Tag Archives: xbox live dashboard
Fri, Jan 20, 2012 | 14:21 GMT
Microsoft has said it is aware of color output issues with the Xbox 360 dashboard upgrade, and is working on resolving the problem. According to a tweet from Major Nelson, there is a “color space issue with some Xbox video apps,” and while a fix is in the works there isn’t an ETA on it at this time. Engadget notes that some users have also reported issues with “HDMI output having HDCP authentication problems” with various televisions or receivers, which black video output. Digital Foundry also noted a while back that 1080p output had been downscaled in certain videos to 720p internally, making black appears more grey in color. Plus, third-party video partner offerings seem to be limited to 720p only, while Microsoft-hosted services have a “clear quality advantage.”
These issues have been noted by users since the new dashboard was in beta, so hopefully the fix Microsoft is working on will be implemented before too much longer.
Fri, Dec 09, 2011 | 16:28 GMT
Microsoft is requiring all future apps developed for Xbox 360 Dashboard to contain Kinect functionality. According to statements given to Kotaku and Joystiq: “With the new dashboard our objective is to bring the power of Kinect functionality to every experience where voice and gestures make sense.” This doesn’t mean controller support is on the way out, of course, just that users will have the option to use either if they wish.
Thu, Oct 27, 2011 | 15:30 BST
According to a rumor posted over on tech site Win Rumors, Microsoft’s new Xbox Live dashboard update is set to launch next week. The site said it had a look at the update yesterday at the Nokia World event, and has posted a video of its hands-on with the update’s Windows Phone integration and Kinect features. It has been reported previously, that WP7 users can use the phone as a remote control with the dashboard via an app created for the service. A leaked PayPal memo posted back in September, while the dashboard’s beta was ongoing, pegged the new interface for a November 15 release. We’ll send a mail. Thanks, OXM.