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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is The Version To Get

    Posted
    WaterEarthFire

    If you have a family or housemates the Kinect is extremely useful for automatically knowing who is using the system and logging in all the appropriate people instantly. Automatic sign in with the Kinect works amazingly well and usually happens faster than your TV can even turn the screen on. The thing can spot me from the other side of the living room. The Kinect controls the power on/off for your TV as well as the volume of your speakers. If you plan to use the live-TV or have a complex entertainment center with external speakers, cable or other streaming devices running through the Xbox you should definitely get the Kinect version. Here's why: the Kinect has an amazing IR blaster built into it that can turn on/off all of your devices as well as control the volume, the playback controls and channel of what you're watching. So even if you don't have cable TV (let's assume you have a Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, or Xbox 360) the Xbox One's Kinect will control playback on those devices (pause/play/rewind/fast forward) via controller, voice, gesture and Xbox SmartGlass. The free SmartGlass app turns your smartphone or tablet into a very powerful universal remote by using the Kinect to send IR signals to all of your devices. In addition with Kinect you also have a slew of other options like Xbox "Record That" game DVR, Skype video calling, Twitch camera broadcasting, Bing universal search of store/app content, controller tracking to know which person is playing and holding the controller, and instant QR code scanning "Xbox use a code" to redeem DLC/points/subscriptions. For a hundred more you get a free game and a Kinect sensor. Even if you are not interested in any of the Kinect games (Fitness, Dancing, Music, Sports, Party, weird Japanese/Indie experimental games) it is still a good idea to get this version with Kinect. Down the line voice controlled services like Cortana (currently on Windows Phone) are coming to Xbox One and most likely VR games which will need Kinect. Most games also make use of the Kinect voice for menu navigation and controls. For a hundred more it is a good investment. I think the sensor will probably cost more to buy separately down the line. The original 360 Kinect launched at 149, the Kinect 2 for Windows costs 199. If you think you might want to have Kinect down the line you will end up paying more than just buying it now bundled. Obviously everyone's funds are different and I'm not here to judge what you can afford right now, but it seems clear the Kinect version with a free game is without a doubt a better overall value given how much additional stuff you get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Addition to Home Entertainment System

    Posted
    TheGrid
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    I purchased this system to replace my XBOX 360 (which I kept but moved) to another room. Setup of the system was fairly easy and the provided instructions and on-screen help I found to be adequate to get the system up and running. Connecting to the network was also very straight forward. Mine is connected via wired Ethernet, but Wi-Fi setup was tested and it worked well. I already had an XBOX Live membership so I only needed to sign in for the system to ready. I went through all of the recommended screen calibrations and Kinnect voice training. I then connected my Uverse receiver to the system and followed the instructions to setup the system for that. The HDMI output from the receiver plugs directly into the HDMI input on the XBOX One. Once this was done I have not had to use the Uverse remote for anything but watching recorded programs on the DVR. The built-in One Guide gives access to the Uverse guide all within the XBOX user interface. Using Kinnect for me so far has been enjoyable as the system responds well to my voice and rarely messes up. Except for gaming with the controller, I never touch anything and merely speak to the system. Switching between applications and TV is seamless. The system suspends what you were doing and resumes where you left off when you return. Game play has been enjoyable thus far and I have found the system frame rates to be acceptable with the games I play. I have seen some slowdowns in extremely intense action playing Titanfall, but this could be network related, not sure. The system itself is large and heavy, and has an external power supply like the 360 does. You will need a decent size place to position it. It has a gloss finish on top and will get fingerprinted up. The unit is near silent in operation and after hours of use, is no hotter to the touch than would be expected of a PC-like system. Once the user has everything configured, just walking into the room and saying "Xbox on" bring the system to life. In a few seconds the unit (Kinnect) recognizes the user and logs them into Xbox live. The unit has power control configured through it so when turning on, it also turns on my TV, sound bar, and Uverse receiver. Overall the system has been a joy to own thus far. I hope Microsoft continues to make improvements and developers continue to make great games for the system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Microsoft makes it very difficult

