Kinect Setup

The Xbox One installation manual has accidently been leaked and it pretty much doesn’t show us anything of interest; apart, perhaps,  from the distance requirements for the bundled Kinect 2.0

According to this manual you are not going to need a large room for your Kinect gaming experience to work with the sensor needing to be placed at least 0.6 meters above the ground and no more than 1.9 meters while you can be as close as 1.4 meters to the device for it to work.

The current Kinect recommends between 1.8 and 2.4 meters with the realistic requirements being closer to 2.4 so this is a big change for those of you who live in apartments and don’t have the natural space of suburban America.

Apart from that all we now know is that you push the logo to turn the box on – which we knew – and that you need to plug cables into things to make it work…

Last Updated: October 24, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

46 Comments

  1. Umar heartless

    October 24, 2013 at 07:49

    I see a circle with a diagonal line going through it. In the circle is a Sexbone One standing vertically up…So I guess it’s safe to have it stand straight up

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  2. John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

    October 24, 2013 at 07:50

    “Endless” but limited “possibilities”

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    • Umar heartless

      October 24, 2013 at 07:51

      Endless possibilities … well for as long as your batteries last

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    • MosselMayCry

      October 24, 2013 at 07:53

      I’ve said this before: “The customer can have any colour he wants… as long as it’s black.” – Hanry Ford

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      • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

        October 24, 2013 at 07:54

        He actually never said that. It’s not recorded anywhere. And the T was available in all kinds of colours. (I hate being the guy to say stuff like this)

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        • MosselMayCry

          October 24, 2013 at 07:56

          lol really? I must say I just read it on the internet somewhere, so there is a good possibility of it being made up.

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          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 24, 2013 at 08:10

            It’s commonly thought to be so, but no one knows where it comes from.
            So it’s a bit of a grey area, that one.

        • HvR

          October 24, 2013 at 08:27

          Other famous ones:
          Bill Gates saying “640kb memory would be more than a enough”
          IBM CEO Thomas Watson saying “The world would never need more than 5 computers”

          Weird thing I’ve seen all 3 these quotes in high school and university text books.

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          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 24, 2013 at 08:44

            Yep. Like the whole tongue taste areas thing, apparently it’s not entirely correct either.

  3. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 24, 2013 at 07:59

    heh, batteries

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    • Umar heartless

      October 24, 2013 at 08:09

      Exactly……

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 24, 2013 at 08:14

      I know you are not a console person, but let me tell you: Sony won the current gen console race for me when I opened my PS3 box and found a little cable to charge the controller with inside. I mean for the love of whatever God you deem worthy of your prayers, WHY STILL BATTERIES, MICROSOFT???

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      • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

        October 24, 2013 at 08:17

        I agree, it’s just sad that the cable is only about a foot long.

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        • Umar heartless

          October 24, 2013 at 08:23

          Lol the many times I had to sit so close to the screen to play games lol The memories are etched into my eyes

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          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 24, 2013 at 08:24

            I bought myself an extension, works fine. Though sitting that close to the screen does bring back memories of playing on my PS1 way back.

          • Jonah Cash

            October 24, 2013 at 08:26

            Also bought an extension. Cost about R50, well worth it!!

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 24, 2013 at 08:28

            Mine’s 3m, paid more than I would’ve liked to for it, being from Incredible Corruption and all. But completely worth it.

        • Spathi

          October 24, 2013 at 08:23

          Agreed. In the unboxing of the Dev Kit, it looks about 3 feet this time 😀 Not a great improvement, but an improvement non the less!

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        • HvR

          October 24, 2013 at 08:33

          The 2 cables I got with my Ultra Slim are 1.5m.

          Any case in the future if you are looking for cables check out Scoop Distribution, there is an Cape Town and Joburg branch.

          USB Cables from 0.5m to 5m from R6 to R30. I always buy a dozen or so because there is always something with a broken or too short USB cable.

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        • SaintsRowNigri

          October 24, 2013 at 08:41

          That is not so much a problem for me, as my PC/Xbox/PS3 all run from the same monitor… WIN!!!!

