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Just come across this nice little saver for my brother, the freeview for the PS3 apparently, and is selling/pre-ordering for 69.99 in most retail/online units.
Play have dropped the price to 59.99 and if you use a voucher previously posted on here you can get it for 54.99
And not forgetting 4% on your Quidco account (about 2.20) so not a bad deal all around if you are after this item (as im sure not many people are, but a good deal for those considering it )

Voucher code to use during checkout : VTWMDLHGPQ
Code enables 5.00 off a 50.00 spend (as previously posted by Babbler) and expires on 22-sep-08

My first deal post, but like i said, really only a good deal if you are after it :)
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#1
£57.97
at gameseek so seems a good deal with voucher and quidco
#2
Good price, I thought when I got my Amazon pre-order in months back I wouldn't get a better price, but then Amazon made that their standard price and well, this has beaten that again (with voucher)
:thumbsup:

Incidently, QuidCo tracks as £1.20 :)
#3
I dont see the point in these.If you have a HDTV, which you really nneed for a PS2, you will probably already have freview built in.
#4
Hmmmm, record maybe?
#5
iain_k
I dont see the point in these.If you have a HDTV, which you really nneed for a PS2, you will probably already have freview built in.


record while playing games and save to a hard disk which you can watch directly of your psp?
#6
ALICOM007
record while playing games and save to a hard disk which you can watch directly of your psp?


Just use P2P to record. it is alot cheaper
banned#7
iain_k;2912106
Just use P2P to record. it is alot cheaper

DOH!

p2p isnt for recording tv although you may find the odd programme for download but jardly the best way om any shape or form!

Can you stream p2p to a psp like this can?
#8
"With regards to PlayTV, you can not transfer content to your PSP, PC, or memory sticks. You can stream live or recorded TV content on your PSP via Remote Play only," said a Sony spokeswoman.

No good for me then!
#9
i dont know where i read it but a recent review showed that you can transfer it to your psp and computer.
#10
ALICOM007
i dont know where i read it but a recent review showed that you can transfer it to your psp and computer.


Nope look here and many other places just Google they all say the same -

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/08/14/playtv_technical_setback/

"With regards to PlayTV, you can not transfer content to your PSP, PC, or memory sticks. You can stream live or recorded TV content on your PSP via Remote Play only," said a Sony spokeswoman.

In a double whammy of disappointment, Sony’s also confirmed that PlayTV won’t be compatible with HD signals. But the firm’s at least claimed that it’s working to make this a future possibility."

Why I would want to watch TV on my PSP is beyond me my eyes are bad enough as it is....
#11
I dont really see the use for one of these to be honest when you can use your dvd recorder
#12
chelskii
Nope look here and many other places just Google they all say the same -

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/08/14/playtv_technical_setback/

"With regards to PlayTV, you can not transfer content to your PSP, PC, or memory sticks. You can stream live or recorded TV content on your PSP via Remote Play only," said a Sony spokeswoman.

In a double whammy of disappointment, Sony’s also confirmed that PlayTV won’t be compatible with HD signals. But the firm’s at least claimed that it’s working to make this a future possibility."

Why I would want to watch TV on my PSP is beyond me my eyes are bad enough as it is....


you really do not own a ps3. either that you are a very strange ps3 owner. almost all your posts are negative ps3 - i just wonder why anyone would own product they dislike so much i.e. sell the thing. bizarre: why would someone own a product when they dislike it so much to troll every ps3 post.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=196481

Or, brilliantly, you can export videos to your PS3's XMB menu as MPEG-2 video (despite rumours suggesting the feature had been removed). From there you can use it like a normal file - watch it on your PS3, put it on PC, transfer it to your PSP... whatever you like.


so psp-ps3 transfer is still a possibility and there is further confusion when you read this

http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/playtv-news-round-up-462246

The Guardian and Gamespot both report that the much-vaunted video transfer to PSP, however, didn't work as smoothly as planned, being impossible to achieve at this stage of testing unless pulled out of PlayTV, moved into the XMB and converted through PSP Video 9 into something the PSP could understand.


but at least it seems the media is portable.
banned#13
chelskii
Nope look here and many other places just Google they all say the same -

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/08/14/playtv_technical_setback/

"With regards to PlayTV, you can not transfer content to your PSP, PC, or memory sticks. You can stream live or recorded TV content on your PSP via Remote Play only," said a Sony spokeswoman.

