Its already been mentioned that DVR will be coming to the PS3. But the software behind the technology-not always Sony's strong suit-could be the driving force to make the platform actually succeed. Because it could be TiVo...
That would be simply awesome
That would be so cool. My friend has TiVo and its awesome.
i have a dish network dvr, what is the diffrence?
is the interface and menus. The way they have it set up is easy and the best out their in my opinion and i've used all. Directv's own dvr is not as good as tivo the only other dvr interface that comes close to being as good as tivo is media center for windows. Thats my opinion.
Tivo's just an aweseome service. I tried my cable company's service after my first year of Tivo was about to end, to see if it's worth the cost, and Tivo blew it away. Menus are intuitive, the rescheduling, programming, keyword features and what-not work great. You can listen to all the music and view pictures from your pc over a network (how I did it before the ps3). You can, umm, heck, you can buy movie tickets with the thing through Fandango. You can listen to internet radio via Live565. And they're partnered with Amazon, so you can order and download movies and tv shows with it as well using Unbox. You can program it to record from any computer, even over the internet, and just recently, they've added the ability to do so with a cell phone as well.
Seriously, I love my Tivo, especially since I work nights. They're constantly upgrading and adding new features, and I've never had an issue with the service. I'm just waiting for the cost of the Series 3 to come down a little more so I can start recording hi-def content.
TiVo's interface menus are downright awesome, and the fact that i got some special TiVo remote with a built in locator(dont see those anymore these days) really was quite a treat, but it got to be too expensive, so i switched to dish HD :) dish is great, but TiVo also offers a few more channels i believe, its menu interface is amazing, but i also heard a rumor that it will be offering 1080p HD, if that is true, im switching back to TiVo =)
But dish is cheaper, i dont like it near as much as tivo
Tivo Series 3 outputs in Hi Def. Not sure if it's 1080p, but it's at least the quality of HD-brodcasts (720p/1080i). When it first came out, it was around $800, but has dropped to $300 now.
The service can add up, I suppose, coming in at $13 a month. But I use it all the time; the only time I EVER watch live tv is when I'm trying to watch something and want to see it in HD. Other than that, everything's recorded. So I consider the service well worth the cost, at least for me. Same with Netflix; it's $17 a month, but I love using the service and consider it worth the cost.
It kind of sucks that they got rid of the lifetime plan. I bought a one year service plan to see if I liked it, and after it was up, was all set to buy they lifetime plan, only to find they'd just stopped offering it about a month or two earlier. $300 payment and never have to pay for service again. What could have been :-(
this would be perfect especially if it could do HD channels.
smokeymcblunt thanks man that was a misunderstanding.
uh what?? i think your a little confused man. First of all Tivo is a brand name for a digital recorder. You run the cable from the house to it and it records the shows you want to watch, it is not a tv provider like comcast or direct tv. And what do you have against what big poppa is saying. Sony does what the ps3 to be the center of your home entertainment center, look up that in google, this has nothing to do with HOME the online feature that sony is offering. I already use it as my home entertainment center, I have all DVDs ripped and encoded on a external hard drive, my music, my photos, and my games. Now if the ps3 could have a tv tuner and have dvr functionality, that would be the end all home entertainment center.
i guess sony does want to make the ps3 the center of your home entertainment experience.
i don't watch Tv
but i guess lots of people would like this feature
i want to know what the emo kids are playing, i know its a random statement but it popped in my head, it would be cool to know what the emo's think is good.
i smell jealousy and insecurity in the air.
yes i do believe so, in the story they mentioned that there some models that use the tivo technology.
OK if Tivo coming to PS3, that is completely crazy.
Just imagine you can view your TV and TIVO content in your PSP when you are outta town.
Man that just f*cking cool man
yeah i already now of people taking their digital recorded tv shows, putting them on a pc, encoding them to the psp, and putting them on the memory stick. Its a little bit of a hassle but people are piling up their favorite tv shows and taking them on the go. Now if you can do that by just remote playing the psp, going to videos, and copying a tv show that the ps3 recorded into the psp memory stick.. .that would simply be awesome.