    Posted
    SVmomanddad
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    We have had the Xbox 360 gaming system for some time. It was good, and we enjoyed it. We had to "upgrade" to Xbox One because all the new games are only on this platform. I can't believe how ridiculous it was to set up and still will often not work because you have to download updates almost every time you turn it on. For some reason, the updates get to a certain percentage, say 79% and then freeze. We have called Microsoft support - totally useless and unhelpful and totally not acceptable for a corporation that huge - and finally got some answers on various forums and boards - many people are having this issue. If you have to update the console every week it's hardly ready for consumers, and the updates, when you can get them to work properly, take a long, long time - far more time than it takes to play the game, so your "game time" is wasted waiting for the download to complete. Rip off, but if you want to play the new games you are stuck. Tried to convince my son to go to PlayStation and see if that's better. We live in Silicon Valley, and are in the high-tech business for 25+ years - we know how to set up a system so that is not the issue. My husband has spent hours getting it to work, and I still do not have confidence in the product at all. The product is technically fragile. I'm not anti-big business, but I have a completely different view of Microsoft now. My son enjoys playing it, but is getting less interested because either the console or games always have to have new updates. The tech support is 100% useless, and if popular games are updated only for new platform, well, they know they've got a captive market. But if it remains this irritating, they'll likely have fewer teen-age boys interested in their products, and that is just bad QC on their part!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid gaming with some perks.

    Posted
    ManOnTheMoon
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    I'm a grown up. I have a wife who I love and intent to be with for the rest of my natural life. I still love to game now and then but I can't sit around all day trying to "level up". I work for goodness sake. I needed to find a gaming system that matched my life. The Xbox One is just about perfect. The voice command system is robust and it integrated well with my TV and cable box. The companion app [Smart Glass] can only be described as #DOPE! It allows me to manage my entire system from my phone or tablet. There are a few downloadable apps like YouTube, ESPN, the NFL Network and Plex that round out the features very well. No more tv, cable and sound system remote controls. Just one remote to rule them all. The games are just fine. Frankly Destiny is holding me over until the next Halo title. I think we are just now starting to see games that are truly next gen. I have two gripes. One, the system is not backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games. That's BS, I feel like Microsoft could have made it backwards compatible and they will later on but for a price. Not cool, not cool at all. My second problem is with the size and design of the thing. It's ugly, REALLY UGLY. I spent weeks making my minimalist livingroom perfect and this thing just seems to be an eyesore that is tough to look at and difficult to properly place anywhere. The One looks like a VCR from 1989 and a pair of orthopedic boots bumped uglies and gave birth to it prematurely. I'll figure it out eventually but it just seems like they didn't even try to make it work. Overall I'd recommend this to anyone who loves to game but needs some extras and sophistication to justify the cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

    Posted
    jmartin
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    This is the first game console I've ever purchased. I held out many years and asked different "gamers" about which brand to buy. Between Playstation and Xbox, the Xbox slightly edged Playstation among opinions. I bought this Kinect Xbox One and followed all the set up instructions. The console was connected via wireless and after all was said and done, the initial experience was "awesome." Voice command, hand gesture control, the wireless strength, the installed apps, the cable box control including receiver, the crisp game effects, the flawless dvd experience, etc. I was a very satisfied Xbox customer! After about 3 weeks into usage, I notice: 1) it was becoming sluggish "getting a signal" when my internet is fine; 2) it was taking longer waiting periods to load different pages when scrolling; 3) watching movies on Netflix or other apps was constantly being interrupted by poor signal or non-functional even though as mentioned earlier that my signal was strong. I have the highest speed provided my Comcast and the only items other than the Xbox that share the router are my wireless phone, laptop, and printer. The fact that the Xbox One was working superb the first couple of weeks and now runs poorly around the third week of usage puzzles me. I did some research online about it's "sluggish" performance and low and behold, I'm not the only one who's voiced their opinion about the matter. So to end this review, I'd be cautious and do more extensive research on this Xbox One before purchasing it because as far as I'm concerned, I'll be using this mainly for the dvds instead of really enjoying "whole Xbox experience." Truly disappointed...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Like it despite hdd space

