Here are some pictures of the Play TV interface, which is quite nicely done.
Yea, nice. But does it play porn?
No porn on U.K T.V! :D
No pron, no buy! Hulk angry! Hulk Like PORN~!
Are there any wires between the box and the beast ? (beast= ps3)
wait ps3 is doing this?
I dont see why anybody would want to buy this! Its more expensive than a freeview double tuner with 100GB hard drive, you cant play games while recording, it wastes you PS3 memmory (which is very valuble) and nothing about it is better than a freeview tuner.
Good Point!! In fact I wanted this to be honest but convergence doesn't always benefit anyone - this is another example of convergence failing
haha leeds the team that suddenly went in the sh!tter
Unlike just about every other freeview tuner, this one lets you view and record HD. BBC have HD broadcasts prepared to go live soon.
you can view HD freeview on this when HD freeview comes out, You can save programs on your ps3, you can stream the freeview over the internet on to you psp so you can be sitting in your local McDonald's using their free internet service watching your freeview (cant wait to do that)
but if i can watch good homegrown TV on my psp while on holidays then screw the price il be buying it
Some people just like the convenience of having everything in one place, accessible through one interface/unit. Adding one small box to the PS3 adds a bunch of features. Freeview, PVR, dual HD tuners, and 'Slingbox' type functionality. Sure you could find a PVR as cheap as this, but I doubt the quality would be as good. The PlayTV EPG and functionality seem excellent from everything I've read/seen. Plus it adds 'Slingbox' type features, where people can watch their recorded stuff on their PSP via remote play. For some that's a compelling reason to buy. I don't see this as a bad example of convergence at all. This is giving consumers choice, plus features they may not get elsewhere.
well you cant download and keep the video on a freview box and neither is a freeview box HD
I read somewhere you will be able to record programs while you play games. Sony's already working on that feature. As for the memory, you could always upgrade bro. 300GB+ anyone? :) Edit: Here is where I read it. http://www.videogamer.com/f...
i think that looks pretty damned slick
it makes your psp a portable tivo player. Awesomeness.
Disagree means you got molested by your dad every night.
i disagreed :(:(:(:(
That was funny. I would buy it only cuz i like new innovation. Especially with the PS3.
I already have a freeview recorder (fairly old Ferguson 80GB) so I will wait for a while for the price to drop and get it then. Won't pay more than £50 for it.
I'll be waiting for this to hit Australia! Be nice to hear from Sony when they're planning to release it, Reading that site, it does appear that Sony Europe pushed the release date back 2-3 times, so they might be having problems (?)
now mrs wonka can watch her soaps over and over an over[VOMITS],no seriously im getting this,this is tivo on your ps3,a definite must have if not for me than for the missus when im not around..peace out......
Looks amazing! I like the colours. But does it change when you go through the menu items or not? And when is it coming out!!!!
Why don't they try integrating Play TV into the next PlayStation 3 SKU, with a 250GB HD and game? Call it the Ultima Bundle.
Now that is a good idea. Unfortunately I don't think it'll happen any time soon as Sony are surely making a fat profit from each PlayTV box sold. Adding it to a PS3 may give out the wrong message at the moment (that the PS3 really is only good for watching TV/movies - although most PS3 owners know otherwise!!) However, as the price comes down I could definitely see this feature being integrated in a future SKU.
yh and a free psp ! Only for £9999.99
Well if the PS3 is supposed to last 10 years, they are going to have to add extra features in it so this could be one of them. Only problem is it would only work in certain countries in Europe.
I already have Sky+ but I'm considering buying PlayTV as an addition to the Sky+, no more squabbling over recording channels and I can stream to my PSP.
When is this coming out? I need a PVR, and buying a standalone unit with a large HDD is costly. Cheaper to get a nice 320GB or even 500GB into the PS3 I hope.
Amazon UK has announced pre-orders for July 31 release of PlayTV. I thought it was going to cost 99.99, but apparently it's only 59.99 I think I might just order one at that price.
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