Originally Posted by Datagg
Hi thanks.. it was set for that, "xbox on" simply wont work no matter who says it, no matter what tone, no matter how many inches from mic, tone changes, etc.... yesterday for the heck of it, turned it off as it didn't work anyways and my TV app stopped crashing. So im guessing the low power state was messing up the TV app and may be why "xbox on" never worked from day one.
read some tips in another forum... might help you out...
Q- Voice commands work fine except "Xbox, turn off!" It hears the command but doesn't understand "yes" or "no"
A- This is a bug I've discovered. The kinect hears all except for "yes." My guess is that the system is stuck in some kind of stand by bug that hangs when trying to shut the system off. The solution is to do a hard/cold boot. Take out the power plug from the P-supply, wait 10 seconds and plug it back in. This has fixed the issue for me when it hangs on that turn off bug.
Q- The kinect cant hear me! I have to constantly yell or repeat my commands!
A- The most important thing is to not scream. You will lose your voice and the kinect will not understand. Calibration settings differ from person to person. You should be able to say xbox go home in a normal voice even from 6 feet away. If you sit 7-10 ft away or use a surround sound system, calibrate with the volume as loud as the kinect will allow since you will naturally be speaking in a louder tone. If you sit 2-6ft away or in an echo-y room, calibrate with the volume as low as the kinect will allow this will allow the kinect to pick up a normal lower tone. Ive done over 150 calibrations with trial and error. My kinect now picks up 95% of what I say.
Q- Xbox, on doesn't work! Ive tried pausing at the "xbox" then saying "on." Ive tried pleading, yelling, and cursing at it. It works sometimes when I get really close.
A- Trying to figure out this mystery took along time for me. It wasn't as easy as the Turn off fix. The problem is where the Kinect picks up the voice when its on standby mode. The only mic that works when the Kinect is on standby is the microphone on the top of the Kinect. My Kinect is situated on top of my tv. I noticed that when I yelled sitting down it didnt work. When I yelled at the ceiling it worked. When I stood up it worked. When I got close it worked. You can say "xbox on" altogether, with a comma, or with a longer pause they all work. Speak a little louder than you would, but do not scream. It also works much better/faster after a fresh cold boot or taking the plug out and putting it back in.
Even though it might sound strange, but keep training your xbox to turn on, turn off, go home, go to "app" like a dog. It progressively gets better kind of like it's learning. It picks up your voice faster and better after the 10th successful try, and even better after the 20th successful try. It also starts to distinguish your voice from background noise/other people.
I hope this helped. I literally did not sleep last night. I want Microsoft to be aware of this Xbox turn off bug. I will continue to research and train my Kinect. I will report results here.