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Play TV for PS3 (TV tuner to view & record, also in HD) - available from Amazon on pre-order - £59.99

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Play TV is the way to receive, record and programme digital terrestrial television through your PlayStation 3. Simply plug your TV aerial into the Play TV TV-tuner, and connect to your PS3 via the USB… Read More
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Play TV is the way to receive, record and programme digital terrestrial television through your PlayStation 3. Simply plug your TV aerial into the Play TV TV-tuner, and connect to your PS3 via the USB cable provided. Instantly you will be able to receive more TV and radio channels than before, and will have total control of your TV viewing.

Record and view your favourite programmes at the same time - Play TV enables you to record both Standard Definition as well as High Definition
Personal Video Recorder functionality - watch live TV, pause, fast forward and rewind
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) to show what's on, now and next - up to 7 days in advance in certain countries
Mobile TV functionality - export content easily from PS3 HDD to PSP - watch TV on the go! Thanks to live streaming, you can watch your favourite show whilst abroad
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banned#1
so it turns your overpriced blu ray player into a freeview box?
#2
Me thinks the ps3 is becoming something that I need more than want. Lets hope its a better freeview recorder than games console.
#3
crispwarez
so it turns your overpriced blu ray player into a freeview box?


umm its more like an underpriced blu-ray player
#4
jamhops;1935137
umm its more like an underpriced blu-ray player

Exactly what I was thinking and the first with Profile 2.0 firmware
banned#5
I think the point crispwarez was trying to make is that ALL Blu-ray players are overpriced.

Gotta admit that the PS3 is mighty tempting with the new functionality this introduces.

Apologies for going off topic and I know I'm laying myself open to snipe fire from certain fanboys but is there no chance of Microsoft doing this for Xbox 360? I've already got myself the 120gb HDD and the XBox 360 remains the better game console (in my opinion of course) so very unlikely to invest in a PS3 as a result...
#6
Is this really practical! Can you record a TV show whilst playing a game simultaneously? Can it record 2 programs at once?
I bought my father a dual tuner Hitachi PVR for just over £40 online which I imagine will be more flexible than this. Not knocking the PS3 but these sort of add-ons are usually much more restricted than buying separates for not much more. I didn't vote.
#7
What stands out to me is the High Definition bit, how many people have got a high definition freeview box at present?
Still early days with this one, but I've put a pre-order in anyway and will consider further closer to the time of release, to see if it delivers on what they are promising.
#8
Preordered, this was available at play a few months ago at 89.99. If this is the real RRP as £69.99, its an ok price, if its actually more like the £100, its very hot! Can always cancel if needed.
#9
will that be compatible with sky channels? as in recording sky channels through this? doubt it but worth asking...
#10
David Reeves, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, claimed PlayTV would extend the "broad entertainment credentials of PS3". He said the accessory would be priced between $135 and $200.

also: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/02/ps3_takes_on_slingbox_and_wins.html
#11
I'd be a little worried about the power consumption of the ps3... as you'll have to leave it on all the time. Has anyone one of theose plug handy to test how much it uses when idling?
#12
Hmm, will it support the Freeview HD channels (the standard probably hasnt even been set yet) which will be broadcasting from next year in regions where analogue has been turned off... or will there be a version 2 of this released in a years time?
1 Like #13
pondrew
Apologies for going off topic and I know I'm laying myself open to snipe fire from certain fanboys but is there no chance of Microsoft doing this for Xbox 360? I've already got myself the 120gb HDD and the XBox 360 remains the better game console (in my opinion of course) so very unlikely to invest in a PS3 as a result...


Highly doubt it. They had the option with the integration of BT Vision but declined it. Probably because the 360 is more popular in America than in Europe and because of the way TV is distributed over there it's not gonna do so well (this for example is not being released in America). Over here and in Europe, good chance. And what with the 360 pushing through with the movie downloads and as I mentioned BT Vision, they seem to prefer on demand.

