Xbox One might finally stop messing up color on UltraHD Blu-ray

I bought an Xbox One S primarily to act as a UHD Blu-ray player for me, that also plays games for the kids. It hasn’t been an easy thing, and I’ve been meaning to do a “Xbox One S sucks…” write up for ages, just never got around to it. While that title would have been harsh, it actually works reasonably well as a UHD Blu-ray player in everything but one really important part – color, it’s wrong. The most likely cause is an unnecessary, and erroneous, trip from YCbCr to RGB, and back again. There is good news on this front however, because it appears that Microsoft may finally have addressed this issue in a recent “Project Update Alpha” (cough beta) release. Fingers crossed…

To Microsoft’s credit it fixed the first – and worst – of these two issues within days. The color issue, however, has taken Microsoft considerably longer to get to sort out. According to the notes provided on the latest Xbox One system update (1804.180305-1900), though, a solution has now not only been found, but should already have rolled out to members of the Xbox One Preview Update Alpha program.


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I also primarily use my Xbox One S primarily as an UHD Blu Ray player. One really annoying problem I have had since the most recent update is that volume control for my AV receiver stopped working with the Xbox media remote.

I have gone through a complete factory reset, but volume control still does not work. People at the Microsoft store have no idea, so I can only assume it is a software issue…

Anyone else having this problem?