First impressions of the Xbox One console by a new buyer.
I don't think my setup took that long.
Mine didn't either.
My setup took no time at all. But my day 1 patch took no time because I was on a 25mbos connection at the time (have since upped it to 50mbps down and 20up)... And the author must have the worst shelving unit in history. Had to break a shelf? Wow... I do understand that the One is a bulky box, but to break shelf to find a spot for it is just nuts... I have a Xbox one (day one edition)... And I'm very lazy when outside of a game. "Xbox go to, Xbox Select, Xbox resume" .... Commands that changed my life.... For the better
Yeah, my shelving isn't amazing, it's not a TV stand, it's a computer desk, and underneath, there was a metal pole to support a shelf, I had to remove that shelf, to get rid of that pole, so I could place my Xbox one console into the newly formed gap. It would not have fit on the half sized shelf and enabled me to insert a disk. I find I rarely use my voice commands, but I have had no problems with them either. It just would have been a little nicer to get a bit more direction with them.
It took me close to an hour of trying to figure out what all the lights and colors and blinking of the system was before finally realizing the HDMI cable that came with the console was bad. By the time the update was applied and the game was installed I was over the new nostalgia and just went to bed since I had to work the next day. My setup time was horrendous and frustrating.
My installation was only slow due to my download speed, besides the patch, it was straightforward to set up my Xbox One. Lack of input for the WiFi on my sisters, but my USB keyboard fixed that. Everything was so easy to set up, and simple to navigate, it was just downloading the patch. I live in a 4Mb broadband area
Yeah so far my experience with the xbox one has been great.
Mine was super easy to set up. Sounded like the whole time the guy wanted a ps4 instead so was never gonna be happy.
It was very easy for me to set-up actually. Anyways, Despite all of the underwhelming stuff, I hope you enjoy the console. You and your sister are going to love Playing Sunset Overdrive CO-OP.
you've played it?
I wonder what kind of entertainment stand he had that he needed to break it so it would fit. I mean it's big but not that big.
Right its just slightly bigger then the Xbox 360, I think its because its square and Xbox 360 had rounded corners.
The console slightly bigger than the early PS3/360 models. If his self are too small to fit a XB1, the airflow on his stand must be poor.
My setup went smooth as silk, the key is having a good internet connection! If your are using a 3g or 4g cell phone hotspot you are asking for headaches and a large hotspot bill. I have no complaints about the console and how it functions. Like everyone on all consoles I would like to see more and more games there is never enough. Lol.
Setup was very easy. I have mine beides the TV with all sides open to fresh air. Only Annoyance is the Noise of the Power brick if you put the system in sleep mode
The power brick makes noise? Mine must be defective then.
mine doesn't make noise
I kinda feel like this guy wanted to complain just to complain. His comment about the X1 dash being slower than the 360 is just straight up wrong. Using a 360 now compared to the X1 is like watching paint dry on the wall. Its painfully slow. As to other claims of having to modify furniture. I say pictures would have been worth, well probably all your words on that topic.
It takes me longer to open up my friends app on my X1 than it does on my X360. Start up time is better and some apps open quicker (Netflix, hulu plus)on X1 but for it being new and having more power it sure doesn't feel like it is much quicker (not that noticeable).
the new friends list from the August preview seems much improved and layout is much better imo. I will agree though that friends list feels a bit slower but everything else from apps and initial start up (I use standbye) is much much faster.
yah the X1 is so much faster than the 360, i rarely use my 360 now. The only thing that used to be faster was the way friends were done, thats because it was a separate application that housed more info, but its been streamlined since then. Really loving it, now if they could just add the ability to download xbox video tv and movies to the hard drive and external hard drive i'd be set.
This was a very nice read, and it seemed genuine. I want to read more stuff like this, and less gaming politics like we see so often on here.
I would like to lay claim to this article, as an author of gamercrowd. It is my handiwork, and it is actually how it all went down. Now I did have some bad experiences with my installation, but I do enjoy my Xbox One. My Xbox One installed without a hitch, and the speed of it, is all down to my 4Mb internet connection, but my sisters Xbox One console had a lot of the problems. You may just say I complain for the sake of complaining, but I do feel it is slower than my Xbox 360, but the 360 didn't have features to run with it, like 5 minutes of DVR etc. At no point during my article do I mention that I regret my purchase. I've had so much fun in the short time I have owned the console. And I did have to re-arrange my shelving, as the support pipe blocked where I wanted to put it. I wanted to ensure maximum ventilation of my setup. I am aware that the problem on my sistes console was just a one off glitch, and easily resolved with the USB keyboard. I don't want to flame, nor do I want to make it seem like I am slating the console, merely providing my experience with TWO setups. If you read, one of them went flawlessly. The patch problems are down to my retro internet connection
Yeah, I think all in all you painted a thorough enough picture of how it happened, and the fact that you installed 2 consoles shows that you have more room to talk about how it all worked than the average consumer who only owns one. The fact that you didn't freak out with your sister's console was having issues is good, and I think many people who are complaining about download/install times are also using slower connections. I myself, have a 50mb/s connection so I'm sure it will be pretty nice when I pick one up in September. Thanks for the good read!
Puh it's tiny compared to my onkyo tx-nr636 a/v receiver. Now that thing made me re-think my shelving. The re-think has left a handy space for a PS4 though.
I use the voice commands when I'm eating some food and don't want to get my controller all gross. It comes in handy.
Excelente console. Kudos for Microsoft
I've learned nothing at all except that this guy has one of the worst internet connections ever. Don't waste time reading this. He compared setting up the device to how it's going to run at all times, this guy is neither a gamer or writer, pass.
I have one problem with my xbox "XBOX ON!!!" DAMN!!! still didn't work XD
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