Xbox One S Will Require An Update For 4K Support

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Posted By | On 29th, Jul. 2016 Under News


Xbox One S

Sneaky sneaky. Someone appears to have unboxed an Xbox One S unit over in…well, Norway. (Thanks, GeeksULTD). You can check out the unboxing video below. Because you’re really not meant to break embargos, the Xbox One S unit here doesn’t appear to support 4K content out of the box, requiring a software update.

The uploader got his hands on the 2TB version of the Xbox One S. As promised my Microsoft, the new(ish) console has a much smaller footprint, and in the picture the uploader tweeted, it appears to fit very nicely in his TV cabinet. kurbo76, the owner of the Xbox One S unit, spoke about his console to GeeksULTD. This is what he had to say:

“There was no option for 4K. We had to do about a 4.5 gig update when it first powered on. We checked the display settings and it said 1080p. We changed HDMI cables and changed HDMI ports on the tv and nothing fixed the issue. Still won’t do 4K.”

What’s your take on the Xbox One S? Live in an obscure country where they deliver hardware a month early? Let us know so we can buy it off you! Just kidding.


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  • Doggystyle

    LOL, and so it begins…

    • TwinStripeUK

      You really are getting desperate now, aren’t you?

    • Doggystyle

      Yeah, I must be getting desperate. Who the neck cares what consumers have to do to get the product that was advertised straight out of the box, right? Anybody that has a dissenting voice to not getting the product they purchased must be desperate in this internet age of where you must download a software update for your solid state electronics to be what the box said it to be. I’m desperate and you’re the dumb consumer.

    • harrymanback

      The update was not ready when the hardware was shipped. They put out like 4 updates this week so even if the 4k option was on the rest of the firmware would’ve been out of date. I had to update my xb1 and ps4 out of the box. They didn’t play games straight out of the box didn’t they. Don’t worry it will be available when the console officially launches. You’re just dumb for over thinking something that is very simple.

    • kee1haul

      I dare you to hold your breath the entire time the Neo is updating on release day.

    • Doggystyle

      The Neo will either ship with 4K functionality or it won’t ship until it’s ready. Sony doesn’t need to bum rush its competition like MS does and ship faulty unfinished products out the door. This is what MS does when their backs are up against the wall, and they need to hurry up and get your money before Sony does. You can expect the usual range of software issues with this Xbox console as with the previous ones. The Xbox One S reddit forum will be full of complaints on release day. You heard it here first.

    • kee1haul

      Sony will never get my money. Xbox S will update at the same time as the standard one because they use the same OS.

    • Doggystyle

      Well, then you already know you’re screwed. Might as well save the box in a safe place, and be very careful not to touch the warranty sticker when you get yours.

    • kee1haul

      I’ll hold on for Scorpio. Now tell me about superior 🙂

    • Doggystyle

      Do you have it yet?

      Have you seen it in action yet?

      Is it superior yet if it doesn’t exist yet?

      Have you been able to reserve yours at the announced price point yet?

      Then why are you even talking about it?

      Dreamer.

    • kee1haul

      Salty.

    • harrymanback

      Lol all xbox consoles need an update before you can play. The software they need to make the 4k work will be out on launch day. Everyone will get it and only the s models will have the 4k option. They have been saying august 2nd for most of the year now. It’s only common sense if you know what’s up.

    • Doggystyle

      Incompetence and the rush to get a product to market before it is ready is the reason. That’s what’s up.

    • harrymanback

      They have been saying the beginning of August for a while now.

    • kee1haul

      An update is beyond your capabilities.

    • Doggystyle

      And a finished product, ready to ship with its advertised working features is beyond Microsoft’s capabilities.

    • kee1haul

      Tell me about Driveclub, Street Fighter 5, any Sony Pictures movie, Move, Eyetoy, PSNow, etc etc etc. Sony will be gone in 5 years.

    • Tomaterrrx

      Your dumb and ignorant logic in action: And my PS4 couldn’t play Killzone when I bought it out of the box as it was advertised to. You know why? BECAUSE I HAD TO UPDATE IT FIRST.

    • Doggystyle

      Yes it could. And your shouting isn’t helping your lie look any more credible.

    • Tomaterrrx

      My mistake. PS4 can play games (without MP) without having the update. But your hyprocisy is still very real and true. Can you share game clips without updating the PS4 as it was advertised to do out of the box? Can you play multiplayer games without updating the PS4 as it was advertised to do out of the box? Can you do anything to do with the internet without updating the PS4 as it was advertised to do out of the box? No.

  • sgt_hammertime

    Then do the update

    • Doggystyle

      A lot of booty cheeks will spread before its all said and done.

      Again.

    • sgt_hammertime

      What do you mean? I’m lost at your comment

    • Doggystyle

      Of course you are. You’re already so used to looking down.

    • Starman

      Don’t waste your time , he a Sony fangirl …

    • Starman

      STFU and go wait for you garbage NEO….

    • harrymanback

      Hey when it comes out it will be the most powerful console ever!!!

    • harrymanback

      I know I almost got booty raped by Sony again. The neo will not do 4k it will only upscale 1080p to 4k. I still may get it though.

    • Max

      For some reason I find your comment very funny 🙂

      I need to grow up 🙂

  • Gwyn

    Makes sense that you would have to update the software to get the 4K option in the display settings… Considering its the same software as the base model Xbox One which doesn’t support 4K, so it wouldn’t be in the settings menu.

