James Thorpe writes: "We have now released the latest PlayTV software update (1.21) for you and here's what it will do..."
Wow nice updates!!! They really gotta programme this for the rest of the world
Update 1.21 was released in octobre 23th...
I forgot this even existed! Can't believe you Europeans complain about SCEE support! Now you're getting Video store on top of Vidzone. In Canada, we don't even get any of those!
Early reviews for Play TV weren't all that great. Does anyone know of a recent review? I'm slowly gaining interest in it.
buy it and try it.. don't like it return it... the packaging can be opened and closed easily.. personally i use mine all the time
Yeh that's probably the best thing to do but I try to save myself the hassle wherever I can.
That's what the internet is for! One day we will never have to leave the house! It's an agoraphobic's dream come true!
There was a demo of play tv ... it's still ON on the eur store ... You can check and try and see if it's for you ... The only reason i didn't pick it up was that the signal wasn't compatible with my countries Hds signals
Have SKY so no need for this crap best for crap to be left where crap belongs.
Underneath your SDTV Its Your Xbox 360 Thy Silly Little Bot
We also get SKY soon.
I would love for something like this to come to the USA.
WOW! Play TV now lets you Watch, Pause and Record High Definition TV for DVB-T standard broadcast. In countries that are launching free digital HD channels you will now be able to both watch and record them through your PS3 with PlayTV.**********Was doing this since day 1 via my Windows Media Center PC via 360 (which I had prior to 360 release)! Aino remote play support. If you get the new Sony Ericsson Aino mobile phone with PS3 remote play features, we have optimized the user interface of PlayTV for the mobile phone screen so that you get the best mobile PlayTV experience possible.************Been watching Live TV/Rec TV, Pics & Music via just about ANY smartphone since WebGuide 4 (free software) for the MediaCenter came out back in 2007. But...at least you guys are happy (lol).
Believe it or not, I have three mediacenter pcs. One has freesat hd decoder but you know the main problems with your current set up are: You have to leave your computer on all the time - the ps3 wakes itself up to record. Your pc will use about 300 watts which is a heck of a lot of energy to leave on 24/7 on the off chance you want to record something. You have to have tv aerial wiring to your computer. I can turn on my ps3 remotely and program and record and WATCH my playtv anywhere in the world using remoteplay. Once I watched the program I can turn off the tv or access the webbrowser to access iplayer or casttv on the go. When I am on holiday I don't like leaving my computer on 24/7 to record programs. Your set up will undoubtedly cost you as much money as playtv and is pretty inconvenient having to stream stuff from one machine to the next. With playtv everything is in one place. Seriously, playtv is a heck of a lot more convenient then streaming from pc to xbox. So yeah it isn't like playtv owners don't know what a mediacenter pc is. It is more a fact of liking some functions that a playtv has that a mediacenter pc doesn't.
But my PC doesn't use that much wattage-heard of Energy Star compliant power supplies, sleep & hibernate modes?? "Your set up will undoubtedly cost you as much money as playtv and is pretty inconvenient having to stream stuff from one machine to the next." **********Streaming from 1 PC to another inconvienent...?? How so?? It's simple, fast & great! Oh & if I so chose to, I can d/l my media files as opposed to streaming them (like when I took a trip out to Canada earlier this year & found that their internet speed sucks-I d/l the media off mediacenter instead of streaming it.) Perhaps that lil feature will be in PlayTV's next update in about a year or two?? Oh and um...Remote Record...yea-WebGuide 4 allows you to do this via the internet (Cell Phone, Laptop, etc). So again, been doing that since 2007.
Remote record was available when playtv was released in 2008. Clearly you don't know much about playtv. Does you computer wake itself up to record a program? No it doesn't. Does it turn itself on and then off once it has finished recording? No it doesn't. And I guarantee to you that you pc will use at least 200watts if it is a proper mediacenter that can handle hidef graphics. Leaving it on all day is like keeping a 2kw kettle on for two hours everyday. I have been using mediacenter centres tv well over two decades now - ever since the first tv cards came out. I have been using using mediacenter software before microsoft even launched their version of mediacenter. The fact you bring xbox+ a pc streaming livetv tells me that this conversation is going in wrong direction. I mean why not just a medicenter on it's own? Why the hell do I need to stream to an xbox if I already have a mediacenter??? think about it: if you really think a mediacenter pc fits you needs then why would you bother about an xbox/ps3 (to stream to). but of course we all know the only reason you bought an xbox into this conversation is because you are a fanboy. I am not going to waste my time talking to you about mediacenter pc. you have wasted enough of my time already
Ha ha Samsung! Time to play Ketchup; Televisions have been done before! Guess it's officially stupid to watch any other television than General Electric!
Fanboys are always more ignorant and uninformed when it comes to the competition. From your post-u r clearly a fanboy. I have 3 PCs and 1 server that I have 24hrs p/day. Why would I need to stream to a 360?? Why would you need to watch tv via Playtv? Sounds dumb, like your question doesn't it. Let me help you out genius; none of my PCs are connected to my HDTV in my living room or bedroom. ***The 360 is an EXTENDER for MediaCenter. "Why would you want to stream to a 360?" ROFL! Learn more about your competition to see who offers the best choice for you-that's what consumers do. Available since 2005 launch of 360. KETCHUP. ***Webguide is intergrated software which allows me to access MediaCenter via any internet connection (cell phone, laptop, etc.) to watch live tv, do remote recording, stream media files OR d/l media files. Available since 2007. KETCHUP. If you really were using Windows Mediacenter (as opposed to your small-minded fanboy talk), then you would know this. But...your best argument is about how much power my pc is taking up. Your a joke: Intel Viiv and AMD LIVE has long had CPU tech that allows PCs to come out of sleep mode for media access and then go back to sleep. Learn fanboy, learn.
Don't forget; PlayTV is only for over-the-air (free) channels unlike Windows MediaCenter-which can play&rec subcription channels like HBO. And yes, these channels & recordings can also be streamed via 360 & internet. A much better product...consumer-wise!
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