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Got it. Thanks. Are most buying a 2 or 1 TB external HD these days. Some games are over 100 gb so I’m wondering if I should take my 1 TB back for a 2 TB HD.
I’m using a 4TB

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Back in 2014 I bought a 5TB off Amazon for $130. This is the time of year to look for them and FYI you can hook up two Externals if you wanted too.

The 5.0 is here
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Back in 2014 I bought a 5TB off Amazon for $130. This is the time of year to look for them and FYI you can hook up two Externals if you wanted too.


Yeah, I saw the two usbs on the back. 2tb is only $75 so it’s only 50% more to get an extra tb of space. Wish I would’ve done that. Im think I need to go back and swap out for the 2 tb. Guess I need to erase everything on the one I have.


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Does anyone else have issues with 5.1 surround sound in games on the XB1? My Xbox has it's HDMI going directly into the TV, and an optical connection straight into my AVR/soundbar, with the Xbox set to bitstream DD over optical (and stereo via HDMI - I assume this doesn't 'override' the optical setting).

The XB1's surround sound has always been crap, compared to my BR player and an Xbox 360 also connected to the same AVR. The surround channels are something like -6 to -9 dB lower than the mains. For every other input, my speaker levels are balanced, and volume is maintained as sounds move around the channels. For my XB1, sounds are barely audible once they move off the L/C/R channels.

This even happens for games I have on both systems - like AC4: BF. On my 360, the sound is clear all the way around me, and I can hear dialogue from characters behind me just as if they're in front of me. When I boot it up on the One, everything in the surround channels is muffled and barely audible.

What did MS do with the surround implementation on the XB1, and how do I set it to act like every other plain old 5.1 source I have and use proper balanced channel levels?
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Does anyone else have issues with 5.1 surround sound in games on the XB1? My Xbox has it's HDMI going directly into the TV, and an optical connection straight into my AVR/soundbar, with the Xbox set to bitstream DD over optical (and stereo via HDMI - I assume this doesn't 'override' the optical setting).

The XB1's surround sound has always been crap, compared to my BR player and an Xbox 360 also connected to the same AVR. The surround channels are something like -6 to -9 dB lower than the mains. For every other input, my speaker levels are balanced, and volume is maintained as sounds move around the channels. For my XB1, sounds are barely audible once they move off the L/C/R channels.

This even happens for games I have on both systems - like AC4: BF. On my 360, the sound is clear all the way around me, and I can hear dialogue from characters behind me just as if they're in front of me. When I boot it up on the One, everything in the surround channels is muffled and barely audible.

What did MS do with the surround implementation on the XB1, and how do I set it to act like every other plain old 5.1 source I have and use proper balanced channel levels?


It sounds good with my setup. Your Xbox one may be defective. Maybe also try a new optical cable and see why that does. Connect the console directly to the avr via hdmi and see what happens. I think you have something in the chain that is not right. Start with the simplest solution and go from there.


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I'm running mine through my avr in a 5.2.4 setup. Bitstream out and sounds amazing with the neural x upmixer.
Been playing Doom a lot recently and the heights are very active and the bass really nice!
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Here is a look at Razor's keyboard/mouse combo designed for Xbox One. Obviously there are lots of keyboards that will work.




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Those that have the GamePass and Play on PC as well. I finally figured out how to sort the games on the Windows Store to just show what is currently on the GamePass. Hopefully this will be helpful. I'm still looking forward to when they beef up the Gamepass library on PC as well
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There will be a session on Project X Cloud at GDC this year.


https://schedule.gdconf.com/session/...crosoft/865431
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There will be a session on Project X Cloud at GDC this year.


https://schedule.gdconf.com/session/...crosoft/865431
I'm speculating that they will show case Ori and the blind forest with it. That is one game that can show how it can handle input lag.

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Here are some of features coming to the Xbox Insiders


https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/02/...s-this-spring/
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Microsoft Stores are Offering up to $300 Off Xbox One X Bundles with Trade-in

Has anyone here done this deal?

Just curious if it's still working?
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tMS store tradin deal

Microsoft Stores are Offering up to $300 Off Xbox One X Bundles with Trade-in

Has anyone here done this deal?

Just curious if it's still working?
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Per slickdeals...found here


https://slickdeals.net/article/list/...sdxt00=1608332
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Just to clear this up: Microsoft is indeed offering the deal. However...Slickdeals has it a little skewed. PER the link to the Microsoft store, and the retail store in my area...the maximum trade is capped at $200.00 flat. I plan to go there Saturday. My goal is to get the Fallout Bundle for $399.00, and apply the trade, effectively knocking my cost down to 200, instead of 3. I can have them hold a bundle, but they will only do so for 24 hours...so I'll have to call tomorrow to make sure the bundle is still in store.
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After calling a couple times this week and speaking to several CS reps, I was pretty optimistic about the trade up program. Of course, they make it sound like you're getting more for your trade.
It turns out the deal is less than stellar. They may as well be used car salesmen
I brought my wiped 500g in to the MS store today. I know it wasn't a special edition, but I got 49 and some change. Plus the 75 trade...124 off the 499 list. Then you choose the bundle. (Which are all 100 off apparently...) It doesnt matter that the Fallout bundle is marked a hundred off...you don't get a hundred off on top of that. I ended up at 350 after tax. Seems like black Friday deals were better, and I could have donated my 500g box to one of my daughters. Either way, they had me...thank God my wife is understanding about my electronics addiction .

