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Old 04-05-2015, 09:25 AM
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I am bewildered by this fortunate dealing. Maybe the Official Microsoft store can do more for the customer. I don't work retail so I don't know how a retail store could handle a product to return to manufacturer without going through a transaction.
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I am bewildered by this fortunate dealing. Maybe the Official Microsoft store can do more for the customer. I don't work retail so I don't know how a retail store could handle a product to return to manufacturer without going through a transaction.
Indeed...especially without swapping the complete system, and just taking the console itself out of the box. This smacks of something untoward...by the employee himself.

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Exactly. What happened to the controller and any pack-in games that were in the box? Whatever--nice for you, bodean .

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Can anyone tell me if they have fixed the bitstream out to let the AV receiver do the decoding for specifically Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master instead of the console ??
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Thanks bodean. My local store always goes above and beyond.


When the SP3 first came out, I got the cheapest i5 model. Loved it so much, I wanted one with better specs. They swapped out the old one no problem, I paid the difference of course, but it was at least 2 months later. They kept all of the new in box accessories.

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Can anyone tell me if they have fixed the bitstream out to let the AV receiver do the decoding for specifically Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master instead of the console ??
There was never anything to fix. It works exactly as it was designed to. The XBOne decodes everything, mixes it's own audio in, then sends it out as lossless PCM. And for those with legacy systems it will take the lossless pcm and encode it to legacy DD or DTS.

The real problem is that the output doesn't dynamically change to match the number of channels from the source. So when to to 7.1 output it is always sending 7.1. With a source that is 2.0 there will be dead channels except for the FL and FR. And with 5.1 content there will be two dead channels surrounds. SO a receiver is typically unable to properly apply post processing.
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Can anyone tell me if they have fixed the bitstream out to let the AV receiver do the decoding for specifically Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master instead of the console ??
Sadly no, and it doesn't seem to be on their priority list.
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The April System update is out for everyone.

https://majornelson.com/2015/04/06/x...now-available/
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So now they are selecting specific levels for preview members? Just got this on my Live messenger with the code. How do you know what level you are?

Xbox Preview Program: As a Level 6 or above Preview participant, you're invited to play SMITE Alpha, the popular PC MOBA on Xbox One! See the Xbox Preview forums for details. Choose Redeem code to download

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So now they are selecting specific levels for preview members? Just got this on my Live messenger with the code. How do you know what level you are?

Xbox Preview Program: As a Level 6 or above Preview participant, you're invited to play SMITE Alpha, the popular PC MOBA on Xbox One! See the Xbox Preview forums for details. Choose Redeem code to download
The levels are based on how many surveys and quests you've done. Go to "My Stats" and you can see that. I think they're just trying to reward people with an early game for having given them a lot of feedback, I don't think it'll end up making it a tiered preview in general.
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Just got a Xbox a couple of weeks ago and I'm really loving it! Feels very premium and holy crap the controllers are perfect! If anyone wants to invite me (please, please, PLEASE!) into the preview program I'd really appreciate it: cubbiechris

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Welcome but Wrigley Field, best stadium I've ever seen and experienced in person, looks likes a smoking hole in the ground while under construction on TV right now... no bleacher bums, what the hell?


SERIOUSLY, welcome, and enjoy! And thanks for stealing Joe Madden from my Tampa Bay Rays. Not bitter. Friend and preview program invite sent.

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Welcome but Wrigley Field, best stadium I've ever seen and experienced in person, looks likes a smoking hole in the ground while under construction on TV right now... no bleacher bums, what the hell?


SERIOUSLY, welcome, and enjoy! And thanks for stealing Joe Madden from my Tampa Bay Rays. Not bitter. Friend and preview program invite sent.
AWESOME! Thanks man!

Yeah, Wrigley is a mess right now. It's gonna be the ASB before it's finished this year, and this is just phase 1! The jumbotron looks great tho. Just gotta get Bryant up here, and win some games. I've lived in Chicago all my life and probably been to 500 Cubs, and I swear I still get chills every time I walk into it.

