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post #9511 of 14792
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Originally Posted by AHDTVDiet View Post

Does anyone know if MS has any plans for adding the ablity to pre-order DD copies of games? Is this somthing that will be added later after the XB1 is out so we can start the downloads as soon as the game is released?

I expect them to do it for parity with the PSN Store. I'd also like to get pre-order bonuses when pre-ordering DD just as I do for the PS3.
post #9512 of 14792
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

IT IS SERIOUS THERE MUST BE MORE BULLET POINTS ON THE BOX TO WIN THE WAR

I don't think 3D BD playback is going to make a difference. Such a small amount of people view 3D content at home. Sure many people have 3D capable TVs, but only a very tiny minority of the people actually use it. SUre I'm one of them and watch 3D BD movies every week. but I also have other 3D BD players so whether the XBOne has 3D BD playback at launch is not going to make any difference to me. Even if it had it I would not be very likely to use it, except for testing it out.
post #9513 of 14792
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

I don't think 3D BD playback is going to make a difference. Such a small amount of people view 3D content at home. Sure many people have 3D capable TVs, but only a very tiny minority of the people actually use it. SUre I'm one of them and watch 3D BD movies every week. but I also have other 3D BD players so whether the XBOne has 3D BD playback at launch is not going to make any difference to me. Even if it had it I would not be very likely to use it, except for testing it out.

Stop trying to stealth downgrade the console. smile.gif
post #9514 of 14792
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

I don't think 3D BD playback is going to make a difference. Such a small amount of people view 3D content at home. Sure many people have 3D capable TVs, but only a very tiny minority of the people actually use it. SUre I'm one of them and watch 3D BD movies every week. but I also have other 3D BD players so whether the XBOne has 3D BD playback at launch is not going to make any difference to me. Even if it had it I would not be very likely to use it, except for testing it out.

I don't think it is going to cost them any sales, which is why they pushed it back I guess. My whole point is that, for an all-in-one entertainment system that costs $500, they really should have a standard form of BR playback that is in $100 players these days. I don't think that is unreasonable.
post #9515 of 14792
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Originally Posted by liltalkm View Post

I would love to pass DIRECTV through it to see how well it integrates but I am concerned about how easy the process would be for the wife and kids having the harmony.

I plan to pass a Tivo through the Xbox One, and my hopes is that when the XB1 is in standby, the Tivo will operate with the Harmony exactly like before. i.e. the XB1 is invisible.

Then I can just say "Xbox ON" to boot it up and start gaming or whatever.
post #9516 of 14792
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Originally Posted by greenjp View Post

I have Monoprice's "3X1 Pigtail HDMI Switch" and am completely satisfied. It automatically switches to the active input. I have my 360, DirecTV box, and Panasonic bluray player connected to it. It works perfectly when turning the system on from off (I use a Harmony remote), and occasionally will fail to switch when changing from say the 360 to DirecTV. Maybe 10% of the time it won't recognize the change, but there's a little button on it to cycle inputs so no biggie. It's cheap too, ~$15.

Long story short but I actually broke the first one I had, the connector at the TV end got smashed. I called and inquired if there was any chance that accidental damage was covered by the warranty, they shipped me a new one at no cost in less than a week.

jeff

thanks so much! I'll check that out. Price is a winner too. Do you know any improvements for the powered versus nonpowered switches? I see a huge price difference between the two.


On a totally different note, I was clearing space off my HDD of old DVRed shows and saw the "Come On" Xbox One commercial on Dancing with the Stars! I'm not sure that's a target demographic for the console. The only part related was the Star Trek movie watching segment. I don't think people who watch the show would play video games.
post #9517 of 14792
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

And more and more 3D BD titles are using Dolby True HD because of Dolby Atmos.

That is 100% inaccurate.

One has nothing to do with the other...
post #9518 of 14792
saw some unique info in this article...

worth a read because lot of details not shown in the excerpts here:

http://www.businessinsider.com/xbox-one-dashboard-demo-review-2013-11

Here’s the Xbox One home page, the first screen you’ll see when turning on the console.



Let’s compare that with the 360 Dashboard:



The new dashboard is simpler and more cohesive to navigate, reflective of Microsoft’s Windows 8. There are three screens to scroll between: pins, your home, and the store.

Currently, the Xbox 360 has eight tabs.

On your homepage the largest box shows you what you’re doing at that instant. That can be anything from the game you’re playing to a show you’re watching. Here you can see we were playing Forza Motorsport 5 (more on that later).The items immediately underneath are your most recently opened apps.

