X1 - Kinect doesn't work and voice controls barely work

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#1 Posted by Fishsticklover (247 posts) -

This is very painful to watch... The Kinect doesn't work properly and its voice controls barely work. I'm so glad that I didn't waste 500 dollars on this.

Ofcourse Lems will argue that everything works perfectly for them, but you should know by now not to take them too seriously.

Ofcourse the PS4 camera does work! Good news for PS4 owners, that if they want to invest in a camera, it actually works.
(also look at how much fun they are having, unlike the Kinect)

#2 Posted by kitty (114305 posts) -

Kinda pointless

"Ofcourse Lems will argue that everything works perfectly for them, but you should know by now not to take them too seriously."
"Ofcourse cows will argue that everything works perfectly for them, but you should know by now not to take them too seriously."

works both ways, not one.
Don't judge from a video, get whatever console you want and judge that. If you base everything from someone else, you are gonna miss out on a lot in life.

#3 Posted by bloodlust_101 (2675 posts) -

Does that guy honestly have a pixel artwork of the stolen bike thing on his wall?

#4 Edited by Heil68 (42650 posts) -

bu bu bu it works flawlessly..60% of the time..lolz

#5 Edited by mprince131 (197 posts) -

Hey, OP do you have a Kinect? Doubtful...Stick to what you know and quit being butthurt. Kinect hasn't been perfect but it has worked pretty well for me. Take it from someone who has one. It's funny how Kinect was a useless peripheral and a spycamera but now some cows, not all, are singing praises to the PS camera which has the technology of last generations Kinect. Talk about a 180. And besides you can fix Kinect's software, you can't improve the PS camera past its technical limitations.

#6 Edited by Riverwolf007 (23395 posts) -

meh, kinect sucks ass but what can you do, you are stuck with it if you want to play games on the system.

just like the bullshyt you get stuck with paying for but think is bullshyt on every other product you own.

#7 Edited by Fishsticklover (247 posts) -

@mprince131 said:

Hey, OP do you have a Kinect? Doubtful...Stick to what you know and quit being butthurt. Kinect hasn't been perfect but it has worked pretty well for me. Take it from someone who has one. It's funny how Kinect was a useless peripheral and a spycamera but now some cows, not all, are singing praises to the PS camera which has the technology of last generations Kinect. Talk about a 180. And besides you can fix Kinect's software, you can't improve the PS camera past its technical limitations.

How am I butthurt? Over what? lol

If anyone is butthurt it's you pal, because the Kinect is a 100$ broken piece of garbage. :)

This video proves it, and there are many videos out there just like this one. Bububu yours apparently works ok, well what a coincidence!

#8 Posted by Evo_nine (1575 posts) -

Works 100% for me.

#9 Posted by strawhatlupi (868 posts) -

works well with ads..

#10 Edited by Fishsticklover (247 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

Works 100% for me.

I'm sure it does. It magically works for all Lems on this board. LOL

#playsalong

#11 Posted by clone01 (24148 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

Works 100% for me.

I'm sure it does. It magically works for all Lems on this board. LOL

I'm not a lem, and its worked (at least the voice commands; haven't tried kinect) fine for me.

#12 Posted by Fishsticklover (247 posts) -

@clone01 said:

@fishsticklover said:

@Evo_nine said:

Works 100% for me.

I'm sure it does. It magically works for all Lems on this board. LOL

I'm not a lem, and its worked (at least the voice commands; haven't tried kinect) fine for me.

Hmm...

Your anecdotal evidence vs my real evidence

#13 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

@clone01 said:

@fishsticklover said:

@Evo_nine said:

Works 100% for me.

I'm sure it does. It magically works for all Lems on this board. LOL

I'm not a lem, and its worked (at least the voice commands; haven't tried kinect) fine for me.

Hmm...

Your anecdotal evidence vs my

real evidence

#14 Edited by Cyberdot (3510 posts) -

I knew it wouldn't work.

Buttons are the only way to command inputs. Basically, keep it traditional.

#15 Edited by clone01 (24148 posts) -

@clone01 said:

@fishsticklover said:

@Evo_nine said:

Works 100% for me.

I'm sure it does. It magically works for all Lems on this board. LOL

I'm not a lem, and its worked (at least the voice commands; haven't tried kinect) fine for me.

