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    7 comments  ·  ~New Ideas » Console Hardware & Accessories  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    Was hoping for a pleasant surprise on the One X but alas...

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    77 comments  ·  Console Hardware & Accessories » Xbox One S  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    I wish I could agree that your class action proposal would have a leg to stand on in court, but it does not. You feel entitled to a free Xbox One X because you were confused by their clearly announced marketing? That's ridiculous. The lack of HDMI passthrough sucks and I don't think the Xbox One X is going to have it either which double sucks. However, you can hook up your cable source straight to a passthrough HDCP 2.2/HDMI 2.0 receiver, soundbar, or straight to your 4K tv's ARC HDMI port and back to your audio equipment. Not ideal for those of us that are accustomed to the cable/satellite running through the Xbox. However a class action is a huge stretch of the imagination. Sorry to disagree.

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    I agree whole heartedly about the disappointment of the 4K passthrough limitation on the HDMI in port. However, you cannot blame anyone but yourself for thinking the S meant Scorpio. That was made very clear from before the One S announcement. That's an unfair criticism.

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    Early specs have it that the "HDMI in" on the Xbox One X will also be only 1.4b and therefore also not support 4K passthrough at 60fps.

    This is ridiculous. My current setup has a 4K satellite box involved. If I want true 4K to my tv, I need to hook the satellite box up directly to my TV and then use ARC back to my Atmos soundbar. This gives me a better display but worse sound. THe alternative with my Xbox One S is currently better sound (using new Atmos feature in settings which is still less than perfected by superior to any other available format) but a worse display since my satellite box reports that my tv is not 4K capable as a result of this passthrough nonsense. I have a brand new Samsung QLED (no QLED/OLED debates please). It is as 4K UHD as it gets! Come on Microsoft, you hooked me into the passthrough with your vision and now I have grown accustomed to only having one source for everything I do and using the Xbox as a hub.

    How can you advertise the upgraded 4K entertainment hub solution and then not provide 4K passthrough! This has to be a cruel joke.

    All research I have done say this will be a hardware limitation and cannot be firmware patched. I hope that is wrong. If anyone knows whether or not that is possible, please drop a comment.

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    185 comments  ·  Apps » Video Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    Ever since the Dolby Access app released I have been able to enable Atmos in the main system settings. It may be a bit glitchy but I'm outputting simulated spatial sound for everything that comes through the Xbox and true Atmos for sources that support it. I'm sure full support across all apps is coming. I think there's a thread on Plex forums that addresses this. Make sure you have Dolby Access and have it set to Atmos in settings. *I believe it is public at this point, but I'm not 100% sure. I'm in the slowest preview ring and I have it.

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    If you're talking about purely streaming media, there is one codec that doesn't work for 5.1, can't recall which. On those streams make sure audio is set to uncompressed 5.1. Mynee Atmos Samsung soundbar doesn't support PCM so that's an issue for me now but most every AVR supports uncompressed PCM.

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    I also don't understand why you say Microsoft doesn't support DTS. I get DTS HD-MA from Blurays. If you bitstream in settings and use DTS your receiver will decode the pass through of raw DTS. Still not sure what I'm missing here.

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    Why is anyone still utilizing the Media Player app at all with solutions like Plex are available at no charge? Is there some inherent benefit to using this app for any other features that makes it worthwhile case to case? Serious question. Since I set Plex up I have not launched this app for any purpose but would give it another shot if given a reason to.

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    Enjoy the PS4 and its identical audio limitations. You should probably go PS3 if your main problem is the reasons you stated.

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    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    When I stream to one of the displays on my office PC, there is no noticeable lag or buffering issues on Battlefield 1. I am sure this is slight latency but nothing that is a problem for a casual session. My office PC is connected to my router with a CAT5 cable and the Xbox One to the same router with a CAT6 cable.

    Besides that, this is about being able to watch TV on the console connected television while streaming to another location on your network. Therefore your comment makes zero sense Duck.

    Your laptop is probably running the stream over wifi. Try setting it up for success.

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    596 comments  ·  Xbox Store » Xbox One  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    ObviousStudent8 I have a 2TB external connected via USB and have close to 140 games now installed with room to spare and my internal 500GB HDD untouched. It is not really insane as far as the hard drive space goes.

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    I solved this for myself some time ago by switching everything to digital and am now carrying some ridiculous number of titles over 130+ with EA access titles includes. I thought this was a non issue for me at this point. However I found one exception recently that has me irked yet again.

    I purchased Lego Dimensions starter kit for my daughter and there was no option I could find to buy the starter kit with a digital code instead of the physical disc. It is not even available in the Xbox Store if I were willing to fork out additional money.

