A year of living digitally

16 01 2007

My friend recommended this blog to me. It’s about a guy who has decided that he and his family are going to receive all their media (Music, TV and movies) digitally and legally for the next 365 days. He is using services like itunes for music and TV, and Xbox live marketplace and Amazon Unbox for his movies. He is also using something called “Akimbo”, but I haven’t had time to read  up on what exactly that is. I am almost at the point where he is without experimentation, for both music and TV. I do enjoy the cinema experience though, I would miss that, even for a year. Click here for a good read.

Xbox IPTV update

8 01 2007

Following on from this post, Bill Gates did announce a TV service for Xbox 360 last night/this morning, depending on where you are.

Click here for a video demo of the service. I must say the service looks fantastic, but I’m not sure it’s something that will launch in the UK anytime soon.

IPTV for the Xbox 360?

7 01 2007

I was looking at my blog stats for the last couple of days, and I noticed a fair number of people end up here after searching for “Xbox streaming” or TV streaming xbox”, or any combination of the above.

First of all, I thought that these people were just latecomers to the parade that was the unveiling of the Xbox live TV/Movie download service, that started a couple of months ago.

But I was looking at Digg tonight and I noticed that apparently some blogger leaked details of Bill Gates Keynote speech at the start of CES tomorrow, and that one of the things he may announce is the start of an IPTV service, with the Xbox 360 as the platform.

What is IPTV, you might ask? Well Wikipedia explains it better than I can, but it’s basically a digital TV that streams over the “interweb”, as opposed to using an aerial or a dish, to get a signal into your “telly box”. Sounds great, as long as the people who make programs are on board.

Now William’s speech is in Vegas on Sunday night, which is bedtime for me in London, so I’ll check it out on Monday morning, and blog my findings right here.

streaming TV to your xbox

7 11 2006

Does exactly what it says on the tin, in streaming HD quality. This along with Apples movies service, arriving in the UK on the 19th of Never. Us Brits will be watching movies cut in two by the news at 10 for a long time to come.

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