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UK telecom company BT Group first to use Xbox 360 as set-top box

Having previously announced its intentions to have the Xbox 360 as a set-top box (STB) at last year's Consumer Electronics Show, Bill Gates told the audience at this year's keynote that British telecommunications company BT Group will be the first company to use the console as a set-top box, whose...

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Korean IPTV demonstrated

Non-American PS3s are incredible. In Europe, you'll be able to get DVR on your system, so you can record TV shows. In Korea, you'll be able to watch TV through the new IPTV service available exclusively for that territory. Watch this video, taken from a Korean electronics show. With this,...

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Joystiq Asks: What features should MS spring for the Fall Update?

So, we know those IPTV screens are "unrelated" to the Xbox 360's Fall Update, but that's about all we know about the last of this year's major 360 updates. Last year's Fall Update (was that really the first?) included 1080p support, HD DVD functionality, XNA functionality, WMV compatibility, and...

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Microsoft says IPTV not part of Fall Update

Microsoft has now officially responded to the story we broke yesterday regarding photos we received displaying an Xbox 360 with IPTV features enabled (though unusable). Joystiq has learned that these features were "inadvertently exposed" to the Xbox 360 in question during repair. Microsoft adds...

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Microsoft: IPTV not a part of Xbox Live Fall Update

Turns out those images of an Xbox 360 with IPTV were legit. In a statement issued by Microsoft, the Redmond-based company acknowledged that the IPTV features "were inadvertently exposed while the customer's console was being serviced and is unrelated to the Fall Update." The IPTV features,...

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Rumor: 360's IPTV features spotted in dashboard

Several images of IPTV options being displayed in the Xbox 360's dashboard have made their way into the blogosphere, courtesy of our pals* at X3F. According to tipster Aaron, the console recently returned from the oft-visited Microsoft repair center, only to display several new and seemingly...

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Rumor: Leaked screens show IPTV and Fall update [update 2]

Update 2: Microsoft has responded to our screenshots saying that this isolated IPTV incident is not part of the Fall update and was accidentally exposed during repair. Learn more here. Update: We just learned that Aaron just got his 360 back from Microsoft repair this week. We also know that his...

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Korean PS3 gets IPTV service in November

Korea's primary telecommunications operator, known as KT, has teamed up with Sony to expand the multimedia functionality of the PS3. PS3 will gain the ability to broadcast IPTV, "an internet-based TV service," in November. IPTV is not available in many countries, meaning this service is unlikely to...

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British Telecom to exclusively offer 360 IPTV?

Remember Microsoft's grand announcement that IPTV would be available to Xbox 360 owners sometime in 2007 and all the excitement that followed? Yeah, us either, but our European friends may be getting one step closer to the promised IPTV function with the latest rumor hitting the web. Word on the...

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PS3 to have DVR capabilities in 2008

We like the PS3, but we've often thought that it would be vastly improved if we could use it to figure out what sort of girl Bret Michaels goes for or if we were, in fact, smarter than a 5th grader. It appears that Sony has heard our prayers, with one marketing exec claiming that the system will...

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