Hmm...

Your anecdotal evidence vs my

real evidence

Okay. I'm not questioning your video, I'm just saying that mine seems to work okay, and calling someone a fanboy just because they've had no issues is a little silly, don't you think?

#16 Edited by mprince131 (197 posts) -

@fishsticklover:

@fishsticklover said:

@mprince131 said:

Hey, OP do you have a Kinect? Doubtful...Stick to what you know and quit being butthurt. Kinect hasn't been perfect but it has worked pretty well for me. Take it from someone who has one. It's funny how Kinect was a useless peripheral and a spycamera but now some cows, not all, are singing praises to the PS camera which has the technology of last generations Kinect. Talk about a 180. And besides you can fix Kinect's software, you can't improve the PS camera past its technical limitations.

How am I butthurt? Over what? lol

If anyone is butthurt it's you pal, because the Kinect is a 100$ broken piece of garbage. :)

This video proves it, and there are many videos out there just like this one. Bububu yours apparently works ok, well what a coincidence!

You're butthurt because you're complaining about something you don't even own. That screams of insecurity. I'd thought you'd get that point but clearly it flew over your head.

Yeah mine does work, its not a coincidence, it's because I actually have one. Guess what there are many videos out there period. It wouldn't be hard to find damning PS4 videos, i.e wobbling, blue light of death, poor signal connect etc. so just stop making yourself look and sound like an idiot. You're the kind of person who would write a college paper and site reddit or a Youtube video as a source.

#17 Edited by lamprey263 (22430 posts) -

he's an idiot, he says "kinect close kinect sports rivals" when he's supposed to say "Xbox close kinect sports rivals PRESEASON"

plus the Kinect doesn't need as much distance as it did on the Xbox 360, but it still won't work if you have a giant coffee table obstructing the head to toe view

this guy must be trying to fail

#18 Edited by mprince131 (197 posts) -

@lamprey263:

he's an idiot, he says "kinect close kinect sports rivals" when he's supposed to say "Xbox close kinect sports rivals PRESEASON"

plus the Kinect doesn't need as much distance as it did on the Xbox 360, but it still won't work if you have a giant coffee table obstructing the head to toe view

this guy must be trying to fail

I actually like DSP and his content but he's not the biggest fan of MS. If you watched his xbox one unboxing vs. his Ps4 unboxing. He complained that the retail packaging was black in his unboxing. He complained about the look of the day one edition game cases. He said the power brick was bigger than the 360's which isnt true. It was just a whole video complaining. He isn't what i would call fair and balanced.

#19 Edited by Fishsticklover (247 posts) -

@lamprey263:

@lamprey263 said:

he's an idiot, he says "kinect close kinect sports rivals" when he's supposed to say "Xbox close kinect sports rivals PRESEASON"

plus the Kinect doesn't need as much distance as it did on the Xbox 360, but it still won't work if you have a giant coffee table obstructing the head to toe view

this guy must be trying to fail

I actually like DSP and his content but he's not the biggest fan of MS. If you watched his xbox one unboxing vs. his Ps4 unboxing. He complained that the retail packaging was black in his unboxing. He complained about the look of the day one edition game cases. He said the power brick was bigger than the 360's which isnt true. It was just a whole video complaining. He isn't what i would call fair and balanced.

DSP loved the 360 over the PS3, you don't know him very well it seems.

#20 Edited by Evo_nine (1575 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

Works 100% for me.

I'm sure it does. It magically works for all Lems on this board. LOL

#playsalong

ok, don't care, believe what you want.

#21 Posted by Videodogg (12548 posts) -

I can tell you right here and now, i own a Xbox One and i can verify that it works very well with the Kinect Sports Rivals demo SOME of the time. Most of the time i can not get it work at all. I ended up deleting the demo from frustration. I thinks it is just a buggy demo and not a fault of the Kinect. Kinect does work well in all other respects. My voice commands always work. Problem is i would rather NOT use the voice commands and just simply using my controller instead. I have used Kinect in some of the Xbox Fitness games, and it works very well. What i can not understand is how MS could launch Xbox One without one fully featured Kinect game.