To the left are “Pins” and to the right is the “Store.” The latter seems pretty self-explanatory.



Pins allow you easy access to any apps, television series, CD, game, movie, etc. that you want to be able to get to right away. Think of it as a desktop with whatever you want making it up. You can add up to 25 pins. You’re not able to shuffle them around and organize however you please, but it’s like having all your bookmarks in one spot.


We only tried out the one-on-one call, but here's a look at group Skype. You can do that with up to four people.
post #9519 of 14792
I know a few of you have mentioned that here in Canada, Toronto to be exact, there is a GREAT place to check out the Xbox One. Well, I have a few pics for you to check out of what this place looks like. Personally I am impressed and think its a great idea. We posted these pics on our site, but alas, you folks are more then worthy to check them out too. Enjoy:











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Originally Posted by onlysublime View Post

thanks so much! I'll check that out. Price is a winner too. Do you know any improvements for the powered versus nonpowered switches? I see a huge price difference between the two.


On a totally different note, I was clearing space off my HDD of old DVRed shows and saw the "Come On" Xbox One commercial on Dancing with the Stars! I'm not sure that's a target demographic for the console. The only part related was the Star Trek movie watching segment. I don't think people who watch the show would play video games.

Heard of just dance, dance central, zumba, etc?
Sounds like a perfect place to advertise. They probably should have targeted the ad a little better though.
post #9521 of 14792
Are there any bogo or buy 2 get one deals like there is for PS4? Haven't seen anything and between that and hardly any demo kiosks in the states I'm starting to feel a lil shafted by MS
post #9522 of 14792
So now the bd is not even going to spit out 3D? WTF? I thought I could finally get rid of the PS3 that I only use for bluray but I guess not. If you are going to push the whole entertainment side how does this feature get overlooked? I have owned xboes since the beginning but I am starting to wonder if the one is going ot be a mess.
post #9523 of 14792
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Originally Posted by marjen View Post

So now the bd is not even going to spit out 3D? WTF? I thought I could finally get rid of the PS3 that I only use for bluray but I guess not. If you are going to push the whole entertainment side how does this feature get overlooked? I have owned xboes since the beginning but I am starting to wonder if the one is going ot be a mess.
No planned 3D blu ray at launch. Does not mean it is not coming at all.
post #9524 of 14792
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Originally Posted by jasonstiller View Post

Are there any bogo or buy 2 get one deals like there is for PS4? Haven't seen anything and between that and hardly any demo kiosks in the states I'm starting to feel a lil shafted by MS
Looking at the list of titles to choose from for that deal I can see why they are doing that. Only one game stands out on that list for me if I was to have a PS4 and that will be Killzone. everything else is either I do not care about, or already have on another system.
post #9525 of 14792
The PS4 launch lineup is terrible. In a way I am glad as I don't feel the need to buy it at launch. With buying a house and Xbox One I am good until spring. If you were only going PS4 the multiplatform titles could hold you over until spring. Good thing is both systems should have great titles their first year. Hopefully no delays which would mean no gaming drought.

Right now I can see no reason to own both systems out the gate. That will change early next year though. Titanfall and infamous are both must own titles for me.
post #9526 of 14792
They both seem pretty lackluster to me. And the two games I was mostly interested in were the racers. And one turned out to be horribly stripped down and the other has been delayed.

Pretty easy to resist both of these at the moment where my taste is concerned.
post #9527 of 14792
I am a big fps guy. Next gen cod and battlefield have me excited. Dead rising and forza also look good. That should tide me over until spring.
post #9528 of 14792
I've been looking at the Need For speed game. I had not looked at it before but I saw a couple of Demo videos this weekend and it looks like the type of racing game that I will have fun with. So I might add it to my original batch of digital downloads when I receive my XBOne. I needed another title anyway since Peggle 2 was delayed.
post #9529 of 14792
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Originally Posted by RemoWilliams84 View Post

Heard of just dance, dance central, zumba, etc?
Sounds like a perfect place to advertise. They probably should have targeted the ad a little better though.

if the commercial had dancing! but it was the c'mon commercial. titanfall, dead rising 3, forza, etc. commercial. I think they need to do the Xbox Fitness, Zumba Fitness, Just Dance, Zoo Tycoon, etc. stuff for Dancing with the Stars.
post #9530 of 14792
Here are a couple of new commercials

