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Poll: *** Xbox Series X|S - £449/£249 - launches 10th November ***

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by ic1male, 9 Jun 2019.

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Which will you buy?

  1. Series X

    449 vote(s)
    58.9%
  2. Series S

    76 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Not interested

    218 vote(s)
    28.6%
  4. Both

    19 vote(s)
    2.5%
  1. Zeebedy

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Jan 2011

    Posts: 4,464

    Guys,

    just fired up some Fallout 4 GOTY edition, and it runs great, but...when I scroll fast, but is not laggy, but quite fuzzy, I think it’s set on 4K 60hz..

    how do I go about changing to 1440p 120hz which my tv supports? They is no customisation in the game settings.
     
  2. Ollie83

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 May 2009

    Posts: 509

    Location: Kirkwall, Orkney

    The series S is definitely more powerful on paper. There is no argument, but as McPhee says it seems to be the way they have the games play. Imho they have built the Series S around 1440p gaming on a monitor rather than a big 4ktv for now. As time passes, there will be games that are only playable on Series S/X and not on last gen. This will be where the machine should come into its own.

    I would say that a lot of last gen games will, for now, look better on One X than they do on Series S but that will change in the future.
     
  3. Zico

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    Joined: 15 Jan 2003

    Posts: 4,917

    Location: South East

    If you're talking about the auto-redeeming of reward points (5500 for £5) then you must remember (as with any points redeemed for credit) they expire within 90 days. If you're going to spend the auto-redeemed points in that time then you're fine. If not, stick with manually redeeming your points when you've got enough for what you want to get.
     
  4. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 43,447

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    Fallout 4 doesn’t support 120hz.
     
  5. Supercow

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Aug 2003

    Posts: 14,016

    Location: Straya

    Those Audeze are supposed to be pretty snooty fancy pants ones, hard to imagine that they'd not sound good. What specifically didn't you like?
    A workmate of mine doesn't quite dig his Arctis 9x, and ordered these official ones.
     
  6. Hedge

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,504

    Location: Somewhere in the middle.

    If you are gaming on it then it slows installs right down. Your best bet is to just use game pass phone app to set games downloading while you're not using it.

    I had same experience as you until I realised it pauses / slows during other activity.
     
  7. Relentless81

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 May 2010

    Posts: 11,656

    Ok thanks, makes sense really. I don't use Instant On so I'll just switch it on later on today to finish downloading
     
  8. Witcher1980

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Feb 2017

    Posts: 871

    Location: Westleton

    I noticed the series X stays warm with instant in. Came down this morning and touched the case and you can feel some slight warmth.
     
  9. Simon

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    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,060

    Location: Berks / Moscow

    10-15W heater
     
  10. Arcane

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,954

    Location: Ealing, London

    The Arctis 9x have got much better with firmware updates, when they first launched they had an issue with interfering with the wireless controller. When you turned them off in the wrong order they would make the controller lose connection with the xbox. They also had annoying popping and crackling sound. That's all been fixed now and I really like them overall. They are very comfortable and I like the sound separation using Dolby Atmos.

    The Penrose was a real letdown for me personally. There were numerous issues that taken singularly I would have overlooked (battery life, tight fit, hissing noise, wireless range) but as a whole made them, for me, not worth almost twice the price of the Arctis. They sounded great for music but I prefer the Arctis to game with.
     
  11. beachBOYken

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Feb 2007

    Posts: 10,588

    Location: London

    Football manager 2021 xbox edition now on Gamepass, that was quick.
     
  12. Noxia

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 30 Dec 2010

    Posts: 8,814

    Location: Wiltshire

    I couldn't be happier with mine. The sound quality alone was worth the extra over the 7s I had but they are nowhere near as comfy and as you say, the battery isn't as good. However for me, sound quality trumps all.
     
  13. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

    Posts: 28,995

    Location: Westchestershire

    Can someone have a look at Disney+ on Xbox Series X and tell me if it does 4K playback? Star Wars Episode IX should be 4K but I can only see it as HD on Xbox Series S (console is in a HDMI 2.0 port).
     
  14. Yas786

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 48,713

    Location: All over the world...

    Just checked only says HD on my series X but then tv I use my series x on is an old HD only tv.
     
  15. Gman

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,668

    It's it just me or are the buttons on the controller a little to ok click happy? Been paying FIFA and the amount of times it does a double press is starting to get anoying
     
  16. ic1male

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    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

    Posts: 28,995

    Location: Westchestershire

    Thanks, it also says in the app settings where you can pick how much data to use, that HD is max. So I'm guessing you need an Apple TV or the Disney+ app on your TV itself to get 4K video.
     
  17. Jono8

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    Joined: 20 May 2007

    Posts: 34,234

    Location: Surrey

    yeh they rack up really quickly. Especially due to all the extra time to make sure to do the stuff every day/week during lockdown.

    Saving mine up for when MS do a sale/good price on the expansion drive.
     
  18. budge1972

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Nov 2003

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    Location: bicester

  19. ic1male

    Caporegime

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    Location: Westchestershire

  20. budge1972

    Wise Guy

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    Location: bicester

    I,m sure it said 4k60 but all the info/link has been removed by MS now