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5.0 out of 5 stars
Couldn't be happier, 24 Nov 2013
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Gonna keeping this short (because there are so many and they're all so similar
Expedited Delivery - arrived at 8am on Launch day (cheers!)
Set up was easy, the update didn't take long.
No at single network or service issue all over the first weekend.
Kinect works most of the time. Trick is to know WHAT to say.. and to speak normally, don't shout at it, also background noise can have an effect sometimes. But it's 90% there. Need to get a TV Mount for it.
Skype on XB1 is worth it's weight in gold. Those who I have called have said that I sound crystal clear (even though I'm on the other side of the room and the camera is zoomed into my face.. I absolutely love it.
Once you get used to the voice controls, just a joypad to get around the menus just seems like a waste of time.
The Joypad - Very comfortable as good as the 360 with some gimmicky stuff. The D pad is a massive improvement and works a treat on Killer Instinct.
Game installs can take a while, as they need day 1 patches - Ryse is about 1gig and Dead Rising about 600meg. But games are good to play quickly because you can be killing zombies long before it's finished installing
Can't see how much battery is left in the joypad - annoying.
Download Queue management is in Apps and Games (on the left) That threw me for a while.
TV passthrough is brilliant, Adverts? Who cares - quick race on forza and fight on Killer Instinct.. then "Xbox, watch TV" - it's swift, it works. It's better than you thought it would be. trust me, not switching from HDMI1 to HDMI2 seems prehistoric now. seriously. (Though PS4 will be on HDMI2 next week)
Audio through Optical cable is very good.
Forza is great. But you know that.
It recognises me and just signs me in. Does the same for my partner and my brother.
It really is more than a games machine. It feels next gen, and brings everything together seamlessly. If you don't like that, then fine. For a Netflix, TV, Game addict like myself - it's perfect.
Would I recommend? Of course. Will I use it more than the PS4 next week? We shall see.