Xbox One To Get TV Tuner In Europe
Xbox One TV Tuner supports dashboard features allowing you to view TV content in snap-mode. It will allow you to watch your favorite shows while keeping tabs on dashboard notifications and game invites from your friends.
You can plug it in the USB port of Xbox One to access DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C channels without having to change the TV input.
While talking about the possibility of the device coming the the United states Microsoft stated:
Over-the-air television reception varies region to region. A good experience may rely on antennas that not all households have. Consequently, it is more difficult to provide an out-of-the-box consumer solution for over-the-air TV in the U.S. compared to other markets around the world. We will continue to evaluate new technologies and future opportunities to bring over-the-air digital TV to Xbox One in other markets.
At launch, Xbox One TV-integration suffered from variety of issues in Europe, especially in UK where it was marred by judder due to its native 60hz output.
Keeping in consideration the fact that UK and Europe use a 50hz broadcasting system while the Xbox One’s native output is 60hz, consumers were left to experience broadcasts with a noticeable judder.
Even though a system update later added a manual 50hz option to resolve this issue, it seems it wasn’t enough to meet the consumer expectations which did play some part in the launch of the native TV Tuner for this region.
Hopefully, the launch of TV-Tuner will deliver originally promised experience. The device will be available in UK for ₤24.99, and France, Italy, Germany and Spain for €29.99.