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  1. Xbox One DVR functionality with Digital TV Tuner

    Record in One guide

    [Mod Edit: Description Below was added from a similar idea created by Master Domy85]

    Please, complete the TV experience on Xbox One with a DVR app that can record TV shows, in real time or scheduled keeping Xbox One in stand-by state. This step will finally make the Xbox TV really useful.
    I hope this will be possible at least with the new Digital TV Tuner and its free contents over the air. I'm an italian user and I don't know if this is possible in US with cable TV.
    Would be great if Xbox could…

    5,908 votes
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    1175 comments  ·  OneGuide  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve decided to put development of DVR for Over-the-Air TV on hold to focus our attention on launching new, higher fan-requested gaming experiences across Xbox One and Windows 10. We’re always listening to fan feedback and we look forward to bringing more requested experiences on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Xbox Live this year. – Team Xbox

  2. HDMI Pass-through whilst console is off

    There will be times when you want to watch TV but not want to have your Xbox on and it would be handy if you could do that. AV receivers can do it and I in my opinion, the Xbox One could benefit from such a feature.

    4,515 votes
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  3. Reminder Notification when a TV show starts

    I'd like to see a way to set reminders for TV shows in OneGuide, then be notified on when the show is about to start on my Xbox, or even better on my phone with notifications from Smartglass if my Xbox isn't on.

    [Mod Edit: This idea was merged with similar ideas from LyvGamer and others. Thanks everyone!]

    2,755 votes
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    45 comments  ·  OneGuide  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Create a DVR app to Control Existing DVR

    The app could be simply called DVR and have all of the shows stored on your home DVR in the app so that you could access them. That way you could also have commands like "XBOX, watch The Backlist on DVR". Assuming you already have recorded the backlist onto your DVR. This app would also be great so that you can just use the controller/voice for accessing your recorded DVR shows instead of having to pull out a remote when you are already using the controller/voice for everything else.

    [MOD edit: This idea has been merged with a similar idea…

    1,911 votes
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    44 comments  ·  OneGuide  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Xbox One acts as DVR for TV and Apps

    by the look of it i think DVR capability to the internal HDD or a USB external HDD would cater for new market.... c'mon please update this function

    [Mod edit: This idea and its title have been updated to reflect that the desired feature would allow the Xbox One to act as a DVR, recording live TV as well as content from specific apps similar to the way in which TiVo functions.]

    1,891 votes
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  6. Change channel by speaking number

    Be nice to be able to say xbox turn to channel 7-2-0 As it is right now I cannot change the channel to Extra innings package, Center Ice package or NFL Sunday Ticket package because the channels are all listed as NFL-(channel number) same with other league sports packages.

    1,647 votes
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    38 comments  ·  OneGuide  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Use the d-pad to adjust the TV volume

    The new mini-guide is a great addition. But there are still two buttons not being used on the d-pad: left and right. Instead of just letting these waste away, allow them to change the volume by increments of 1.

    Saying "xbox, volume up/down" is great. But it doesn't work for granular adjustments. I have it set to change my tv volume by 7 levels. This isn't always the adjustment I want, so being able to change the volume by a lesser amount would be great!

    [Mod Edit: This idea was merged with a similar idea from SirPoopyPants. Thanks everyone!]

    1,119 votes
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  8. 842 votes
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    8 comments  ·  OneGuide  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Colorized Xbox One Guide - Clearly see what is Sports, Movie, Live, News, Etc.

    This way it make the guide easier to read and helps you find what you are looking for quickly. Microsoft had this option on the Windows Media Center guide.

    Here is a screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/wj83FZQ.png

    834 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Edit/make personal channel list for OneGuide

    Very simple give us an editor where we are able to edit an existing channel list and/or make a personal channel list. Maybe with Smartglass.

    [Mod Edit: This idea was merged with similar ideas from II DSanchez II, korneliusb and others. Thanks Everyone!]

    633 votes
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    71 comments  ·  OneGuide  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Enable Xbox One to function like a Slingbox

    Why not allow the Xbox one to stream live TV to your smartphone from anywhere. Not just on your home network. This would be an awesome feature

    571 votes
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  12. 550 votes
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  13. Dual USB TV Tuner Support (Xbox TV1 & TV2)

    With the TV Tuner user base being greatly expanded so recently as the release of the device to US and Canadian users, the natural progression of expectations will no doubt be to allow individuals (along with their family members) to watch (on Live TV) whatever they want to watch, when they want to watch it!

    When it comes to Live TV on the Xbox, we can currently achieve this with [dual source] support with one user being able to watch what is on the HDMI Source (as long as it's configured to use Cable or Satellite) while the other user…

    517 votes
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  14. Be able to "search" within the OneGuide

    It would be really helpful to be able to search for a program within the OneGuide. Instead of scrolling through all of the channels, you'd be able to search by genre or sport, or simply by typing in the name of the program.

    516 votes
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    10 comments  ·  OneGuide  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. CableCard Support

    Support for CableCard devices such as the HDHomerun Prime or Ceton infinitv.

    454 votes
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    38 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Bring Back OneGuide Search Feature

    As of the most recent update available through the Xbox Preview Program, the search button on the OneGuide tab is no longer there (it used to be on the far right side of the screen). It's difficult to put into words how immensely useful this feature was, and how often I utilized it. I don't have cable, so I rely on 10+ Xbox apps to watch movies and TV. Searching across all of these apps for specific titles saved so much time and headache. I don't understand why this feature was taken away and would really like to see it…

    444 votes
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  17. Cortana OneGuide integration

    Add the onguide database to cortanas knowledge-base enabling a world of possibilities like potential to ask your wp8.1 device when a show comes on and then using kinect can autotune,remind,or record the given program as well as a secondary phone reminder.Another great idea to throw In is IR blaster support in windows phone 8.x allowing the Xbox one kinect IR control experience possible in that area of the windows ecosystem.

    407 votes
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  18. Over-the-Air TV DVR - NAS Support

    Once DVR functionality is added for OTA TV, it would be great if the Xbox could write the recorded shows to a network location.

    In my home we have a Synology NAS, and I currently have a laptop setup with a TV Tuner to record shows to my Synology. I then use the "play to" functionality to play the shows to the Xbox One. With having so much storage on my NAS, I like not having to worry about taking up too much space with storage. Additionally, I would like being able to use my NAS to save recordings instead…

    406 votes
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  19. Sling TV - Full Xbox Integration

    Internet TV was optionally set up under the TV & OneGuide setup, but Live TV apps like Sling TV didn’t seem to appear there for full and complete integration into the Xbox scheme of things. Now the setting seems to have been removed and there’s apparently nothing in place to create that integration.

    This is unfortunate as it leaves a few of the Xbox apps feeling disintegrated at best. Sling TV is one such app. Due to its very nature and design, Sling TV should be given the deepest integration possible with the Xbox; fully passing as TV when "Xbox…

    400 votes
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  20. Option to Remove OneGuide from the NXOE Dashboard

    Please let the OneGuide be hidden or disabled. I don't have TV and have ZERO use for the OneGuide. To have to scroll by the new tab just to get to everything it is quite annoying. It slows things down and uses alot of data for people on metered connections.

    349 votes
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