Agharta
Is this really practical! Can you record a TV show whilst playing a game simultaneously? Can it record 2 programs at once?

[LIST]
[*]Yes.
[*]Not from release but they are working on it, can't see it taking too long. Quote from BBC correspondant Darren Waters in regards to this: “the software developers are working hard to add the feature. If it isn’t available at launch, the feature could be added later as a software update.”.
[*]I'd imagine so.
[/LIST]

golo83
will that be compatible with sky channels? as in recording sky channels through this? doubt it but worth asking...


Nope. You've got Sky+ so eh.

MrT2
Hmm, will it support the Freeview HD channels (the standard probably hasnt even been set yet) which will be broadcasting from next year in regions where analogue has been turned off... or will there be a version 2 of this released in a years time?


They say it's future proof. That clearly means nothing but in theory since the format should be decided for the HD channels in the future the most it'd require would be an internet update.

For anything else, check out the YouTube videos. Record from PSP, watch remotely on PSP (prerecorded or live TV), 'HD ready' (as much as can be), dual tuner, programs transfered to USB with no DRM.
#14
Oh my god. Can't believe I've only just heard about this. I actually cannot wait, this is bloody awesome!! :)
#15
I don't think its very practical. I mean your ps3 has to be on which consumes a lot of power meaning its gonna cost more in the long run to have it on in place of a dedicated recorder.

But its a great idea and the wireless streaming of tv to your psp almost makes the thing useful.
banned#16
pondrew;1935197
I think the point crispwarez was trying to make is that ALL Blu-ray players are overpriced.


I think crispwarez is making the mistake of comparing the prices to those of obsolete hd-dvd players when it was on its death bed after it had been given its last rites.
#17
N20Y1D
I think crispwarez is making the mistake of comparing the prices to those of obsolete hd-dvd players when it was on its death bed after it had been given its last rites.


exactly what i was going to say! IMO the PS3 is the best bluray player on the market and also just happens to be a games console to (and now even more!)

i'll be using it so the missus can keep up with her soaps when we go to america as you'll be able to remote play your recordings on your psp via the t'internet!
#18
cokeman123;1936092
I'd be a little worried about the power consumption of the ps3... as you'll have to leave it on all the time. Has anyone one of theose plug handy to test how much it uses when idling?


http://www.hardcoreware.net/reviews/review-356-1.htm
#19
As a PSP & PS3 owner who gets the train every day this could become essential to keeping up with whats on the ole box. Voted sweaty.
#20
Not from release but they are working on it
What a surprise! :roll:
banned#21
So can you record SKY channels via PlayTV?

As in the freebies like BBC1 and any subscription based channels i subscribe to?

Awesome if you could, i can throw away my video player and buy a 500gig HDD
#22
pondrew
I think the point crispwarez was trying to make is that ALL Blu-ray players are overpriced.

Gotta admit that the PS3 is mighty tempting with the new functionality this introduces.

Apologies for going off topic and I know I'm laying myself open to snipe fire from certain fanboys but is there no chance of Microsoft doing this for Xbox 360? I've already got myself the 120gb HDD and the XBox 360 remains the better game console (in my opinion of course) so very unlikely to invest in a PS3 as a result...


your having a laugh! the PS3 sales as just as strong if not stronger than the 360. The 360 has failed in Japan (which is as you probably know) the best place for games in the world.

Back on topic:

this is the kind of thing which will make Sony will the console war. TV is going digital soon, so everyone who has a PS3 will shell out and buy this
#23
this is the kind of thing which will make Sony will the console war. TV is going digital soon, so everyone who has a PS3 will shell out and buy this
I think you're overestimating what this does. If you could plug a cable box or satellite receiver into it then it might be worth it, but am I going to spend £60 just so I can record the free to air channels Play TV will allow me to receive? No.
banned#24
crispwarez;1935089
so it turns your overpriced blu ray player into a freeview box?


Hmm it turns the PS3 in all in one super multi media centre, that can play games, play music, play films divx, can stream from the net, your PC oh and it can play Bluray movies.

