• MUZU TV
• Netflix
• Redbox Instant by Verizon
• Target Ticket
• TED
• The NFL on Xbox One
• Twitch
• Univision Deportes
• Verizon FiOS TV
• VUDU

http://www.polygon.com/2013/11/8/5080210/xbox-one-apps-for-tv-and-entertainment-revealed

I just hope they don't have the audio issues that some apps still have on the 360 and PS4.
spid's Avatar spid 06:46 AM 11-08-2013
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Originally Posted by mboojigga View Post

Dang I am going to raise hell at work about why Xfinity isn't ready at launch biggrin.gif. At least HBO Go is coming soon.

I was looking for the TWC app, but mostly I used that app so I would not have to switch inputs to watch tv. The Xbox One has that built in, but it is still nice to have another tv signal when I am recording two shows at once.
aaronwt's Avatar aaronwt 06:47 AM 11-08-2013
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Originally Posted by spid View Post

A demo of the new Dashboard including switching, the guide, and switching users. I thought it was really awesome what they are capable of doing.

That looks really nice. I seemed like it was very fluid when they were switching back and forth.
mboojigga's Avatar mboojigga 06:52 AM 11-08-2013
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I was looking for the TWC app, but mostly I used that app so I would not have to switch inputs to watch tv. The Xbox One has that built in, but it is still nice to have another tv signal when I am recording two shows at once.

Now I get updates on my phone that I had a response to my post. Cool. Anyways I am going to upgrade to X1(Comcast) or wait on X2. I am about to move and right now nationwide X1 is in high demand so we haven't been able to set up new customers. Since I have the XB1 married with each cable box that should suffice. I am just used to going to my Xfinity, HBO, Hulu and Netflix on the 360 rather than switching inputs. But with this new feature in a way it will still be just like it is now.
Jeremy Anderson's Avatar Jeremy Anderson 06:55 AM 11-08-2013
Yeah... that dashboard video is just SEXY. Loving how quickly everything works! This is probably the best thing they've shown as far as how smooth the experience will be for the end user. I seriously can't believe how quickly it recognized them both and was swapping between apps. They've managed to make their console move between things as fast as they have with Windows Phone, and that's awesome to me.
mboojigga's Avatar mboojigga 07:10 AM 11-08-2013
http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/1mfgds/using_direct_tv_with_the_xbox_one/cc9kjvt

Just a reminder what Major Nelson stated about providers working with the One.
aaronwt's Avatar aaronwt 07:16 AM 11-08-2013
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Originally Posted by mboojigga View Post

Now I get updates on my phone that I had a response to my post. Cool. Anyways I am going to upgrade to X1(Comcast) or wait on X2. I am about to move and right now nationwide X1 is in high demand so we haven't been able to set up new customers. Since I have the XB1 married with each cable box that should suffice. I am just used to going to my Xfinity, HBO, Hulu and Netflix on the 360 rather than switching inputs. But with this new feature in a way it will still be just like it is now.

The X2 is just a software update, so with an X1 a software update makes it an X2. It isn't new hardware.
Jim S's Avatar Jim S 07:17 AM 11-08-2013
mboojigga's Avatar mboojigga 07:19 AM 11-08-2013
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

The X2 is just a software update, so with an X1 a software update makes it an X2. It isn't new hardware.

I know the difference I work for Comcast biggrin.gif. I didn't mean to make it sound like I was waiting on hardware between the two. It will be a hardware upgrade for me from my current setup. Still kinks are being worked out with X1.
mboojigga's Avatar mboojigga 07:24 AM 11-08-2013
AppleMark

That is pretty cool.
DaverJ's Avatar DaverJ 07:31 AM 11-08-2013
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Originally Posted by spid View Post

A demo of the new Dashboard including switching, the guide, and switching users. I thought it was really awesome what they are capable of doing.

Great video, thanks for sharing! cool.gif

I have both consoles pre-ordered, and each are going in different rooms. The PS4 will go in my small gaming room with a 1080p 46" TV (alas using TV speakers), but the Xbox One is going in the main TV viewing area with the 60" TV and 7.1 surround sound. My fingers are crossed that the XB1 will interface with a Tivo on or off via passthrough with no problems.

I'll probably game on the PS4 most of the time, but I'm actually looking forward to the Xbox One more - especially after watching that video!
mboojigga's Avatar mboojigga 07:37 AM 11-08-2013
Soycrema's Avatar Soycrema 07:43 AM 11-08-2013
Heads up people! Staring today you can get hands on time with Forza 5 and the Xbox One controller at any of the Microsoft Store locations! biggrin.gif
pcweber111's Avatar pcweber111 08:31 AM 11-08-2013
Man that dashboard video is mighty impressive. That's such a step up from what we have now that I can definitely see what they're trying to do here and I can't believe I'm saying this but if there's no OTA solution I might get Uverse again just to use the Xbox Guide (well for ESPN stuff mostly). I was sold on the system before but this just confirms what I was hoping it would be like. Very cool.
Arutha_conDoin's Avatar Arutha_conDoin 08:49 AM 11-08-2013
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Originally Posted by mboojigga View Post

http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/1mfgds/using_direct_tv_with_the_xbox_one/cc9kjvt

Just a reminder what Major Nelson stated about providers working with the One.
Well crap. Maybe the HD DVD player will stay on the Receiver now and the Direct TV will go through the One. Oh the choices wink.gif To bad the Xbone didn't have two HDMI inputs wink.gif
todd_us's Avatar todd_us 08:49 AM 11-08-2013
Microsoft confirmed that it can stream audio and video from Windows computers. Do you think it is possible that one can stream things from windows media center, ie live tv from OTA? My plan originally is to simply run my HTPC through the HDMI input of Xbox one. Hopefully using ir blaster on the kinect to change channels, but if not use Hippo Remote on my Iphone. However, if Microsoft says you can stream stuff from your computer, wouldn't it be easy to make an app for WMC or a third part app for WMC. Is this a pipe dream? I have read many threads regarding the death of WMC and its extenders, but I have a little hope from the smidgen of info above. Hear's hoping.
The Outcast's Avatar The Outcast 09:01 AM 11-08-2013
I know here in Canada they still haven't announced what if any TV companies (e.g. Bell, Telus, Shaw, Rogers, etc) and their associated cable boxes will be compatible with the Xbox One and their features.

We also get about half of the apps that you crazy U.S. folk get (gosh darn it!!!)

Guess I will just have to keep waiting to hear. It's my opinion that if we get the TV functionality it will be after launch. Heck, it took FOREVER for us to get nexflix and some of the more enjoyable entertainment apps.

Outtie
Scarpad's Avatar Scarpad 09:16 AM 11-08-2013
Anyone find any details on the one's compatibility with Dish's Hopper DVR or Joey's depending on where I hook it up it would be using one of these devices.
I've heard the hopper will pass thru video but the one will not control it, anyone get anything definite on compatibility?
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