November 19th, 2008, 06:35 PM #11
Besides the Neftlix thing, I am not impressed. Seems like a waste of time.
November 20th, 2008, 04:14 AM #12
I do not like the new dashboard. The only thing I do like is the netflix feature. Just watched a movie in HD.
November 20th, 2008, 08:26 AM #13
How much does the Netflix cost? I already have a subscription through the mail, is it the same?
November 20th, 2008, 08:30 AM #14
I was a big fan of their old interface, and this one will take some time getting used to. I found that the more you play around with it, the more you realize that everything is much easier to find and navigate through. I really like the new achievements menu, very easy to see what you have and haven't done and all the games you've played.
I did think it was a little rediculos just how closely they copied the Wii feel for the avatars. It even sounds exactly the same. We'll see if they come out with anything decent that utilizes these.
But the big thing about this is the Netflix. I'm not a big movie guy, but i may have to get Netflix just so i can use this. It's very easy to set up (watched my friend do it), and the quality looked pretty good (the best way i can describe it is a little better than SD clarity in HD size). The XBox has made itself into the most useful movie accessory that you can buy. Pretty genius if you ask me.
Give it some time and i think everyone will start to appreciate it.
November 20th, 2008, 08:55 AM #15
So no one has their console freeze on them constantly since the new dashboard came out?
It freezes when I'm trying to view my friends. I like how they do their "wave" and have it show what game they're playing. But when I press 'A' to read their profile or see why there are 3-4 other avatars with them, my console will freeze. It happened like 3 times before I stopped trying to look at peoples profiles.
But then my console froze again as I was just scrolling through the windows/frames on the dashboard when someone "Signs in".
As an example, it'll say: Watti has signed on. And that little small notice box that pops up. And this is while I'm scrolling through a window... it'll freeze my console =\
But if this is only happening to me, then my console is probably going to die again... crap.
Last edited by TooCool; November 20th, 2008 at 08:58 AM.
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November 20th, 2008, 08:58 AM #16
I like it a lot. Interface looks modern and sleek.
Tried Netflix, but I am using a wireless b hub, so the picture was not the best. May have to upgrade to wireless n.
Loading Fable 2 took about 10 minutes and it was 6.7 G.
The XBOX is now quiet while playing!!! Best feature so far. May also have to upgrade to the bigger hard drive too.
November 20th, 2008, 09:16 AM #17
its free if you already have a netflix account. i think it just uses up your "watch instantly" credits that you have allotted each month
Originally Posted by ibleedkngs
November 20th, 2008, 09:48 AM #18
Agree 100%. The Netflix feature is awesome. I watched Michael Moore's "Slacker Uprising" to test it out last night. Great quality, no freezing/buffering issues. I'm going to be using this a lot.
Originally Posted by DieAvsDie
It's because my signing on is such a momentus occasion everyone needs to stop what they're doing and take notice.
Originally Posted by TooCool
j/k Hopefully it's not a console issue... have you tried clearing your cache? I haven't had any issues with it freezing whatsoever.
I'm not sure if it works the same on the new dashboard, but here's the instructions to clear your cache:
Xbox 360 Cache Clear Code Revealed - Xbox
Hope it works for you.
Actually I think they've gone away from the credits and you can watch unlimited now, can't you? Maybe it depends on what plan you're subscribed to...
Originally Posted by gosha25
November 20th, 2008, 10:37 AM #19
I love the party chat. Now I can chat to my friends while playing COD4 and not have to listen to other idiots...
November 20th, 2008, 10:52 AM #20
The netflix option is awesome. I watched a documentary about break dancing last night. I also downloaded the new fable 2 theme, it looks pretty cool.