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Originally Posted by Leo_Ames View Post

I hope that doesn't supplant it but rather supplements it. There's something to be said for having the keyboard integrated into what you're already holding for those of us regularly taking advantage of the ability to send a text message, entering our name in a game, etc.

Particularly seems important despite not needing to type in redemption codes anymore when I believe cross platform communication is text only. I understand not everyone took regular advantage of text messaging, but if you want to send a message to your buddy over on the 360 and you're on the XB1, you have no choice.

Yeah, it'd be nice to have a chatpad. I'd get one.

That said, I always have my phone by my side. And I'm already used to picking it up to answer calls, type text messages, IM's, etc.
post #9962 of 14775
It seems like Ryse is going to get favorable reviews from watching the console review. Guys we find out in a few days
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Gizmodo's review:

http://gizmodo.com/xbox-one-review-absolutely-amazing-when-it-works-1467466379

Should You Buy It?

Not yet. It's generally dumb to buy any new console right at launch. PS4's have been having issues with a "blue light of death," and for all we know the Xbox One could have its own issues as well; the sting of the red ring of death is still fresh in most memories. Besides, the launch line-up of games—while a little better than the PS4's—is a bit soft. The real gotta-play system-sellers like Watchdogs, Destiny, and Titanfall, are still a few months out. Halo 5 is a mere glint on the horizon.

The software is still in flux too. We experienced a little jank with a few apps. Twitch streaming isn't coming until sometime early 2014. HBO Go is "coming soon" but hasn't shown up yet. These consoles are coming in hot, so just chill. Theoretically all will get fixed with time; hopefully right around when a game you just have to have finally gets released.

For now, the Xbox One is one impressive living room box machine—and it more than justifies its $500 dollar price with the inclusion of at least $100-worth of set-top boxitude—but you're going to be better off waiting for a little while to see how things shake out.

But—and this is admittedly a sizable but—if the Xbox One can straighten the few little quirks it has with some software tweaks, this thing is going to be unstoppable in a way the PS4 could never touch. It's too versatile, too feature-ridden, too future. So wait, yes. But while you do, go ahead and start clearing out plenty of space underneath your television.
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They never factor in multi-plats, which I don't understand. I want to play battlefield in next gen glory along with a few of the exclusives. That is reason enough to jump in now
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They never factor in multi-plats, which I don't understand. I want to play battlefield in next gen glory along with a few of the exclusives. That is reason enough to jump in now

Anybody second guessing their xbone launch decision? While the potential sounds awesome it just does not sound that ready now.

If the PS4 was not having any issues I might have to say I think I would now consider a sony switch...BUT the ps4 is having some serious issues.

Come Friday I think the unique functionality talked about so much is going to be a moot point...and it's gonna be utilized like any ordinary gaming system.

I really hope some real comparisons come out regarding the multi platform games. Have seen a little but want to hear more.
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Kind of confused about the whole Toslink SPDIF output. I have a B&W Panorama Soundbar which only has Toslink SPDIF inputs for audio.

I was planning on connecting the XB1 to the Panorama via Toslink SPDIF…… since the optical out on the XB1 apparently only outputs stereo and DTS, will games and apps that don't support DTS all be output as stereo or will the XB1 convert DD 5.1 audio to DTS and output that way?

Seems like a major misstep by MSFT if I can't listen to DD 5.1 via Toslink SPDIF.
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Originally Posted by soundwhat View Post

Anybody second guessing their xbone launch decision? While the potential sounds awesome it just does not sound that ready now.

If the PS4 was not having any issues I might have to say I think I would now consider a sony switch...BUT the ps4 is having some serious issues.

Come Friday I think the unique functionality talked about so much is going to be a moot point...and it's gonna be utilized like any ordinary gaming system.

I really hope some real comparisons come out regarding the multi platform games. Have seen a little but want to hear more.

