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Play TV for PS3 - £27.70 at Tesco Direct!
Play TV for PS3 - £27.70 at Tesco Direct!

Play TV for PS3 - £27.70 at Tesco Direct!

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- Watch, pause and record digital television on your PLAYSTATION 3
- Watch Freeview Digital TV on your PSP
- Complete TV Guide for the coming week
- Works in conjunction with your PS3.
- Take control of your PS3 from your PSP.
- View recordings anywhere in the world!



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31 Comments

looks like a good price. Shame my PS3 is only 40gb :-( Can't be bother to upgrade for the time being

I bought Play Tv from Curries for £20 6 months ago. This is probably the best price at the minute though. I would recommend this to anyone with a PS3. Dont bother buying the PS3 remote to go with it though as I did - its easier to use the normal pads.

if i use it with an indoor antenna, can i still be caught for not having a tv license? im just a student and none of my housemates wanna split tv license costs

Slightly off subject, anyone know anything about play tv 2? It's available to pre order on amazon and i read somewhere it's going to be out before next year. Hoping it will do HD in the UK if so then i'll hold out for that. Been looking recently though and this is the cheapest i've seen, heat added.

of course you could get caught

I believe they pick up the signal from the local oscillator in your TV. When radio or television signals are transmitted the audio or video signal is superimposed on a 'carrier wave' - a process known as modulation. When you tune the set it is the frequency of the carrier you tune to. To retrieve the original audio or video signal it is necessary to demodulate the composite signal. That is achieved by 'mixing' it with a locally-generated signal of the same frequency as the carrier. Hence the need for a local oscillator. As the different channels use carrier waves of different frequencies it is presumably possible to tell which you are tuned to by measuring the frequency of the radiation emitted by the oscillator.


kag8

if i use it with an indoor antenna, can i still be caught for not having … if i use it with an indoor antenna, can i still be caught for not having a tv license? im just a student and none of my housemates wanna split tv license costs

im going to stick to bbc iplayer in that case lol, very good price though, heat added

koalauk

of course you could get caughtI believe they pick up the signal from the … of course you could get caughtI believe they pick up the signal from the local oscillator in your TV. When radio or television signals are transmitted the audio or video signal is superimposed on a 'carrier wave' - a process known as modulation. When you tune the set it is the frequency of the carrier you tune to. To retrieve the original audio or video signal it is necessary to demodulate the composite signal. That is achieved by 'mixing' it with a locally-generated signal of the same frequency as the carrier. Hence the need for a local oscillator. As the different channels use carrier waves of different frequencies it is presumably possible to tell which you are tuned to by measuring the frequency of the radiation emitted by the oscillator.


When I was in uni halls I found the TV enforcement used a very low tech approach - initially just poking red letters under your door if you didn't have a TV licence registered in your name. At no point did they even attempt to see if I had a TV (which I didn't, but still got the threatening letters).

If you read to the end of one of these letters it has a little disclaimer apologising if you don't have a TV set, but just shows they did nothing really to check beforehand.

They work on the assumption that all houses will have a TV now, so if your current licence expires expect to start getting letters, whether you have a TV or not. It would only be after several of these letters (and a few months to cover it) before they would start to do any actual detection.

koalauk

of course you could get caughtI believe they pick up the signal from the … of course you could get caughtI believe they pick up the signal from the local oscillator in your TV.



That info is slightly out of date, as today's non-crt tvs and monitors don't use oscillators. TV Licensing doesn't use detector vans any more - they just assume everyone has a telly and will send threatening letters to any address that does not have a license registered to it, regardless of whether the household owns a TV. Non-response causes a steady escalation in their aggression, though if this country had a constitution guaranteeing the right of the innocent citizen not to be harassed... sorry. Getting off the point.

The PS3 uses an aerial and a TV tuner so yes you will be liable to pay a TV license. HOWEVER if you watch TV through iPlayer or TVcatchup.com on a PC you are not liable to pay a TV licence, though naturally the BBC and the licensing authority don't like people to know this.

