Top positive review
Decent price for a decent product
16 August 2018
What can be said about the XBox One S that hasn't already been said? Despite what other reviewers have reported, mine came with intact, sealed packaging, had a UK plug, and included the 30-day XBox Live Gold trial code (which worked). This is my second XBox One -- I have one upstairs and one downstairs. This new unit is much quieter running than the old one, which makes me wonder whether the old one has a dodgy fan; or perhaps Microsoft have just improved the fan since I bought it. Anyway, this one is quiet-running, although not silent-running.
I use it for movies (Netflix, Prime), Music (Spotify), and occasional games. I'm reasonably happy with the way it does all these things. I have the HDMI video output connected to a full-HD monitor, and the optical audio output connected to my amplifier via a DAC. I can play Blu-Ray DVDs, although this requires a (free) optional app-thingie. I can also play audio and video files from a SUB memory stick although this, also, requires an app-thingie.
My only complaint at the XBox One S is that it's difficult to do very much with it without creating a Microsoft account and being permanently on-line. I preferred the fully off-line mode that the XBox 360 had.
All in all, a good purchase for £200 delivered.