So if you know of another machine or bit of kit that can do all of that for the money let me know !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:whistling::whistling::whistling::whistling::w00t::-D
#25
Well I would delighted, this is just want I want, the ability to watch TV on my projector via my PS3 without having to run a Sky cable off my roof and buy another box to sit in the correct room. One problem though, the BBC doesn't 'support' Tv in Wales, outside of Cardiff or Newport :roll:
#26
http://www.freeview.co.uk/availability/main/display/coverage/np11+5ax/NA/0

oh look, that's good, not long to wait now, 'should' work in March 2010, and I " should be able to receive the most popular channels." Cbeebies it is then, eh? :-D
#27
cokeman123
I'd be a little worried about the power consumption of the ps3... as you'll have to leave it on all the time. Has anyone one of theose plug handy to test how much it uses when idling?


Well I seem to recall reading it will sit in standby and wake up when it needs to record which probably makes it little different to your average PVR/Sky+ box etc.
#28
Sigmatic
What a surprise! :roll:


To be honest I wouldn't be surprised if they never get background recording working.

I mean if you think about it, games are designed to utilise the console's power and memory to the max (well certainly in the case of games such as the upcoming GTA IV).

To then ask the console to start doing other things (like decoding and recording freeview video/audio streams) at the same time, without affecting the game at all, is a big ask.

It's not like PCs where you might tolerate a game running slightly slower if you know your PC is doing lot s of other tasks at the same time. Sony have to ensure that every single game that has been and ever will be released for the console can run without being affected by background recording.

From a systems development perspective that's a big ask. If they do manage it, I will be very impressed.
#29
this is DualHD freeview compatible. Although there is no guarantee that this will support HD filming in a couple of years time the fact that the playTV supports HD viewing is a plus - at least this is better than any freeview recorder in the market for future-proofing.

the major broadcasters like the BBC and ITV say that they can switch to HD broadcasting almost overnight. The standard and technology already exists - the only issue is red tape and legalities of distribution of the channel frequencies i.e. playTV will support the current technology for HD broadcast since the standards for broadcasting in HD are well known. There is no reason to suggest that playTV won't support future HD since the frequency band for HD programming is already limited. Anyway, there is no other Freeview recorder in the market that is upgradeable so if you are in the market to buy a freeview recorder in the market this isn't a bad choice.

the big plus for me is DualHD freeview and also it links with the psp for remote-programming and watching i.e. I can record a programme from my psp when I am away from home and watch it either from my psp or when I get home.

As for recording whilst playing games then I think there is no guarantee that playTv will support this and Sony track record is poor on delivery additional featues. Sony have stated that there is NO reason why this couldn't be done but I am not sure they can do it.
#30
jonhilt;1936461
To be honest I wouldn't be surprised if they never get background recording working.

I mean if you think about it, games are designed to utilise the console's power and memory to the max (well certainly in the case of games such as the upcoming GTA IV).

To then ask the console to start doing other things (like decoding and recording freeview video/audio streams) at the same time, without affecting the game at all, is a big ask.

It's not like PCs where you might tolerate a game running slightly slower if you know your PC is doing lot s of other tasks at the same time. Sony have to ensure that every single game that has been and ever will be released for the console can run without being affected by background recording.

From a systems development perspective that's a big ask. If they do manage it, I will be very impressed.

I have to agree. the only reason for me to buy a PS3 at the moment is the blue ray player. The only good game that will be on the PS3 and not the xbox that really interests me or has no competition is GT5 (prologue cant be classed as a game, it only has 5 tracks and not all the cars!) and thats a long time from release.
If you cant record whilst playing a game this kind of makes it useless alot of the time....as you'll have to stop playing the game to record the programme.....that you can now watch :thinking: If your not in then yes it may be of use.
Personally id pick up a cheap freeview box with built in recorder that can record 2 programmes at once and is cheaper to run.
#31
this is DualHD freeview compatible.
Which would be nice if there were actually any channels broadcast in HD via Freeview.
#32
Does anyone know if the device has it's own disk? For £60, I imagine it cant be that big.
If it just uses the PS3's disk, that's not going to be enough in standard def, let alone HD.
#33
Does anyone know if the device has it's own disk?
It records to the PS3's hard drive.
#34
Sigmatic
It records to the PS3's hard drive.


