PlayStation 3 to receive DVR functionality next year
- Posted August 1st, 2007 at 12:28 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 21 Comments
Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand head of sales and marketing Warwick Light has divulged plans to release a digital tuner for PlayStation 3 at some point during early 2008.
Speaking to New Zealand-based website Stuff.co.nz, Light detailed plans to "transform the PS3 capabilities so as to meet people's changing entertainment needs”, revealing "We're also hoping next year – about the same time that Freeview launches its terrestrial broadcasting service – to release a digital tuner for the PS3, turning it into a programmable TV recorder.”
Given that Freeview launches in the region from next March, it’s conceivable the digital tuner could also arrive at around the same time; furthermore, many anticipate a formal announcement of the device to transpire at the upcoming Leipzig Games Convention later this month, though Sony remains tight-lipped on the matter.
Elsewhere, Light touched on the firm's plans for the future of the PlayStation brand, implying it may be another decade until the PS3's successor sees the light of day: "It could be anywhere between seven and 10 years before the next (Sony) console comes out, and to bridge that gap you need considerable technology", he said.
Stay tuned for more details as they break.
- 7:38am EDT - August 1st, 2007
dvr on ps3 man thats great.
- 7:57am EDT - August 1st, 2007
Sh!t Yeah! That's Freakin' Awesome ......
- 8:14am EDT - August 1st, 2007
psn id: gingo.... man that is awesome but would it be a separate device or implemented through a firmware?
- 8:29am EDT - August 1st, 2007
Nice, but, where is DTS-HD Master Audio decoding?
- 8:50am EDT - August 1st, 2007
One more feature of my great investment. Any ideas on how we get tv to our PS3. USB???
- 9:03am EDT - August 1st, 2007
the ps3 will rule the gameing world
- 9:06am EDT - August 1st, 2007
gingo; why u every time write psn id:gingo ?
- 9:08am EDT - August 1st, 2007
YES! Been waiting for this one, so is it an add-on for our system or is it comming through an update?
- 10:06am EDT - August 1st, 2007
this is freaking awsome :) i wonder if they would release a RFU like paripheral to enable the ps3 to tune and record :) ponder ponder :)
- 10:08am EDT - August 1st, 2007
DVR on my PS3 %$@& yeah!!
- 10:18am EDT - August 1st, 2007
Guess I'll be buying a bigger hard drive!
- 10:54am EDT - August 1st, 2007
that nice seven to ten years befor ps4 so ps3 is the king again
- 11:22am EDT - August 1st, 2007
I would love this but i would need a bigger hardrive now man PSN and my 60GB dont get along very well eh.
- 12:02pm EDT - August 1st, 2007
Why didn't i get born in the future!? Then i would be raised with a PS5 :D And when i grow up we will all live in a virual world since it's much cooler!!
- 12:24pm EDT - August 1st, 2007
Now THAT's what I'm talkin' about! I was hoping for this functionality when I first bought my PS3. The tuner would have to come as a separate device; let's hope it's not too clunky-looking next to the main console. :)
- 12:27pm EDT - August 1st, 2007
Yeah thats pretty sweet a**... but what about the people that already have the PS3??
- 2:29pm EDT - August 1st, 2007
They's saying it's be an add-on. a digital tunner you plug intot he PS3 somewhere since the PS3 it'self cant receive broadcasts unless it's done via cable or broadband internet, even then though, it'd still need a FW update to access the device. Something like this was once rumored for the PS2 but when the Harddrive didn't get wide acceptance the idea kinda vanished.
- 4:43pm EDT - August 1st, 2007
- 4:10am EDT - August 2nd, 2007
DVR capability wow! thats amazing. Damned - I should not have purchased that cheap disk recorder all those years ago and instead waited & used my PS3 with this add-on. How many Hitachi 1TB drives does it come with? Ive ripped atleast 2.2TB worth of my movies and TV series and streaming it to my TV, but Im running out of space because like a fool I purchased only low capacity 250GB and 750GB hard drives - should have purchased the 1TB ones I know... :(
- 6:35am EDT - August 2nd, 2007
Dude i love ps3, i cant wait for when ps3 will be getting tapped for its powers, the sky is the limit, people think its crap right now, thats because there just hiding 7/8th's of its power if not more
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