#22 Edited by MrXboxOne (742 posts) -

This is very painful to watch... The Kinect doesn't work properly and its voice controls barely work. I'm so glad that I didn't waste 500 dollars on this.

Ofcourse Lems will argue that everything works perfectly for them, but you should know by now not to take them too seriously.

Ofcourse the PS4 camera does work! Good news for PS4 owners, that if they want to invest in a camera, it actually works.

(also look at how much fun they are having, unlike the Kinect)

Then they didn't set it up correctly, simple as that.

#23 Posted by Fishsticklover (247 posts) -

@fishsticklover:

@fishsticklover said:

@mprince131 said:

Hey, OP do you have a Kinect? Doubtful...Stick to what you know and quit being butthurt. Kinect hasn't been perfect but it has worked pretty well for me. Take it from someone who has one. It's funny how Kinect was a useless peripheral and a spycamera but now some cows, not all, are singing praises to the PS camera which has the technology of last generations Kinect. Talk about a 180. And besides you can fix Kinect's software, you can't improve the PS camera past its technical limitations.

How am I butthurt? Over what? lol

If anyone is butthurt it's you pal, because the Kinect is a 100$ broken piece of garbage. :)

This video proves it, and there are many videos out there just like this one. Bububu yours apparently works ok, well what a coincidence!

You're butthurt because you're complaining about something you don't even own. That screams of insecurity. I'd thought you'd get that point but clearly it flew over your head.

Yeah mine does work, its not a coincidence, it's because I actually have one. Guess what there are many videos out there period. It wouldn't be hard to find damning PS4 videos, i.e wobbling, blue light of death, poor signal connect etc. so just stop making yourself look and sound like an idiot. You're the kind of person who would write a college paper and site reddit or a Youtube video as a source.

It clearly flew over my head? You're not making any sense whatsoever. You're telling me that I'm "butthurt" because i'm "complaining" about the kinect? Weird logic there. I just said that it doesn't work as good as the PS4 camera does, no need to get your panties in a bunch.

#24 Posted by Shewgenja (7934 posts) -

It works 60% of the time, every time.

#25 Posted by mprince131 (197 posts) -

@mprince131 said:

@fishsticklover:

@fishsticklover said:

@mprince131 said:

Hey, OP do you have a Kinect? Doubtful...Stick to what you know and quit being butthurt. Kinect hasn't been perfect but it has worked pretty well for me. Take it from someone who has one. It's funny how Kinect was a useless peripheral and a spycamera but now some cows, not all, are singing praises to the PS camera which has the technology of last generations Kinect. Talk about a 180. And besides you can fix Kinect's software, you can't improve the PS camera past its technical limitations.

How am I butthurt? Over what? lol

If anyone is butthurt it's you pal, because the Kinect is a 100$ broken piece of garbage. :)

This video proves it, and there are many videos out there just like this one. Bububu yours apparently works ok, well what a coincidence!

You're butthurt because you're complaining about something you don't even own. That screams of insecurity. I'd thought you'd get that point but clearly it flew over your head.

Yeah mine does work, its not a coincidence, it's because I actually have one. Guess what there are many videos out there period. It wouldn't be hard to find damning PS4 videos, i.e wobbling, blue light of death, poor signal connect etc. so just stop making yourself look and sound like an idiot. You're the kind of person who would write a college paper and site reddit or a Youtube video as a source.

It clearly flew over my head? You're not making any sense whatsoever. You're telling me that I'm "butthurt" because i'm "complaining" about the kinect? Weird logic there. I just said that it doesn't work as good as the PS4 camera does, no need to get your panties in a bunch.

LOL, my panties are not in a bunch, beleive me. Go back and read your original post. You took the time to select one youtuber who was having a problem with kinect and make a thread title like this. I think you're the nonsensical person in this scenario. I will admit that Kinect Sports Preseason is for some reason having issues but that is hardly representative of Kinect as a whole especially when the general consensus is that Kinect is far more advanced and does far more then the PS camera.

#26 Posted by k2theswiss (16598 posts) -

Lol. Even with my speech issues i have, kinect works easily most of the time for me.

#27 Posted by cheesie253 (835 posts) -

I can easily make a video of it not working. I could easily make a video of it working great. If you use it correctly it's almost 100%. I have a couple problems ere and there but it's mostly just user error and not saying the right thing it saying it too fast.

