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    80gb model has video on demand

    It seems that when the 80GB PlayStation 3 releases in Korea next month Sony will be just about ready to launch the video-on-demand (VOD) service with it to expand the potential for the PS3.

    This is a feature that Sony has been promising for the console in Korea and abroad for quite some time now as they want to bring in video-on-demand services to the PS3. Sony’s decision to upgrade the PS3 to one 80GB sku in Korea allows Sony the ability and storage space to bring this to PS3 consoles in Korea.

    Korea Times is reporting that Sony has intentions to offer video-on-demand services to PS3 consoles as they are already working with many telecom companies.


    "We are contacting some Korean firms in order to incorporate VOD applications into PlayStation 3 service line-up,’’ Sony spokeswoman Park Seo-yun said.

    A spokesman for the telecom company Hanaro stated that "We are negotiating with Sony and the atmosphere is pretty good. We hope we will be able to reach an agreement in June.’ "Should we strike a deal with Sony, PlayStation 3 users can watch all the HanaTV programs after downloading software, without having to buy a dedicated set-top box."

    This is big news for the PS3 in Korea and a hint at things to come for the PS3 in the US and abroad.
    http://www.ps3center.net/story-506.html

    Cant wait for video on demand

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    Keep up the good threads!

    Yeah this sounds good, like I said Sony is slowly bringing out the big guns.

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    Yet again, Sony make press releases before putting their brain in gear...

    The article implies only the 80GB Korean model is capable of VOD, infact all PS3's are capable..

    It's like they enjoying creating Xbot ammo...

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    Can someone explain to me what VOD is exactly? ta

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    Has anyone noticed how Korea gets Sony things first? They get quite alot of PSP updates first, and now they get this. Has Sony got roots there or something?
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    S.Korea have the fastest broadband on the world, so it comes as no surprise really. Those lucky *******s probably can download whole movie in minutes.

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    Korean if I remember correct has super fast broadband better than 24Mb (100Mb? )! So guess where you will market VOD (Video On Demand) first?

    Yep the market that has fastest Broadband. We are so far behind in the UK

    EDIT: PS3World got there first
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    Quote Originally Posted by fis View Post
    Korean if I remember correct has super fast broadband better than 24Mb (100Mb? )! So guess where you will market VOD (Video On Demand) first?

    Yep the market that has fastest Broadband. We are so far behind in the UK
    Very, very far. not even in the same league as them.

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    so what is the speed they have there then?

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    cancell my last meaasge the above 2 were posted while i was typing my question. lol
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    Korea seems to have got good extras for waiting a lil longer

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    And do I know it, Just had to move to new ISP (Virgin) getting 6.5Mb and it slower in the the evening now than 512k with my old provider!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrIm-ReaPer View Post
    Has anyone noticed how Korea gets Sony things first? They get quite alot of PSP updates first, and now they get this. Has Sony got roots there or something?
    No this is because Korean is hackers country. They have to update it first and fast.
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    Wow nice article there. Keep it up!


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    I hope it comes to the US!

    The title is a little misleading, it's not like only the 80GB's are capable of ondemand, it's just that a deal has only been struck in Korea so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fumper View Post
    so what is the speed they have there then?

    steve

    In 2002 they had average speed connection of 2Mbit/s, so you can only imagin how fast it is now

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    Hmmm...I wonder. Korean master acct. here I come.

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    Hmmm maybe VOD will be on the next update or store update May 29th

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    Man I wonder if the rest of the world will get this although my cable box works ok for now. I think I'd rather have their internet structure though.

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    Korea seems like the perfect test market for the reasons people already stated. VOD being "exclusive" to the 80 gb model isn't necessarily true, only because the Koreans are getting only the 80 gb version and it happens to be the market they are rolling it out first.

    Sony would be crazy to expand their services once everything is ironed out to at least the older 60 gb models as well internationally. I can't wait till it comes to the US, that would be awesome. Like I've said on here before, Sony's partnerships with Disney would be a perfect platform to offer Disney movies on demand, not to mention ABC shows like LOST or Desperate Housewives that are currently streaming off abc.com.

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