    So it appears I will once again be tethered to one single disc. Ridiculous. I wish there was a way to simply convert it to digital.

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    This would have happened from day one, but the consumers were too limited and narrow minded in their brains so Microsoft had to do the "180." Just saying

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    If you were in the know CoopMysterFresh, you would know that this was the originally intended design of the Xbox One but required the console to check in online every day or so. Everybody freaked out about DRM and that an internet connection would be required and they were forced to remove a lot of intended features. These people sabotaged the release of this generation of Xbox and many now complain it does not have the features they forced Microsoft's hand to remove in the first place. So you are wrong on 1, 2, and 3. They wanted to foster an environment of all digital game sharing, the ability to convert disc to digital, and the ability to trade easy between physical and digital, but people had to have their discs and have their offline console without DRM. Now many of those same people pine for the features they demanded be removed in the first place. I am all for this too as I had to purchase a few titles more than once to get rid of my discs, but at the end of the day it is the customer base that caused this issue.

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    Just the DLC as you already have the game installed. Your logic is correct and that is how it works.

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    We would have had this but all the DRM internet connection required crowd ruined it. Try utilizing the home console feature. It lets me use multiple silver accounts as if they are gold and share games (digital only) across 2 consoles, including simultaneous multiplayer.

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    Not a bad deal to get rid of the disc. Your call of course. May do better on Craigslist than GameStop trade.

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    Why did you not just buy digital to begin with? I spent a few extra $ to purchase the titles I had on disc when they went on sale and now I am all digital on a 2TB USB3 hard drive. I agree the originally planned system would have been way better.

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    I sucked it up and the ones I wanted to keep in my library, I waited for Deals with Gold and got them digitally so I wouldn't need the discs any longer. Grabbed Titanfall digital license for only an extra $9.99 and sold the disc for $25. Picked up Battlefield 4 for $19.99 and sold sic for $25. All in all I think I broke even to make the swap to no more discs. Alos got a 2TB external and put everything on it and restored the console to factory. Works silky smooth. Lesson learned - do not buy disc copies in the first place anymore, no matter how tempting. I will learn to live without being able to resell or trade them on eBay or Craigslist I guess. My disc collection for the 360 has not helped me sell my 360 bundle anyway, it's like the games add zero value. I won't miss GameStop either.

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    My idea below would involve shipping the game disc back to the publisher or Microsoft, so people would not be able to scam the system with rentals or through Amazon.

    You can get your games to play on 2 consoles though. For those who are unaware, if you have two Xbox Ones in your house, one of them can be set as the home console. The digital purchases ties to the home console of a Gold account member are all available on that console. Make this your second console. Your other main console that you always play on can play all of your games as long as you are signed in. My kid and I can purchase a game once like Battlefield 4 or Master Chief Collection, install it on both consoles and then play at the same time - even in matchmaking together. Not quite the original vision with the DRM, but a reasonable second option for a multi console household. The other user playing on the "Home Xbox" does not need gold either and will still earn achievements and be able to use services like Netflix. So 1 Gold account, 1 digital game purchase, TWO consoles and multiple non gold accounts that have the ability to play online on either.

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    One would think though that they could issue a digital code if you agree to ship your disc in within X days. Then if they don't receive the disc, your code/digital privileges get revoked.

    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    Anyone who didn't supoort the original console vision and forced the policy 180 has no right to complain about this now. If you supported the original vision, as I did, I agree it sucks for us.

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    361 comments  ·  Apps » Game DVR and Upload Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    Doesn't that disable the game DVR as a whole? I don't think users are wanting to toggle that optio and still want the ability to be able to record clips THEY WANT, without the auto clips the game devs are annoyingly deciding we need (like every GTA V headshot).

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    95 comments  ·  Apps » Video Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    @DevouringLukeG that may not be a Microsoft thing, but certainly Microsoft quality tests and approves all apps on their marketplace. Further, they could make suggestions to the devs of the apps (Netflix, WWE for example) of better system feature integration into their apps to help make a polished product all around. So while it's not a Microsoft thing, that's still not a good excuse.

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    52 comments  ·  OneGuide & Live TV  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    You should post a link to the other topic and request a mod to combine the two.

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    AtomicVariable commented  · 

    I shouldn't have to say "Xbox Volume +/-" over and over either. That gets annoying. Even with the adjustment at 10 levels in settings I find I need to do it over and over. You should be able to say "more" to repeat the command or possibly "a little more" to cut the level setting in half. The Smartglass remote works well, but I have to press the button for just a half a level adjustment over and over also. You should be able to push and hold the volume "rocker" on the Smartglass remote.

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