In a double whammy of disappointment, Sony’s also confirmed that PlayTV won’t be compatible with HD signals. But the firm’s at least claimed that it’s working to make this a future possibility."

Why I would want to watch TV on my PSP is beyond me my eyes are bad enough as it is....


http://www.ps3fanboy.com/2008/09/03/playtv-goes-back-to-drm-free-psp-lovin-copying/
#14
Dave
Good price, I thought when I got my Amazon pre-order in months back I wouldn't get a better price, but then Amazon made that their standard price and well, this has beaten that again (with voucher)
:thumbsup:

Incidently, QuidCo tracks as £1.20 :)


yeah mine too whic is strange as i dont see a 2% offering, oh well good deal anyway.
#15
stezo2k
I dont really see the use for one of these to be honest when you can use your dvd recorder


this product only makes sense if you own a ps3. if you don't own a ps3 it is 100% not for you. if you are a ps3 owner this is so much better than a dvd recorder. dvd recorder can't even compare.
#16
Personally, I think this is pointless unless you intend to stream to your PSP.......and why stream to a PSP when you got a PS3 in the next room? If you want to record then you'll need to pay another £60 to upgrade your HDD, at which point it becomes more expensive than a proper PVR (such as a TVonics or Humax)........and don't get me started about the amount of electric it'll eat up!

However, I'm sure this will find a market that I'm missing, and that's a reasonable saving on RRP, so voted hot anyway.
#17
[email protected]
Personally, I think this is pointless unless you intend to stream to your PSP.......and why stream to a PSP when you got a PS3 in the next room? If you want to record then you'll need to pay another £60 to upgrade your HDD, at which point it becomes more expensive than a proper PVR (such as a TVonics or Humax)........and don't get me started about the amount of electric it'll eat up!

However, I'm sure this will find a market that I'm missing, and that's a reasonable saving on RRP, so voted hot anyway.


this streams over the net also. have you ever used sling? i purchased a slingbox recently and it is awesome. the quality is amazing. the great thing is you can programme the who thing remotely. there isn't really a medium priced pvr that will do this.

i think if you spent 60pouns to updgrade your hd you will get a 320gb hd for your ps3 which is larger than most pvr hd and will come in useful for ps3 gaming and the video and music store coming next year i.e. it isn't like buying a 320 gb hard drive for one use only.
#18
anh_duong
this streams over the net also. have you ever used sling? i purchased a slingbox recently and it is awesome. the quality is amazing. the great thing is you can programme the who thing remotely. there isn't really a medium priced pvr that will do this.

Oh, I can see that (and yes, I did have a slingbox via 3mobile), but I got to say that the market for that must be tiny. I can't think of a single time when you'd be sat in Starbucks and pay for their wifi just to watch the odd episode of eastenders that you may have saved on your PS3. It seems to me that if you want to watch media on your PSP then you'd have it on a memorycard for use at any opportunity, and not just when you happen to be in a wifi range.

i think if you spent 60pouns to updgrade your hd you will get a 320gb hd for your ps3 which is larger than most pvr hd and will come in useful for ps3 gaming and the video and music store coming next year i.e. it isn't like buying a 320 gb hard drive for one use only.

True that 320GB is bigger than most PVR's, but then it'd need to be bigger as you'd also need it for PS3 games and media. Personally, I'd rather have a seperate PVR (and indeed I have), but then it's horses for courses.........I would say though, that the big thing for me is a great EPG and if this has one then it may sway me (that's one reason I prefer a seperate freeview box to having one built into my TV).

I'm not dissing this product as I'm sure it'll be fine, but for me I just can't see the market for it (other than from an initial hype)..........would love it though if they'd team up with TiVo! :thumbsup:
#19
The only flaw with these is the PS3 power consumption compared to a standalone, but it would bring TV to a PS3 & DVI-D monitor setup with relative ease.
#20
This was going to be the clincher in my "reasons for getting a PS3" debate - which has been ongoing for over a year.

