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    Xbox One June update will bring Sky and Virgin Media EPG Support

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      Xbox One June update will bring Sky and Virgin Media EPG Support

      Xbox One June update will bring Sky and Virgin Media guide support for the ultimate World Cup viewing experience | Stuff
      Microsoft wants the Xbox One to be your portal to Brazil this summer, and it looks set to deliver

      Microsoft has confirmed that UK Xbox One owners will finally support Sky and Virgin Media electronic programme guides (EPGs), empowering their tellies with the Xbox One's media smarts - just in time for the World Cup.

      After the Xbox One update rolls out (which Microsoft assures us will be before the World Cup kicks off on 12 June), you'll be able to access your EPG directly from the Xbox itself. And you don't have to have a Sky or Virgin Media box for it to work either.

      Microsoft tells Stuff that EPGs will be pulled from other set-top boxes too. Just plug your box into the Xbox One's HDMI input, and it'll pull all the information through automatically.

      Currently you're able to view set-top box content via the Xbox One, but the lack of EPG support means that you can't take advantage of Kinect's voice controls to go directly to your channels of choice.

      After the update lands, you'll be able to tweak the guide in a number of ways. for starters, you can set HD channels to be the default option, so that SD versions of the same channel aren't cluttering up your guide.

      You can also save a favourite channels list for each Xbox profile, so little Timmy's cartoons won't drag down your favourite movie and sports channels.

      Additional channels also appear in the guide, ranging from Twitch streaming content, to TED talks and gaming clips recorded to Microsoft's OneDrive service. But EPG guide support is only one half of the update...


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      Re: Xbox One June update will bring Sky and Virgin Media EPG Support

      Sky box thru the XB1 suffers badly from motion blur, the twitch streaming does not have as good quality as via a PC.
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      Re: Xbox One June update will bring Sky and Virgin Media EPG Support

      Sometimes it is possible to improve the motion blur through a TV. Have you been able to try this or does it make little difference?

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      Re: Xbox One June update will bring Sky and Virgin Media EPG Support

      It is a known issue with the XB1 passthru, no settings on the TV will make it match the quality you get with a direct connection to the TV.
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      Re: Xbox One June update will bring Sky and Virgin Media EPG Support

      Does the 50hz option which microsoft added to the Xbone not improve the motion judder as the problem was due to FRC as the xbone only outputted at 60hz?

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      Re: Xbox One June update will bring Sky and Virgin Media EPG Support

      50hz does fix the judder but does nothing for motion blur
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