    Posted
    Fangarai
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    I have always been an xbox fan, so its no surprise that i chose the xbox one. However, it was a tough choice. Really, the exclusives and mlg did it for me. Now, i wished they had the titanfall bundle in my store but they didnt so i ended up with this one. Im not a big fan of racing games but i gotta admit, forza cars looks beautiful in the game. Really, it seems so real, true 1080p right there. If you like racing, this is right up your ally. Now the console itself, i like the look itself. The change in dashboard works for this console and it is a nod in the right direction. Some things are hard to find, but after a bit of digging you end up in the right place. Now moving to the kinect. It really did improve from the previous version. Truly i only really wanted it for voice commands, but its not something that is absolutely needed. Simply put, i could do without it (sometimes i wish i did buy it without it) but the camera works great, voice command do work fantastic and body movements are tracked with ease. Only downfall i have this console its the hard drive space. They claim its a next gen, yet they only placed 500gb (of which you can only use 300ish gb) and to top that you cannot remove one without voiding your contract thingy. Plus games tend to be huge so space is a big problem for me. The only saving grace is that external hard drives can now be used with the xbox but you do have to format it and once its format it you cannot undo it. Truly i like the console but i wished they focused more on the gaming aspect then the all in one entertainment. Now im going to recommend it but i do feel that the ps4 does triumph the xbox one in sone areas. Consider exclusive games, friends consoles and choices, specs before deciding on what you will buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fun for whole family

    Posted
    GoUCLABruins
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    We bought this for our family of four, ages 44(2), 14 and 9. Everyone has played it and enjoyed it so far. We bought the Forza bundle and if you like driving games it is great. We also bought Lego Avengers so we would have a couple games to start with which I highly recommend. The set up is a little involved and was made worse by the fact that the "A" button on the controller that came with the system didn't work. The 1st thing you do after hooking everything up is press "A" to go to set up. Luckily we bought an additional controller and that worked fine. Best Buy gave us a replacement controller with no questions asked. We decided to go with the Kinect in the bundle and even without a game (we ordered one) that uses the Kinect it is petty cool. It recognizes you when you walk in the room and allows voice commands. We set the system up to run everything; it runs the DirecTV, wireless internet (Netflix) and the tv. Have not tried Blu-ray yet. It all works very well. It is pricey, but so far I think it is worth it. Recommendations: get a couple games right away, get it with the Kinect as it basically costs as much as a game, get at least two controllers, get rechargeable batteries and a charging station. Be patient with the set up. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for games, but that's it

    Posted
    SteveM
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    I bought this instead of the ps4 because i wanted something for the kids to be able to play games, and to watch netflix, espn and other online content. It works fine for games, as long as you have the patience of a saint. It takes hours to download anything before you can play it. I have the ultimate internet speed from Time Warner, I can't imagine how slow it would be on standard hi speed internet. And that's the good part. If you want to watch Netfilx, Amazon Prime, ESPN, etc, be prepared to see the following, "Something went wrong...wait a bit and try again." or something close to that. This can go on for hours. It almost never successfully signs you into xbox live. I wish it was still in the return window so I could just get rid of it. Really poor product, Microsoft! Save yourself the hassle, buy a PS4 and another streaming device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME CONSOLE!

    Posted
    JN1234
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    I love my Xbox One and am very happy I bought it. I really enjoy the fact that I can control my console by talking to it and that it recognizes who I am. For example when my girlfriend turns on the console and I walk in the room later, it will sign me in because it recognized I was in the room, which is really cool, in my opinion. The voice control is really useful when I just want to watch tv or use an app like netflix. I don't ever need to touch my controller if I don't want to. You can tell it to change channels or search for something, or raise or lower the volume. The games are great too, as always. One issue I did have with my console is that it would not read discs when I first bought it, so I had to return it at BestBuy for a new one, but I had no problems with that. All the games I had downloaded on my first console were registered to my account and so when I signed in they were already in the queue waiting to be re-downloaded. Also, Microsoft gave me a credit for the issue as well. Anyway, I would definitely recommend this to anybody who enjoys games and having an interconnected entertainment system in their home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    whats to say, it's the BEST Game console ever

