actually the reason its doing that is because that open door is interfering with the sensor. kinect works by using infrared light and unlike lights you have inside your house natrual sunlight is composed partly of infrared light. so what is happening is kinect is essentially blinded by the sun and it wont work.
same thing would happen with the move or the wii. --- Still hoping for a Shenmue 3.
heres some more proof, look at this video the door is in the very center of the kinect sensor frame.
ya i know this and you know this, but people on here seem to be hell bent on trashing Kinect as much and often as possible. imo one of the best (recent) games thats come out for Kinect is the arcade game LeedMees. --- all 360 games should have a demo. lets put revieweres out of business.