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post #241 of 962
I updated my three Xboxes around 10:15 last night. After the update I had an issue where I couldn't log in on one of the boxes, but after a few minutes I was able to get back on. Then I tested out Kinect and watched some Netflix and other sources for a while.

Kinect worked very well in controlling my navigation and selecting, starting, stopping, pausing, etc. content.

I could not get Epix to work though.
post #242 of 962
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Originally Posted by TheDecn View Post

I can also confirm that something is off with HDMI black levels in the new dashboard. It's not just limited to Netflix (though that's where I first noticed the problem). I use the AVS HD 709 calibration video to set proper brightness across all my devices for a single HDMI input on my TV. Previously my Xbox 360, PS3, and ATV all were Perfectly in sync with no black bars below 16. Now on Xbox I show bars all the way to 2. If I change HDMI black level to expanded, I show no black bars (so black is being crushed big time, meaning standard should still be the right setting for my TV). Changing HDMI color space settings has no effect. The Xbox is showing grayscale at 0-255 for video despite reference levels set for standard 16-235. Hence the washed-out look.

Very disappointing, hope this gets noticed and fixed quickly.

Edit: Just checked levels again on my PS3 and Apple TV. Consistent across both devices, same calibration video, black bars stop at level 16. Same HDMI input, same settings on TV. But Xbox 360 now shows bars down to zero.

Mine were outputting RGB for all the content I looked at last night. I never saw it switch to YCbCr for anything like it used to. My boxes are set to switch based on source.
post #243 of 962
hey i got on 1 xbox ok but the other 1 keeps asking for a password what password does it want i tried the 1 for the gamertag didnt work now what ?
post #244 of 962
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Originally Posted by Daye View Post

hey i got on 1 xbox ok but the other 1 keeps asking for a password what password does it want i tried the 1 for the gamertag didnt work now what ?

It's asking you for your Windows Live Id and Windows Live ID password for the gamertag.

Go to xbox.com/forgot
post #245 of 962
I am not sure if this is new, but I accidentally pulled up Window's Media Center last night. Normally, it would only work if I had it running on my laptop, but it connected without Media Center running.
post #246 of 962
ok im on my way to the pawn shop when i get back il have 2 brand new ps3's im done with this crap





they sure messed up everything with this update any way to get back the old dash ?
post #247 of 962
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Originally Posted by spid View Post

I am not sure if this is new, but I accidentally pulled up Window's Media Center last night. Normally, it would only work if I had it running on my laptop, but it connected without Media Center running.


You usually needed WMC running on the laptop for the Xbox WMC to work?
post #248 of 962
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Originally Posted by gpthree View Post

You usually needed WMC running on the laptop for the Xbox WMC to work?

Like I said this may not be new, but I have run into errors where it could not find WMC unless I had it running already.
post #249 of 962
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Originally Posted by spid View Post

Like I said this may not be new, but I have run into errors where it could not find WMC unless I had it running already.

Interesting but not surprised. A long time ago I recall having to have the Zune software running or it wouldnt connect for me or I had to be signed in, but for awhile now its been working without having to do all those things. WMC on the Xbox does seem to be moving smoother now..at least last night. Hopefully it remains that way.
post #250 of 962
so I was in the dashboard preview, I didn't have to update yesterday but I did have to agree to new tos and I still have a preview channel, weird

maybe that's why they had live connection problems last night, maybe they need to update everyone to be on same dashboard
post #251 of 962
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Originally Posted by Evangelo2 View Post

I updated my dashboard and now I can't connect to Live at all!!! Is Live down? I did the xbox connextiond test and it says I ahve an internet connection but cant connect to Live. It wants me to reboot my router! WTF?!?!

OH Yeah, now all my arcade games come up in these huge boxes with little icons in the middle for each game. This is really not working out great. I guess its better than them rolling this out after christmas?