    Posted
    redridder
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    Microsoft Xbox One: The Xbox One is your all-in-one media center. Its powerful hardware delivers impressive graphics and detailed game worlds, plus it offers an impressive lineup of video streaming apps to bring you movies, TV shows, sports and more in HD. The wireless controller included in this bundle lets you play in a comfortable position, while Kinect delivers motion capture technology that allows you to step into your games and control them by moving your body. It also includes voice recognition, so your games and apps respond to the sound of your voice. With 500GB of storage for your favorite games and movies, plus a robust catalog of streaming services, this Xbox One is sure to keep you entertained. Prepare yourself for a thrilling, adrenaline pumping automotive experience with the included Forza Motorsport 5, which offers leading simulation and next-generation graphics engines, so you feel as if you're really strapped in the seat — zooming around some of the world's most legendary racetracks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best System Yet, But Still Room for Improvements

    Posted
    JWDauntless
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Love that I can control my cable box through the Xbox, taking it another step to being an entertainment hub in my home theater. Blu-Ray player was a much needed and welcomed addition to this generation of Xbox. Voice Control works very well, except when volume is cranked in games, TV, or movies. We have three units within our immediate family, and two of them had to go through two to three replacements before finding a solid unit that didn't have issues. Best Buy and Microsoft stood behind the product though and replacement in store was very quick and hassle free. Hopefully the hardware issues have been worked out as the product matures and demands are caught up on. The only "cons" after using my Xbox One for four months is that the Kinect cable needs to be longer (or an extension sold) for home theater setups and the Xbox button that lights up on the controller is way too bright when the lights are turned off. They dimmed them some in the last update, but they still need to tone it way down or give some customizability to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but small problems

    Posted
    nezeangeline
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    I had bought one of these for my boyfriend and it was great and of course, he loved it. However, the setting up took nearly 3 hours because of all these incredible updates. There was also an issue that the system would freeze and it wouldn't let him go into Netflix or watch his games. So we asked geek squad about it and they said he needed to update again, so when we got home and checked for the update, there was none there! After a week or two, the update popped up by itself and everything was okay. His brother then bought one a week after and his didn't have the same issues but it did have a problem of not allowing any games to download after he downloaded his FIFA. It said that 100% of the memory had been used, so we called in and we tried trouble shooting, and during that it froze. They finally told us to try and plug it out and plug it into a main input instead of an extension, and it worked fine there after. Despite all these problems, the XBOX One is pretty amazing. The features are awesome and the KINECT is incredible!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    XBOX ALL GROWN UP

    Posted
    CHISEL954
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    Coming from a pc gameR.... 1st the menu system is pretty slick, especially being able to "pause" a game as it is still running just by pushing 1 button - or even powering down. When you power back on it will begin right as you were. Little things like that help with the heavy $$ amount. Every menu, apps opens & slides at a good clip with ease. Gaming: 1yr out now not a-lot to choose that can take advantage of the sys full power. Though just like the 360 games will start to improve in time. GTAV is going to be a Killer!!! Vers the PS4 its a tossup & will come down to the game co's. Controllers are both good - though X1 feels a little plastic (buy a skin) but works better than the 360. Kinect II is cooler than i expected. The voice command works about 85% for me (i know some have ++ probs) I use more than I thought I would. The (-) = The X1 Gets HOT! Like Pain Hot if you had it next to you for a bit. -crazy- It's also a little big & cant stand up like the 360 (to big for that anyway) So that's it.... buy it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Console,Truly Next Gen

    Posted
    TrueGamerX23
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    I was sceptical when my son asked for an Xbox one, We still played the Xbox 360 so much and have such a huge library for it. I didn't know if I wanted to start building a new library of games with a new system... After buying it and playing many games I can say Xbox one is an amazing experience and truly Next gen. The Graphics and features of the system are amazing... The games are great (even the free games you get with Xbox live gold are enjoyable as pick up and play games). We still play our Xbox 360 but now we have more gaming choices... Also I recommend the kinect for or non gaming features like hands free logging in to your account,voice controlled on and off etc. It's a touch of the future and some of the games make the connect worth it as well... A great system...!!! Kudos Microsoft... (And I paid $500... Worth every penny)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great system with a few quirks