Nope
post #9968 of 14775
the reviews are promising to downright enthusiastic. these consoles aren't set in stone. they were rushed forward so we're going to have to grow with them.

now get here!

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chat audio with default equipment:
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Originally Posted by soundwhat View Post

Anybody second guessing their xbone launch decision? While the potential sounds awesome it just does not sound that ready now.

If the PS4 was not having any issues I might have to say I think I would now consider a sony switch...BUT the ps4 is having some serious issues.

Come Friday I think the unique functionality talked about so much is going to be a moot point...and it's gonna be utilized like any ordinary gaming system.

I really hope some real comparisons come out regarding the multi platform games. Have seen a little but want to hear more.
Not in the slightest. I thought the Gizmodo did a pretty damn good job on the review (It was a long and fairly unbiased). If anything It's going to make the waiting the next 2 days damn agonizing. More so sense Amazon sent me an email to verify payment info before they ship. Scared the crap out of me thinking somehow my card got jinxed and someone went on a spending spree without my knowledge. I see myself Drinking plenty of Rock Star on Friday when I get home in the morning from work and staying up all day breaking the system in before my Son gets home and wants to play. Hello Ryse and Dead Rising 3 while he kids are at school *crossing my fingers for an early morning delivery* assuming I get the delivery early enough.

I'll be curious to see how my DVR and Xbox One work together. If nothing gets missed recording (American Horror Story: Coven) and a few others then I'm golden. If there are more kinks to work out MS has done a decent job with the 360, so I have faith in them that it carries over on the One. It will be interesting to see what pops up on the launch though.
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Originally Posted by onlysublime View Post

chat audio with default equipment:
Hmmm Decent for both on the Headsets. The Kinect audio I was impressed with the. The PS4 Eye audio sure did not sound as good IMO.
Edited by Arutha_conDoin - 11/20/13 at 3:27am
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For those that pre-ordered the One from Microsoft.com...do you know if a signature will be required at delivery?

There was when they fixed and returned "my" 360.
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Originally Posted by soundwhat View Post

Anybody second guessing their xbone launch decision? While the potential sounds awesome it just does not sound that ready now.

If the PS4 was not having any issues I might have to say I think I would now consider a sony switch...BUT the ps4 is having some serious issues.

Come Friday I think the unique functionality talked about so much is going to be a moot point...and it's gonna be utilized like any ordinary gaming system.

I really hope some real comparisons come out regarding the multi platform games. Have seen a little but want to hear more.

Actually the reviews thus far have made me more satisfied with my purchase.
I had no doubt both consoles were rushed and thus the games outputted for them would be. As long as they are playable and fun and as long as the base is there for Xbox live I will happily beta test until they get everything worked out. I am looking forward to it in fact.

As far as controllers taking batteries, I rather have that then an internal battery pack. That being said an included external battery back would be my ultimate preference. The charge on the PS4 controller is quite dissappointing at this time, which means for loonngg game sessions I either have to be wired part of the time or I have to get another controller. With Xbox one I just have to have batteries sitting next to me. With my 360 I had a charging station with two packs and then one in my controller so when I get the "reconnect controller" message(or if I am paying attention when the light starts flassing) it took me about 5 seconds to reach over, get a new pack, and get back to gaming. That is my preference.
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Originally Posted by Nickff View Post

For those that pre-ordered the One from Microsoft.com...do you know if a signature will be required at delivery?

There was when they fixed and returned "my" 360.
For the price we paid I would hope they do. Part of the reason why I am taking the day off is because I do not trust them to leave it at the door. There has been some break ins in our neighborhood lately that I do not even want to take that risk. I have gotten packages before left at the door that were signature required and were just left. Usually not a problem with where I live, but the last month or so has not been so good. Plus the main reason is to of course set it all up and play! biggrin.gif
post #9976 of 14775
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Originally Posted by jhoff80 View Post

Eurogamer says 19W at standby, 65W idle, 125W max. Unfortunately for those who want to save power, they said a cold boot takes over a minute, while waking from standby takes ~10 seconds.