  • Vagelis v

    Hi, i was lucky enough to get the xbox one s today. This article is well, semi-wrong. First of all the day one updaye is not to apply 4k but to bring the machine to the latest os version ( on my country it was 3.7gb). 4k support is evidently not out yet since i tried the machine on my samsung ju6400 4k uhd tv set and it won’t go above 1080p.
    Here is the interesting bit though. MS support released some ‘how to’ videos in the past couple of hours on how to turn 4k on. If you go to 0:35 you will see that the dashbord shown there is different than the current one. The ‘advanced video settings’ bit is missing currently and color depth is currently displayed as ’24 bits per pixel or 30 etc). Notice how the ‘(8-bit)’ section is missing from the current dashbord. Lastly the current dashbord has a ‘tv connection’ bit, which seems to be gone entirely from the dashbord shown on the video. So i assume all this will be applied on the August 2nd anniversary update which makes sense since that is when the machine is out.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJwUC_IQQHM

    • Doggystyle

      Why would you even be left to assume anything? They dont tell you in the literature? That’s so Microsoft.

    • Vagelis v

      Can you just please shut up finally.

    • Doggystyle

      You shut up.

  • DA-ROOSTER

    You PlayStation fanboys need to face the reality that the Xbox Scorpio has made the much weaker PS4 NEO obsolete before the NEO was even released

    • Doggystyle

      Sorry buddy, it’s gonna need a 10gb firmware update before you can talk that kinda sh** . and then you have to hope the update doesn’t brick the console. This is MS we’re talking about.

    • Clint Hoffman

      Shrug. Right now the PS4 is king of the hill. The torch will shift to the Neo when it arrives. The One S brings nothing to the table for performance and will be passed over. When Scorpio lands we’ll have to evaluate it then and ONLY then.

      Regardless of how good the Scorpio does, anyone that owns a the old One & One S should dump them like the junk they are and get the new one.
      I’ll be running both. Neo (after upgrading to it) and the Scorpio (finally releasing the old 360).

    • Mr Xrat

      You need to face the reality that nothing is saving the Gimpbox brand no matter how much you cry about it, Kirk. 🙂

  • Doggystyle

    Excuses, excuses, excuses.

    “It will be the cheapest 4K movie player available” is what the fanboys said.

    There is no reasonable excuse that this 4k media device shouldn’t play 4k content right out of the box, other than the fact that it was made by Microsoft. It should have, at the very least, had its firmware already updated to play 4k media before shipment. I wouldn’t be surprised if August 2nd comes and goes, and this product still doesn’t have proper 4k video capability, or proper 4k upscaling for games, or that it still simply just doesn’t work as advertised. After all, its still an Xbox One

    • kee1haul

      Clearly MS are trying to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes! It won’t really play 4k videos, or 4k Blu Rays. Definitely will not upscale or even play games at all. In fact, its not even a console. Its a shipping container for Costa Rican bananas.

    • Doggystyle

      Funny

    • Mildredmcraft1

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    • Tomaterrrx

      Xbox Ones have to get updated anyway when your first turn it on. I don’t see your point.

    • Doggystyle

      Yeah, they do. Microsoft needs you to sign in to LIVE so they can measure their subscriber base, instead of measuring how many crappy consoles they can’t sell.

    • Tomaterrrx

      You live in a very deluded world, mate. And you response doesn’t make sense.

      This may seem like a horrifying revelation to you, but the simple fact is that Xbox One/S sells fine. PS4 is quite clearly doing much better in this aspect. Nevertheless XB1 and even Wii U for that matter will continue to sell even with you pathetic fanboys roaming around Xbox articles. Seriously, we don’t need you shouting around here saying the same thing multiple times.

  • Mr Xrat

    More smoke and mirrors from Phil and co.

  • -youjustgotburned-

    Wow, you know people are grasping at straws when they are making a big deal about an update. I bet they didn’t get their needed update when they came out of their mothers womb because they are still broken till this day. Putting so much effort on a piece of plastic? Those are some great priorities. Heck their double standards know no bounds, the PS4 had a day one update to allow basic features to work that should have been working right out of the box, oh but they didn’t bat an eye about such thing.
    Its really telling when you put more effort into downplaying a piece of plastic that you hate and say you wont buy let alone want to do anything with it than playing the very piece of plastic you praise.

    • Doggystyle

      Whoa now….Didn’t you just take time out of your valuable playtime to write that whole whiny wall of text, in defense of your inferior piece of plastic, instead of actually playing it?

      Hypocrite much?

    • -youjustgotburned-

      I guess everyone is a hypocrite for doing the exact same thing but in reality that’s not the case so nice try. I already said what I had to say and your dribble ain’t changing that.

    • Doggystyle

      You came here for one reason and we both know what it was. To defend your Xbox. Get a life. Go play your Xbox, loser.

    • -youjustgotburned-

      LOL my comment hit you hard. Guess the truth hurts.

      “Get a life” coming from the guy who dwells on Xbox/Microsoft articles to bash a piece of plastic?

      Better worry about your own miserable life before mine.

  • Usman Jabbar

    Thanks to the GamingBolt Team for mentioning us as well 🙂

    Regards GeeksULTD 🙂

  • Troy Marcel

    Nope it was only a gig when I updated mine this morning


 

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