Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
DTro

New XBox Live Experience Coming Today

15 posts in this topic

Microsoft VP John Schappert has confirmed today at the Tokyo Game Show event that the Xbox 360 "New Xbox Experience (NXE)" dashboard revamp is coming on November 19th to 26 countries and in 19 languages.

The NXE will completely transform the intrerface of your console but the biggest change is the move to cover flow-esque navigation, working the same way Vista's Aero task switcher does. From there you can cycle through various channels (avatars, demos, new movies, Netflix, etc) and it appears there will be an expansion of channels, from the current 5.

NXE will certainly include Netflix support with the ability to stream over 15,000 movies, concerts and TV shows to your 360. You can also "stream the movie with up to seven other consoles in a 'party' you can also haul around the dashboard, in and out of movies or games."

The NXE also adds Mii-like avatars where gamers can customize a character to look like them (or anyone else) including the face, hair, body and clothing and accessories.

More notably, NXE will give you the ability to copy your retail purchased game to the hard drive, which slows down load times and also saves your drive's laser in the long run.

NXE officially adds 16:10 plus 1440x900 and 1680x1050 widescreen VGA and HDMI support. Fans should applaud this as it will remove most black formatting bars and will offer high resolutions for VGA and HDMI users.

The new interface update will also include a new channel called "Xbox Live Primetime" which is basically a party game (think GSN) channel for XBL members.

All of your current content including themes will be backed up and moved over flawlessly, says Microsoft.

Copy and Paste for me, but on a side note, I really like the addition of support for 8 player Private Chat!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been wondering about this.. Seen the announcements on the Xbox main menu. My bro-in-law is excited for the Nexflix...no more mailing movies around. I'm not sure it will work better for most Netflix users or not though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Downloaded the update this morning. Spent most of the morning watching netflix streams. Seems nice so far but it will take some getting used to where everything is now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They give you a two week trial period.

The new dashboard and Live features are really cool! Microsoft one upped the competition on this one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

with the 2 week trial period is it an automatic cancel at the end or do you need to do it yourself before you start getting charged?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you have to sign up for the trial? I would think you at least have to download the netflix addon....My live account just expired yesterday though. I'm working on getting another, but holding off till I can get it under $30

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, you have to sign up for a Netflix account and download the Netflix app for the XBox (very short download). You then pick one of three levels of service through Netflix that ranges from 8.99 to 16.99 per month.

After two weeks you have to manually cancel your account or the billing then starts.

I probably won't sign up since the On Demand service Comcast offers is pretty decent.

The Avatar creation feature of the New Live is a direct ripoff from the WII, but they made it much better IMO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, you must subscribe to Netflix. I pay $10 a month but have added the ability for the extra $1 to recieve Blue Rays whenever they are available. With netflix streaming thru the 360 we can drop our movie channels from our tv package.

I am still undecided about the new look, hopefully it's just the learning curve of where everything is located, feels cluttered to me and kind of like they tried to modify the ps3 dashboard with fancy icons. I think I liked the simplistic blade system, but It also took a bit to get used to that one as well.

Maybe I am just stubborn when it comes to "change".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dumb question, does the PS3 have options like this?

The Netflix stream is exclusive to microsoft for a game system at this time. You can still stream netflix from your PC or a Tivo box put it doesn't appear the PS3 will be an option for the forseable future.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really like the new set-up that Xbox put out. I was going to set up the netflix today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My son got up extra early to download the new update! He likes it, and I think looks pretty good to. My brother has the Netflix subscription & tried it thru there 360 & said it wasn't that great of quality with his big screen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Netflix Quality will depend on Interenet connection speed and quality.

Exactly, an HD movie requires a huge chunk of bandwidth to display, more than 4 times that required for a standard internet video clip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Keep an eye on those trees. They tend to jump in the way when your not looking.    won't be the same without ya. 
    • Truth be told it was the outstate money that originally built the metro into what it is. Without that funding St Paul would be nothing more than St Peter is today. 
    • Can't argue with the last part
    • I wonder if a person gets an extended warranty if that will help?  I have a 2011 with 5.3 silverado and all is good today so I'm thinking og looking into that.
    • My last kayak adventure was less than stellar wound up in the drink. And it was a cold drink at that. A very memorable paddle up to that point. It was the first time I had ever been on the water with snow on everything. It was awesome.    Alas, my 'yaks are all put up for the season now. Waiting for next years adventures to begin. 
    • I am toying with the idea of doing a little calling this weekend. The moon is nice and dark, so the first and last few minutes  of daylight might make something happen. It all depends on what I stumble into for sign. The majority of the deer hunters have been done for a while, so the free meals are going to be getting harder to come by. 
    • The fans I was talking about are 12 volt and only 1" deep. Putting them under the heater might not do the job because the heat from heater rises. If you have room in the lower cabinet on your heater you could mount one fan inside and blow the heat out the grill on the front of the heater.
    • I thought last night's game was surprisingly entertaining considering how low scoring it was for most of it. Not sure if people outside of MN and TX would agree. Rudolph dropping that ball in the end zone was devastating - IMO it was a bigger play than the final one. As much as I hate to see us continue to lose, I honestly have never seen a team lose so many starters at key positions and still be competitive. Says a lot about our coaching, depth, and players buying in.   Will be interesting to see what we can do with our OL without having a 1st rd pick this off season. As others have said, it wouldn't be a bad strategy to use every draft pick we have on the linemen.      
    • Yes. Unlike you I have a job and a life.   I'll just say that whatever it's about you are right because that's the only thing I could ever say that you would possibly agree with me on. I won't get in the way of your libertarian fantasies.
  • Our Sponsors