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April update is rolling out now


Xbox Game Pass Quests

You will be able to access quests progress directly from the dashboard and browse all quests from "My Profile."
Mini Virtual Keyboard

A new mini keyboard has been added as the default view. Now the keyboard won't hide half the screen when you're posting something during a game. However, if you want the larger keyboard, you can always reenable it in accessibility.

Power Center

The team has added a new option to restart the console to the "Power Center." Just hold down the Xbox button on the controller to access this setting.



Improved Uninstall

If you hard drive is full, you're sent to "My games & apps" to remove games. Now, the console will suggest which games to remove so that you can free up enough space.
Xbox Media Remote

The Xbox Media Remote now allows the OneGuide button to be reprogrammed to launch another program.


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Non 4K Receiver . Planning to get a TCL 6 Series 4K set. My current receiver, Yamaha RX-V667, does not have 4K pass through.
In my current setup, all my inputs go into the receiver, then to the TV. My cable output has an hdmi splinter on it, one goes into the Xbox One X, the other to the receiver. All controlled by a Harmony remote. Buying a 4K Receiver is not a current option.

Any suggestions on the best way to connect this?

The TCL has optical out (but I’m not sure if this carries a 5.1 output), or the manual says I can use the HDMI ARC output, and enable ARC. ARC always plays havoc with the Harmony, and it usually the first thing to turn off. I don’t know if the TCL will output audio via HDMI without ARC.
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Non 4K Receiver . Planning to get a TCL 6 Series 4K set. My current receiver, Yamaha RX-V667, does not have 4K pass through.
In my current setup, all my inputs go into the receiver, then to the TV. My cable output has an hdmi splinter on it, one goes into the Xbox One X, the other to the receiver. All controlled by a Harmony remote. Buying a 4K Receiver is not a current option.

Any suggestions on the best way to connect this?

The TCL has optical out (but I’m not sure if this carries a 5.1 output), or the manual says I can use the HDMI ARC output, and enable ARC. ARC always plays havoc with the Harmony, and it usually the first thing to turn off. I don’t know if the TCL will output audio via HDMI without ARC.
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Non 4K Receiver . Planning to get a TCL 6 Series 4K set. My current receiver, Yamaha RX-V667, does not have 4K pass through.
In my current setup, all my inputs go into the receiver, then to the TV. My cable output has an hdmi splinter on it, one goes into the Xbox One X, the other to the receiver. All controlled by a Harmony remote. Buying a 4K Receiver is not a current option.

Any suggestions on the best way to connect this?

The TCL has optical out (but I’m not sure if this carries a 5.1 output), or the manual says I can use the HDMI ARC output, and enable ARC. ARC always plays havoc with the Harmony, and it usually the first thing to turn off. I don’t know if the TCL will output audio via HDMI without ARC.
The TCL 6 Series only has ARC on the HDMI 3 output. Not sure if it would via the other ports but I would guess no.

If you're going to go with an HDMI switcher, the one linked above is out of stock.

Either of these should fit the bill, and both are 5 x 1 switches.

$35.99 >>> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DMH9XLZ...9-d763d3fc76f8

$39.95 >>> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...AMZ00PEQ&psc=1

Not sure how many devices you have running through your AVR currently or what your budget is.
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Non 4K Receiver . Planning to get a TCL 6 Series 4K set. My current receiver, Yamaha RX-V667, does not have 4K pass through.

In my current setup, all my inputs go into the receiver, then to the TV. My cable output has an hdmi splinter on it, one goes into the Xbox One X, the other to the receiver. All controlled by a Harmony remote. Buying a 4K Receiver is not a current option.



Any suggestions on the best way to connect this?



The TCL has optical out (but I’m not sure if this carries a 5.1 output), or the manual says I can use the HDMI ARC output, and enable ARC. ARC always plays havoc with the Harmony, and it usually the first thing to turn off. I don’t know if the TCL will output audio via HDMI without ARC.
You can still use the ARC. But you will need to set the XBOX for DTS or DD output. The TCL works fine with 5.1 DTS over the ARC from the Xbox.

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Gamescom is going on and here are some trailers released during the live Inside Xbox show












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I was hoping they would showcase Lonely Mountains: Downhill.
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X019 is this week. I do think there will that many major announcements but there should be more mews later this week.


