In a recent interview with SPOnG Sony Cambridge revealed they were working on PlayTV 2.
So are people who bought PlayTV getting free or at cost replacements, or are they just plain screwed? Crap like this is why the current console generation should have come 1-2 later than it did... @sjeen66: Been out in Europe for at least a year, with trone in Japan since 3 at least. E3 is likely to announce a US version that uses Google TV.
I kinda feel jipped. I've got playTV and I use it everyday... I'm happy that they're upgrading but I want some sort of discount or something..
Why do you feel as though you're owed some kind of discount or allowance just because the technology has moved on? I've got 4 separate Freeview boxes in the house and I don't feel 'conned'. Hey- that's life, it moves on. It was pretty obvious that this was the next logical step as the uptake of HD was nearing saturation and most broadcasters (in the UK) are jumping on the same bandwagon.. When Sony announce the PS4, can someone please give me a shout so I can let them know how hacked off I am just for being forward thinking!
So......is THIS one ever going to come to the US?
I feel owed something because the technology hasn't moved on like people are claiming! the HD technology was available when PlayTv was release and for then to not use it originally and now ( if they are indeed making an HD version ) put it in a new upgrade is just annoying! they could have at least put out 2 tiers originally an HD PlayTv or a standard. I bought the standard as it was all that was available I wanted HD. I hate how all big companies do stuff like this and try to monopolise and take our money .
It's not Sony's fault PlayTV can't do HD in the UK over Freeview, that's the fault of OFCOM and the government and their decision that Freeview HD would use DVB-T2 and not DVB-T.
hurrah, someone who knows and understands why this is necessary. Bubble for not spouting crap and actually knowing what you're talking about. I've been annoyed about this since the day the decision was made.
How is someone paying for the next iteration of a piece of hardware make them in any way screwed?? That's like saying Sony screwed me because they didn't buy my PS3 for me...
Depends on if they discontinue the original service or not. I hope thy release PlayTV 2 in other countries too and not just in Britain. Kinda annoying that Britain gets everything while the rest of Europe gets shafted usually.
That'd only happen if freeview just stopped one day.
The feature was first mentioned when the consoles were first announced, yet its been 3-4 since they actually started popping up. Now less than a year they're talking about the 2nd generation of the technology, when this whole console generation proabbly has 1-2 years left before the next is announced, which will likely have DVRs built into them. Compare that to the life of VHS, DVDs and even Blu-ray, even though its just a sub0set of DVRs, and you're talking 3 generations of technology in as many years. With consumers expected to buy and support it discarding the older versions. No wonder we're in the mess we're in...
If you're not bothered about viewing Freeview HD, then you don't need to buy it. That would apply to any DVR. It's not Sony's fault that the broadcasting technology has moved on. Why would they continue to sell a product that doesn't conform to the current standard when they could release an updated product that does? Giving people who bought the old one the chance to update if they're bothered about HD channels and not selling obsolete hardware to new buyers. If they were making it so you had to update to continue using PlayTV then that would be wrong, but people who have the current one can keep using it until freeview is 'switched off'.
I partly agree with Godmars here, but reality is that we get a new game every year, and most probably get a new cell phone every other year so this isn't that big of a deal if they continue to support the older device. Finally, if you don't like how the company treats their "valued" customer, do NOT buy their products!!!
It's normal developing a new system in this kind of cases, the Technology is always changing, and PlayTV it is from 2008 or 2007. It is like the games and developers, they finished with a Title, after a short of time, they start with the plans to make a sequel.
Are you guys kidding. Anytime you buy technology you know something better and cheaper will come out next year. The consoles are just about the only thing where we have years in every circle. The people who buys iPhones get screwed every 6 months according to you.
i dont no why you guys are complaining, playTV has been out since 2008, thats long enough before a sequal can make an apperance technology is always moving forward, what ever you buy now will be out dated eventually
Why would people who bought Play TV want a replacement or feel they are entitled to 1? The second version will obviously be different/an improvement . That's like saying when PS3 came out you was entitled to PS3 for free because you bought a PS2. This one is gonna be more advanced and it may be the box that connects to SKY for Sonys new deal with SKY. As long as your play TV is still gonna keep working you got what you paid for so shut up whining already.
Why should they get a new one? The old one works exactly the way it was advertised, better infact. This is just a new piece of tech thats not needed. They are neither screwed nor do they deserve at cost replacements.
i wonder where is playtv 1 ???
a sequel to a set top box? wat.
It's a PS3 add-on. Allows you to record TV and stuff. The Japanese ones really cool from what I've seen in the promo video. PayTV 2 should be pretty good.
