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#61 REM2000

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 07:20

Ive had a couple of lock ups and sometimes ive had it where the console won't wake up so i need to hold the power button on the front of the console. Generally however i think these are just software bugs, with the monthly releases the bugs seem to be disappearing fast.




#62 Pluribus

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 15:09

Check out the ratings on sites like Amazon, and read up on the reviews both good and bad.  You should get a bigger, better picture than the pond you're in now.



#63 Vigilant

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 00:10

The Xbox One is rock solid as far as I can tell.

The build quality on the controller though could be improved.

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 05:51

The Xbox One is rock solid as far as I can tell.

The build quality on the controller though could be improved.

 

 

Didn't MS spend like 100 million dollars designing it? Kind of odd that is the thing that it would need improvement.



#65 madd-hatter

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 17:47

Console technician? Isn't that just a term people give themselves who have just figured out how to mod a console?

 

I lol'd.



#66 trooper11

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 01:46

Didn't MS spend like 100 million dollars designing it? Kind of odd that is the thing that it would need improvement.


Its not a design issue, but a manufacturing issue. The bigger controller issue that I have seen mentioned comes down to poor QC from manufacturing such as seams not being tightly together.

#67 Kvally

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 19:27

Console technician? Isn't that just a term people give themselves who have just figured out how to mod a console?

 

Also heat does rise but a fan also sucks out that heat and pushes it out of the system, do you not know basic physics of air flow? Sony have never had an over-heating issue like Microsoft's RRoD fiasco with the X360. I don't know the specifics of how either of the current gen systems circulate heat but neither of them seem to have over-heating issues.

 

Not sure how the blu ray drives are better in the Xbox One when quite a few Xbox One's had BR drive issues and I haven't heard about any on the PS4. Sony are also one of the major founders of blu-ray technology so I would expect them to be pretty good at making BR drives by now.

 

It was Microsoft's fault for using lead-free solder without stress testing the system with it.. if that was the cause. I've seen articles which point in other directions but either way no one but Microsoft are at fault when it comes to the design and materials used in their system regardless of any RoHS directives.

 

My PS4 has had issues, where my X1 has had none. The PS4 is always throwing the fan up loud during gaming sessions because it gets too hot. It's a known issue, and is all over the official Playstation forums. And if you look there, you will see threads dedicated to BR issues on the PS4.

 

Like you did before, you made stuff up, and you are doing it again.



#68 Andrew

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 23:36

Nobody is making anything up. Both consoles have reported hardware issues. The opinions and experiences we share are subjective.

 

Suffice to say, neither console has outstanding, widespread hardware issues, ala RRoD/YLoD.

 

If you're worried about the longevity of your console, buy an extended warranty and rest easy. Nothing else to it.



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 00:15

Its not a design issue, but a manufacturing issue. The bigger controller issue that I have seen mentioned comes down to poor QC from manufacturing such as seams not being tightly together.

 

 

Spend 100 mil on design, don't ensure quality manufacturing. You have to wonder how that happens.  :/



#70 trooper11

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 05:07

Spend 100 mil on design, don't ensure quality manufacturing. You have to wonder how that happens.  :/


Bad batches happen in manufacturing. Just ask Apple, Google, Sony, MS, etc, etc. All have seen a bad batch of a new device that has issues and all of those companies spend a lot of money designing the products.

Its not easy to control the manufacturing side of things when you don't actually manufacture it yourself. Even if you did, its still nearly impossible to be perfect.

#71 Showan

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 14:12

Bad batches happen in manufacturing. Just ask Apple, Google, Sony, MS, etc, etc. All have seen a bad batch of a new device that has issues and all of those companies spend a lot of money designing the products.

Its not easy to control the manufacturing side of things when you don't actually manufacture it yourself. Even if you did, its still nearly impossible to be perfect.

 

 

I know this is off topic.

 

Is it just me, or does the Xbox One original vision make more sense after seeing and reading up on Windows 10?

 

It could just be me  :D

 

I wonder how much of the Windows 10 image is the Xbox going to take on.



#72 trooper11

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 04:09

I know this is off topic.
 
Is it just me, or does the Xbox One original vision make more sense after seeing and reading up on Windows 10?
 
It could just be me  :D
 
I wonder how much of the Windows 10 image is the Xbox going to take on.



No, its not just you.


The Xbox will get Win 10. As they said at the announcement, each device will run Win 10, but with an appropriate UI on each. So the actual dashboard layout may not change much, but its capabilities will grow.

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Posted 05 October 2014 - 09:50

Bad batches happen in manufacturing. 

 

 

OK. I thought by the other poster that there was a problem with all X1 controllers, that is they are all being manufactured poorly, or there was some overlooked design flaw.. Bad batches happen to all companies, I didn't mean to suggest MS should be singled out for that. :)



#74 trooper11

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 23:25

OK. I thought by the other poster that there was a problem with all X1 controllers, that is they are all being manufactured poorly, or there was some overlooked design flaw.. Bad batches happen to all companies, I didn't mean to suggest MS should be singled out for that. :)


Unless evidence comes to the contrary, it seem to just be a bad batch. I've got three myself without an issue, but I knew two people with controllers at launch that had defects to the plastic casing. They weren't sealed properly.