#28 Edited by YD_11 (1571 posts) -

I'll admittedly have to repeat myself every once in a while be it because i didn't speak up or gave the wrong command. Ultimately the Kinect correctly registers mine and my wife's commands and navigates in a flash. Truly a next gen experience imo. There is definitely a great deal of satisfaction when you use the xbox one voice commands instantly switching. Walking in when my wife is watching tv or playing forza and getting the hello bleep from the console always impresses me :)

#29 Posted by shawn30 (4290 posts) -

Hey, OP do you have a Kinect? Doubtful...Stick to what you know and quit being butthurt. Kinect hasn't been perfect but it has worked pretty well for me. Take it from someone who has one. It's funny how Kinect was a useless peripheral and a spycamera but now some cows, not all, are singing praises to the PS camera which has the technology of last generations Kinect. Talk about a 180. And besides you can fix Kinect's software, you can't improve the PS camera past its technical limitations.

Yeah I have 4 buds and only 2 needed to recalibrate Kinect. Id say we're around 90% on voice commands. Kinect absolutely works.

#30 Posted by timbers_WSU (5753 posts) -

Funny. They work just fine for me.

#31 Posted by sailor232 (4261 posts) -

The hand motions are really bad, but after a few goes at Kinect sports I could control the jetski really easy and it was a lot of fun. I think it is something that someone has to get used to.

#32 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8596 posts) -

Try Speaking like a villain. Maybe then it will recognize you.

#33 Edited by MirkoS77 (6849 posts) -

@lamprey263 said:he's an idiot, he says "kinect close kinect sports rivals" when he's supposed to say "Xbox close kinect sports rivals PRESEASON"

This brings up a point about Kinect's voice recognition that I've yet to hear an answer on (and I don't have a One nor have seen one to experiment with yet).

Do you need to remember exact precise commands for Kinect's voice commands to work? Voice recognition technology has surpassed this point. Apple's Siri is able to understand meaning and context no matter how they vary. It understands and works exactly the same if someone says, "Schedule a 9:30 a.m. appointment with Dr. Smith at Kaiser" just as if they had said, "I have a 9:30 a.m. appointment at Kaiser to see Dr. Smith, please schedule." Or, "Find me some Chinese food within 5 miles" just as well as, "Is there Chinese food nearby?".

The convenience and efficiency that language affords lies in its ability to convey and understand the same meanings even though they are expressed differently. Siri isn't perfect, it will never be due to language's inherent nature, but it seems to do the above for the most part fairly well.

Does Kinect? That's not a rhetorical question, I'm genuinely curious.

#34 Posted by lamprey263 (22430 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

@lamprey263 said:

he's an idiot, he says "kinect close kinect sports rivals" when he's supposed to say "Xbox close kinect sports rivals PRESEASON"

This brings up a point about Kinect's voice recognition that I've yet to hear an answer on (and I don't have a One nor have seen one to experiment with yet).

Do you need to remember exact precise commands for Kinect's voice commands to work? Voice recognition technology has surpassed this point. Apple's Siri is able to understand meaning and context no matter how they vary. It understands and works exactly the same if someone says, "Schedule a 9:30 a.m. appointment with Dr. Smith at Kaiser" just as if they had said, "I have a 9:30 a.m. appointment at Kaiser to see Dr. Smith, please schedule." Or, "Find me some Chinese food within 5 miles" just as well as, "Is there Chinese food nearby?".

The convenience and efficiency of language is its ability to convey and understand the same meanings even though they are expressed differently. Siri isn't perfect, it will never be due to language's inherent nature, but it seems to do the above for the most part fairly well.

Does Kinect? That's not a rhetorical question, I'm genuinely curious.

yes you have to remember exact phrases

#35 Posted by MirkoS77 (6849 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

@lamprey263 said:

he's an idiot, he says "kinect close kinect sports rivals" when he's supposed to say "Xbox close kinect sports rivals PRESEASON"

This brings up a point about Kinect's voice recognition that I've yet to hear an answer on (and I don't have a One nor have seen one to experiment with yet).

