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#1 kgonepostl

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:23 AM

sorry but from what I understand the dvd remote is going to be infrared. that's alright with me but there's no xbox controller ports and it runs on wireless and there's no more mentioning on what meathod they'll use for controllers. infrared blows it's gotta be rf or udf or my brothers are gonna purposely try to piss me off. Plz set me straight.

Edited by kgonepostl, 04 June 2005 - 08:24 AM.


#2 cyfi

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 09:54 AM

im more than 80% sure its not infrared, nobody uses that anymore, its called...radio frequency.

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 11:22 AM

It's going to be Wireless USB. You can compare it to bluetooth, but the advantage is you are not limitted to only 7 devices (like PS3).

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 04:14 PM

the controllers are rf so imagine the dvd remote will be to

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 05:43 PM

the controllers are wireless usb(new technology) andi think i red it can go up to 255 channels. could be wrong though

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 07:08 PM

what they all said

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 07:57 PM

they are RF, and the remote is Infrared. M$ has stated that it is, also how the contollers roam like the signals used in most new wireless home phones. The controllers cycle through the rf spectrum and when another device(wireless phone, toy car, etc.) the controllers skip that channel.

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:19 PM

Lets just put it this way. There will be no delay, rf travels the speed of light.

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 02:30 PM

QUOTE(towelie1098 @ Jun 4 2005, 08:30 PM)
Lets just put it this way. There will be no delay, rf travels the speed of light.

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300 000 000 metres per second in fact (well in a vacuum anyway but air won't slow it down too much). tongue.gif

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 01:02 AM

careful now, don't bring in physics to this conversation, i might get too excited! no it doesn't slow down significantly in air, even if it slowed down to 10% of its speed it would still be "instant"

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 01:18 AM

its wireless usb 2.0 developed by MS and can handle up to 255 channels.

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 11:15 PM

I'm not 100% sure what technology msft is using in their wireless controllers. We know it won't be infrared. From the xbox.com site they say it operates on 2.4Ghz. That implies to me that it is RF.

Looking up wireless usb I see that it would operate using ultra wide band. this would have a 30 feet range which is the exact range msft says their controllers have. However 2.4 Rf could have that range too depending on the transmit power. The other issues I have with thinking this would be wireless usb are:
1. Msft didn't develop this.
2. Using UWB the FCC mandates it operates between 3.1 and 10.6 GHz, which would not be the 2.4 Msft has said their controllers use.
3. It isn't even fully developed and spec'd yet.

So although it wouldn't be outside the realm of possibility for msft to use an unproven technology in a console they will depend heavily on, I just don't see it. My bet, they are using the same technology in the current logitech wireless controllers for the xbox. There are no issues with that and they don't have to reinvent the wheel.

QUOTE(nj12nets @ Jun 17 2005, 08:29 PM)
its wireless usb 2.0 developed by MS and can handle up to 255 channels.

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 11:45 PM

Oh but why not invent the wheel when it can be so much more efficient jester.gif
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Posted 23 June 2005 - 03:42 AM

Damn that's pretty cool.




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