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  Reply # 1604495 4-Aug-2016 19:02
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I just want to buy the new Bluetooth controller for my PC.

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  Reply # 1616721 24-Aug-2016 10:48
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Picked up one yesterday. Certainly like the size. Unfortunately my TV supports the 4K but not HDR. But still happy enough with it. 

 

Do notice fan makes quite a loud ticking kind of noise when console on. Anyone else got this, just not sure if its normal. Mainly when watching Netflix etc can hear it over voices and unless loud scene can here in background. 


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  Reply # 1616756 24-Aug-2016 12:09
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Jaxson:

 

On sale at the Warehouse now also.

 

 

Why do they insist on selling the 500Gb version? Ours is a 500gb version and we promptly ran out of disk space after installing a few (<6) games. Xbox one games are so much bigger than 360 (naturally).


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  Reply # 1616812 24-Aug-2016 13:01
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Jaxson:

 

On sale at the Warehouse now also.

 

 

JB Hi-Fi is $6 cheaper if there is one close to you


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  Reply # 1616815 24-Aug-2016 13:05
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bbunnys:

 

Picked up one yesterday. Certainly like the size. Unfortunately my TV supports the 4K but not HDR. But still happy enough with it. 

 

Do notice fan makes quite a loud ticking kind of noise when console on. Anyone else got this, just not sure if its normal. Mainly when watching Netflix etc can hear it over voices and unless loud scene can here in background. 

 

 

Surely this is a defect? Have you tried having it replaced?


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  Reply # 1621342 2-Sep-2016 12:17
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I am looking at finally getting myself an Xbox One S, now that the smaller 500GB models are out (and I can get a free game)
I see mention that the 2TB model comes with a stand, while the smaller models do not. I plan to have the unit "sandwiched" in between a wall and part of my computer desk where the Xbox 360 is - so do not think I require the stand but could be wrong.

 

Sounds like the Xbox One supports USB3 hard drives to extend the internal disk space, anyone done this?


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  Reply # 1621343 2-Sep-2016 12:21
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nzkiwiman:

 

Sounds like the Xbox One supports USB3 hard drives to extend the internal disk space, anyone done this?

 

Yes, for a maximum of 3 HDD's on it, and with a 2TB WD red in a decent case it is actually faster than the internal one to load stuff. Some people have used SSD's on USB 3 to get even better load times





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  Reply # 1621345 2-Sep-2016 12:23
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nzkiwiman:

 

I am looking at finally getting myself an Xbox One S, now that the smaller 500GB models are out (and I can get a free game)
I see mention that the 2TB model comes with a stand, while the smaller models do not. I plan to have the unit "sandwiched" in between a wall and part of my computer desk where the Xbox 360 is - so do not think I require the stand but could be wrong.

 

Sounds like the Xbox One supports USB3 hard drives to extend the internal disk space, anyone done this?

 

 

 

 

Yes - I currently have a 1TB SSD external and a 1TB standard HD attached as external storage, giving me 2.5 T total on my original launch day Xbox One :)


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  Reply # 1621355 2-Sep-2016 12:38
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I will probably upgrade to next years model. Currently using my Xbox one with my windows 10 PC, the integration works quite well.

I really just wish that Microsoft New Zealand would get its act together and sort out the lack of a TV tuner (although it should probably need to worth with Freeview+) - it should be their responsibility to make this happen, not the US. The hardware is there, I suspect it is likely just a lack of local licensing negotiation.



I would probably add cortana as the other thing that needs some input from MS-NZ as well.




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  Reply # 1628777 13-Sep-2016 17:37
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nzkiwiman:

 

I am looking at finally getting myself an Xbox One S, now that the smaller 500GB models are out (and I can get a free game)
I see mention that the 2TB model comes with a stand, while the smaller models do not. I plan to have the unit "sandwiched" in between a wall and part of my computer desk where the Xbox 360 is - so do not think I require the stand but could be wrong.

 

Sounds like the Xbox One supports USB3 hard drives to extend the internal disk space, anyone done this?

 

 

 

 

I purchased one today - 500GB XB1 Slim, with Halo 5 + Master Chief + Doom for $499

 

Added in a Play and Charge kit for $38

 

 

 

Been looking around the Microsoft store for game downloads, seems there are about 4 or 5 different Microsoft stores, all with different options and prices to download games.
Are there any better alternatives out there to get digital games? (Rather have digital than disc, but in all the examples I found today it was cheaper for me to get a disc version than download)


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  Reply # 1628950 13-Sep-2016 21:43
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I buy my games from the Singapore, Hong Kong or US digital store as games are usually $20 or more cheaper there




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  Reply # 1628986 13-Sep-2016 23:45
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Often when things get to the clearance shelf then the physical is cheaper than a digital, and on new stuff there can be discounts that make it that way, but if you use the right stores then it will be cheaper in digital most of the time, and that means no stuffing about with discs.

 

I actually have many games in both, since I got it on digital, and then saw it with the pretty box etc for $15-20 at a later stage so got that so I have something to fill the shelf with.





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  Reply # 1629045 14-Sep-2016 07:36
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billgates: I buy my games from the Singapore, Hong Kong or US digital store as games are usually $20 or more cheaper there


How do you switch regions - I thought you could only swap once or twice every 6 months?

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stocksp:
billgates: I buy my games from the Singapore, Hong Kong or US digital store as games are usually $20 or more cheaper there


How do you switch regions - I thought you could only swap once or twice every 6 months?

 

 

 

Thats account regions you can only change once every few months, you can buy from other stores, as long as you have a valid payment method, and billing address attached to said store for said country, so eg if you were going to buy from the US, you would need a US paypal, or credit card, with a US billing address, the games are region free. NZ card wont work with a US purchase.





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