Same thing happened to me where it would not log me in to live. Turns out I had to agree to the new Xbox live terms of agreement, but the only way I found to bring that screen up is to try to login to the app store..... Then the new terms will pop up and you have to click "accept".

Kind of a mess so far, but I do like the new look. Kinect integration is cool, but who really cares, it is so much easier to use the controller. The best part is the voice activated Bing search, that is very cool and works really well.
post #252 of 962
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Originally Posted by ahartig View Post

Same thing happened to me where it would not log me in to live. Turns out I had to agree to the new Xbox live terms of agreement, but the only way I found to bring that screen up is to try to login to the app store..... Then the new terms will pop up and you have to click "accept".

Kind of a mess so far, but I do like the new look. Kinect integration is cool, but who really cares, it is so much easier to use the controller. The best part is the voice activated Bing search, that is very cool and works really well.

I got past that part on one 360, only to get kicked off live when I actually tried to play some MW3 last night.

As far as the 2nd 360, it still wont let me 'download' my gamertag. Tried it this morning around 8am EST before leaving for work. Hopefully everything will be working 100% when I get home this evening.
post #253 of 962
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Originally Posted by Daekwan View Post


I got past that part on one 360, only to get kicked off live when I actually tried to play some MW3 last night.

As far as the 2nd 360, it still wont let me 'download' my gamertag. Tried it this morning around 8am EST before leaving for work. Hopefully everything will be working 100% when I get home this evening.

Are you still trying to update the other 360? I was waiting for the update on my 3rd 360 under my wife's gamertag. When I took my thumb drive and went to my account the update pushed. My other 2 were already in the beta. I logged into the one on my computer desk and logged in this morning just fine before work.
post #254 of 962
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Originally Posted by Daekwan View Post

I got past that part on one 360, only to get kicked off live when I actually tried to play some MW3 last night.

As far as the 2nd 360, it still wont let me 'download' my gamertag. Tried it this morning around 8am EST before leaving for work. Hopefully everything will be working 100% when I get home this evening.

So ... the Xbox Live Status page is really a bunch of BS. Clearly everything is not peachy for many of you.
post #255 of 962
One small annoyance for me is that my Logitech remote doesn't have a Start button equivalent, and ESPN now seems to require that to get out. Lucky for me I have a Kinect for voice control (no room to play games) and THAT worked to Go Home.

Any idea of what content won't be available via Time Warner Cable beyond the obvious FIOS-branded stuff? I installed the Epix app and I'm not sure why it isn't working...
post #256 of 962
Considering how many of these updates Microsoft has done in the past, I would think this would have gone a little more smoothly. Massive amounts of network traffic should not be a surprise to them, and the changes which were made don't appear to have been as exhaustively tested as they should have been. Considering the Xbox 360 is now billing itself as a video viewing device, color space issues in particular are inexcusable at this point.
post #257 of 962
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Originally Posted by Daye View Post

ok im on my way to the pawn shop when i get back il have 2 brand new ps3's im done with this crap





they sure messed up everything with this update any way to get back the old dash ?

I fully expect you to follow through with the pawn shop since you have stated you are doing it twice now. No need to try to get it back to the old way since you will have PS3's. The informative content you provided will be missed. At least you will have a blu ray player......
post #258 of 962
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Originally Posted by mikepaul View Post

One small annoyance for me is that my Logitech remote doesn't have a Start button equivalent, and ESPN now seems to require that to get out. Lucky for me I have a Kinect for voice control (no room to play games) and THAT worked to Go Home.

Any idea of what content won't be available via Time Warner Cable beyond the obvious FIOS-branded stuff? I installed the Epix app and I'm not sure why it isn't working...

The Epix app is having issues.

http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-live-status
post #259 of 962
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Originally Posted by mikepaul View Post

One small annoyance for me is that my Logitech remote doesn't have a Start button equivalent, and ESPN now seems to require that to get out...

I agree 100%. This pisses me off to no end. It is the only app that you cannot exit by pressing the B button.

