Originally Posted by sharp360
I have my cable box (direct tv) plugged into the system. However, unless the xbox is on, I can't watch tv. Doesn't it pass through video w/o having the system on?
I don't mind but the less tech savy in the house won't want this extra step.
Also, is there any way to stream videos from my plex server? Dlna?
I use an HDMI splitter and have my cable box hooked up both via the Xbox One (and yes, the One has to be turned on to watch) and directly to my receiver. I love watching TV thru the One. Snapping the TV and having the ability to quickly get into any game is great.
For the less tech savvy in the house, they use just the cable-tv option. I have my Harmony One Remote setup to effortlessly switch between the both activities. In the evenings, I almost always watch TV via the XB1. My remote is also set up so that even when I'm in XB1 Mode, the buttons on the remote are programmed almost exactly as if they are watching only TV. That makes it effortless for them to change channels, get to the DVR etc.
My cable provider, WOW, has great DLNA functionality, and I almost always use it to stream content from my pc, via the cable box, via the XB1. When I don't use that, I occasionally use SKIFTA to send content directly to the XB1. On my PC, I run both PlayOn and Mezzmo. I do have Plex and am also waiting for the Plex XB1 app to try that out.