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I split my Xbone into 3 TVs. My splitter can do 8.







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endimion said:
d21lewis said:
Man, I was scared! I literally have an HDMI splitter coming from Amazon this week for my third Xbox One (the other two already have one) because I use the feature so much.

for what purpose the splitter???

I like to watch TV through my Xbox One. So much so that I have a One on almost every TV. Unfortunately, my wife isn't very tech savvy and if I run the HDMI into the back of the Xbox, that's the only way to watch TV.

 

With the HDMI splitter, I can watch TV via Xbox and still use snap and voice commands. When I turn the Xbox One off, she can still watch TV the old fashioned way.

 

- what I do is I run an HDMI from the tv into the splitter. Then, I run one into the Xbox and one into the TV.  SOWTECH ST-HDSP0001 1X2 HDMI Splitter for Full HD 1080P Support 3D (One Input To Two Outputs) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CCMOMM0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_bymIybNMXJR4D



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method114 said:
Puppyroach said:
If they replace it with PIP, no problems. I use snap as one of the main features when playing games since I can skype with my nephew while we play multiplayer games.

I don't understand the point of removing it now before pip is ready.

This is only in the EARLIEST Preview builds sent out to only a SMALL few of the PREVIEW program. That is the whole point of the PREVIEW program is testing things out. For the other 25 million Xbox One owenrs nothing has changed. The update doesn't release until APRIL/MAY and more changes will happen before its release. 



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d21lewis said:
endimion said:

for what purpose the splitter???

I like to watch TV through my Xbox One. So much so that I have a One on almost every TV. Unfortunately, my wife isn't very tech savvy and if I run the HDMI into the back of the Xbox, that's the only way to watch TV.

 

With the HDMI splitter, I can watch TV via Xbox and still use snap and voice commands. When I turn the Xbox One off, she can still watch TV the old fashioned way.

 

- what I do is I run an HDMI from the tv into the splitter. Then, I run one into the Xbox and one into the TV.  SOWTECH ST-HDSP0001 1X2 HDMI Splitter for Full HD 1080P Support 3D (One Input To Two Outputs) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CCMOMM0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_bymIybNMXJR4D

oh OK i get it... I was wondering what was the purpose of the spliter and snap option... Me I just taught the wife the way... Guess your way is better... Now she actually uses the XBox too much to my taste :p



Soonerman said:
I hated snap. I'm glad they got rid of it. But I will say that I know people that used it quite a bit.

Agreed. 



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Really enjoying this new update, it's fast and snappy. I only used snap to track achievements, the PIP idea seems way better. I'm glad download speeds have improved also since I'm mostly digital now.



new one looks much better. :)

ive never used the old one.



I guess I'm need to log into the insider program and see if I got the update.



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You will notice if you got the update instantly, unless your Xbone goes straight to TV when on. The big ass Live tile is missing. They gimped it to not be so Live to free up resources.







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If they are replacing it with PiP, it's a definitive upgrade. Instead of wasting an entire 1/4 of the screen you can just use a tiny square. Much better.

Maybe it's not a much used feature, but it's definitively great and I would like to have something like that on other consoles. Normally people don't want to game and do other stuff, but I would use it to follow a soccer game while playing.