- Posted August 22nd, 2007 at 12:58 EDT by
- 23 Comments
Sony has finally announced the long awaited television tuner and personal video recorder for PS3 at the Leipzig Games Convention 2007 press conference.
Titled "PlayTV," it will let you watch and record your favorite shows on your console completely independently of each other. It allows you to not only watch a recorded show by your DVR, but allows for the DVR to record something while you watch another show.
You'll be able to choose programs to keep on your hard drive by selecting them from a guide, as shown in the picture, and even control it using your PSP. If you are on the go, you can just stream the show to your PSP and that'll work too.
It will use the Digital Video Broadcasting as the standard, and be able to display both native high resolution and normal resolution videos depending on what type of TV you have.
Sony is very excited by this additional feature, that will not only expand the love of entertainment for gamers, but for nongamers as well. Nongamers will be able to make the PS3 truly the center of their entertainment experience.
"The introduction of PlayTV really will extend the already broad entertainment credentials of PS3, and makes it an exceptionally attractive proposition for the whole family," said David Reeves, big cheese of Sony Europe.
Currently there are no plans to bring a similar service to North America.
- 8:02am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
buying day 1
- 8:06am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
YES!! I'm definately getting this! The only question is how much?
- 8:09am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
looks cool but not a must have
- 8:12am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
the most amazing add-on available in the world
- 8:15am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
This is a must buy, go SONY!
- 8:24am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
Sony is the best! yaaaaaaaaaaaa. This is so sweet.
- 8:27am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
I dont understand what he means by a nongamer. Who buys a playstation 3 and doesn't play games
- 8:35am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
awwww yeah!!!! This is orgasmic
- 8:39am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
This is a deffinate buy!!!! I might even have to buy a PSP for this one!
- 8:47am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
AWESOME! now i can record more family guy.
- 8:52am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
Sad news is that they don't seem to mention the US in reference to this. I want it.
- 8:57am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
Humm..I like this but since PS3 is a 60GB how many HD shows/movies can I record?? still a great feature!!
- 9:10am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
Hm.. I would really like this one but I don't believe that it is possible. I have satellite tv with a HD-box (HDMI) which uses a tv card (to decode the channels). So it seems that this cool feature will not be for me. :/
- 9:26am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
hmm is this a add-on? i wonder how much.. i could finally record tv programs while playing games :D
- 9:35am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
Currently there are no plans to bring a similar service to North America. = Sadness for me.
- 10:02am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
this what i have ben wating for hopefuly it will be available sometimes in 08 or end of the year ! cant wait
- 10:13am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
Is it DVB-T or DVB-C? If it is DVB-T it's going to be crap in Belgium as there are only 2 TV-stations.
- 10:18am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
I hope i get this. whens the release date?
- 10:28am EDT - August 22nd, 2007
way to go sony, the PS3 will reign all.......
- 12:02pm EDT - August 22nd, 2007
psn id: gingo... thisi s a fantastic add on for non gamers and gamers a like and should go down well depending on price
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