Join Doug Winnie for an in-depth discussion in this video What's in the Xbox box, part of Learning Xbox One.
When you get your Xbox One, there are several items that you'll find inside that we will use to configure your Xbox and connect to your digital television service. When you first open the box you'll see the Kinect sensor, if your system comes with one bundled. When you take the lower cover off, you'll find a number of accessories and cables that you'll use to install the device. The upper compartment, when opened, contains the cable for the Kinect sensor itself, take all the items out of the top tray and put them aside. Take the top tray out of the box.
Underneath you'll find the Xbox One console itself. The top foam corners on the right and left come off and allow you to remove the console. Carefully take the accessories and console out of their packaging, now let's take a look at what we have here. First, there is the power adapter for the Xbox One. This power adapter has two parts, the adapter itself that connects to the Xbox and a power cable, that varies based on country, that plugs into the wall or your power adapter.
Next is the Kinect sensor, this has a number of cameras inside of it, three in fact, that sets color, shadows and a number of other things. There is a cable connected to it that plugs into the back of the Xbox One. Next is the HDMI cable, your Xbox One requires at least one HDMI cable. If you are connecting your digital television signal through your Xbox you'll need another one that will connect your cable or satellite box to your Xbox to let the signal pass through.
Then there is the controller itself. The controller takes two double A batteries that are provided and also comes with a mono-headset that plugs into the bottom of the controller to use for audio chat while playing games. There is also a rechargeable battery adaptor for the console and a stereo headset mic available but these are separate accessories. Now let's take a look at the console itself now. The front of the console is pretty simple. On the right, you'll see the Xbox logo. This is actually a power button for the Xbox.
On the left is the blu-ray player that you can use to play blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs, and install and play Xbox One games that you purchase on a physical disc. On the right of the disc slot is the eject button. Along the left side there is a USB three plug that can be used for accessories like an external keyboard and others. Let's go ahead and look at the back of the Xbox now. There are a number of ports that are on the Xbox. Let's look at them from left to right.
First is the power plug, the power adaptor plugs into this port on the Xbox. Next are two HDMI ports with a S/PDIF port between them. The left HDMI port is labeled out, this is where you connect your Xbox One with your television or display. The right HDMI port labeled in is where you connect your cable or satellite box. If you have an external sound system like a sound bar or receiver you can connect the audio output from the Xbox to the device using the S/PDIF port using a matching optical audio cable.
Next, there are two USB three ports for accessories and further expansion use. Next is also the port for the Kinect, this is where you'll plug the Kinect sensor into the Xbox One. There is also an IR out port that you can connect an IR extension cable if your accessories are located in a different location than the Kinect. The Kinect blasts an IR signal to nearby devices to change channel, volume, turn devices on or off if you have it configured to do so.
If the devices are in a different location, say, a box somewhere else you can install an extension cable to allow them to receive the signal. Last is an ethernet port to connect to your broadband router or modem to connect to the internet if you are not using a Wifi connection. So, those are all the parts of the Xbox One, with everything unpacked we are ready to connect them together and set up the Xbox.
- Connecting and powering up the Xbox One
- Working with games and apps
- Signing up for Xbox Live
- Using Xbox with your TV
- Controlling Xbox One with your voice
- Messaging friends
- Using OneDrive with Xbox One
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Q: This course was updated on 12/24/2014. What changed?
A: Five movies were added, covering the latest updates to Xbox One: updates to the Friends app, faster snapping for apps, the new Media Player app, and new features for Live TV.