Pros and Cons of being on the Xbox preview program.

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  1. BUCMASTER
    BUCMASTER Guest

    Pros and Cons of being on the Xbox preview program.


    I would like to know from those that are already part of it about the pros and cons of the program and just your overall experience. I count it an honor to be chosen to participate and just would like a little insight before taking the plunge.

    My previous post was deleted because a moderator thought I was asking for an invite. :/

    :)
     
    BUCMASTER, Oct 20, 2014
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  2. smileskybird
    smileskybird Guest
    Kinect doesn't work after update in Xbox Preview Program

    This is what happens when software which is not ready for everyone, is used. Software is the key thing running your console. Everyone should be aware of the pros and cons of being in the Preview Program thingy.
     
    smileskybird, Oct 20, 2014
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  3. smileskybird
    smileskybird Guest
    Pros/Cons of preview program

    If you want to preview stuff before it's finished and released for everyone, which will have bugs, then it's for you.

    The software/operating system is the key instrument in controlling the hardware. If it's an unfinished product, would you want it running on a device which costs several hundred dollars? Not me. Sure saves on Xbox 1 are stored on XBL, but not the game files
    and for Xbox 1, game sizes can be large just like Forza 5, COD Ghosts, etc. And downloading those file sizes off XBL at ADSL Broadband speeds can be a pain and slow. Fortunately last month we changed to Ultra Fibre Cable Internet which offers 100mb/s down
    and 10mb/s up. ADSL broadband speeds only average 7-12mb/s down and 0.9mb/s up. Why do you think Microsoft recommends you only install Windows 10 Technical Preview on a backup PC? hmm?
     
    smileskybird, Oct 20, 2014
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  4. JPep715
    JPep715 Guest

    Pros and Cons of being on the Xbox preview program.

    You will encounter bugs. If you just want get new features sooner encountering bugs will turn you off. But if you want to help make xbox better be sure to use the feedback button whenever you find a bug or something isnt working the way it should. Many but
    not all issues i've had have been fixed and I'm confident they'll all be addressed eventually
     
    JPep715, Oct 20, 2014
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  5. I like to think of it like we are perfecting the machine for the rest of the world whilst offering our X1 necks forward as test pigs lol Joking aside, there's really minimal difference, you get updates more often and you get early access to newer features.
    On the whole, its wroth it in my opinion. Helping out, that is.
     
    Mark Sherwood, Oct 20, 2014
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  6. Yes....as soon as all the bugs are worked out, please let the rest of us know so we can jump aboard. Until then, I'll continue to noodle around with my 360.
     
    BizarroMantis, Oct 20, 2014
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  7. BUCMASTER
    BUCMASTER Guest
    JPep715,

    When you say "bugs" do you mean bugs that affect the hardware and can render the Xbox One unplayable for a time or just bugs with a particular feature or app? Speaking of apps, do you get previews of new app being released as well?
     
    BUCMASTER, Oct 20, 2014
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  8. Pros and Cons of being on the Xbox preview program.

    You get the update earlier. They added a rewards program with quests and give you points after completing them. They are new feature related. You have surveys and questions to answer as well. You may encounter bugs, glitches and other issues. I'm a programmer
    so i like getting in on Beta tests or previews of any kind. I've really only encountered 1 serious issues in the 7 months of the Preview program. I don't remember seeing any that left a mass of people's Xbox's useless.
     
    DIY LobotoMEd, Oct 20, 2014
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  9. Blitz23 NZ
    Blitz23 NZ Guest
    I'm part of it and like to think I help make the system better haha. Can't say I've had any real issues other than the odd freeze so I'm more than happy to keep going.

    Hopefully I get the latest one as I want to try out the background update.
     
    Blitz23 NZ, Oct 20, 2014
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  10. smileskybird
    smileskybird Guest
    I'm not part of it but will post here anyways. Pros I think with it is you get a preview of what's to come compared to everyone else like me who waits for the official full publicly available, version. The cons with it is it may possibly have a few bugs,
    and if you want in, you need an Invite.

    I prefer not having a Beta Dashboard (which is not publicly officially and full version available for everyone) running on my console. I prefer only having the official full Dashboard version which everyone, not some exclusive group, gets. I've noticed that
    M bans consoles with firmware with unknown source quality or intent on Xbox 360. It's on Xbox Live search on Wikipedia. Even though this Preview Program is allowed by M. I just prefer having what everyone gets. And I don't want a buggy system. But respect
    why others may want to join it. It gives you a preview of new stuff before it's officially released for everyone.
     
    smileskybird, Oct 31, 2018
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  11. Blitz23 NZ Win User

    Pros and Cons of being on the Xbox preview program.

    I'm part of it and like to think I help make the system better haha. Can't say I've had any real issues other than the odd freeze so I'm more than happy to keep going.

    Hopefully I get the latest one as I want to try out the background update.
  12. BUCMASTER Win User

    Pros and Cons of being on the Xbox preview program.

    JPep715,

    When you say "bugs" do you mean bugs that affect the hardware and can render the Xbox One unplayable for a time or just bugs with a particular feature or app? Speaking of apps, do you get previews of new app being released as well?
  13. Mark Sherwood Win User

    Pros and Cons of being on the Xbox preview program.

    I like to think of it like we are perfecting the machine for the rest of the world whilst offering our X1 necks forward as test pigs lol Joking aside, there's really minimal difference, you get updates more often and you get early access to newer features.
    On the whole, its wroth it in my opinion. Helping out, that is.
  14. BizarroMantis Win User

    Pros and Cons of being on the Xbox preview program.

    Yes....as soon as all the bugs are worked out, please let the rest of us know so we can jump aboard. Until then, I'll continue to noodle around with my 360.
  15. smileskybird Win User

    Pros and Cons of being on the Xbox preview program.

    I'm not part of it but will post here anyways. Pros I think with it is you get a preview of what's to come compared to everyone else like me who waits for the official full publicly available, version. The cons with it is it may possibly have a few bugs,
    and if you want in, you need an Invite.

    I prefer not having a Beta Dashboard (which is not publicly officially and full version available for everyone) running on my console. I prefer only having the official full Dashboard version which everyone, not some exclusive group, gets. I've noticed that
    M bans consoles with firmware with unknown source quality or intent on Xbox 360. It's on Xbox Live search on Wikipedia. Even though this Preview Program is allowed by M. I just prefer having what everyone gets. And I don't want a buggy system. But respect
    why others may want to join it. It gives you a preview of new stuff before it's officially released for everyone.
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