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UK and European gamers seeing some issues with the Xbox One's TV integration

Frame-rate conversion not up to snuff for Europe yet

The Xbox One seems to be having some trouble coping with the slightly different TV standards in Europe resulting in some visual issues in watching TV through the console.

Some British users have been reporting stuttering TV pictures and dropped frames when watching TV through the Xbox One. The problem stems from a difference in visual standard. European TV analogue standards PAL and SECAM used 50Hz broadcast system and this has carried over into modern digital and HD systems.

The Xbox One, having been designed in the US has a native frame rate of 60Hz which is fine as US TV systems have historically run at 60Hz (thanks to NTSC). The problem comes when the Xbox One has to translate this 10hz discrepancy in frame rate, something that Microsoft has clearly not got a handle on as yet. UK and European gamers seeing some issues with the Xbox One's TV integration

They did warn before launch that there may be some issues and even a complete lack compatibility with TV services outside of the US prior to launch however the Xbox One does accept inputs from Freeview HD, Sky+ HD and Virgin Media boxes via the HDMI in port.

Thanks HDTVtest.

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