Edited by spid - 11/11/13 at 7:27am
post #9531 of 14792
The Jennifer clip is my wife and I lol
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post #9533 of 14792
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Originally Posted by mboojigga View Post

The Jennifer clip is my wife and I lol

Lol I would delete her account immediately if my wife ever had the audacity to do that. tongue.gif
post #9534 of 14792
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Originally Posted by spid View Post

Here are a couple of new commercials

Those were very good, particularly the Jennifer spot. Thanks for sharing!
post #9535 of 14792
Good stuff! Is this stuff on TV? I haven't seen any commercial but the original one yet.
post #9536 of 14792
HI Guys, does anyone if you can set the xbox one to do its downloads during specific time periods?
post #9537 of 14792
The Skype blog site had a specific post for the Xbox One!

http://blogs.skype.com/2013/11/08/top-5-exciting-new-features-for-skype-for-xbox-one/

Top 5 Exciting New Features for Skype for Xbox One

11/08/2013 in Garage & Updates by Karen Tong

At Microsoft, we’ve been working hard to create a whole new TV experience that delivers the best Skype communications experience on Xbox One right in your living room. With the launch of Xbox One on November 22, we want to show off the top five most exciting features coming with Skype for Xbox One!

No. 5: Notifications

Now you’ll never miss a chance to connect with the people who matter thanks to notifications that pop up when you receive calls and messages, whether you’re playing a game like Forza Motorsport 5, watching live TV, or doing Xbox Fitness.

No. 4: Wide View Camera with Auto Zoom and Pan

With Kinect’s new wide view lens and auto zoom functionality, the days of crowding everyone around the computer are long gone. With Skype for Xbox One, you can fit the whole family comfortably and easily into the frame so no one gets left out. And with auto zoom, the Kinect camera instantly focuses on the callers in the frame and will pan and zoom automatically to make your video calling experience even better.

No. 3: Multitasking with Snap-Able Apps

Snap makes it easy to use two experiences side-by-side. With Snap-optimized apps working alongside Skype for Xbox One, you’ll be able to multitask while you’re on a call, so you can do things like check sports scores in with Internet Explorer or watch Star Trek Into Darkness (available to own now on Xbox Video) while video chatting with your friends.

No. 2: Video Quality

For all your one-on-one chats, Skype will deliver video quality that’s sharper than ever, with 1080p HD video calling1. This means you and the people you’re calling will be crystal clear, making your everyday moments even more memorable.

No. 1: Free Group Video Calling and 100 Worldwide Minutes!

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re offering Group Video Calling and up to 100 worldwide minutes per month for calls to mobiles and landlines in over 50 countries – free for six months with an Xbox Live Gold membership on Xbox One. Free Skype minutes mean you can order a pizza from the place down the street or chat with a friend around the world all from your Xbox One.

With Xbox One, we’re making big strides toward reaching our vision of making the living room even more of what it has been – a place for people to connect. This is just the beginning for Skype for Xbox One. We’ll continue to listen to feedback and look forward to delivering more exciting improvements. Check back here to get the latest on Skype and don’t forget to visit the Xbox Wire blog for updates and news on Xbox One.

1 For 1080p video call, both users must have compatible HD displays, web cams, messaging clients, and broadband internet.

2 Skype on Xbox One offer requires paid Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately). Offer must be redeemed via Skype on Xbox One by March 31, 2014; valid only in select Xbox One-supported Xbox Live countries. Limit 1 offer per Skype account and Xbox Live Gold primary account holder. Broadband Internet required; ISP fees may apply. Calling to select countries and lines only. See country list and offer terms at www.skype.com/go/xboxofferterms.
post #9538 of 14792
So I have to keep my PS3 for a while until 3d blu-ray gets added to Xbone?

That sucks. I was hoping to go from two game consoles in my living room down to one....
post #9539 of 14792
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

Those were very good, particularly the Jennifer spot. Thanks for sharing!

I have uploaded the official Xbox Youtube link which is a little longer and has a bigger punchline at the end.
post #9540 of 14792
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Originally Posted by RemoWilliams84 View Post

Heard of just dance, dance central, zumba, etc?
Sounds like a perfect place to advertise. They probably should have targeted the ad a little better though.

That and think of all the people who are "forced" (or guilted into it) to watch that show by their signifcant other. They can be sitting their gritting their teeth watching it, that commerical comes on and they say I want that...and if the other person says no they can then guilt them back with the fact that they are watching that horrid show with them;).
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