PS3 To Get DVR Functions, Digital Tuner In 2008

According to Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand boss Warwick Light he is "hoping next year... to release a digital tuner for the PS3, turning it into a programmable TV recorder."

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Crazyglues3945d ago

Man that would be sweet...

gta_cb3944d ago

everything extra helps sell consoles etc, and i do agree it will be sweet and hope to get it when i buy a PS3 BUT, i see this as copying MS with the IPTV.

ENNO3945d ago

That means if you have Linux installed you can use myth tv and rewind fast forward record!WOW!!!

peksi3945d ago

Don't know whether you're sarcastic but you can do it already. Just buy a cheap USB DVB adapter and go for it.

Arkham3945d ago

And the software to run it would be...?

warfed3944d ago

if you have to ask such a stupid question... don't ask

Arkham3944d ago

Went over your head, did it? The idea of the average person expecting to just plug in a USB receiver to watch/record TV on their PS3 certainly warranted a sarcastic reply.

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hella whip3945d ago

Could even be out this year in Europe as Freeview doesn't launch in New Zealand untill 2008 but is widely available in the UK and I think Europe aswell.

kaomakk3945d ago

Freeview launched here in NZ a few months back.....

masterg3945d ago

I've been saying that since 2005.
If they had had this option from the start it would have been the ultimate machine.

HD Game Console
Media Center/Tivo/Music player
HD Movie playback

Arkham3945d ago (Edited 3944d ago )

Sony's been saying that for about 5 years now. It was at the Sony BB (Broadband-something or another) expo in Japan, March 2002 I believe (2003?). They said they were hoping to have TiVo-like functionality added to the (then) recently announced HD and network adapter. As with Home, it was delayed a generation, but this functionality has been on the backburner for a long time.

Daz3945d ago

very nice i wont use it know i be to busy playing games.