Thanks again...Really appreciate it.
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Just got a Xbox a couple of weeks ago and I'm really loving it! Feels very premium and holy crap the controllers are perfect! If anyone wants to invite me (please, please, PLEASE!) into the preview program I'd really appreciate it: cubbiechris

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Welcome to the club! Just sent you a friend invite from octavarium1. I hope that's cool. Have fun!
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So now they are selecting specific levels for preview members? Just got this on my Live messenger with the code. How do you know what level you are?

Run the Preview Dashboard and select "My Stats". The level no doubt has to do with how often you fill out surveys and perform their quests, etc; I never do and thus I'm "Level 1, Observer, Rookie".

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So apparently, the Xbox One will now support an OTA tuner in the US and Canada as well:

http://news.xbox.com/2015/04/xbox-on...-the-air-tuner
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Could i please have a preview code if another one is available? I would like to use the new over the air attachment coming for the US/canada. Tag name is fios
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So apparently, the Xbox One will now support an OTA tuner in the US and Canada as well:

http://news.xbox.com/2015/04/xbox-on...-the-air-tuner

I have a Channel Master DVR+ connected and it works perfectly so far
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So apparently, the Xbox One will now support an OTA tuner in the US and Canada as well:

http://news.xbox.com/2015/04/xbox-on...-the-air-tuner
YES!! Love it!
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So I guess MS recommends this:

http://www.hauppauge.com/site/websto...re_hvr955q.asp

Good, bad, over priced? Thoughts?
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I have a Channel Master DVR+ connected and it works perfectly so far
Entirely different though. Now it'll support it directly through the Xbox, which gives features like streaming TV to the SmartGlass app.

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So I guess MS recommends this:

http://www.hauppauge.com/site/websto...re_hvr955q.asp

Good, bad, over priced? Thoughts?
I don't know if it's that they 'recommend' it, so much as that's the one it supports for now. It does say they'll have a cheaper Xbox-branded version in a few months to though.

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Entirely different though. Now it'll support it directly through the Xbox, which gives features like streaming TV to the SmartGlass app.



I don't know if it's that they 'recommend' it, so much as that's the one it supports for now. It does say they'll have a cheaper Xbox-branded version in a few months to though.
Their cheaper one is 59 this is on sale at amazon for 61 now. I'll just pick it up and try it out.
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So apparently, the Xbox One will now support an OTA tuner in the US and Canada as well:

http://news.xbox.com/2015/04/xbox-on...-the-air-tuner
Very cool - and available now to preview members.

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Indeed...especially without swapping the complete system, and just taking the console itself out of the box. This smacks of something untoward...by the employee himself.
Especially since these are serialized...what happens if something ever goes wrong with the one he was given since it was never officially sold.

Would it come up as stolen???
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Especially since these are serialized...what happens if something ever goes wrong with the one he was given since it was never officially sold.

Would it come up as stolen???
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Very cool - and available now to preview members.

https://youtu.be/rOlkCTwduHg
That is great news, and a well kept secret. I had hopes this would happen, since the Euro market announcement.

For those that have the tuner, do you have any way of testing clear QAM? I have essentially cut the cord, but still receive the freebies from my provider. Wondering if this will accept that signal.

Onlysublime, I know you have the Homeworx...are you able to take advantage of the Smartglass streaming capabilities?

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SERIOUSLY, welcome, and enjoy! And thanks for stealing Joe Madden from my Tampa Bay Rays. Not bitter. Friend and preview program invite sent.
Stupid question. I accepted, but when do I get the preview app?
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Onlysublime, I know you have the Homeworx...are you able to take advantage of the Smartglass streaming capabilities?
I didn't even know about this capability. Is it new? Honestly, I only use Smartglass to type messages when I'm away from the Xbox or to do downloads from work.

The only other times I've used SmartGlass is for GPS in the original Forza Horizon and for Plants vs Zombies for the Xbox One.

I'll try it out and see if it can do it.
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SmartGlass streaming will not work for anything that uses the HDMI in of the console.

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when do I get the preview app?

Hey, it's up to MS to process the preview program part and I hear it can take a while, at least it has in the past. Hang in there and hopefully it's sooner rather than later.
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