I reasoned: flog the Sky+ box (and cancel the 2 mix subscription), flog the DVD player (which upscales), flog the 320Gb Media Centre box - and that's probably £200 towards it. Get 40gb PS3 for £250 from John Lewis, £60 play Tv, £50 250Gb HDD - and Ive got a media centre/pvr/NAS/divx/blueray/dvd/gaming machine that does everything in one box.
I was hoping they'd somehow get PS2 compatibility in there, because that was another £50 back in the kitty and less clutter in the house.

Anyway, the point of all that rambling is I've still got a problem - how do I get recordings off the Play TV/PS3 onto disk? I don't think the PS3 can have two outputs, so I'd have to get a hdmi DVD recorder to take recordings wouldnt I? I think that's right, if anyone knows different, could they let me know?

Apart from all that - good price and the more reasons for getting a PS3 the better - people have wives to convince.
#21
cancelling Amazon order & ordering from PLAY :)

would order from Amazon if its same price or cheaper as i've got the Amazon Prime trial :)

also, the point of this accessory is to provide owners of a PS3 the ability to watch, record & stream Freeview.
its also handy for people like me who have a HDTV over 2years old & dont have built-in Freeview.
plus i have one component & one HDMI; XBOX 360 takes up component & the PS3 takes up the HDMI - if i was to get a dedicated PVR, i would have to plug it into the composite & i cant make use of the upscaling [i know PlayTV cant do it now but it may come in a FW update] - & i dont really wanna get a HDMI switch.
space is also an issue as i dont have room for another box.

PlayTV Neg's: Not as many features as a dedicated PVR
No HDTV upscaling
Probably requires upgrading your HDD
Higher power consumption than a PVR - approx 200w vs 28w

PlayTV Pro's: Not another box under/around your TV
Doesnt take up any more TV connections
Easily upgradable HDD in PS3
Regular firmware updates
Ability to stream content worldwide via Remote Play
#22
I love the concept but the power consumption's keeping me away... :(
#23
ourdave
This was going to be the clincher in my "reasons for getting a PS3" debate - which has been ongoing for over a year.

I reasoned: flog the Sky+ box (and cancel the 2 mix subscription), flog the DVD player (which upscales), flog the 320Gb Media Centre box - and that's probably £200 towards it. Get 40gb PS3 for £250 from John Lewis, £60 play Tv, £50 250Gb HDD - and Ive got a media centre/pvr/NAS/divx/blueray/dvd/gaming machine that does everything in one box.
I was hoping they'd somehow get PS2 compatibility in there, because that was another £50 back in the kitty and less clutter in the house.

Anyway, the point of all that rambling is I've still got a problem - how do I get recordings off the Play TV/PS3 onto disk? I don't think the PS3 can have two outputs, so I'd have to get a hdmi DVD recorder to take recordings wouldnt I? I think that's right, if anyone knows different, could they let me know?


Apart from all that - good price and the more reasons for getting a PS3 the better - people have wives to convince.

Rather than upgrading the internal HDD, could you not use an external USB HDD?
banned#24
alchemistkevin;2912786
I love the concept but the power consumption's keeping me away... :(

but the ps3 power consumption people see is the maximum (Around 170w) when games are being played.

I'd hazard a good guess it is substantially lower when just using it to record via playtv.

Anyone ever put a wattage meter on a ps3 when its not doing much?
#25
ourdave
Anyway, the point of all that rambling is I've still got a problem - how do I get recordings off the Play TV/PS3 onto disk? I don't think the PS3 can have two outputs, so I'd have to get a hdmi DVD recorder to take recordings wouldnt I? I think that's right, if anyone knows different, could they let me know?.


You can copy the content onto an external HDD or memory stick & put it onto your PC & burn - there wouldnt be any converting involved as it would be mpeg-2 - all DRM Free :thumbsup:

*this feature was thought to be removed by Sony, but has been confirmed by a PlayTV reviewer to still be a feature*
#26
Well I'm going to buy one of these and then a ps3. I used to own a tivo and other pvr's do not come close. A twin tuner and possibility of HD soon has tempted me. I think I'll throw my old slingbox on ebay too.

