playtv for the ps3 £44.99 from shopto.net delivered
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playtv for the ps3 £44.99 from shopto.net delivered

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Found 22nd Dec 2008Made hot 23rd Dec 2008
cheapest around at the moment and with next day delivery

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If my PS3 could bravia sync I'd be all over this. Huge oversight from Sony.

just saw this on gamestracker... think it's a gimmick really!

£34.99 in woolies today - had stacks of them.

jakenjo;3843117

just saw this on gamestracker... think it's a gimmick really!



it isn't a gimmick. it is much better than most pvr.

ronaldmacdonald;3843174

£34.99 in woolies today - had stacks of them.


Hmm my nearest one is MK - dno if I an bothered to make the trip. Anyone can confirm this and if its nationwide?

Hoping to pick it up on Boxing Day then...

ps3ud0 8-)

anh_duong;3843176

it isn't a gimmick. it is much better than most pvr.



not from an energy point of view (and your electricity bill) and not from a price point either, as there are standalone pvr's with bigger harddrives (and thats dedicated space, not split between games, home, photos etc...) available for almost the same price.

dont get me wrong, it looks beautiful and works well. but its only a dual tuner pc card in a box, this should have cost no more than £30 from the start.

anh_duong;3843176

it isn't a gimmick. it is much better than most pvr.



No where near as good as the Humax 9200 - regretting getting this tbh.

Good price if you want it though.

My parents have one, and I am reallu impressed by it.

I love it, great with a 320gb HDD

ronaldmacdonald;3843174

£34.99 in woolies today - had stacks of them.



My W had them for £48 and thats after the discount

Good Find. Heat Added.

johnnewhouse;3843294

not from an energy point of view (and your electricity bill) and not from … not from an energy point of view (and your electricity bill) and not from a price point either, as there are standalone pvr's with bigger harddrives (and thats dedicated space, not split between games, home, photos etc...) available for almost the same price.dont get me wrong, it looks beautiful and works well. but its only a dual tuner pc card in a box, this should have cost no more than £30 from the start.



Care to link to something thats better for a similar price? Otherwise its not much of an argument.

For £45 this is decent value.

I got it when it was £65.

Very neat little piece of kit. I only have 2 boxes under my TV now. A Technics tuner/surround sound and the PS3. That saves me from having:

Blu-ray/DVD player
PVR
Freeview box

PlayTV can also be used with an LCD monitor so enable TV playback on a screen with no tuner built in.

johnnewhouse;3843294

not from an energy point of view (and your electricity bill) and not from … not from an energy point of view (and your electricity bill) and not from a price point either, as there are standalone pvr's with bigger harddrives (and thats dedicated space, not split between games, home, photos etc...) available for almost the same price.dont get me wrong, it looks beautiful and works well. but its only a dual tuner pc card in a box, this should have cost no more than £30 from the start.



80gb ps3 uses no more than 130 watt and the machine turns itself on to record. 130 watt usage at 4hrs a day doesn t even add up to much - just a bit more than a standard 100 watt lightbulb. And if you are playing games, surfing the net or watching a blu-ray the ps3 is on anyway. I added a link in one of my posts but I think it is somewhere less than 30 pounds a year to operate a pvr.

ps3ud0;3843231

Hmm my nearest one is MK - dno if I an bothered to make the trip. Anyone … Hmm my nearest one is MK - dno if I an bothered to make the trip. Anyone can confirm this and if its nationwide?Hoping to pick it up on Boxing Day then...ps3ud0 8-)



The branches of Woolworths that are closing on the 27th Dec, are doing them for £34.99. Just picked one up in Streatham.
:roll:

I stupidly bought one of these by accident thinking my boyfriend has a PS3...evidentally it's the only console he doesn't have!!
Can't remember where I got it from as it was a few months back...but it was deffo more that £45 so great deal.

Could someone summarise what this does?

Is it similar to Sky+?

loop;3845924

Could someone summarise what this does?Is it similar to Sky+?



It's basically the same but for freeview channels only. You can also use a psp to watch tv from a wireless hotspot using this thing, anywhere in the world.

taz12345;3846025

It's basically the same but for freeview channels only. You can also use … It's basically the same but for freeview channels only. You can also use a psp to watch tv from a wireless hotspot using this thing, anywhere in the world.



So it doesn't work with Sky Digital then? :?

