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CrakkedOut56
01-07-2007, 10:31 PM
Bill Gates and Robbie Bach (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=576973#) are expected to announce at the Consumer Electronics (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=576973#) Show that Microsoft (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=576973#) has sold more than 10.4 million Xbox 360s since the launch in November, 2005. That means Microsoft has also hit its targets for sales of consoles during the holidays.

Microsoft is also dropping something of a bomb at the show. Jim Brady, a spokesman for Microsoft, said Gates and Bach will say in the keynote speech Sunday night at the Venetian Hotel that the Xbox 360 (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=576973#) will be able to serve as a set-top box for IPTV, or Internet (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=576973#) protocol television. The details on this announcement are sketchy and Brady says only that it will appear later this year.
He did say that no consumers would be left behind, meaning that all of the 10 million plus Xbox 360s in the market would be able to participate in the IPTV services at some level.

Article has been taken down. Grabbed this from Xbox-Scene

eggnog
01-07-2007, 10:36 PM
I know that you did not say this directly, but "those 10 million something consoles" all being able to have IPTV/DVR functions is not true. Some people may now have internet, Cable TV, or anything to record. They probably will not even be able to update their consoles to use the IPTV and DVR functionality because they are not connected to Live.

CrakkedOut56
01-07-2007, 10:41 PM
Maybe they'll offer a disc from Xbox.com like they do with the BC