Wanna see what TV looks like when piped through an Xbox One? This was originally recorded for our launch day livestream, but we thought you might want to see/hear the Kinect in action beforehand.
Follow the link, the Youtube video has been taken down for some reason.
Thanks, yeah I had to remove the embed video, the embed code was garbage. Pointed to Youtube but not to a video... Anyway, yeah this isn't what I imagined Kinect would be like. It seems in the way when it comes to TV. It only works for a select group of channels and it seems like you have to be talking at a certain speed, tone, and consistency or else Kinect ignores you. It doesn't prompt you you repeat if it can't understand you, it just stops. Also no language parsing so your commands have to be verbatim; commands must be delivered in a certain pre-defined linear format.
When video gaming has become watching TV.... the beginning of the end. If I wanted to watch TV, I'd just watch TV. That and all this talking and repeating himself over and over was getting me frustrated just listening to it, lol.
It's an extra feature. I don't think having extra features hurts..
The problem is that is divides your attention. Being able to look at TV at anytime, getting distracted by friends who either suddenly want to talk or play something else, that trivializes the game. Makes you less involved which in turn could effect how games are made. With ADD in mind. Could even promote micro-transactions. Get people to pay to get though it.
@ZBlacktt From that logic lets remove Netflix, Hulu, Web browsing, MP3 playing, movie watching, etc. I mean the console is just for video games right? It should do nothing else but play video games. /s
Having multimedia features available on one system when not playing games is not the same thing as being able to use them at the same time while playing games.
@Godmars290 So since the Xbox One can play games & watch tv at the same time its a bad thing? But if it only allowed you to do one thing at a time ie watching tv, then it would be okay? Lol
What is it with Xbox fanboys being only able to consider "their" console and nothing else? Aside from TV, the PS4 has the exact same issue with social media being able to disrupt and distract from a game. Honestly thought I wouldn't have to mention it.
Because you are a causal gamer. Welcome to our world TV person.
Lol at one point mobile phones only made calls...now that they can play games and do other sh!t it must be beginning of the end /s I remember when a cable box was not an all on one DVR..must be beginning of the end... /s I remember when televisions had 2 knobs and an antenna. .well ill stop there..
welll since his audio sounded like shit to begin with perhaps it would have been better if he had set up his kinect properly. if you put the kinect in front of your tv speakers or whatever of course it is going to have problems hearing you. just think of it as talking to someone with a hearing aid...you don't do it in the middle of a rock concert. i have a LOT less problems with my 360 kinect than this guy and i know for a fact kinect v2 is better. its how you set it up. not trying to defend it, though. still, if you sit it next to a speaker what do you expect? im getting an x1 in about 6 months once they work the kinks out and get some true next gen games out.
Wonder how this thing will handle accents from the world over
Wow... thats a disaster!!! Its WAYYY easier to use the control rather than having to repeat yourself like an idiot screaming at your tv...lol
Neat feature for x1 owners. Apparently one has to talk clearly/ properly for the cam to receive the commands, just as ps4 cam. Game on.
I want an XB1 so bad. I might refrain from using the voice commands though because they seem like a headache most of the time.
Funny thing is...I have had my xbox one for about a week and only experienced these problems the first day I got it. I think the best way to use kinect is to use the voice commands injunction with the controller. For me that has been the fastest easiest way to navigate. I.E. I would say "xbox go to tv" then "bring up one guide" then navigate through the channels through the controller.
Too bad it doesn't always get it right. But that is too be expected I guess. Have to say; the recognition, if it works, is really damn fast. It almost instantly does what he asks.
Even if it works 90 percent of the time that is still not good enough. This video is the first I have seen of it in use in a real life setup or environment and I personally think it hasn't shown the functionality in a very good light at all. I am a GiantBomb subscriber, these guys are probably the most honest and most respected crew out there, they generally have no axe to grind and are up front about everything they do on that site. Looks to me like an honest video confirming what almost everyone except the most hardcore Kinect fan knows, Kinect is an unwarranted addition. Knock a hundred quid off and give us a kinect-less XBONE and everyone will be happy.
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