Montag, 22. Oktober 2007

Gran Turismo TV In Action

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If you have downloaded the Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Demo, you will now see that the GT TV icon is active. You will see a little NEW tag on it, letting you know there is content available.

The first three available videos are in standard definition. They are from Best Motoring, Autobacs Super GT, and D1 Grand Prix. Here is a quick video showing the screens and the download process.

This shows how easily IPTV can be integrated with the PS3, as they are doing in South Korea in November.
KT, Korea's dominant telecom operator, and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea (SCEK) will launch an Internet-based TV service in November that runs on the PlayStation 3 game console, the companies said Tuesday.

The PS3 console will act as a set-top box for KTs Internet Protocol TV service (IPTV), named Mega TV. The companies didnt disclose the detailed price plans for the service.

IPTV is a high-definition TV broadcasting service that allows users to download programs via broadband Internet and play them on TVs at any time they want. KT and Hanaro Telecom are two IPTV providers in South Korea.

The PlayStation3 is a powerful computing machine itself, equipped with large data storage, fast graphic processor and a Blue-Ray disc driver. It is the first time that Sony has made such an alliance to use the PS3 as an IPTV set-top box.

``With this partnership, Mega TV will include high-definition games and Blue-Ray media in its periphery, said Lee Young-hee, chief of the Media Center at KT. ``We will seek more cooperation with SCEK to create synergy.

The PlayStation series is the worlds best-selling video game platform. But the PS3 has been struggling in the U.S. and Japanese markets while its rival Nintendo is faring well with the cheaper Wii game machine.


[Source: Sony PS3 Modding - Homebrew, Upgrades, Mods, and Hacks]