SimbaK2K;3844677

Care to link to something thats better for a similar price? Otherwise its … Care to link to something thats better for a similar price? Otherwise its not much of an argument.



of course, there's this cool site called hotukdeals. type pvr into the search box and see what takes your fancy

anh_duong;3845129

80gb ps3 uses no more than 130 watt and the machine turns itself on to … 80gb ps3 uses no more than 130 watt and the machine turns itself on to record. 130 watt usage at 4hrs a day doesn t even add up to much - just a bit more than a standard 100 watt lightbulb. And if you are playing games, surfing the net or watching a blu-ray the ps3 is on anyway. I added a link in one of my posts but I think it is somewhere less than 30 pounds a year to operate a pvr.



i do completely agree with what you are saying, i have the latest model ps3 (sold the original model on ebay as backwards compatibility is of absolutely no interest to me) but i upgraded the harddrive, so i have just under 200gb available to my ps3 (i have a partition for linux). i use it for a media box as much as games and i often watch blu-ray movies on it.
i also have the energy meter and i have logged all of the equipment i use. and my new ps3 is far better from a wattage point of view, but my sky plus box max's out at 17watts when recording 2 programs and watching another that i had recorded earlier!

dont get me wrong, i love my ps3 and i have been an avid fan of playstations since the first one. but if it comes down to using playtv, or have another box under my tv, then i will have another box every day of the week.

i take it this is freeview via a aerial rather than through a sky dish?

yeah you cant stick sky or cable into it... just Freeview, but the picture is way better than my freeview box.

well worth it for this price

Don't forget you'll need to upgrade your HDD as well, otherwise you'll be recording tits all after a few days......also remember you'll need a bluray remote too, as using the PS3 controller ******s up every time you touch the bleeding thing.

Apparently it's much improved of late, which is just as well as when I bought it on release it was a bug ridden mess that required £100+ worth of extras to make it remotely functional.

johnnewhouse;3846650

i do completely agree with what you are saying, i have the latest model … i do completely agree with what you are saying, i have the latest model ps3 (sold the original model on ebay as backwards compatibility is. of absolutely no interest to me) but i upgraded the harddrive, so i have just under 200gb available to my ps3 (i have a partition for linux). i use it for a media box as much as games and i often watch blu-ray movies on it.i also have the energy meter and i have logged all of the equipment i use. and my new ps3 is far better from a wattage point of view, but my sky plus box max's out at 17watts when recording 2 programs and watching another that i had recorded earlier!dont get me wrong, i love my ps3 and i have been an avid fan of playstations since the first one. but if it comes down to using playtv, or have another box under my tv, then i will have another box every day of the week.




If you have sky+ already then there is absolutely no need to buy playtv. If you have a pvr already then again you don't really need playtv. However if you already own a ps3 and want a freeview recorder and don't currently have one then this is by far one of the best pvr you can buy. It is so seriously slick, and the software functionality and picture quality is fantastic. The picture quality is one of the best I have seen on any freeview device. The remote recording and viewing; and portable drm free recording (can transfer recordings to a pc) is pretty useful and unique.

As for energy usage, it isn't to do with relative energy consumption it is how much energy you use. The energy usage of a little more than a 100watt lightbulb is nothing to panic about. 130watt usage for a device that isn't on that often is hardly a dealbreaker if you ask me.

No good to me, dont have an aerial so dont use Freeview. If only I could get sky+ for free!

[email protected];3849585

Don't forget you'll need to upgrade your HDD as well, otherwise you'll be … Don't forget you'll need to upgrade your HDD as well, otherwise you'll be recording tits all after a few days......also remember you'll need a bluray remote too, as using the PS3 controller ******s up every time you touch the bleeding thing.



I don't have the Blu-ray remote and it works fine.

I also upgraded my HD for extra audio/video storage about 6 months before this even came out so not everyone will incurr this extra cost when purchasing this item. Certainly 160Gb would be enough for most.

Another use I have for this is to record programs and stream them to my TV in my bedroon via the PSP. Very handy indeed.

great price - good piece of kit.

upgrade your ps3's hard drive though!

Eat's thru those precious GB's like no-ones business

before i get one can anyone 100% confirm i can connect this to my sky dish, as i can't recieve freeview via a normal aerial as yet?

fozzy17;3852289

before i get one can anyone 100% confirm i can connect this to my sky … before i get one can anyone 100% confirm i can connect this to my sky dish, as i can't recieve freeview via a normal aerial as yet?



No, it only connects to a TV aerial.

thanks

Got mine from Woolies yesterday for £35.

don't forget to update the firmware for those who purchased

anh_duong;3854711

don't forget to update the firmware for those who purchased



Just picked one up from Woolies Palmers Green [North London] for £34.99 - rings thru till at this price.

Please advise on firmware update - assume this can be done once the device is connected up ?

barbiegirl;3862570

Just picked one up from Woolies Palmers Green [North London] for £34.99 - … Just picked one up from Woolies Palmers Green [North London] for £34.99 - rings thru till at this price.Please advise on firmware update - assume this can be done once the device is connected up ?



Hey,

Just picked one up at woolies also, great bargain!

The update doesn't happen automatically unlike the games, instead go to Settings, About, then Check for Update and download 1.01.

Happy Playstationmas!

Yeah thanks for that. I googled it in the end as it's a bit hidden in the About section. Odd.

It seems to work well - although the picture quality is not as good as I'd been led to believe [not compared to the tuner in a good Panasonic Plasma anyway]. But for me I'd pay £35 just to be able to USB port programmes onto the PC... Be interesting to see what developments if any Sony bring out with new firmware.

I heard something about VOD services somewhere..
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