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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jbburlison
jbburlison
2 years ago

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?

jbburlison
jbburlison
Reply to  Andrew Van Til
2 years ago

No, you can select what components you want it to control the volume and power. It has the IR codes stored and implements them once you make the appropriate selection. This feature worked like a charm when I first set up the Xbox and then became non-functional with the January update.

jbburlison
jbburlison
Reply to  jbburlison
2 years ago

There is no manual “learning” function for the remote.

jbburlison
jbburlison
Reply to  Andrew Van Til
2 years ago

I am working with Microsoft Chat Support…they are making me send in my remote to make sure there isn’t a hardware issue….even though this is highly unlikely as the rest of the remote works. My IR blaster even picks up a signal when the volume buttons are pressed… But Microsoft won’t admit this is a software problem until they test my remote, what a waste of time…

jbburlison
jbburlison
Reply to  Andrew Van Til
2 years ago

I guess that’s true. I just don’t have much patience for Microsoft after they killed media center. Not to mention all the driver compatibility issues I have had with Windows 10….they killed windows phone…i mean really how much do they have left to code….windows 10, office, xbox…They should be able to get it right 😉 Still using Windows 7 MCE, still works great….dreaming of a day they reintroduce MCE with UHD bluray playback and modern app integration, most likely a pipe dream but one they shouldn’t have abandoned 🙁

jbburlison
jbburlison
Reply to  jbburlison
2 years ago

For what it’s worth, Microsoft was completely unhelpful in this case. For a software problem they created, they suggested I pay to send in my console for service….I may have bought my last Microsoft product.