The Xbox One March Update is a very big one, and it includes many elements that users of Microsoft’s new console have been demanding for a while. Many new details have emerged about the update, including the first twitch streams.
That is a ALLOT of updates/changes.
" Optical audio is now supported" Seems like i chose the right time to get an X1 (i won't have it until late March), i use optical audio, otherwise i would have had to use my TV speakers. That's a big deal for me, once you go surround sound, you don't go back.
What makes this good? This have to do with headphones? I've never used anything but the TV speakers and am looking for an alternative for when I finally get the X1 too....
Dont you have HDMI going to your receiver from X1? That HDMI should give you your 5.1 or 7.1 surround in one cable.
@WB Headphones are great, but nothing compares to playing Battlfield 4 (or any game mind you) with a good surround speaker setup. Trust me. It may sound a bit over the top saying that "it's a big deal to me"....but TV speakers pale in comparison to my surround sound, it makes it less immersive and less enjoyable. Sound is just as important as a games visuals for me. @Steampowered Nah, i have other devices using the HDMI on my receiver, for my consoles i use optical. @lameguy Oh, ok. It should have specified what "optical audio" meant in the update notes. I just assumed it was general optical audio for surround sound.
I've been using optical as that's only what my receiver supports from day 1. This has to mean something else. Maybe dealing with headsets or the different bitrate options that were just added in the update.
a fw update for the controller is included...interesting.
I don't follow (optical out is now supported). I have been using optical out with the XBOX ONE since the day it launched. It defaults to DTS audio. Although I noticed I have no variable settings for sound on my processor. Which is fine by me. DTS gives me a little extra on the low end (makes my sub thump harder) over DD. At least it does on my processor. So I'm assuming this means the X1 will now give us the option of what audio setting (DD, DTS, DPL, etc) we can select while using the optical output?
i got the update early cuz i recieved an invite from microsoft to get all updates early before release and give my feedback in the forums of xbox the new update is really beautiful, more easy to explore the windows, more details on the screen - if u got an achievement you can explore other achievements by choose "more achievements" friends activity has more details for each player in a single bar easily to know new followers fasfer kinect responsibility little slower os in start up cuz its beta ver. hope they fix it soon i saw all these things in beta ver.
Optical is supported now, it is the lack of Dolby digital that hopefully is being added, as most headset users are unable to get surround sound without this
@Lukas Optical Stereo has always worked since launch. What they added was Dolby Digital, and Dolby surround. @lameguy Look above. :D
I always use headphones - high end audiophile headphones. I find them vastly better than anything speakers can offer me. Cans take up far less space, deliver sound directly to my ears, and I'm the only one who hears it, so no one else is disturbed. I will never go back to speakers again, just like I'll never go back to using a mouse after using a trackball.
Can't you just use the optical port on your tv?
"I always use headphones - high end audiophile headphones. I find them vastly better than anything speakers can offer me." Said no HT enthusiast / audiophile ever that has used both.
@H0RSE No matter how great the emulation is two speakers will never deliver the sound experience a surround sound system can give you. They do a good job but it isn't the same. As an audiophile, you should know that. You may not have the budget for high end speakers, but that is your problem. Optical is way outdated anyways, format should just die.
I got the early March update so I have confirmed all of this... The surround sound update they're talking about is primarily adding Dolby Digital. Optical output to a surround sound system worked fine before with only DTS support. Another big thing is having bitstream through HDMI. So, for me, for example, I have my Xbox One going to my TV through HDMI, and then an optical cable from my TV to my receiver. Before that would only give me uncompressed 2 channel audio, now I can get full Dolby Digital support through that (most TV's only pass through Dolby Digital).
I would have really liked to see the friends notification but good to know it will be in a future update. Nice list, lots of updates and changes. Good to see MS listening for once.
Listening for once??? Please.....
I'm can use twitch already because of the update program from MS.
The Twitch app is updated? I have the dash update, but not the twitch one.
Wait what? I thought the app wasnt updated.
Ms chose me to be in a update program so i got twitch and the controller update,i can brodcast too. I will check for the DD because DTS too me doesn't sound better then DD
But you cant broadcast… it's just previewing the update, I'm in Te same program, along with lots of other users.
I couldnt really give a hoot about Twitch. Im still waiting for 3D BluRay support. :(
I'm curious :) Not only do you have a set of rare 3D movies, but apparently you actually want to watch them more than you already have?! What are these movies?
My ps3 died last year and I fully expected my shiny new $500 X1 to play all my blurays. Not so. At least not yet. And I have quite a few movies in 3d. Documentaries are incredible! I also have a few other movies like Jurassic park and some dreamworks stuff for the gf. I have a $3000 3d projector and I would like to use it in 3d again.
There are plenty of 3D movies out.
There's lots of 3D movies out all ready. They cost about $10 more compared to its normal bluray counterpart.
Rare??? I have 67 3d bluray's. There is nothing rare about 3d. Maybe you live in the hills and have not been down since the 80's. But 3d is back in,even ps3 and 360 have 3d for some games. ps4 will have 3d support, but who knows with the X1 going to hold my breath on that one
Check out, our universe 3D, really good. And if you have yet to see pacific rim in 3d you haven't lived. 3D is my most wanted feature for xb1 atm, I am a beta update tester and everything else seems good up to now. After 3d I want proper DLNA support, play to works well but options are always welcome.
I didn't realize the list was this long. The ability to change the number on Xbox Volume Up/Down is a nice touch.
Someone disagrees this is a nice touch? All... right...
Any word that is positive about the XB1 these days tend to get stealth disagrees. It is sickening that Xbox fans can't get to discuss their articles in peace.
Every console has trolls... i don't think anyone gets that luxury on n4g or most any other public site.