Originally Posted by mbyrnes
Someone linked that it has an ir repeater included or the Kinect can do it. Sorry forget which our both
the only things I saw on this were:http://www.polygon.com/2013/5/21/4341770/xbox-one-kinect
Xbox One includes a new Kinect sensor
The Xbox One will include a new Kinect sensor, Microsoft announced during its Xbox reveal event today.
The new device supports 1080p video at 30 frames per second and offers a 60 percent wider field of view, thanks to a data throughput of 2 GB per second. New "time of flight" technology enables the sensor to measure the time it takes for photons to bounce off players, and because it uses infrared technology, it works in a dark room. The sensor is also much more precise — it's able to read a person's balance and the transfer of weight, and it can measure a heartbeat during exercise. And an array of microphones will do a better job of picking out your voice, even in a crowded room.
Wired reports that the new Kinect also includes an infrared blaster that will allow it to turn on other living-room devices like your TV and cable box.http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/05/xbox-one/
The original Kinect sensor, introduced in 2010, arguably extended the 360’s lifespan by attracting an entirely new audience: 8 million Kinect units were sold in its first two months. But while the sensor’s gesture and voice control allowed for controllerless gameplay and the admittedly Jetsons-era ability to say “Xbox, pause” to interrupt a Breaking Bad binge, its internals were clearly a first draft. So if the revision of the console consisted mostly of upgrades to its components and architecture, the Kinect received a head-to-toe retooling.
When the original Kinect launched, apartment dwellers lamented that they had to move couches and tables just to be recognized by the its depth sensors, let alone play a physically involved game like Dance Central. The restricted field of vision also made it next to impossible for different-sized people, like parents and kids, to play the same game. This time around, a 1080p camera enlarges the sensor’s field by 60 percent—a fact that the entertainment division’s lanky hardware guru, Todd Holmdahl, demonstrates for me by walking his 6' 4? frame toward the sensor. Even 3 feet away, the Kinect’s onscreen display clearly registers his entire body, and he still has room to lift his hands above his head.
The camera can also capture video at 60 frames per second for two-way services like Skype—but more impressive still are the Kinect’s tracking capabilities. It’s now so sensitive that it can measure your pulse by monitoring pigmentation change in your face. (It’s partially done via infrared light, which means it works regardless of skin tone.)
The original sensor mapped people in a room using “structured light”: It would send out infrared light, then measure deformities in the room’s surfaces to generate a 3-D depth map. However, that depth map was lo-res to the degree that clothing and couch cushions were often indistinguishable. The new model sends out a modulated beam of infrared light, then measures the time it takes for each photon to return. It’s called time-of-flight technology, and it’s essentially like turning each pixel of the custom-designed CMOS sensor into a radar gun, which allows for unprecedented responsiveness—even in a completely dark room. (See the video for the evidence.)
In fact, the Kinect will be used for that most fundamental of tasks: turning the whole thing on. Xbox One utilizes multiple power states; it can thus ramp up as needed and consume different amounts of juice depending on use, whether games or movies. And it also possesses a low-power standby mode, allowing Xbox Live and game updates to be pushed to the Xbox One overnight — or whenever the box knows your usage is lowest — without keeping the console all the way on. (Don’t worry; you can still play a single-player game without being connected to the Internet.) It also means that when you walk into your room and say “Xbox on,” the Kinect sensor hears you and turns on your entire setup via infrared blast: TV, Xbox One, even your cable box.
But why, you may ask, your cable box?