Laters,
Jeff
post #260 of 962
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Originally Posted by mikepaul View Post

One small annoyance for me is that my Logitech remote doesn't have a Start button equivalent, and ESPN now seems to require that to get out. Lucky for me I have a Kinect for voice control (no room to play games) and THAT worked to Go Home.

Any idea of what content won't be available via Time Warner Cable beyond the obvious FIOS-branded stuff? I installed the Epix app and I'm not sure why it isn't working...


Worked just fine on my Harmony remotes. I used the menu button and it brought up the same thing if you had pressed start on your controller to give you options which includes exiting ESPN.

Even if your menu button isn't working like your start buttion doesn't mean you can't customize it for the remote for whatever button you want it for.
post #261 of 962
I couldn't sign in as of last night but one thing that does seem interesting is that I can have 1 Live gamer profile on 2 xboxes and I dont have to move a USB key back and forth with my profile anymore. Only condition is only one can be signed in at a time but that is cool with me...
post #262 of 962
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Originally Posted by the red worm View Post

so I was in the dashboard preview, I didn't have to update yesterday but I did have to agree to new tos and I still have a preview channel, weird

maybe that's why they had live connection problems last night, maybe they need to update everyone to be on same dashboard

because for us in the beta dashboard program, we're still going to be testing apps that have not been released to the public.
post #263 of 962
i was part of the beta so I'm not sure if that made a difference but I had zero issues last night. I downloaded the apps, they all worked, had no log-in issues, and played MM just fine.

It's a bummer so many had problems. Regardless, in the grand scheme of things, all of these hiccups are not that big of a deal, right? No one died, the world didn't end, and your girlfriend didn't break up with you as a result...so all is good in the world.

MS will iron out these issues soon if they are not already.
post #264 of 962
Is it possible to get an independent epix subscription?
post #265 of 962
Update looks nice. It also seems like they did something to the Color Space/Display Settings. Anyone else feel the dash got a little brighter. Almost as if the Gamma in the Color Space got a bump?
post #266 of 962
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Originally Posted by mizuno21 View Post

Is it possible to get an independent epix subscription?

No I don't believe it is. Much like HBOGO you need to subscribe to the service to use it. HBO tried to get independant subscriptions for its service, but it was quickly shot down by the cable companies.
post #267 of 962
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Originally Posted by mikepaul View Post

One small annoyance for me is that my Logitech remote doesn't have a Start button equivalent, and ESPN now seems to require that to get out. Lucky for me I have a Kinect for voice control (no room to play games) and THAT worked to Go Home.

Any idea of what content won't be available via Time Warner Cable beyond the obvious FIOS-branded stuff? I installed the Epix app and I'm not sure why it isn't working...

With Epix you need either a subscription or a cable company that has it. Time Warner/Brighthouse doesn't so it's of no use to us .
post #268 of 962
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Originally Posted by mboojigga View Post

Worked just fine on my Harmony remotes. I used the menu button and it brought up the same thing if you had pressed start on your controller to give you options which includes exiting ESPN.

Even if your menu button isn't working like your start buttion doesn't mean you can't customize it for the remote for whatever button you want it for.

OK, I have the Logitech 360 remote so I'll screw around with it to figure out what I need to reprogram. I may have overwritten that button already...
post #269 of 962
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Originally Posted by Nayan View Post

With Epix you need either a subscription or a cable company that has it. Time Warner/Brighthouse doesn't so it's of no use to us .

This is the kind of stuff I expected: things that would interfere with TWC's sales won't be allowed...
post #270 of 962
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post


No I don't believe it is. Much like HBOGO you need to subscribe to the service to use it. HBO tried to get independant subscriptions for its service, but it was quickly shot down by the cable companies.

Oh damn is that what happened?
Even if they offered it how much would it be stand alone? I mean I pay $13 but I also have Cinemax for Max Go but it packages out.
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