Mind you of course PS3 Play has a great interface and lots of neat features. But then so does iPlayer, and the other channels' offerings aren't bad either.
Edited by: "Noghar" 15th Nov 2010

Noghar

HOWEVER if you watch TV through iPlayer or TVcatchup.com on a PC you are … HOWEVER if you watch TV through iPlayer or TVcatchup.com on a PC you are not liable to pay a TV licence, though naturally the BBC and the licensing authority don't like people to know this.



This isn't 100% true on the iPlayer part (95%+ true though), you DO need a licence if you watch any of the live content as it's treated as IPTV live streaming of TV channels so the licence fee still applies, you do not need a licence if it's no longer being played live, as an 'on demand' video (as most of iPlayer is, however there is the live aspect)

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No idea on how the TVCatchup works but I can imagine the same rules would apply
Edited by: "finlay666" 15th Nov 2010

These are £14.99 used at Gamestation at the moment.

You do need a license for TV Catchup

matt3454

You do need a license for TV Catchup



http://www.gamestation.co.uk/Accessories/PlayStation-3/Other/Play-TV-with-Playstation-3-TV-Tuner/~r409556/?s=ps3+tv

£24.98 and out of stock

or..... £54.99 pre-owned LOL
Edited by: "djskinee" 15th Nov 2010

Seems an OK price.

Is there a HD version coming out and if so when please?

kag8

if i use it with an indoor antenna, can i still be caught for not having … if i use it with an indoor antenna, can i still be caught for not having a tv license? im just a student and none of my housemates wanna split tv license costs



You don't pay the TV license now for just using an aerial.

This clears it up a bit

tvlicensing.co.uk/che…p8/

chazphot

Slightly off subject, anyone know anything about play tv 2? It's … Slightly off subject, anyone know anything about play tv 2? It's available to pre order on amazon and i read somewhere it's going to be out before next year. Hoping it will do HD in the UK if so then i'll hold out for that. Been looking recently though and this is the cheapest i've seen, heat added.



Not much has been said on the subject, but it would make sense considering the current PlayTV can't receive a HD signal. That said, the original PlayTV should be getting the updates on the software side...

adgloride

You don't pay the TV license now for just using an aerial. This clears … You don't pay the TV license now for just using an aerial. This clears it up a bit[url=http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/technology-top8/]http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/technology-top8/[/url]



No, you need a license if you watch/record any TV programme as they are being shown (in other words, live). Whether you use indoor aerial or outdoor aerial or cable or anything.

That said, retailers by law have to inform the TV licensing department of anyone who bought TV-related products (including tuners such as PlayTV). I got a PlayTV bundled with my PS3 last month and just a week or so later they sent a letter to me saying I don't have a TV license.

may buy one for the odd thing i could miss.

Does the ps3 turn itself on when its going to record then or does it have to be left on all the time?

memnoch1976

may buy one for the odd thing i could miss.Does the ps3 turn itself on … may buy one for the odd thing i could miss.Does the ps3 turn itself on when its going to record then or does it have to be left on all the time?



Yes, it turns itself on and off to record.

Best peice of lit i've bought for ps3, well worth it for this price. Just doesn't have series link, hopefully a final update adds ths please sony?

There's an update due this side of Christmas and Sony's Cambridge Studios have already said they'll be adding series link.

Nice little pressie for my young 'un. Voted hot. thanks OP

At the end of the day you dont have to let a tv licensing man into your house, simples

Hot!

Good product, voted hot

I got one for my ps3 and it does a great job even tho I heard slot of bad things about it. So good I'm getting another one for mybedroom :0)

Mine works great. Useful bit of kit and HOT

just ordered thank you.
voted hot

Hi, I have NTL analog (uses a normal ariel cable) that needs to get tuned into on the TV.
Will this allow me to recover from NTL ariel?

looks like a guud'un
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