Wow, never thought of it that way. That would be nuts.
ok now i need better bandwidth, i think i will upgrade to 768kbps upload if DVR feauture really coming ..
i have a question if this is true u must have the tivo service on your tv to use it om the ps3????????????
Ups.. pressed agree instead of reply :)
You don't need to pay for any service.. Just plug you antenna cable into the Tivo/PS3 and it works.
The PS3 would download the TV guide from the Internet and record the shows you like.
It SEEEEEMS like a good thing but the problem with tivo is you have to pay for the service. I would rather it not be tivo and just be a straight dvr.
PS3 owners would have to pay for the Tivo service. Wonder if it will be an HD dvr...
yeah hopefully they just use the technology, and the menu interface, but don't think it will have some of tivos specialized services.
This would push the PS3 hardcore over the 360. TiVo is AMAZING! That means no more buying every episode of LOST, The Office, Tim and Eric: Awesome Show Great Job, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, or anything else!!! That would DEFINITELY benefit me!
The 360 has had DVR functions since launch, if you have a PC. So this would not push the PS3 "hardcore over" the 360, in fact, they would be about even.
I guess you are as your name says.
The 360 does not have this feature. Not even close.
What you are talking about is a Media Center. And in case you have that you don't need a 360. The 360 is just a remote extender.
You can get the same feature in a $50 DVD player.
well, it's good the ps3 is getting this, but please stop making comments on how this will push the ps3 over the 360, because it was actually microsoft and the 360 that had already talked about implementing the functions of a tivo into the 360 through the upcoming IPTV service....this is not something that sony came up with spur of the moment, they are doing this since microsoft is going to have this exact same function on the 360 slated for later this year.....again, microsoft had announced this function for the 360 more than 6 months ago when the announcement was made for IPTV!
Forgot you have to pay for TiVo. It would be smart of Sony to release their OWN DVR that rivals TiVo and give you the OPTION of TiVo. That way, they stick to their "only pay for the system and games" deal.
working with psp like xxzxx said.and being integrated with home and letting others watch your programs.
DO IT PS3!DO IT!!GO PS3!GO!!!
the train is moving.got your ticket?
sweeeeet sign me up!
dont let xbots put you down, Ps3's capabilities are crazy, id rather pay for than stupid xbox live
add iptv and that is my entertainment and i cant wait for home man...tick tick
What makes this important news is the brand-recognition that TIVO has garnered over the years. There are millions of TIVO addicts who can not watch TV without a TIVO. TIVO Series units are notoriously expensive. If you tell these people who want to upgrade from a Series 1 or 2 that you can buy a PS3 that acts as a TIVO unit, is also a Blue-Ray player, next-generation gaming console, home media PC, etc. for $500 (less than some Series 3 TIVO units) what do you think will happen?
If this is true, expect a significant boost in PS3 sales when it is implemented.
If the PS3 DVR has the tivo interface and worked with all HD sources...then they will rule the market.
If they can do all this for less than $100....and you can save to an external USB 2.0 drive...then this is all we need....and do not for get PSP remote play!
The ps3 everything but a gaming console. No games just a few media options.
The no games thingie is in your head only.
I bet you tell yourself PS3 has no games 100 times before you go to sleep so your mind automatically block any available game in PS3.
The 360 has out sold the ps3 four to one and whats the ps3 got like 30 games tops? Nice try its over fanboy.
360 had a year head start and has already proven unreliable in its hardware. Sure you got all those games but when will you have time to play them when you're 360 is being repaired all the time.
No one remebers the PSX in Japan????
don't even dare to disagree, it's true!!!
But you can't compare the PS3 to the PS2. it's like comparing the 360 to the original X-box. The original X-box was more reliable than the new one.
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