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PlayStation 3 Gamers Can Now Get All of Their Digital Media on Their TV Screens

Orb Networks(TM) announced today that Sony® PlayStation 3(TM) (PS3) game enthusiasts can now view and share all of the digital entertainment stored on their home PCs directly on their living room TV screen, using the company's software as the bridge. Orb turns the home PC into a personal broadcasting system, and lets users build and organize their own "channels" to enjoy their music, photos, video, TV, documents and other extras for viewing on any device with a streaming media player and Internet connection.

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MissAubrey3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

. but Its nice the PS3 can do it as well.

combatant3744d ago

just a year or so late.

Nodoze3744d ago

"Orb Networks(TM) announced today that Sony® PlayStation 3(TM) (PS3) game enthusiasts can now view and share all of the digital entertainment stored on their home PCs directly on their living room TV screen"

That is a bold statement indicating that ALL content on the PC can be viewed on the PS3. I would venture to say that all would exclude: Divx, Xvid, MP4, Avi etc etc.

I could be wrong, but alas I am probably not.

Dlacy13g3743d ago

This will come at a cost and is not something that will be offered up through Sony's Network for free since they didn't announce this like a partnership. I could be wrong...but I don't think so.

Siesser3743d ago

But it has nothing to do with Sony's network. It's streamed over the internet; once you connect, it's not like Sony monitor's and tells you what sites you can and can't go to. There's not program running of the PS3, merely watching playback online. I do agree with the above poster about wondering what "all" means. The article implies that the device has to be able to stream whatever the content's format is, implying that the PS3 would need some codec upgrades (which it sorely does) in order to stream "any and everthing."

sephcor93743d ago

Unless I misunderstood, it sounds like you are accessing the internet to get to your PC content. If that's how it works, I don't like that idea. Using a wireless router with the 360 is good way to get movies/pictures/music from your PC to TV but I would really distrust anything like this where I had to go through their website to access my PC stuff for my PS3. This smells like a spyware tactic.

Douglasp3743d ago

This is how it works....

How Orb Works with the Sony PS3:
1) Download Orb at www.orb.com onto your on always-on Windows PC at home.
It takes less than 3 minutes to do.
2) Turn on your TV and pen the Web browser on your PS3.
3) Using your controller, log onto your Orb account through PS3 at
mycast.orb.com . That's it. Now enjoy, watch and listen to any digital
content on your home PC -- videos, music, Internet TV and radio or any
other online content you programmed in your Orb MyCast application:
they are now all airing on your TV screen.

Upstreaming it to orb or whatever server then downloading it to the ps3 browser doesn't sound like a great solution. It's a good solution but upstream requierments here in the US are bad. 15$ dollar dsl is 128k up. 30$ cable modems upstream vary from 256k to 512 depending on package. Only 10mb down and 1mb upstreams cable modems or FIOS 15mb down and 2mb UPstream would be o.k with it. And even at 1mb up I dont think I can stream my 720p wmv movies flawlesly when you include packet latency from one place to another place on the internet. So as of right now still stands, they need a home solution using your 100mb or 1000mb home network Because streaming dvd's and 720p wmv movies are great.

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