Do you need to remember exact precise commands for Kinect's voice commands to work? Voice recognition technology has surpassed this point. Apple's Siri is able to understand meaning and context no matter how they vary. It understands and works exactly the same if someone says, "Schedule a 9:30 a.m. appointment with Dr. Smith at Kaiser" just as if they had said, "I have a 9:30 a.m. appointment at Kaiser to see Dr. Smith, please schedule." Or, "Find me some Chinese food within 5 miles" just as well as, "Is there Chinese food nearby?".

The convenience and efficiency of language is its ability to convey and understand the same meanings even though they are expressed differently. Siri isn't perfect, it will never be due to language's inherent nature, but it seems to do the above for the most part fairly well.

Does Kinect? That's not a rhetorical question, I'm genuinely curious.

yes you have to remember exact phrases

That's a bummer.

#36 Posted by Heil68 (42650 posts) -

Right for GS review of the Xbone:

"it’s disappointingly unrealized at launch. The increased performance of the new Kinect affords the console a unique blend of special features and innovative player interaction, though it’s inconsistent and unreliable."

Let me guess, the reviewer didn't say the commands correctly? :roll:

#37 Posted by XBOunity (2981 posts) -

Im pretty sure fish made video. Anyway its magical, so much so heli is jealous

#39 Posted by BeardMaster (1580 posts) -

Commands were pretty bad for me as well at first. But its gotten alot better after some practice, although its still pretty spotty when there is alot of background noise.

Its unfortunate you cant just casually rattle off commands, but if you speak slowly and clearly they do work fairly well.

#40 Edited by Heil68 (42650 posts) -

@XBOunity said:

Im pretty sure fish made video. Anyway its magical, so much so heli is jealous

Well the videos I've seen form IGN, GameSpot and GiantBomb it seems to not be that accurate. Reading GS's review states that as well. That's all I have to go on since I haven't been able to try it myself.

#41 Posted by BeardMaster (1580 posts) -

@Heil68: when you have a room full of people talking and lots of background noise the success rare definitely takes a nose dive. Under normal use its alot more consistent. Although there is certainly room for improvement especially if they can manage to speed up the wakeuo time. It seems like alot of the issues are the kinect takes too long to start listening and misses the command if you speak too quickky.

#42 Posted by Heil68 (42650 posts) -

@Heil68: when you have a room full of people talking and lots of background noise the success rare definitely takes a nose dive. Under normal use its alot more consistent. Although there is certainly room for improvement especially if they can manage to speed up the wakeuo time. It seems like alot of the issues are the kinect takes too long to start listening and misses the command if you speak too quickky.

I figured as much. I cant imagine having friends over and having to them them to be quiet so you can change the tv channel or navigate the UI.

#43 Edited by BeardMaster (1580 posts) -

@Heil68: well you can always just use the remote and go old school in those scenarios, or use the controller or smartglass.

Then again I dont even have cable so i have no idea how useful it is for live tv.

#44 Posted by blackace (19732 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

Works 100% for me.

I'm sure it does. It magically works for all Lems on this board. LOL

#playsalong

And it magically doesn't work for all Cow who don't own an XBox One. LOL!! Stupid trolls.

#45 Edited by Renegade311 (334 posts) -

@danabo said:

@fishsticklover said:

@clone01 said:

@fishsticklover said:

@Evo_nine said:

Works 100% for me.

I'm sure it does. It magically works for all Lems on this board. LOL

I'm not a lem, and its worked (at least the voice commands; haven't tried kinect) fine for me.

Hmm...

Your anecdotal evidence vs my

real evidence

Fishstick idiot is mad because he can't afford either system. I own both a PS4 and an XBO and the Kinect works wonderfully, meanwhile the PS4 voice commands were added in at the last minute and barely work

Cows = village idiots of SW

#46 Edited by Joedgabe (5090 posts) -

Being realistically Voice command today are not perfect.. it's just luxury not really anything in depth or dependent. For example i have an accept and i wouldn't be surprised if the X1 wouldn't understand me... people that weren't raised in a diverse community have trouble understanding my accent unless i make the effort to hide my voice with a deeper and louder one. I'm sure the X1 works like those kinds of people. So at least it works for some one.

#47 Edited by Krelian-co (9994 posts) -