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Tune in to a special episode of Inside Xbox, our live and official show where we share news and announcements, starting at 8:00pm UK, 12:00 pm PT.

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Can someone with a Xbox One 1st Gen confirm whether you can receive Atmos content on Disney Plus?

I have a Sony strdn 1080 receiver and I'm outputting it on either a 1080p TV or projector.

While watch any Disney Plus content, the receiver says it decodes it as Atmos. Now I know not all movies are in Atmos.

When I watch Monsters U, I can tell likely that it is in Atmos with some scenes that requires overhead flyby sounds.

Does anyone have a similar configuration that is not using Dolby Vision or other HDR formats confirm they're receiving Atmos on the Xbox One?
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I just noticed that on my Xbox, with Dolby Access up to date (version 3.1.3760.70 for me), upmixing is now an option in Dolby Atmos for home theater. I have a 5.0 speaker system with a Dolby Atmos-capable AVR--I don't have overhead speakers, back speakers, nor a subwoofer--and I've only tested one app--myTube--with upmixing on vs. off (I'm interested to find out whether content with less than 5.0 channels will be upmixed to come out of the center and side-surround speakers) and I've only tested one video in myTube with on vs. off. My Tube is a third-party YouTube client and since YouTube only supports 2.0 audio, YouTube is a good way to test upmixing on Xbox One. With upmixing on, some echo/reverb sound very faintly comes out of the center speaker but it seems like the front soundstage is mostly left alone. I haven't yet tested my side-surround speakers with upmixing on vs. off.


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2. At the top of the screen, switch to the "products" tab.
3. On that screen, there are three boxes--one that represents Dolby Atmos for Headphones, one that represents Dolby Atmos for home theater, and one that represents Dolby Vision. Select the one that represents Dolby Atmos for home theater.
4. You'll see a toggle switch called "channel upmixer". Below the switch, a description is provided. That description reads: "provides a surround with height experience while listening to multi-channel audio sources".

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Your Atmos AVR will adjust the mix based on what speakers and placement you set it up for.



If you are interested in experimenting further with Atmos, consider adding some inexpensive upward-firing* height speakers on top of, or around, your front left+right main speakers, above ear level. When setup up properly, it should create more of a "dome-like" presence to the audio, and help with Atmos' object-oriented positioning.


*Of course actual overhead speakers would improve things significantly (and a subwoofer!), but everyone has different space and noise considerations.


The free "Insects" demo is a good test for Atmos on Xbox.
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Your Atmos AVR will adjust the mix based on what speakers and placement you set it up for.
Not when the source device is an Xbox One, because Xbox One outputs Dolby Atmos as Dolby Atmos MAT, which means that the AVR cannot upmix. Upmixing has to be performed by the Xbox. This is why that new "channel upmixer" option in the Dolby Access app's settings is important: with it, Xbox One can finally perform upmixing. What I'm testing is to see how well 2.0 audio gets upmixed to 5.0.

Spotify for Xbox One has been upmixing music even before this option became available, but I wish there was an option for me to tell Spotify not to upmix, because I'd rather that the music I listen to via Spotify be simply mapped to the front-left and front-right channels while I'm playing a game, and have the game's audio be in surround. I'm not the only person that feels this way.

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I just noticed that on my Xbox, with Dolby Access up to date (version 3.1.3760.70 for me), upmixing is now an option in Dolby Atmos for home theater.
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I've only tested one app--myTube--with upmixing on vs. off (I'm interested to find out whether content with less than 5.0 channels will be upmixed to come out of the center and side-surround speakers) and I've only tested one video in myTube with on vs. off.
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With upmixing on, some echo/reverb sound very faintly comes out of the center speaker but it seems like the front soundstage is mostly left alone. I haven't yet tested my side-surround speakers with upmixing on vs. off.
I just streamed a bit of Cheers on Netflix, first with upmixing off and then with upmixing on, and I noticed the same thing from my center speaker that I mentioned above. Cheers does not have 5.1 sound on Netflix, so it is a good title to choose for this test. With that said, I'm not sure if "echo" and "reverb" are the right words to describe the sound that is coming out of my center speaker when I stream Cheers on Netflix with upmixing enabled in Dolby Access. It does seem like it is mostly treble. No sound is coming out of my side-surround speakers. With upmixing disabled, no sound comes out of the center speaker (or so little that it's difficult to tell if it's not actually coming from the front speakers).

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I just streamed Saved By the Bell on Hulu, first with upmixing off in Dolby Access and then with upmixing on, and Saved By the Bell does not have 5.1 sound on Hulu, and it seems that Hulu does upmixing regardless of the upmixer settings in Dolby Access. In addition, as I already mentioned, Spotify for Xbox One has been upmixing for a while. It seems that some apps have been upmixing independently, despite the lack of an upmixing option in Dolby Access until now, so anyone who wants to test out the upmixer in Dolby Access like I have been will have to choose apps and services that aren't already upmixing independently.

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