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Made in gb
Contagious Dreadnought of Nurgle





Oxfordshire UK

Hey Dakka,

Saw this news story and thought I'd better share it, it made me giggle a little inside....from BBC.co.uk

Xbox One owners are complaining that a new TV advert is switching their consoles on without their permission.

The ad - featuring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul - has the actor say "Xbox On" near its start.

The instruction appears to trigger the machine's Kinect voice/motion sensor, activating the console.

A spokesman for the firm said it had no comment at this time, but noted that previous ads had also featured voice commands.

Many people have posted comments about the problem on social media sites.

"Aaron Paul just turned my Xbox One via the Xbox advert. (Which triggered the IR [infrared] blaster to switch my TV off..)" tweeted Qassim Farid, a UK-based tech blogger.

Chesterfield-based Tom Neal wrote: "@Xbox your new TV advert is annoying the hell outta me. Aaron Paul keeps turning my console on… #stooooop"

The effect has also been noted on news discussion site Reddit's Xbox section, with one commentator writing: "Damn commercial keeps turning on my xbox! Lol"

Kinect
The Xbox One's Kinect sensor features microphones and colour and infrared cameras
The post reflects the attitude of many console owners who have posted about the matter who appear more bemused than angered by the glitch.

This is not the first time such an effect has been reported.

In November Xbox One owner Tom Kimberl posted a video to YouTube showing that an internet ad that featured the command "Xbox go to Dead Rising 3" launched the game on his system.

Users affected by the issue do have the ability to turn off the Kinect sensor, which prevents the console responding to voice commands.

The issue has parallels with an effect played for laughs in the TV series 30 Rock where a voice-controlled television went haywire when on-screen characters mentioned its trigger words.

Unbundled Kinect
The problem has arisen in the same week that Microsoft began selling a cheaper version of the Xbox One without the Kinect.

It said it made the move - timed to coincide with the E3 video games expo - following feedback from gamers who did not want to pay extra for the accessory.

The decision allows the machine to retail at the same price as Sony's PlayStation 4.

Fru
Fru lets players help platform climbing characters by making shapes in front of the Kinect
Microsoft's press event at the Los Angeles show was notable for hardly featuring the Kinect.

Only a dancing game, a Disney motion-controlled music rhythm title, and an indie game called Fru - which allows players to control a character by making body shapes - appeared to take advantage of the feature.

However, Microsoft did announce outside the show that a software update would soon allow developers access to more graphics power when the Kinect was not in use. This may help address complaints that several cross-platform games offer higher resolutions and frame rates on the PS4 than their Xbox equivalents.

However, the new ad signals that the US firm intends to keep promoting the Kinect as a feature that distinguishes its machine from its Japanese rival's, even if the price quoted at its end is for the standalone machine.


Apologies for the somewhat disjointed post, I copied and pasted on my tablet


 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

I saw this this morning, I'm kind of surprised it took this long for something like this to come up. I mean, a machine that comes on when you tell it to is cool in a Star Trek kind of way, but at the same time, open to so many random situations like this.

   
Made in us
Contagious Dreadnought of Nurgle





Oxfordshire UK

Agreed, I'm surprised it hasn't happened before. But now it's been picked up on, I can see it happening more and more.


 
   
Made in us
Ollanius Pius - Savior of the Emperor






Right behind you.

Doesn't turn mine on and that commercial is played all the time.
   
Made in ca
Crazed Troll Slayer




Reminds me of the guy with the gamertag "XBox Sign Out"
   
Made in us
Executing Exarch




 Kanluwen wrote:
Doesn't turn mine on and that commercial is played all the time.


The likelihood of it turning on is probably related to how similar your voice is to whomever is speaking in the ad.
   
Made in au
Norn Queen






The best part was the guy has an IR blaster that would turn his TV on when he said 'Xbox on'. And since the Xbox was off and the TV on, it switched the TV off in the process of turning the Xbox on.

I don't know why, but that just tickled me.
   
Made in au
Owns Whole Set of Skullz Techpriests






Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

Redeemer31 wrote:
Reminds me of the guy with the gamertag "XBox Sign Out"


Hahah! That's fantastic.



 Kanluwen wrote:
Doesn't turn mine on and that commercial is played all the time.


Your need to defend even that which does not require defending is bordering on pathological, Kan.


   
Made in au
Lady of the Lake






 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
Doesn't turn mine on and that commercial is played all the time.


Your need to defend even that which does not require defending is bordering on pathological, Kan.



Someone has to I guess, so why not be the defender no one asked for not the one that they deserve, or even need, but the one who is there anyways because he could be.
   
Made in us
Ollanius Pius - Savior of the Emperor






Right behind you.

 H.B.M.C. wrote:

 Kanluwen wrote:
Doesn't turn mine on and that commercial is played all the time.


Your need to defend even that which does not require defending is bordering on pathological, Kan.


And your constant need to equate things to "defending" is bordering on the irrational.
   
Made in ca
Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God





Inactive

 Kanluwen wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:

 Kanluwen wrote:
Doesn't turn mine on and that commercial is played all the time.


Your need to defend even that which does not require defending is bordering on pathological, Kan.


And your constant need to equate things to "defending" is bordering on the irrational.


Still same old kan~


n0t_u wrote:

Someone has to I guess, so why not be the defender no one asked for not the one that they deserve, or even need, but the one who is there anyways because he could be.


Exalting is required.

Dakka don't have a cancel button for mobile?
Too many edits ;(


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Redeemer31 wrote:
Reminds me of the guy with the gamertag "XBox Sign Out"


Good thing i dont have xbox. Recently i just started. Bf4

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