One really weird thing though is that they say it supports LPCM or DTS output. So the 360 only supports DD passthrough and now the One only supports DTS passthrough? If so, ridiculous. (Maybe those are the options for gaming, and Blu-Ray has more choices, I'd hope?)

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-xbox-one-hardware-test

That's gotta be a typo, right?

Edit: Nope, not a typo, saw the screenshot. Man, that's such a middle finger to headset users.
Edited by bd2003 - 11/20/13 at 4:01am
post #9977 of 14775
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Originally Posted by Arutha_conDoin View Post

For the price we paid I would hope they do. Part of the reason why I am taking the day off is because I do not trust them to leave it at the door. There has been some break ins in our neighborhood lately that I do not even want to take that risk. I have gotten packages before left at the door that were signature required and were just left. Usually not a problem with where I live, but the last month or so has not been so good. Plus the main reason is to of course set it all up and play! biggrin.gif

I can't take the day off and dealing with UPS is a pain around here. They won't hold the package at the hub for me to pick up until they have attempted delivery three times.

I called UPS and they said no signature was requested by the shipper, but they have supplied bad information to me before.

Time will tell...
post #9978 of 14775
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Originally Posted by Leo_Ames View Post

I watched IGN's video of a Wii U connected to HDMI in on a Xbox One. Obviously isn't very practical, but does anyone know if the XB1 is doing any processing and creating that lag when the XB1 is shutdown in standby mode? They only showed it with the XB1 actively on.

Perhaps it leaves the signal untouched when powered down?

That is a question that has yet to be answered, but I assume we will find out a few hours after launch as regular people try it.
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A sampling of the X1's calibration.  Color bars and a pluge pattern. Advice to turn down the sharpness. Telling you to set your dynamic range to 16-235 and not 0-255. A defined gamma. Greyscale steps. It almost brings a tear to my eye and makes up for everything else they've done wrong.  

 

I also did some testing of the PS4, and it defaults to 16-235 as well when set to automatic. Games finally have a defined standard (and it's the same as video, phew). From this day forth, the answer to the question "should I set it to RGB full or limited" has an unequivocal answer: limited. 

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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-xbox-one-hardware-test

hardware test which gives some good info re: HDMI in etc

sorry if already been posted
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Originally Posted by ahartig View Post

Kind of confused about the whole Toslink SPDIF output. I have a B&W Panorama Soundbar which only has Toslink SPDIF inputs for audio.

I was planning on connecting the XB1 to the Panorama via Toslink SPDIF…… since the optical out on the XB1 apparently only outputs stereo and DTS, will games and apps that don't support DTS all be output as stereo or will the XB1 convert DD 5.1 audio to DTS and output that way?

Seems like a major misstep by MSFT if I can't listen to DD 5.1 via Toslink SPDIF.

Doesn't your receiver decode DTS? DTS has been around for along time. I thought any receiver that decodes DD will also decode DTS? I just know every receiver I've owned since 1996 has been able to decode DTS.
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Looks like I may have lucked out for my friend and got a Day One Edition for him on Amazon. Their servers were getting hammered pretty good. Had troubles getting the orders to go through, but it looks like I got one. Have the order # and shippping selected and confirmation email. I think he owes me for this one.
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Originally Posted by AHDTVDiet View Post

Actually the reviews thus far have made me more satisfied with my purchase.
I had no doubt both consoles were rushed and thus the games outputted for them would be. As long as they are playable and fun and as long as the base is there for Xbox live I will happily beta test until they get everything worked out. I am looking forward to it in fact.

As far as controllers taking batteries, I rather have that then an internal battery pack. That being said an included external battery back would be my ultimate preference. The charge on the PS4 controller is quite dissappointing at this time, which means for loonngg game sessions I either have to be wired part of the time or I have to get another controller. With Xbox one I just have to have batteries sitting next to me. With my 360 I had a charging station with two packs and then one in my controller so when I get the "reconnect controller" message(or if I am paying attention when the light starts flassing) it took me about 5 seconds to reach over, get a new pack, and get back to gaming. That is my preference.