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        • Tarisma

          October 24, 2013 at 08:52

          but the controllers charge so quickly

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 24, 2013 at 08:41

        My cynical guess would be: MS owns a battery company.

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        • SaintsRowNigri

          October 24, 2013 at 08:51

          Or they need to fire the guy doing the controller designs… (refresh browser for pic)

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          • NecroRince

            October 24, 2013 at 09:15

            Well played, I actually refreshed!

      • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

        October 24, 2013 at 09:47

        So that they can make more money off of the certified charger packs later on I guess

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    • Call me Daddy

      October 24, 2013 at 08:42

      Huh? I prefer batteries. Love the weight it adds, also EVERYTHING in my house works on rechargeable batteries…..all my remotes, a couple of torches even, wireless mouse, 2 x cameras, even the pepper grinder and your moms vibrator. It’s no fuss at all, easily interchangeable in case of emergency and a charge will last me a whole weekend easy!

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      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 24, 2013 at 08:49

        you lost all credibility on the “moms vibrator” comment tbh

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        • SaintsRowNigri

          October 24, 2013 at 08:53

          Call me Daddy… Call of Duty… Spot the resemblance?

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          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 24, 2013 at 08:55

            Haha

  4. oVg

    October 24, 2013 at 08:30

    There goes the Japanese market. If there was one in the first place.

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    • Hammersteyn

      October 24, 2013 at 09:03

      South African market too. Have seen the size of an average flat these days.

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    • NecroRince

      October 24, 2013 at 09:14

      If you said Xbox to a Japanese gamer, they’d ask you if that was some sort of 3DS henti…

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      • oVg

        October 24, 2013 at 09:46

        man panties

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  5. ToshZA

    October 24, 2013 at 08:40

    YES! Now I can actually get one of these. Oh wait.

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  6. Hammersteyn

    October 24, 2013 at 09:04

    This really does take over your living room. And the guest room after you break the wall out to extend said living room

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    • oVg

      October 24, 2013 at 09:11

      The Xbone is designed for Wall Mart Mericaaaaaaaaaa

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      • Hammersteyn

        October 24, 2013 at 10:36

        LOL

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  7. ElimiNathan

    October 24, 2013 at 10:55

    If you can afford an Xbone you can afford a 3M wide room ok

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    • Brady miaau

      October 24, 2013 at 11:58

      Not really. You studying, stay in small flat, get Xbone.

      My home loan repayment a month is more than the Xbox thingy costs, so I get your point. I just think the one does not neccassarily follow the other.

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      • ElimiNathan

        October 24, 2013 at 11:59

        LOL! Dude I was joking….Damn

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        • Brady miaau

          October 24, 2013 at 12:06

          Ah yes. I have been accused, on these very forums, of sucking the fun out of posts and statements with such evils as “logic” and “common sense”

          And I actually agree the statement is correct a lot of the time, just the relationship between them. And this is my kind of fun, word play, triple meanings, that sort of thing.

          I have the following to say. When I was twenty I wanted a pool table for the house. I could afford the table, a fairly good one, but had nowhere to put it.

          But sorry for being so serious, it is me!

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          • ElimiNathan

            October 24, 2013 at 12:08

            Lol, you are forgiven. Hope you eventually managed to build on for that pool table !

          • Brady miaau

            October 24, 2013 at 13:41

            Wife put her Piano, Violin stand and sewing table there……

  8. I don't know my name.

    October 24, 2013 at 14:00

    This is not a leak, is a proposital action made by Anatel (Brazilian regulation for communication) at their official site, they post it and the “Made in Brazil” label of XBONE. That confirms that MS is planning to assemble XBONE in Brazil.

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  9. Brady miaau

    October 24, 2013 at 14:57

    do they ship a tape measure in the box?

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  10. Brian Murphy

    October 24, 2013 at 18:54

    Nice attempt at a dig Gavin, but current population trends have shown people leaving suburbia in America, for cities.

    This was always one of my concerns about the motion controllers/sensors in their early days. Not everyone has 4.5 to 9 feet between their couch and the TV. Having to move your coffee table out of the way every time you want to play your Kinect (or Move game) is pretty obnoxious. Doable…but obnoxious.

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