Microsoft's confirmed the release of IPTV on Xbox 360, but there's no word of HDMI, DVR, or any video on demand features. Maybe they're saving it for later?

Along with IPTV, Microsoft is releasing Windows Home Server, which is essentially an OS for a headless machine to act as file storage for your home. Whether this will work together with IPTV on 360 is still up in the air, but we're betting on yes.

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