That worked very well with the 360 controller, but the battery compartment on the XBOne controller is different. So changing batteries will not be quick like it was with the 360 controller. Which is why I went with the NyKo solution and a charge base to place the XBOne controller on.
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post


Doesn't your receiver decode DTS? DTS has been around for along time. I thought any receiver that decodes DD will also decode DTS? I just know every receiver I've owned since 1996 has been able to decode DTS.

 

Yeah, the problem isn't with receivers, it's with other devices. Headset surround decoders like the mixamp don't support DTS. My TV can't decode DTS, nor can it decode 5.1 PCM. That really nice panasonic soundbar...also no DTS.

 

Presumably they're using DTS since it's 24bit, but come on....DD is an important standard they need to support.

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So if Eurogamer is right and the Xbox one outputs "Similar to PS4, the Xbox One also outputs to both HDMI audio and Toslink SPDIF simultaneously - with stereo, 5.1 LPCM, 7.1 LPCM and DTS supported on the former and stereo LPCM and DTS selectable for the latter. These are good, useful options providing the best possible formats for both audio outputs." all of this. I think I should be fine hooking it through to my Denon 3808 and the Direct TV DVR to the Xbox One. The 5.1 LPCM should give me my surround sound for any movies or shows that are on D TV?
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Originally Posted by Arutha_conDoin View Post

Looks like I may have lucked out for my friend and got a Day One Edition for him on Amazon. Their servers were getting hammered pretty good. Had troubles getting the orders to go through, but it looks like I got one. Have the order # and shippping selected and confirmation email. I think he owes me for this one.

Yeah, I tried when it opened and while it was still showing available, but it wouldn't ever place the order with the one click or preorder buttons.
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Originally Posted by Arutha_conDoin View Post

Looks like I may have lucked out for my friend and got a Day One Edition for him on Amazon. Their servers were getting hammered pretty good. Had troubles getting the orders to go through, but it looks like I got one. Have the order # and shippping selected and confirmation email. I think he owes me for this one.

I got one too... took awhile but it went through... I did have to bump the shipping to one day because the free 2 day w/Prime was showing 11/26 delivery. I probably could have left it and still would've gotten it on 11/22, but I didn't want to chance it.
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Originally Posted by bd2003 View Post

Yeah, the problem isn't with receivers, it's with other devices. Headset surround decoders like the mixamp don't support DTS. My TV can't decode DTS, nor can it decode 5.1 PCM. That really nice panasonic soundbar...also no DTS.

Presumably they're using DTS since it's 24bit, but come on....DD is an important standard they need to support.

Really? The soundbar can't decode DTS? That is surprising. My first SOny soundbar decoded DTS, DD and 7.1 PCM. And my second SOny sound bar added the HD audio codecs to their decoding. And the SOny SOundbars I got were not expensive. Only between $200 and $250. I would have thought that all sound bars would have decoded at least DD and DTS. That is very surprising that is doesn't decode such an old legacy format.
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Originally Posted by browerjs View Post

I got one too... took awhile but it went through... I did have to bump the shipping to one day because the free 2 day w/Prime was showing 11/26 delivery. I probably could have left it and still would've gotten it on 11/22, but I didn't want to chance it.

How much did they charge for one day shipping? Amazon used to have a fixed $3.99 price for one day shipping with Prime, but I noticed that had changed at some point recently.
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

How much did they charge for one day shipping? Amazon used to have a fixed $3.99 price for one day shipping with Prime, but I noticed that had changed at some point recently.

It was $7.95... I ordered an extra controller in a separate order and it was guaranteed by Friday with the standard 2 day...

Oh well I figure I'll get the $8 worth of entertainment over the weekend.
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