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4.0 out of 5 stars Xbox One., 9 April 2014
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Having bought a PS4 when it was released, I can now compare the 2 next gens consoles and tell you which is better.

I had a problem with my Xbox One from Amazon, as it never arrived, but they sorted it out quickly for me.

I'll make this quick, as I know there is already a million reviews online.

The biggest issue with the PS4 for me was the very limiting media capabilities. I always used PS3 media server and played music and my own videos files everyday using it. I was gutted when the PS4 did none of those things. It is very limited in what it can actually do. It plays games, and will play things like Netflix, that is it.

Xbox one does alot more, the quality of the kinect camera is incredible, you can see its value just by feeling the weight of the kinect unit and the size of the lens! It impressed me anyway (an A/V geek). I don't think people have yet realized the potential of the kinect and I was one of those people who said "who needs a stupid camera". Well I'm glad I have it now!

What disappointed me about the Xbox one is that it also cannot play media files over a LAN. So annoying. The TV feature is nice, but at the moment doesn't really support any of the UK cable services, I have a tivo box and it cannot control it. Yet.

As gaming machines, they are pretty much equal. I don't think anyone would be able to tell the difference between actual games. (Yes I know the PS4 is technically a better device).

Xbox One has Titanfall at the moment though (which is superb).

As a living room device for the family, Xbox one edges it, and is more impressive with its features.

But if you can, just buy both, then they don't have to compete!
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Initial post: 22 Apr 2014, 13:01:10 BST
Good review, just pointing out that you can actually play media files over a LAN connection if you have a PC with windows 7/8 or 8.1. Just right click the media you wish to view/listen to on your PC and press the "play to" button, it should have your xbox one listed if it's on the same home network. I use this feature daily and it works well. A plex app is also being worked on at the moment which should make things much better all round.

Posted on 22 Apr 2014, 15:09:17 BST
Hey I use a app called "Skifta" available on android to play from my LAN (a disktation device) to my xbox one. Plays pretty much everything as the xbox one is DLNA certified device. Hope this helps you

Posted on 17 May 2014, 08:19:59 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2014, 14:29:13 BST
Paul G says:
No, not misleading at all. Although the PS4 on paper has considerably better hardware that does not mean every game has been optimised to utilise this power. Most cross-platform games will be built for both consoles at the same time and in some cases this means "dumbing down" some games for PS4.

Although now, Direct X 12 will change everything, some argue this will level the playing field.

By the way, I think they're both great and most people should make their decision purely on what console their friends have, because its all about playing online with your mates, nothing better.

Posted on 3 Jun 2014, 13:31:23 BST
Mr Curious says:
Which of the two consoles has the better blu ray player?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2014, 14:56:40 BST
Paul G says:
Xbox has better media controls, but both work fine.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2014, 18:15:32 BST
Cactus Dave says:
media controls, te he he
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