Posted 24 November 2013 - 16:15
Well I think the best thing that can be done is to complain to MS so that they know people want this fixed. I don't think MS wants to ignore these issues if they can do something about it.
I really don't think this is impossible to fix either. You could have a software check that adjusts the Hz based on the 'app' you launch. So when you launch TV, it switches the Hz. When you switch to the One Guide or another X1 app/dash, you switch it back to 60hz.
You can do this on the pc now, even in windows 8, which is what the X1's main OS is based on.
As far as MS not catering to regions outside the US, I think MS made it very clear that while all of their early announcements were US focused, they had plans to get proper support spread to all regions the X1 is released in. They also made the point months ago that unfortunately that would not be in place at launch. Heck, they even reduced the number of regions they would launch in thanks to localization tied to voice commands not being ready. They haven't finalized deals across Europe to add support for things like OTA or the various cable services that they have said they will support.
It sucks for people in Europe that want to take advantage of those tv features and I hope MS keeps us updated on a timetable for rolling out proper European support. I think if they do that and respond properly to issues like this, you guys will feel better about it. If they don't, then there is more reason to complain.
The 'TV,TV,TV' mantra that people like to mock isn't just about hooking up cable boxes, its about making it easier to get to tv-like content (such as the OneGuide managing all your streaming content, not just a cable box) and augmenting the traditional tv experience that many people still access.