So, my time ran out with the wife having the Xbox stuck in the lounge with an ugly Kinect and HDMI cable coming out of the mounted TV. So like others I decided to run without the Kinect and put the X1 into my media cabinet.
However now a new problem started: the controllers will now not stay connected to the console for longer than 2 minutes before they flash. Double checked the batteries (fresh batteries), tried two controllers, turned off my wireless network and still won't stay connected. I'm only sitting 5 meters away from the Cabinet with a breeze block wall between. Even with the lounge door open and the media cabinet open it stays connected for max of 5 minutes. The only way I could get the controllers to stay connected was if there was a direct line of sight to the console and a max distance of 10M with a direct line of sight (any movement behind door or wall disconnects them)!!
This makes it useless. Playing Games is impossible and controlling media is just as bad. Therefore as far as I'm concerned there is no point extending the Kinect into the media cabinet. Unless your media cabinet is in the same room with direct line of sight there is no point even researching extending the Kinect! What were Microsoft thinking! The previous 360 can easily have the Kinect extended and the controllers work all over the house. I've even been 20 meters away outside controlling the 360.
I'm now left with two options:
1) Invest in an expensive HDBaseT solution to get the three HDMI extedned to the cabinet (I have three CAT6A from the cabinet to the lounge, and would need one for TV, one for X1 HDMI in and one for X1 HDMI out).
2) Sell the X1. Currently my preference!