What happens if you plug an Xbox One into... itself?

By on November 21, 2013, 9:30 AM

One of the key features of the upcoming Xbox One is the ability to route another HDMI device like a cable / satellite box or even a PlayStation 4 through the console and watch said device using the Xbox One. But what would happen if you were to plug the Xbox One into itself?

As Kotaku recently found out, the results are somewhat beautiful. The publication split the HDMI signal coming from the Xbox One so they could output it to a television and back into the Xbox One for a never ending loop. It’s kind of like what you see when you point two mirrors at each other.

Totally useless? Yes, but still rather neat.

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insect said:

Neat! I figured an error or crash. Looks like MS has some damn good engineers or some damn good beta testers or both!

1 person liked this | Guest said:

I guess this can add to it's low scores by reviewers. Anything would help IMO.

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Jesse Jesse said:

This is awesome!

1 person liked this | ukben said:

Q: What happens when some joker shouts "XBOX OFF" on the telly?

A: The broadcaster will probably loose about 10 viewers.

PS4 for me!

GhostRyder GhostRyder said:

Q: What happens when some joker shouts "XBOX OFF" on the telly?

A: The broadcaster will probably loose about 10 viewers.

PS4 for me!

At least the Xbox will turn back on...already a pretty big failure rate on PS4's.

And for the record, I have a PS4 and picking up an XBONE tomorrow.

VitalyT VitalyT said:

I reckon MS used this for internal testing to see the feature works well, that's why it doesn't break.

Hankhendrix Hankhendrix said:

If you type google, into google, you could break the internet.

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