Judge for yourself. Someone claims to have written a driver for the Kinect's motor, and he's extracted a Kinect's-eye view of what players look like to the device (above).
A while back we had a series of monochromatic shots animated together, showing you how the Kinect recognizes players. This gives you a better view of it. Below, you can see NUI Group user AlexP controlling the Kinect's motor.