Xbox October Update.

#5
Dolby vision is very welcome. Hopefully games start offering options of which HDR you want to use. Also, my Amazon Prime Video app on my smart tv uses dolby vision. Great job MS.
 

dark10x

Digital Foundry pixel pusher
#7
Ok, DV support isn’t what I’d hoped for. My TV’s apps already support this for Netflix and the like (and feature a faster, superior interface) so I was hoping the Blu-Ray app would also support DV. It doesn’t. :-(

I’m looking into getting a stand-alone UHD player now but they sure aren’t cheap if you’re looking for a good feature-set!
 
#8
Anyone having issues with DV? X1X says my TV setup doesn't support DV. HDR10 is selected, but DV is blocked out. BTW, I have an LG C8 OLED.
 
#9
Ok, DV support isn’t what I’d hoped for. My TV’s apps already support this for Netflix and the like (and feature a faster, superior interface) so I was hoping the Blu-Ray app would also support DV. It doesn’t. :-(

I’m looking into getting a stand-alone UHD player now but they sure aren’t cheap if you’re looking for a good feature-set!
Oohh, completely forgot about that. Now it somewhat makes sense that they only talked about Netflix when talking about DV. Still it's kind of strange that they haven't yet updated the blu-ray app to be DV compatible. Could it be coming in a future update as it's the one major advantage stand-alone players have left (well outside dedicated audio out)?
 

dark10x

Digital Foundry pixel pusher
#10
Anyone having issues with DV? X1X says my TV setup doesn't support DV. HDR10 is selected, but DV is blocked out. BTW, I have an LG C8 OLED.
I'm using a C8 as well and it works just fine.

Are you using a receiver/amplifier between the Xbox and TV? That also needs to support DV.
 
#11
Well... the new avatars are ugly. The old ones are a bit better because they had less detail (sometimes less is more).
Dolby-Vision support is great, but on the other hand, every TV that supports Dolby-vision has e.g. a Netflix app, so without game support this feature is only good if you use the UHD BR player.

Voice control… really not something I want. I hate it to speak to electronic devices.
 
#12
Well... the new avatars are ugly. The old ones are a bit better because they had less detail (sometimes less is more).
Dolby-Vision support is great, but on the other hand, every TV that supports Dolby-vision has e.g. a Netflix app, so without game support this feature is only good if you use the UHD BR player.

Voice control… really not something I want. I hate it to speak to electronic devices.
Absolutely. I much prefer a stability update.
 
#13
The new avatars are horrendous. Laughably bad in places, particularly the male body shapes.

I think MS have lost the plot when it comes to software development. Public builds of Windows 10 and the Xbox One OS feel like perpetual unpolished betas designed by people whose only UI/UX design experience is "I once made a skin for Winamp 2". Ugly, unpolished, lacking performance, buggy. I would LOVE some stability/performance/polish updates instead of them piling on more features that I couldn't give a flying fuck about. Likewise with Windows 10.
 
#16
On the old 360 days, the avatars actually had a point. They were there in your face when you booted the console on. You played with them. You had them in games.

Whats the point now? The xbox dash, while I do believe is better than the PS4 one for my own personal needs, is too bare bones for them. So... why?
 
#20
One would think a software specialized company would be competent to develop stable and responsive UI. Instead they waste time and money on useless features.