Xbox Series S [XBSS] [Release November 10 2020]

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  1. Jay

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    This just popped up in my recommend feed for some reason.
    Was actually a very good review from a first time xbox owner including good and well reasoned thoughts. And never did my head in with incorrect specs etc which these sort of videos seem to have.
    Insight into why she actually prefers to have smaller storage for her own use case, so not actually a negative for her.
    Ended up watching it all.
    Might see if I can find video with her PS collectables.
    Some old woman that puts most younger tubers to shame
     
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    Here you go. Someone used a SSD-to-CF Express adapter...

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    Tommy McClain
     
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    interesting
     
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    Check out the Twitter thread too. Evidently someone went the other way too. Someone used a CF Express to USB adapter.

    There's also a guy on there making his own expansion boards.

    Tommy McClain
     
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    a low of enough price point would pretty much allow all 3rd party nvme drives at a pricepoint better than what MS can currently provide. Curious to see if this market explodes.
     
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    As long as it doesn't throttle probably should be possible once able to clone the format.

    I do expect them to bring on more providers soon enough. Guess depends on how long the seagate single provider contract is for.
     
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    Initial results for that ESXS adapter on eBay was showing around $65 and really slow shipping from overseas.
     
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    Nice. My only problem so far is the length. MS should really have positioned the slot horizontally aligned so you could have a longer stick that points to the top of the console. In the current vertical alignment such a stick would just collide with other cables or would cover the ventilation holes
     
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    btw is there no workaround at all to make kinect v2 works with XS?

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    yep no workaround at all. someone tested it and it did not detected at all on XS OS.

    anyway, just ordered an XSS. hopefully it'll arrive with no issue, as it got no warranty (gray imports).
     
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    They could always just make an L shaped expansion drive or adapter and have the protruding part be flush with the case.

    Regards,
    SB
     
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    If MS does that they run into problems like Sony has around maintaining the baseline standard performance values of the ssds for game devs. They'd be much better off not letting that happen.
     
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    Maybe they will do it like on Xbox 360 where it's the external storage that needs to be fast enough. The Xbox will do a benchmark of the storage and let you know if it's tok slow
     
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    How to fix raised SDR black level in Xbox Series S?

    Googling around, i only found this raised black issue on series x bluray player


    but i got raised black level on SDR on xbox series S on everywhere. What i have tried

    • changing the TV from Auto, to low, to high.

    • changing xbox to RGB full and normal

    • doing the full color/brightness/contrast calibration on xbox settings

    I have none of this issue with my LG CX with these devices:

    • PS4 Pro

    • Nintendo Switch

    • PC (i connected XSS into this same HDMI cable and port)

    • Samsung Dex

    • Laptop

    • internal LG CX apps
    any idea How to fix raised SDR black level in Xbox Series S?
     
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    The drive is only 2.4gb/s there are a lot more options out there.
     
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    Anyone know how to check which games supports quick resume?

    Also how to pin games to quick resume? (for example, I'm still doing halo 5 story mission so I want to keep halo 5 pinned for quick resume)
     
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    How to pin games into quick resume
    1) Start the Game

    If it's Quick Resume compatible then it will be in that group.

    You do not really manage quick resume group like you do other groups. It's there for mostly informative purposes. With that said, if you remove an item from Quick Resume pin group it will clear the Quick Resume slot it was using. If you start other games and do not want them using a Quick Resume slot, then when you're done playing them, from the dashboard bring up the Menu and select "Quit Game".

    I'm in the habit where if I'm playing a game (Game A) and want to make sure it has an updated quick resume slot, I switch into a different game (Game B), thus forcing a quick resume snapshot being done for the first game (Game A).
     
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