That's what I was afraid of.
I've got a 60Gb disk (pity those who have 40Gb). What with the demo's and games I've got, I imagine it's at least half full.

There's a reason PVR's come with 80-160Gb disks - telly programs are big!

I love the idea of this, but wont be buying until I upgrade my PS3's disk.
#35
I don't have a PS3, but it would be OK for me I guess. I tend to watch programmes then delete them, but I know what you mean. At least you can upgrade the PS3's hard drive easily enough, but then it does add to the cost. Freeview reception round here is **** at the moment anyway.
banned#36
Ian Orford;1936578
That's what I was afraid of.
I've got a 60Gb disk (pity those who have 40Gb). What with the demo's and games I've got, I imagine it's at least half full.

There's a reason PVR's come with 80-160Gb disks - telly programs are big!

I love the idea of this, but wont be buying until I upgrade my PS3's disk.


You can get Play TV and upgrade your hdd to 250gb for a fraction more than the cost of a 120gb hdd for the 360 :thumbsup:
#37
finaly i can get rid of my sky hd box and my freeview recorder thats kicking about upstairs somewhere and just keep my ps3..Hopefully i will be able to chat to my msn mates on the....oh no wait...i have a 360 :P ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh phew
#38
anh_duong
this is DualHD freeview compatible. Although there is no guarantee that this will support HD filming in a couple of years time the fact that the playTV supports HD viewing is a plus - at least this is better than any freeview recorder in the market for future-proofing.

the major broadcasters like the BBC and ITV say that they can switch to HD broadcasting almost overnight. The standard and technology already exists - the only issue is red tape and legalities of distribution of the channel frequencies i.e. playTV will support the current technology for HD broadcast since the standards for broadcasting in HD are well known. There is no reason to suggest that playTV won't support future HD since the frequency band for HD programming is already limited. Anyway, there is no other Freeview recorder in the market that is upgradeable so if you are in the market to buy a freeview recorder in the market this isn't a bad choice.

the big plus for me is DualHD freeview and also it links with the psp for remote-programming and watching i.e. I can record a programme from my psp when I am away from home and watch it either from my psp or when I get home.

As for recording whilst playing games then I think there is no guarantee that playTv will support this and Sony track record is poor on delivery additional featues. Sony have stated that there is NO reason why this couldn't be done but I am not sure they can do it.


This isn't strictly the case though, as these are merely twin DVB-t tuners (exactly the same as the supposedly HD tuners in most new PC tv cards with the HD decoding done in software), which is fine if they remain with the current freeview standard and upgrade to a limited number of HD channels. However, it's looking more and more likely that they'll be changing the Freeview standard to DVB-t2 (so as to maximise broadcasting bandwidth with many HD channels), in which case this will be effectively SD only (from my understanding, but Sony won't confirm).

*Note that as far as I know this country hasn't decided on Freview HD yet, but many other EU countrys have merely upgraded existing DVB-t to broadcast limited HD channels........this may effectively be a short term solution, but would make this ideal.
#39
Forget all this being able to record whilst Playing Games.

I would be happy if my ps3 could just play Music whilst playing games, or even whilst I am browsing the Sony Shop!!!

I find it ridiculous that the console that touted it's 8 core CPU so much before launch can't even do enough multi tasking to decode an mp3 and display a web page at the same time!!!! :x
#40
From the Amazon page :



"Want us to e-mail you when this item becomes available?"




Yep the page has changed - might be a few people getting cancellation emails.

I'm gutted for you guys - if it's a dead deal :shock:

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