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Xbox One 50 Hz Issue to be fixed “within weeks”

by William Schwartz

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Despite the Xbox One’s proposal to be your “All-in-One” system for your living room, allowing you to seamlessly watch TV while Skyping or playing a game, many Europeans have complained over an issue surrounding watching TV through their Xbox One. The Xbox One, which has a native 60 Hz refresh rate, is causing “screen judder” for many Europeans who are watching TV through 50 Hz PAL signals. According to Xbox UK marketing director Harvey Eagle, the fix for the issue will be released “within weeks”.

“I can’t give you a specific date today, but I can tell you definitely that that issue will be resolved within a matter of weeks as one of the updates that we make to the console,” Eagle told CVG. “I’m happy to confirm that that [sic] will be Spring time frame. I can’t be more specific than that, but it’s weeks, not months. It’s important and we’re excited to get that fixed as quickly as possible.”

He stressed that Microsoft would have the update released before the 2014 FIFA World Cup, scheduled to be from June 12 to July 13, in Brazil.

Another question that was asked was when Microsoft planned to have the the BBC’s iPlayer app for the Xbox One. His response: “I don’t have any announcements on that today except to say we’re working hard to bring partners like the BBC to our platform.”

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