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PS3 Play TV £44.97 @ Tesco Direct
PS3 Play TV £44.97 @ Tesco Direct

PS3 Play TV £44.97 @ Tesco Direct

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Good price, I bet these will get cheaper now with Freeview HD coming out soon, will a new version will come out to support that?

daver77;6316252

Good price, I bet these will get cheaper now with Freeview HD coming out … Good price, I bet these will get cheaper now with Freeview HD coming out soon, will a new version will come out to support that?



Heard rumours that It will be patched into the current hardware.

Have you any links to freeview HD, last time I heard was that HD would take up too much signal or something like that:)

Great news if true.

Springerbhoy;6316484

Have you any links to freeview HD, last time I heard was that HD would … Have you any links to freeview HD, last time I heard was that HD would take up too much signal or something like that:)Great news if true.



Yes HD freeview will be available when analogue is turned off in your corresponding region. There are 4 transponders available with 3 currently been taken by BBC, ITV and Channel 4. It is hoped that HD freeview will be available in all regions (not channel islands) by spring 2012.

Adam2050;6316264

Heard rumours that It will be patched into the current hardware.



You may need a new set top box. This is a quote from the Freeview site: -

Viewers who want to watch the new channels will have to buy a new set-top box incorporating the superior MPEG-4 rather than MPEG-2 compression technology. MPEG-4 is twice as efficient as the MPEG-2 standard , while a new European transmission standard (DVB-T2) will increase capacity by 30%. These boxes are still being developed and discussions are taking place on when they will be available to buy in shops.

richardw;6316660

You may need a new set top box. This is a quote from the Freeview site: … You may need a new set top box. This is a quote from the Freeview site: -Viewers who want to watch the new channels will have to buy a new set-top box incorporating the superior MPEG-4 rather than MPEG-2 compression technology. MPEG-4 is twice as efficient as the MPEG-2 standard , while a new European transmission standard (DVB-T2) will increase capacity by 30%. These boxes are still being developed and discussions are taking place on when they will be available to buy in shops.



Indeed this might be the case, if you look at the manual for PlayTV:

uk.playstation.com/ps3…be/

(Direct .pdf: uk.playstation.com/med…pdf )

It states:

PlayTV Manual

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONSInterface USB 2.0Connector USBSupported … TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONSInterface USB 2.0Connector USBSupported MPEG2Interactive TV MHEG-5Power consumption Not applicable, powered via USBVoltage DC 5V – 320mADimensions (approx.) 140mm x 70mm x 39.5mmWeight (approx.) 113gUSB Cable length (approx.) 1.5m



If so it's a shame for that's a good price for PlayTV if unable to get it at Toys 'R' Us or Argos.

£39.99 @ argos for reserve and collect. this is £5 more

Original Poster

^ If you can find one at argos, then yes, it's a better price. It's been out of stock in my area for over a month now though and this deal is available nationwide.

richardw;6316660

You may need a new set top box. This is a quote from the Freeview site: … You may need a new set top box. This is a quote from the Freeview site: -Viewers who want to watch the new channels will have to buy a new set-top box incorporating the superior MPEG-4 rather than MPEG-2 compression technology. MPEG-4 is twice as efficient as the MPEG-2 standard , while a new European transmission standard (DVB-T2) will increase capacity by 30%. These boxes are still being developed and discussions are taking place on when they will be available to buy in shops.



Yeah it all sounds like a con tbh. Surely encoding is software not hardware based.

Freeview HD is due to go live December 1st but I read there won't be any boxes for sale til late Dec :thinking:

Its about time they integrated this into ps3 motherboard, to start a rumour.

Romi;6322719

Its about time they integrated this into ps3 motherboard, to start a … Its about time they integrated this into ps3 motherboard, to start a rumour.



Yeah, DVB-T is very relevant to the US and Japanese markets. NOT.

the new dvb-t2 standard is hardware based, meaning that unless the set-top box has the new dvb-t2 chipset in it, it wont work with freeview HD.

at the time of playtv development, there were no dvb-t2 chips in existence, meaning it will not be compatible with freeview HD. a software update will not work.

but playtv, is an excellent bit of kit. well worth the money.

good price, we paid £59.98 on saturday, only because my husband couldnt wait and wanted to record racing on sunday. I've senthim the link

i have only just started using it but it works and a damn sight cheaper than sky plus (that we just got rid of)

crapola

elemenoopee;6323438

good price, we paid £59.98 on saturday, only because my husband couldnt … good price, we paid £59.98 on saturday, only because my husband couldnt wait and wanted to record racing on sunday. I've senthim the link i have only just started using it but it works and a damn sight cheaper than sky plus (that we just got rid of)



just without all the channels :whistling:

autolesbona;6323667

just without all the channels :whistling:



And without anywhere near the same costs :whistling: Most people I know with Sky pay more than this monthly :thumbsup:

There are 3 main faults with this:

1. No loop thru for the ariel. Most people have 1 ariel connection in the wall and this will loop thru thing like video recorders to the TV. With Playtv all you get is one which means you cannot then connect the ariel to the TV. You need to buy a splitter with Playtv. Can't believe Sony missed this.

2. Although it was advertised at launch with the ability to rceive HDTV, it wont be able to do this come the start of HD transmisiions this December.

3. You cannot record more than one channel at a time.


Will Sony replace it with a new version?

madmandegge;6324188

And without anywhere near the same costs :whistling: Most people I know … And without anywhere near the same costs :whistling: Most people I know with Sky pay more than this monthly :thumbsup:



Well if you dont have all those channels, why would you have the costs ?

brattbakkk;6324410

There are 3 main faults with this:1. No loop thru for the ariel. Most … There are 3 main faults with this:1. No loop thru for the ariel. Most people have 1 ariel connection in the wall and this will loop thru thing like video recorders to the TV. With Playtv all you get is one which means you cannot then connect the ariel to the TV. You need to buy a splitter with Playtv. Can't believe Sony missed this.



The extra parts cost no more than a few quid, splitter from main lead then 1 into TV and 1 into PlayTV

It also upscales to HD since the last update. For £39.99 this is an absolute must, even as a spare Freeview recorder.

Splitters are a quid at Asda.

jimbobaggins;6330472

It also upscales to HD since the last update. For £39.99 this is an … It also upscales to HD since the last update. For £39.99 this is an absolute must, even as a spare Freeview recorder.Splitters are a quid at Asda.



Agreed, though if you use it much you will probably end up like me and have to upgrade the hard drive. WD 500GB works a treat.

Any new upto date prices on this

£49.97 now

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TOO-TIGHT-TO-PAY;7950003

£49.97 now



thats when you hit the expire button instead of bumping ITTT

casparwhite;7950053

thats when you hit the expire button instead of bumping ITTT



My Bad!, I did actually hit expire first, but as it had no effect, I thought I should at least put a line of text on the post to point it out.... if that is the wrong thing to do then I am sorry! - I wont do it again boss!
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