If the Kinect is disconnected from the XBox One, is the console still
usable? (Does unplugging the Kinect render the console inoperable?)
No, your Xbox One will still function properly (just without the features the kinect uses (voice commands, facial recognition, etc)). I set mine up initially without the kinect connected. You will just see a symbal in ...
To use the Kinect microphone to chat while playing games, press the Xbox button and choose "Settings" followed by "Kinect".
Ensure that the Kinect sensor is enabled and that it can hear you (if your Kinect can't hear you, select "Kinect doesn't hear me" and go through the audio calibration process).
Select "Chat Microphone" and turn this to "on". This ...
The marketplace lists Kinect Fun Labs as an addon to the game Kinect Fun Labs, and you'll just recurse infinitely if you try to do anything from this page but download the addon. The only way I was able to get into Kinect Fun Labs with the latest dashboard update was to:
Press the Guide button (the "Xbox button" in the center of the controller)
Scroll all ...
The PS2 EyeToy is essentially a QVGA (320x240) webcam, which is paired with image and gesture recognition software to create a device capable of detecting objects and simple movement.
Kinect is essentially a VGA webcam (640x480) paired with a VGA infrared sensor/emitter array. When paired with the proper software, this not only allows it to detect objects ...
Sadly, no. The games that support the Xbox Live Vision Camera are not natively supported by Kinect.
In fact, the two don't play nice together at all, according to this Microsoft support article. The only crossover app appears to be Video Kinect, which can be used with either device.
Beyond Rapitor's tips, Xbox has now rolled out Cortana (summer '16), I think Cortana installs automatically with automatic updates enabled. Cortana disables the original kinect voice commands. To verify setting go to Settings> All Settings> System> Cortana Settings, on the side ribbon the feature switch will indicate On or Off. When Contana is "...
I own an Xbox 360 Slim bundled with Kinect for Xbox, and a Kinect for Windows. I tried plugging in the Kinect for Windows into the Xbox, and the console did NOT recognise it. So I can confirm that the Kinect for Windows will not work on the Xbox. On the other hand, the Kinext for Xbox -using the power adapter- does work on the PC.
The Kinect uses a couple of things to determine a person's location in a room.
An RGB camera, which is similar in technology to a standard webcam
An infrared laser projector and sensor, which helps it judge depth in 3 dimensions
Blacklights are primarily ultraviolet, which puts them at the opposite end of the visible light spectrum from the infrared laser ...
I had this issue and it turns out that my second controller constantly thought it had a headset plugged in. Thus, giving you the mic icon in the chat window, disabling your kinect for chat and no speech coming out of speakers. Try using your second controller as the first player and see if the kinect chat feature works.
There could be a few reasons for this.
Firstly do you have the "instant-on" feature enabled? You can do this in settings->power and start-up. If you do have instant on enabled also make sure the "Wake up Xbox by saying ‘Xbox on’” setting is checked.
Next up, to calibrate Kinect to your voice, go to settings->kinect and then select "kinect doesn't hear me" ...
Each profile can be set to use Kinect login separately. So if you only want you to be automatically logged in you can set that as such by going to settings->sign, security, and passkey->kinect sign in.
You can also do that method to calibrate the Kinect so it recognizes you or the "distracting" user better. Unless you are twins... this method should work.
According to Microsoft...
The Kinect for Windows sensor is a fully-tested and supported Kinect experience on Windows with features such as “near mode,” skeletal tracking control, API improvements, improved USB support across a range of Windows computers and Windows-specific 10’ acoustic models.
The sensor was specifically designed to be used with PCs,...
Looking at the Amazon page for the product, yes it does support Kinect.
Kinect makes YOU the controller. With a dedicated, specialized port, the Xbox 360 250GB is built to connect seamlessly with the Kinect sensor and have you up off the couch and into the world of Kinect in no time.
The only differences between the E and the S is the ...
You can do it only if you have:
An external pair of speakers with RCA jacks on the back
An optical input and a 3.5 mm jack for headphones.
You would need to then buy:
An optical converter (if you don't have that optical input on the external speakers)
An optical cable from a place like radio shack and plug the red and ...
Answering my own question. I am not sure if this is the correct answer but I have observed it is something to do with switching of controllers after the game has begun. I can't tell exact scenario when this issue will arise because this happens only when you are playing online and it involves multiple scenarios (explained below) and more over you don't have ...
From xbox support:
This means one of three things:
The kinect is not level (obviously not the case)
The kinect is at a temperature extreme (in which case, let it cool to room temperature)
The sensor is broken and needs replacing/repairing
Yes, provided you have your settings to allow your kinect to be used as a chat device.
Make sure to run the kinect calibration routine first though, otherwise it won't do a good job filtering game sounds and so other people will hear your game in their headsets as well as your voice.
I don't think the screen size matters for the Kinect itself. However, you don't want to go too big or too small; too big and it'll be harder to control, to small and the cursor will go everywhere. From what I've seen, you might want something a bit bigger than 24".
If it's disconnected the console will still work (any games that rely on it of course will not.)
Microsoft had initially made it mandatory but relented in August.
Yes, in FIFA 13 and 14 at least, swearing will get you carded.
I believe you can issue a Xbox Snap Activity command. From there you can browse to your friends and leave it at that. The list should refresh as your friends change their online state if you sorted it that way.
The features list of Avatar Kinect indicates that it's possible for two people to play offline (see http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Avatar-Kinect/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8025848081a under the second page of the game overview).
Once you have downloaded it, use the Guide menu to access and open it as described in this answer for opening Kinect Fun ...
Kinect is required for Fable: The Journey.
This info is on the Xbox.com page for the game - look just to the right of the ESRB rating.
Major Nelson's blog entry for the demo also notes that you'll need the Kinect sensor to play.
Contrast this with the page for Mass Effect 3 which has the official branding for "Better with the Kinect Sensor" (just ...
There doesn't seem to be a lot of information on this, but a news article on Softpedia suggests that it won't:
"Potential customers shouldn’t expect to use this version of the
sensor on an Xbox 360 console, however, as the Kinect for Windows
works only on computers that are running the software development
Article: Special Kinect for Windows ...
Kinect Adventures does not need internet when playing.
Basically, when you sign in to Kinect Adventures, your logging in to your account, but not Xbox Live.
Some games, on the other hand, require you to sign in to Xbox Live to save because they are online games. So my assumption is that you do not have an Xbox Live Gold account.
So you can save any ...
If the second player is a silver account, the online chat feature will turn off as that account seems to take precedence when playing online. If you want to chat while playing with a silver account player, you will have to use a headset.
This was a suggested answer off of the Xbox forums to a perhaps identical problem.