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post #16291 of 16301 Old 07-20-2014, 03:18 PM
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That's kind of crazy. Does it not support 7.1 properly at all, or just in stuff that's specifically 5.1, it only comes out of the rear and skips the sides?
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Game audio and Blu-ray Disc audio is mapped correctly. But 5.1 audio from the apps or HDMI input has the issue.
This is something I've been wondering but never asked. I have a 7.1 receiver but it's hooked up in a 5.1 configuration. Should I set the xbox up to sent 5.1 (assuming it's mapping the channels correctly) or should I send 7.1 and let the receiver do the conversion?

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AFAIk it doesn't affect 5.1 setups. And I'm not really sure how it could since there are only two surround speakers in a 5.1 setup while there are four in a 7.1 setup.

I only know that with a 7.1 setup, even if I set the output to 5.1, with the apps and HDMI input, the audio is still erroneously coming out of the rear surround channels.

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Dance Central Spotlight launches Sept 2 for $9.99

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And any songs that were previously purchased for the three Dance Central titles on Xbox 360 will be available free for Spotlight owners, once Harmonix brings those tracks to Xbox One.
http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/21/592...xbox-one-price

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AFAIk it doesn't affect 5.1 setups. And I'm not really sure how it could since there are only two surround speakers in a 5.1 setup while there are four in a 7.1 setup.

I only know that with a 7.1 setup, even if I set the output to 5.1, with the apps and HDMI input, the audio is still erroneously coming out of the rear surround channels.
Of course, that's not the only audio issue with the X1, the other equally annoying issue is that it sends everything with a predetermined number of audio channels regardless of the source audio. For example, if the X1 is set to 7.1, the X1 will output everything in a 7.1 wrapper, such that if the source has less than 7.1 channels the additional channels will be sent as blank channels prohibiting the AVR from applying very useful post-processing like DPLIIx (e.g. to matrix 2.0 stereo into 7.1).

I can't believe that this issue has flown under the radar to the extent that it has, even a test of the X1 by Home Theater magazine didn't identify/mention this issue.
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Dance Central Spotlight launches Sept 2 for $9.99



http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/21/592...xbox-one-price

Oh hell yeah!

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Anyone besides me upset about the Xbox Entertainment division getting axed by Microsoft. I was looking forward to new innovative and interactive shows than what is offered via major networks. Maybe in the future when the Xbox one sales are up......
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http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/21/592...xbox-one-price
Nice, that's the way to do it.

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Anyone besides me upset about the Xbox Entertainment division getting axed by Microsoft. I was looking forward to new innovative and interactive shows than what is offered via major networks. Maybe in the future when the Xbox one sales are up......

It's not like there's a shortage of TV productions out there though.

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Anyone besides me upset about the Xbox Entertainment division getting axed by Microsoft. I was looking forward to new innovative and interactive shows than what is offered via major networks. Maybe in the future when the Xbox one sales are up......
Unless this move gets them closer to a real price cut I do not see how offering less original content is a good thing.
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It's not like there's a shortage of TV productions out there though.
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Unless this move gets them closer to a real price cut I do not see how offering less original content is a good thing.
I was hoping for a more interactive programing for only the xbox one, something that no one will do as it is too expensive and too difficult to keep the experiences the same for all devices. That is why exclusivity was key in the development of these shows. To be able to "play" alongside a tv show would be pretty awesome, but alas too many feel the way you guys do and the marketshare goes to the demand not innovation.
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I was hoping for a more interactive programing for only the xbox one, something that no one will do as it is too expensive and too difficult to keep the experiences the same for all devices. That is why exclusivity was key in the development of these shows. To be able to "play" alongside a tv show would be pretty awesome, but alas too many feel the way you guys do and the marketshare goes to the demand not innovation.
To be clear I think on the face of I think cutting the studio is a bad idea. It will only be a good idea if this lead directly to a lower price Xbox One.

I still think we are plenty of innovation in store for the Xbox One. They have already detailed the upcoming Twitter integration. Cortona could be a game changer if Microsoft still has the vision to execute it with Apps on the Xbox One. Gamescon could be a big convention for Microsoft to outline the future of the Xbox Live platform. They are launching in new territories, and they may need an additional splash to boost that launch.
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