The kids also have psp's so they can watch recorded shows on them while I get on with other stuff.

I just hope Sony go down the tivo road and develop this into an intelligent recording device, I'm not going to hold my breath on that.
#27
csiman
but the ps3 power consumption people see is the maximum (Around 170w) when games are being played.

I'd hazard a good guess it is substantially lower when just using it to record via playtv.

Anyone ever put a wattage meter on a ps3 when its not doing much?

I had a power consumption chart between the 3 new consoles and got myself the wii - it was posted on one of the wii forums. PS3 and 360 do use a lot of energy when idle (was much much more than wii on full whack). I'll try and find it.
#28
Anyone ever put a wattage meter on a ps3 when its not doing much?[/QUOTE]

1.3w - Standby
95w - Idle on XMB
92w - Playing Movie From HDD
98w - Playing AVCHD form DVD

dont have any games so cant check that

[email protected]
Rather than upgrading the internal HDD, could you not use an external USB HDD?


i was wondering the exact same thing as i've got a 500GB USB HDD i'm about to clear.

alchemistkevin
I love the concept but the power consumption's keeping me away... :(


i'm sure the power consumption only equates to around £20/year - sure its a lot more than a didicated PVR, but with the reqular FW updates, i'm sure Sony will make the device better & better. :)
#29
K1LLER HORNET
You can copy the content onto an external HDD or memory stick & put it onto your PC & burn - there wouldnt be any converting involved as it would be mpeg-2 - all DRM Free :thumbsup:

*this feature was thought to be removed by Sony, but has been confirmed by a PlayTV reviewer to still be a feature*


And I'm back in the game!

That would be as easy as sticking them on the recorder then - better in fact: copy to PC, DIVX conversion, onto disk. It'd be easier to stick a load of - say - kids TV onto one disc with a nice menu than it is now with Sky+& DVD recorder.

Anyone any idea when Ebay is next having a cheapo listing day, I've got some stuff to sell...
#30
alchemistkevin
I had a power consumption chart between the 3 new consoles and got myself the wii - it was posted on one of the wii forums. PS3 and 360 do use a lot of energy when idle (was much much more than wii on full whack). I'll try and find it.

There ya go...


http://www.hardcoreware.net/reviews/review-356-4.htm
#31
K1LLER HORNET;2912936



i'm sure the power consumption only equates to around £20/year - sure its a lot more than a didicated PVR, but with the reqular FW updates, i'm sure Sony will make the device better & better. :)

I;m sure it is. Not slating the product at all (especially since I don't even know what all it can do) It's just that it's too much power usage for my green status.
#32
stezo2k
I dont really see the use for one of these to be honest when you can use your dvd recorder


Thats like saying " i dont see a use for this samsung recorded because i have a JVC"

Obviously if you already had a DVD Recorder/PVR then this is no use.

But for people who havent got one it is convienient.

- It is relatively cheap (albeit more expensive when you factor in a bigger hard drive)
- It saves space doing it all through your PS3
- It will save a HDMI slot/Scart Slot

So there are plenty of bonuses too.
#33
Just decided to order one myself. I just hope its all its cracked up to be.
#34
Anyone know what the delivery is like with Play pre-orders?
Is it likely arrive on release day?
#35
Expired? As the price (for me anyway) has gone back up to £69.99
#36
Hi,

first post, great bargain thanks!!

having trouble with the £5 money off voucher however as it seems it is too short?! any ideas?
#37
does this support freesat?
#38
skillednutter - no
#39
If this does all the good things that we hope it will do then I will pay the extra £15 on 19/09/08...

I will try and avoid pre-ordering it now only to find out that it is a £55 freeview "box"...
#40
B0rker
If this does all the good things that we hope it will do then I will pay the extra £15 on 19/09/08...

I will try and avoid pre-ordering it now only to find out that it is a £55 freeview "box"...


You can always cancel a preorder...
if you haven't had the features confirmed by a week before, then cancel it. Then you don't miss out on a good deal :thumbsup:

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