HomeHomeCalendarSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Xbox One DVR Doesn't Work Without External Hard Drive

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
realt
Best in the World
Best in the World
avatar

Posts : 17249
Join date : 2013-07-19

PostSubject: Xbox One DVR Doesn't Work Without External Hard Drive   Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:42 pm

The Xbox One's upcoming feature to record over-the-air-TV will not work unless an external hard drive is plugged into the console, a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to GameSpot.

Speaking during a presentation of the Xbox One's upcoming Dashboard redesign, project lead Richard Irving explained that DVR functionality will not record TV footage to the console's internal hard drive.

"You need an external hard-drive specifically for DVR because we want to keep the [storage] paths optimized between playing games and watching TV," he said. "We don't want them to interact with each other."

A digital TV tuner, already available for Xbox One across Europe and North America, is also required to play over-the-air TV.

During Microsoft's Gamescom press conference on Tuesday, Xbox head Phil Spencer announced that the Xbox One's existing user interface will be completely redesigned with a new update, scheduled to arrive before the end of the year.

Known as "the New Xbox One Experience," the Dashboard will replace the existing Windows 8-themed layout in favour of a more straightforward panel system. Also included will be the option to look through the Xbox One's TV guide and schedule recordings of upcoming shows. These recordings can be activated remotely too, via the SmartGlass or Xbox on Windows 10 apps.

Microsoft has told GameSpot that the highest theoretical resolution of over-the-air-TV recordings will be 1080i, but dependent on ariel signal quality.

Another feature coming with the system update will be the option to transfer TV show files onto a tablet within the same home network. This means that the tablet will store the downloaded shows, automatically if requested, and will be able to play them offline and on the go.

However, Microsoft has confirmed that this feature will only work with Windows 10-supported tablets, and not on similar devises running Android or iOS.

On Wednesday at Gamescom, Microsoft and Seagate announced a partnership for a new 2TB external hard drive made specifically for Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Back to top Go down
 

Xbox One DVR Doesn't Work Without External Hard Drive

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» U.K. Government rules Christians have no right to wear Crosses to work
» China gives £50 million in aid so mobile phones work on underground by the Olympics
» Work of Art: The Next Great Artist
» ATOS DECLARES DEAD PEOPLE CAN WORK
» George Osborne says welfare claimants will have to work for their dole.

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Wrestle Fanatics :: Popular Demand :: Video Games-