I know, I have one :D
I worked at spong.com :) go me
"Worked" Being fired isn't really something to be proud of. ;)
Work experience ;)
thats kinda rude, dont assume he was fired
it will just be freeview HD which u cant blame them for everyone has to buy a new digibox dont they!?
hd and 3d will buy
If you want somebody to blame for feeling a bit ripped off because you already own PlayTV then blame the government, in their wisdom they've decided to go with a different system for FreeviewHD, making PlayTV incompatible for HD in the UK.
where is netflix UK in order for me to stop being a raging criminal i NEED it bad our shitty versions make u pay for every thing individually what the hell is with that even sky FFS. $5 to watch an episode of a tv show in SD!?!
lol, NZ was meant to get it at 08, got delayed til 09... still not out.
For people blaiming sony dont I think its ofcoms fault or who ever decides i dont take my word on that for using a dvb-t2 system for hd broadcast many companys thought there freeview boxes where hd freeview ready some even advertied this as they thought we where going to do the same as other EU contrys who use the same thing play tv has.
If it lets me record games from my ps3 then I'll buy that just for that feature.
That's actually a really nice idea, Playtv already allows us to record while we're gaming so the "sequel" should include a feature that also records gameplay as well.
i really want this and am hoping they will release a DVB-T2 version for the uk. Its only the fact it does not support our HD Freeview thats holding me back.
as long as play tv 1 works,don't complain. "sony should give me a discount on ps3 because i have a ps2." "sony should give me a discount on pspgo/psp2 because i have a psp." "i want everything free or a discount because i bought the previous model." here's a diaper http://reflectionsofamirror... it's super absorbant.but some of you need to wear it like this and stfu. http://www.babble.com/CS/bl...
Ooooh! He must of been talkin shit.
OMG Sony, what the hell do you have left!
I have no clue WTF PlayTV is. Don't care about a PlayTV 2.
yeah I don't really understand what it is either...obviously something to do with tv but what? I'm not sure. does it record tv or something?
Play tv allow your ps3 to work like a Tv recorder ... it has plenty of options , is remote play compatible .. and you can basicaly watch AND/OR record TV on mutiple channels. The image quality is quite good .. So far the PLAY TV is in japan and in some european contries ( FRANCE , UK and i dunno the last 2) You can download a FREE dome of the program ( with samples ) to see how it works on the EUR STORE ( it's buried in the menus , look for it )..the demo works even if you don't have the BLACK BOX of play TV 1
So its basically a DVR? Dish Network and DirecTV offer that as does just about every cable provider. I love it though.Havent watched a commercial in a long time....
thanks so its pretty exciting then. does it record programes onto the ps3 hard drive tho ? i've only got an 80 gig. does it work through your broadband connection? bubbles x
i just want to record my gameplay :(
pssht... i just want it where i live.
This could be huge, um I guess more info will come at E3? Maybe it should have been announced at E3. I'm not too familiar with the first one though.
I want to know what channels it will have if it's anything like PlayTv I will not bother
Now please Sony, make Play TV 2 compatible with DVB-C (even DVB-S if your feeling crazy) and add a CAM slot so that the rest of Europe can use it properly. I've got Play TV in Denmark and the plus is that I can see DR HD (yes the Play TV 1 is HD ready, just not in UK), the minus is that I cannot use any of the Boxer channels as I need a CAM Card slot. There are only a hand full of free channels here. I could also plug YouSee cable straight into the Play TV 1 if only it had a DVB-C chip in there. But before all that could you update Play TV 1 so that it records MPEG 4 channels with sound in Denmark? cheers! :)
Yup, a CAM-slot is all I need for the PlayTV2 too... the issue with MPEG4 recording is also in other countries, so I would guess that will be a main feature of the new one. PlayTV were never officially sold in Denmark, even though it has Danish translations, so I don't have high hopes for a CAM-slot/DVB-C/S
wow sony changes its mind alot every week it seems like a old thing gets updated but still does the samething.
okay first off i've had my ps3 since march 2007 and play it almost everyday and this is my first time hearing about play tv??? and now play tv 2 is about to come out??? can someone tell me wats that for??
This is most likey for freeview hd. freeview hd uses dvb t2 but last year sony alot of companys thought all freeview boxes ect where able to do freeview hd this was not the case and instead the big guys used dvb t2 for hd broadcasts. playtv also allows people to record tv and stuff and is not avaible in american only uk/japan/ other Eu contries.
damn sony, i better get a discount when ps4 comes out becuase i already have a ps3!
I want a card slot for espn and im happy
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