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    Question XBOX ONE and Home theater PROJECTORS and Kinect camera

    Wonder how thats gonna work lol.

    I've got the XBOX 360 feeding my projector without a Kinect under a 110 inch diag projection screen.

    If I'm forced to install one under the projection screen for interaction... I can't see how anything other than the voice control would work. Is the camera picking up thermal signatures or light reflection ? (there is very little light in a projection room except for the projected image lol).

    ... guess I gotta buy a 55 inch LCD or Plasma then ?... in another room ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logan View Post
    Wonder how thats gonna work lol.

    I've got the XBOX 360 feeding my projector without a Kinect under a 110 inch diag projection screen.

    If I'm forced to install one under the projection screen for interaction... I can't see how anything other than the voice control would work. Is the camera picking up thermal signatures or light reflection ? (there is very little light in a projection room except for the projected image lol).

    ... guess I gotta buy a 55 inch LCD or Plasma then ?... in another room ?
    Yeah that doesn't sound like a good scenario for you there unfortunately. But it's always nice to have an excuse to buy new stuff.

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    Have a read here. http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/15...sibly-go-wrong

    Just skimming through I can tell you it uses thermal.

    Edit: Not thermal. It uses IR.

    To answer your question. It will work in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bacon View Post
    Have a read here. http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/15...sibly-go-wrong

    Just skimming through I can tell you it uses thermal.

    Edit: Not thermal. It uses IR.

    To answer your question. It will work in the dark.

    This is awesome news !!! Did the original kinect work the same way ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logan View Post
    This is awesome news !!! Did the original kinect work the same way ?
    I'm just guessing, but I don't think it did. I believe it used light. I'll look around and see what I can find out.

    Edit: I stand corrected. It used IR as well, but my guess is that MS has refined the technology in the Kinect 2.0.

    Source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/...-does-it-work/
    Last edited by Mr Bacon; 05-22-2013 at 01:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bacon View Post
    I'm just guessing, but I don't think it did. I believe it used light. I'll look around and see what I can find out.

    Edit: I stand corrected. It used IR as well, but my guess is that MS has refined the technology in the Kinect 2.0.

    Source: How Motion Detection Works in Xbox Kinect | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
    MS made kinect more accurate and gave it an upgrade so that it can see you in the dark, almost as well as in the daytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostload501 View Post
    MS made kinect more accurate and gave it an upgrade so that it can see you in the dark, almost as well as in the daytime.
    Which is a very nice upgrade IMO.
    I like to play my video games in the dark anyways.. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logan View Post
    Wonder how thats gonna work lol.

    I've got the XBOX 360 feeding my projector without a Kinect under a 110 inch diag projection screen.

    If I'm forced to install one under the projection screen for interaction... I can't see how anything other than the voice control would work. Is the camera picking up thermal signatures or light reflection ? (there is very little light in a projection room except for the projected image lol).

    ... guess I gotta buy a 55 inch LCD or Plasma then ?... in another room ?
    That is a really good point. Having a Huge screen with a high-end DLP projector has been my Holy Grail for quite some time. I came up with a work around for the Wii's "sensor bar", but I've no idea how to make the Kinect work.
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    I have a setup with an 80 inch screen, with Kinect, and not a single problem with the Kinect Sensor being "blinded" by the light. Granted the Kenect sensor is below the screen, and the projector is high off the ceiling. The projector is not even in the Kenect's field of view. My only gripe is I wish the Kinect was wireless, as I have to run an extension to my connect back to the Xbox 360 sitting by the projector.....OR.....run a super long HDMI cord from the projector to the Kinect depending on the throw you are talking about.

    Works wonderfully for me in either case!!!

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    I am in a similar situation. I have a 119" screen taking up the whole front wall and in the back of the room, off to the side I have my equipment closet. Since the original Kinect was optional with the 360, the 360 was Home Theater Friendly but since Microsoft is forcing the Kinect 2 to be plugged into the XBOX ONE and it has what appears to be a proprietary Kinect 2 plug, I have no idea how I am going to extend that Kinect 2 twenty five feet away from the XBOX ONE. Sticking the Kinect 2 off to the side in the equipment closet is not a valid option because the the Kinect will not function properly. The way I see it, unless Microsoft addresses this particular issue before the XBOX ONE is released, then it can't really be used in a front projection theater without some 3rd party solution coming to the rescue. Anyone thought about this problem or have any ideas?

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