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Xbox Discussion Thread.
« on: 10 December 2011, 11:30:40 AM »

Some news about the Xbox, what do you people think?

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/xbox-bbc-iplayer-delayed-201112071558.htm
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Re: Xbox Discussion Thread.
« Reply #1 on: 12 December 2011, 08:11:01 PM »
Not fussed is the Xbox gets iplayer as my PS3 has iPlayer  :P

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Re: Xbox Discussion Thread.
« Reply #2 on: 13 December 2011, 01:51:03 PM »
So gang whats your fav RPG on the Xbox? At the moment I do enjoy Skyrim and Tales of Vesperia  :)

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Re: Xbox Discussion Thread.
« Reply #3 on: 20 December 2011, 05:28:05 PM »
So gang whats your fav RPG on the Xbox? At the moment I do enjoy Skyrim and Tales of Vesperia  :)

Johny a review of Skyrim might be nice. ;)

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« Reply #4 on: 20 December 2011, 05:44:06 PM »
So gang whats your fav RPG on the Xbox? At the moment I do enjoy Skyrim and Tales of Vesperia  :)

Johny a review of Skyrim might be nice. ;)
Bit of a hint there bazza  :P

Will do over the next couple of days  ;)

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Re: Xbox Discussion Thread.
« Reply #5 on: 23 December 2011, 08:41:20 AM »
Wow! I didn't know gaming is strong around here. :)

Have someone heard about this issue with the latest Xbox Dashboard update? It seems to give wrong black level with videos while console is set to output Expanded RGB range (0-255). Well, sticking to Standard (16-235) is not a bad idea, either.
Do you think that going with 0-255 gives substantially richer picture? Why are the TV sets not always capable of recieving and displaying it properly without clipping? I think nowadays it won't be any challenge to make optional switching between Limited and Full RGB range like Samsung does for some time. It would certainly make things a lot easier for gamers.
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Re: Xbox Discussion Thread.
« Reply #6 on: 23 December 2011, 05:40:36 PM »
Wow! I didn't know gaming is strong around here. :)

Have someone heard about this issue with the latest Xbox Dashboard update? It seems to give wrong black level with videos while console is set to output Expanded RGB range (0-255). Well, sticking to Standard (16-235) is not a bad idea, either.
Do you think that going with 0-255 gives substantially richer picture? Why are the TV sets not always capable of recieving and displaying it properly without clipping? I think nowadays it won't be any challenge to make optional switching between Limited and Full RGB range like Samsung does for some time. It would certainly make things a lot easier for gamers.

I will have to have a dabble later to experiment to see if I can see the changes.
What settings have you got on your Xbox? It may just be me but Ive noticed the Xbox seems to look as if the gamma is wrong and my TV settings are different for the Xbox than my PS3. Maybe I'm missing something thats in front of me lol  ;D

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Re: Xbox Discussion Thread.
« Reply #8 on: 03 January 2012, 02:04:03 PM »
Its about time we got a new console. I have a feeling it maybe cloud based if the report on a set top box based style is true. I hope its not as I like to have a game in my hands and a paper manual to read.

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Re: Xbox Discussion Thread.
« Reply #9 on: 03 January 2012, 02:29:05 PM »
Me too. And I like to be able to buy interesting niche games from other countries - not just the blockbusters.

It won't happen though. The US and EU are years away from having the broadband infrastructure to support that.
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Re: Xbox Discussion Thread.
« Reply #10 on: 03 January 2012, 02:34:19 PM »
Me too. And I like to be able to buy interesting niche games from other countries - not just the blockbusters.

It won't happen though. The US and EU are years away from having the broadband infrastructure to support that.
Thats a very good point David.
I hope we never see it to be honest, nothing beats that new game manual smell LOL   ;D