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Xbox inviting Xbox Members to test out the March Update (don't beg for invites)

Prine

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Was in a rush this morning, but I did see my power brick was orange. Can't wait to try when I get home.

Browsing reddit I've seen some more updates with the patch. You can now choose how much you want your volume to increase/decrease when you say "Xbox Volume Up/Down" as well as..

Yeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssss!!!
 

Fueyfu

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Can someone please invite me, GT: Fuey fu many thanks, really needing the surround sound update, thanks again.
 

zebwinz

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Just updated both my controllers, only took about 30 seconds each. Just go to System and there is an Update Controller option. Everything seems much snappier (no pun intended!) The friends app is pretty spot on too. It's amazing how big a difference having friends online status in the center row of the screen, with the activity feed off to the right now. Makes alot more sense.

Hands down my favorite unsung feature of this update though:

 

Frayne Daddy

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Just updated both my controllers, only took about 30 seconds each. Just go to System and there is an Update Controller option. Everything seems much snappier (no pun intended!) The friends app is pretty spot on too. It's amazing how big a difference having friends online status in the center row of the screen, with the activity feed off to the right now. Makes alot more sense.

Hands down my favorite unsung feature of this update though:

Another huge update! Man MS is bringing it with this update.
 

Ran Ran

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So the controller sens adjust came out with February update. Anyone notice any difference?
I've been wondering about this ever since they first talked about it. Does it actually make the sticks feel tighter or is it just adjusting what the sensitivity is in game?
 

Lima

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I've been wondering about this ever since they first talked about it. Does it actually make the sticks feel tighter or is it just adjusting what the sensitivity is in game?
Deadzone adjustment at a software level. Takes a little longer to react to movement of the analog stick to make it less twitchy and allow for more precision.
 

Ran Ran

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Deadzone adjustment at a software level. Takes a little longer to react to movement of the analog stick to make it less twitchy and allow for more precision.
Interesting, hopefully that will help because I hate how the sticks feel.

How are people who don't have the play and charge cable gonna update it though? Luckily I have one.
 

Ade

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Interesting, hopefully that will help because I hate how the sticks feel.

How are people who don't have the play and charge cable gonna update it though? Luckily I have one.
Id imagine most people have a Micro USB cable somewhere.

Word is though that the deadzone stuff was done console side last patch, and the controller update is purely in relation to the headset adaptor, which comes with a cable.
 

sangreal

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Just updated both my controllers, only took about 30 seconds each. Just go to System and there is an Update Controller option. Everything seems much snappier (no pun intended!) The friends app is pretty spot on too. It's amazing how big a difference having friends online status in the center row of the screen, with the activity feed off to the right now. Makes alot more sense.

Hands down my favorite unsung feature of this update though:

wow, thank god. wish we could disable it all together. never works for me when I want to use it, but always shows up by accident when my gf is just doing her nails or something
 

Milennia

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Anyone who has a decoder for a headset (astro mixamp etc.) try the bitstream setting yet?

I will be overjoyed if i can get surround sound on my astros while playing xbox finally.
 

Team Vernia

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Friends menu is so much better now. My only gripe is an existing issue. When the friends apps loads, Kinect voice controls will not work until the Activity Feed has completed loading.
 

Frayne Daddy

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I thought I remember Phil spencer saying all u had to do was re sync the controller with the system and it will update over the air. Does it actually say wired?
 

The Elite

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I thought I remember Phil spencer saying all u had to do was re sync the controller with the system and it will update over the air. Does it actually say wired?
Yeah, it syncs the update wirelessly to the controller. We received a controller update in the February update.
 

Ran Ran

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Id imagine most people have a Micro USB cable somewhere.

Word is though that the deadzone stuff was done console side last patch, and the controller update is purely in relation to the headset adaptor, which comes with a cable.
That makes much more sense.
 

Entrecôte

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Some great new features in here like bitstreaming.Very surprised they've managed to get so much in so quickly, it usually takes much longer in the software development world to add in and test this much.

They must have been working round the clock, certainly shows their dedication to getting the software up to scratch. Keep it up!

If anyone has any referrals left. Would appreciate one being winged to 'Extricate' the last update sometimes gives me black screen of death leaving me no choice but to do a hard reset, hopefully fixed now.
 

Lima

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Interesting, hopefully that will help because I hate how the sticks feel.

How are people who don't have the play and charge cable gonna update it though? Luckily I have one.
With a Micro USB cable. Every household has one of those. Also don't forget that this is the update for the headset adapter. It will come with a micro USB cable.
 
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Dega

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http://i.imgur.com/De4Hqly.jpg[IMG]


It took me a while to find this..
It's under Settings > TV & One Guide > Troubleshooting > Audio[/QUOTE]

Ah, thanks for pointing out where to go. :D
 

Bloodsent

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So I got the preview registration code yesterday morning at like 1:30AM, downloaded the app and registered, but I won't get the update until I get another email saying I got in?
 

sangreal

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Was in a rush this morning, but I did see my power brick was orange. Can't wait to try when I get home.

Browsing reddit I've seen some more updates with the patch. You can now choose how much you want your volume to increase/decrease when you say "Xbox Volume Up/Down" as well as..
another very welcome feature
 

derFeef

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I wonder if they can lower the HDMI-in latency but I guess there will alwas be an overhead.
 
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So, I have nothing. I'm trying to get on this ambassador thing, I'm sure it's all too late but it keeps telling me I'm not a gold member even though I am :'(
 

Bloodsent

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So I got the preview registration code yesterday morning at like 1:30AM, downloaded the app and registered, but I won't get the update until I get another email saying I got in?
Nevermind, just power brick just turned amber. All good.
 

danwarb

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It took me a while to find this..
It's under Settings > TV & One Guide > Troubleshooting > Audio
It's good to be able to control volume with voice commands, but I'm always saying it 2 or 3 times because it doesn't change enough.


This looks like a great update. They've promised a 50Hz fix for PAL TV too, is that in?
 

Dega

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It's good to be able to control volume with voice commands, but I'm always saying it 2 or 3 times because it doesn't change enough.


This looks like a great update. They've promised a 50Hz fix for PAL TV too, is that in?
I saw an option to change to 50hz.

Yeah, the same area as the volume change. Settings > TV & One Guide > Troubleshooting > Video > Enable 50hz