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Koreans to Turn PS3 Into IPTV Set-Top Box

Koreans will be able to use their PS3’s to download and view IPTV content. Check out the article below from Korea Times. Here’s a snippet:

The PS3 console will act as a set-top box for KT’s Internet Protocol TV service (IPTV), named Mega TV. The companies didn’t 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.

I think this is quite cool. As a matter of fact, I theorized about this kind of thing a long time ago, with my post about Joost.


I still think it would be a good idea for those Joost dudes to port a client over to the PS3. Maybe then I’d use it more often, because frankly, I don’t care for watching TV on my laptop or PC. I’m in the beta for Joost, and I have to say it’s cool. But they really need to improve their selection of programming, because I really can’t find anything I’m interested in watching.

PS3 to Debut as IPTV Set-Top Box(The Korea Times)