Question about upcoming Xbox one remote

My xbox one is currently hidden inside a cupboard with my Kinect on top of a wall mounted TV. I am going to purchase the remote when its released as my girlfriend doesn't like using the voice commands or getting the controller out to switch on the tv.  Am I right in thinking I wont be able to control my Xbox with the remote while its in the cupboard or can the Kinect pick up the signal? If not is there something I can purchase to extend the range of the Xbox ir receiver and place it somewhere discreet?  thanks for any help.

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 13 Applies to:
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The official news post about the remote *only* says that Kinect is used for IR blasting your TV and your AV receiver. It doesn't say that Kinect is used to receive the remote's signals for controlling the console itself.

Given that, and given that the console does have its own IR receiver, I'd assume that control of the console itself is direct using the remote. Kinect is just needed for TV/AV control, as the remote does not send signals to those directly.

Remote > IR > Console = console control.

Remote > IR > Console---Kinect > IR > TV & AV = TV & AV control

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