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2 hours ago, TehStu said:

 

So like, if I leave both to auto update and both instant on, they'll figure out between them which should downloads from internet and which should grab updates from the other?

Not quite as clever as that but if you keep one set to auto-update you can then do a network transfer to the other console.

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Anyone else have their Series console in Energy-Saving mode and using an LG OLED? I find that my XSX will seemingly stir in its slumber every few hours, prompting the TV to obscure what I'm watching/playing with an obtrusive input switch prompt. I don't have any HDMI CEC options enabled, so I can't imagine another device is waking it up.

 

I can probably turn the prompt off if I dig through the TV's settings, I just don't understand why the console appears to be rousing itself at all. Auto-updates and remote installs don't work in Energy-Saving mode, so what's it doing?

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7 hours ago, Simmy said:

I am even tempted to double dip on a Series S for the emulation stuff I saw - anyone else done similar?

Yeah that's my plan as well. But with them being in short supply I'm happy to wait until a steady stream of them are available before buying a second machine. 

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8 hours ago, Ferine said:

Anyone else have their Series console in Energy-Saving mode and using an LG OLED? I find that my XSX will seemingly stir in its slumber every few hours, prompting the TV to obscure what I'm watching/playing with an obtrusive input switch prompt. I don't have any HDMI CEC options enabled, so I can't imagine another device is waking it up.

 

I can probably turn the prompt off if I dig through the TV's settings, I just don't understand why the console appears to be rousing itself at all. Auto-updates and remote installs don't work in Energy-Saving mode, so what's it doing?

If it's not doing anything useful in that mode why not just turn it off completely?

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Is there any way of disabling Quick Resume? It’s a bloody nightmare. Half the time it doesn’t work anyway but when it does it just seems to cause problems. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla stopped saving and I lost hours of progress. Titanfall 2 stopped unlocking achievements. Both problems resolved with a proper boot of the game in question. I’m just going to start manually quitting games now, feature is useless and stuff loads quick enough anyway. 

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9 hours ago, Ferine said:

Anyone else have their Series console in Energy-Saving mode and using an LG OLED? I find that my XSX will seemingly stir in its slumber every few hours, prompting the TV to obscure what I'm watching/playing with an obtrusive input switch prompt. I don't have any HDMI CEC options enabled, so I can't imagine another device is waking it up.

 

I can probably turn the prompt off if I dig through the TV's settings, I just don't understand why the console appears to be rousing itself at all. Auto-updates and remote installs don't work in Energy-Saving mode, so what's it doing?

 

No. My Series X is in energy-saving mode as well, and I don't unexpectedly get that prompt on my CX

 

55 minutes ago, Hitcher said:

If it's not doing anything useful in that mode why not just turn it off completely?

 

Isn't exactly that what the energy-saving mode does?

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53 minutes ago, amorenod said:

 

 

Isn't exactly that what the energy-saving mode does?

 

There's an option in the settings to do a full power down.

 

This is what I do as instant on / energy saver allows the external HDD I have attached to spool up every now and then which is annoying.

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40 minutes ago, teddymeow said:

This is what I do as instant on / energy saver allows the external HDD I have attached to spool up every now and then which is annoying.

There's a separate option to power down external storage,  if that's the main problem. 

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3 minutes ago, Wahwah* said:

There's a separate option to power down external storage,  if that's the main problem. 

 

Nope, even with that checked the HDD spins up briefly every now and again when the console is in either low power state.

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2 minutes ago, teddymeow said:

 

Nope, even with that checked the HDD spins up briefly every now and again when the console is in either low power state.

I wonder if that's something to do with the drive then, as far as I know it doesn't happen with my external drive. 

 

To be fair,  the number of times I see the "this game needs an update" message,  I wonder if it's worth having the machine in standby mode anyway. 

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14 minutes ago, Wahwah* said:

I wonder if that's something to do with the drive then, as far as I know it doesn't happen with my external drive. 

 

To be fair,  the number of times I see the "this game needs an update" message,  I wonder if it's worth having the machine in standby mode anyway. 

 

It could be the drive. It's an old 2.5" laptop drive in a USB caddy so nothing special. It's a bit noisy too so will probably look to change it soon.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Hitcher said:

If it's not doing anything useful in that mode why not just turn it off completely?

My understanding was that Energy-Saving effectively did that; it cold boots every time. The only reason I don't use the full shutdown option is because it's buried away in Settings rather than being quickly accessed by holding in the Xbox button.

 

2 hours ago, amorenod said:

 

No. My Series X is in energy-saving mode as well, and I don't unexpectedly get that prompt on my CX

Okay, thanks. There must be something I can tweak to stop it, then. Seems likely the culprit is the mechanical HDD I have hooked up, given @teddymeow's experience.

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8 minutes ago, teddymeow said:

Controller kept disconnecting on my Series S today.

 

Reboot sorted it but bloody annoying when navigating menus in settings.

Apparently there's a system update rolling out right now which should fix that. It might have been this thread where it was mentioned recently.

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I got a Series X earlier in the week but only got around to hooking it up yesterday and I've been thoroughly impressed with it so far. So then I signed up for Game Pass Ultimate and holy shit am I feeling overwhelmed at how many games I've got to play on it now. 

 

Also, Ori and the Will of the Wisps in 4kHDR at 120fps on an OLED is absolutely gorgeous.

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2 hours ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

Still no word on the FPS boost for Dishonored and Prey? I've downloaded Dishonored in wild anticipation, and I'm kinda getting impatient now :lol:

 

There must be so many people right now playing these games and not realising there's an FPS boost imminent. Really odd they didn't have it ready. 

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31 minutes ago, Timmo said:

 

There must be so many people right now playing these games and not realising there's an FPS boost imminent. Really odd they didn't have it ready. 

I think it's a press thing. Announce, demo, release. 

 

At every stage they'll get articles and videos written about their new feature.  The same way that they'll get more coverage by adding  Gamepass titles gradually.

 

There'll be the fringe benefit of those who have started playing those games enthusing about their games being transformed as well, I suppose. 

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