xbox live dashboard

  • Proof: New Xbox 360 dashboard reduces video quality

    The new Xbox 360 dashboard update was intended to completely transform Xbox 360 from a game console to fully fledged media hub, however things seems to be going in wrong direction, as reports from Digital Foundary suggest that the new dashboard have reduced the quality of video playback.

    According to reports, the new Xbox 360 dashboard update forces video on console to run at limited range RGB levels. This result in washed out colours, with blacks becoming grey.

    Other report also suggest that beta testers have reported this issue to Microsoft prior to the release of this dashboard update but Microsoft deleted all the threads referring to the issue and give the following message.

    Xbox Live New Dashboard

    "Thanks for the feedback! Though we will not be able to incorporate your feedback into this release we will save it for consideration in future releases. Thanks for using the new Xbox Update and please keep up the feedback!"

    Check out one of the comparison screenshot below.

    Xbox 360 dashboard comparison screen

  • Microsoft Revealed Details about Upcoming Xbox 360 Dashboard Update

    Microsoft has detailed about the dashboard for Xbox 360 update that will be launching on 4th November. Going by the details revealed it brings out much need changes and inmprovement in voice chat quality, improved UI and many more things.

    Xbox Live Dashboard

    Here is the complete list of changes:

    Improved voice quality
    – the audio codec is being updated to improve Xbox LIVE Party chat audio quality. So grab your friends and jump into a multiplayer game, catch a big sports event, watch a movie or do all three.

    Improved experience for changing your Gamertag
    – choosing a new Gamertag? If the Gamertag you’re looking for is already taken, your Avatar will spin a wheel and we will provide five other Gamertag suggestions at a time for you to choose from.

    Streamlined in-dashboard virtual keyboard – we’ve taken the existing QWERTY keyboard in-dash and made it easier to use for scenarios that involve repeated text entry, for example when signing up for Live within the dashboard.

    Improved Xbox Live Marketplace UI and browse experience
    – the Games Marketplace has been re-organized to provide streamlined access to the games and content you want, reducing the number of steps it takes to get to a download.

    Avatar changes – we’ve made your Avatars slightly more proportional so you can better play Kinect games.

    Easier to get on a wireless network – trying to connect to a wireless network? With the next update, you’ll see a list of all the wireless networks within range when you go into network settings. From there, you’ll be able to select a new network or further configure the network you’re connected to.

    Ability to sign-out other controllers in the sign-in UI – we’re adding the ability to sign-out profiles on other controllers in the sign-in UI within the Guide. This is especially useful when playing games like Rock Band.

    New browse experience for 100 per cent completed games – you spent a lot of time and effort earning those Achievements, so instead of only being able to view your first dozen completed games, we’re giving you a new and better way to browse all of them.

  • New Xbox Live Destination Arcade delayed

    The New Xbox Live Arcade browser (Destination Arcade) which was announce to go live this week has been delayed, it has been delayed until next week (Wednesday).

    Major Nelson has confirmed this "I wanted to let you know that the Destination Arcade release date has been moved to next Wednesday to kick off the launch of the Summer of Arcade."

    Destination Arcade allows gamer "discover new games and content you enjoy through an easy-to-use visual browser"