    Posted
    Gametime1
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    This is a great system and a clear improvement over the Xbox 360 however the operating system or underlying hardware (one of the two) have exhibited a few odd moments since I've owned it. Sometimes it takes much longer than expected to show details on notifications, join a party, open your friends list, etc. Also occasionally the system will behave strangely with button and remote inputs not to mention once the Kinect suddenly just stopped working and I had to hard reset the system, unplug the Kinect, and wrestle with it until it was working again. This is a device that is truly capable of being the centerpiece of your living room and home entertainment system. It will be interesting to see how it continues to evolve and what it can deliver with future gaming titles. I also am curious to see how performance of the interface changes with future system updates.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    one problem after another

    Posted
    skcusyubtseb
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    I have been an xbox fan since the original xbox but update after update games not working it has become unreal. The kinect hasn't worked from day one. I sent it in foir repair and it works maybe every third time i say something it works. With all the updates the 500 Gb hard drive it will be full of updates. I would recomend keeping your xbox360 give the xbox one another 3 or 4 years to fix all there issues then they will have a harddrive you can install all your games on. If microsoft could make the xbix one work like their surface3 it would accually be fast. This xbox one makes the 360 look like a ferrari compared to the xbox one the Ford Pinto. Well enough complaining if you buy the one i wish you better luck then what i am having with it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xbox One is an awesome investment.

    Posted
    Ramrod
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    This unit looks fantastic. It is easy to setup once you figure out the learning curve on the menus. The voice commands on the kinect are nice for some features but often I find myself yelling at it to make it understand. Also it seems that it has some kind of connection issue while streaming movies. Often times it will stop the movie or completely disconnect while I do not have this problem on my 360 or my Netflix app on my tv. I was also kind of disappointed in the amount of media apps for this machine. It was billed as being a complete home media device and it doesn't have the same apps available that the 360 has such as HboGo. All in all this will be a great machine and I think people will be very happy with it once game developers start making dedicated games for next ten consoles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Xbox One is the ULTIMATE Media Center

    Posted
    Thangalang21
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    Finally, an 8th generation console has entered my home, and the first thing I did after I unpacked it and set it up is attached it to my cable box so my Xbox One is now my media center. I have only played a couple of games on there due to me being busy and having a job, but programs such as Netflix are really fun to use with my Turlebeach headset. Will this system take over your cable and/or media center for everything? Yes. Do I recommend getting it with a Kinect? Yes. Is it recommended for playing a cubic ton of videogames and classics? No, so if you're looking for that then get a PS4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Glad I Got the Kinect Version

    Posted
    FavoriteSaint
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    I was originally going to get the cheaper Xbox One without Kinect, but decided to pay the extra $100. I figured that future games would be more dependent on the Kinect system, and didn't want to have to buy it later. I'm glad I did! I don't use the Kinect for gaming (yet) but I use it for the voice commands, literally everyday. Kinect synced to my TV, so now I can even lower the volume using voice commands. (No more hunting for the remote or, gasp, getting up to change the volume.) I love the entertainment aspects of my Xbox. I use my Netflix and Amazon Prime memberships more because this system has made it so easy. ("Xbox, go to Netflix." Who doesn't LOVE that?!?) Bottom line: Great system. Get the Kinect!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    About what I expected

    Posted
    somedude
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    I bought the bundle that includes the Kinect and a copy of Forza MS 2. It was the same price as the bundle without the game. It's about what I expected. The Kinect is pretty cool when it comes to recognizing my face to load up my profile and the voice controls are cool in the dashboard. The motion tracking is very clunky and the Kinect controls are either a chore or nonexistent for most apps (YouTube). I don't care for racing games, so Forza just didn't hold my attention and there really isn't a whole lot of games out yet so I have actually been using my 360 quite a bit more. However, the number of game coming out over the upcoming holiday is very promising, almost overwhelming. So overall, I am very please with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend