PVR planned and ready for early 2008
- Posted August 25th, 2007 at 02:50 EDT by
- 18 Comments
The new HD PVR accessory for the PS3, announced at Leipzig, looks ready to arrive to retailers in the beginning of 2008.
SCEE head David Reeves described the difficulties of bringing the PVR system to PS3. "The PVR - it looks simple, but within it there's a lot of licences that you have to obtain. Sometimes you're just not sure if you're going to get that licence ... you know what Europe is like - we have to get safety compliance on a thing like a black box from, I don't know, fifteen or sixteen independent bodies."
Started off as a mere idea, PVR grew into something big. Regardless, there were licensing bumps along the way that made PVR almost seem not possible on the PS3. Luckily for Europe, Sony stood strong and paid off the independent bodies for the good of the consumer's entertainment investment. With that, PVR is ready to hit the streets January or February of 2008.
- 9:55pm EDT - August 24th, 2007
PS3 is becoming more and more of a entertainment hub,what a great idea and it makes the decision for a HDD in every system more justified
Sniperwithacause | Sniperwithacause
- 10:01pm EDT - August 24th, 2007
- 10:16pm EDT - August 24th, 2007
@ Sniperwithacause. PVR = Personal Video Recorder In Australia its also known as a PDR = Personal Digital Recorder Hope this helps
- 10:56pm EDT - August 24th, 2007
Good for Europe...NOW, WHAT ABOUT NORTH AMERICA???
- 12:14am EDT - August 25th, 2007
haha, High Definition Personal Video Recorder. Sony's the best if all I've got is a 300gb HD what am I gonna need one for?
- 1:06am EDT - August 25th, 2007
I'm glad you can upgrade the drive in the PS3, but I smell a 120GB PS3 coming with this...
- 1:48am EDT - August 25th, 2007
dude upgrade that ****, it's crazy you get some much space! for those who don't have a playstation 3; do what I did buy a cheap 40gb one then upgrade that to 300gb. and if you get your hand on a good quality 2nd hand one ... ahh you know what just get a new 40gb one DO IT TODAY!
- 2:42am EDT - August 25th, 2007
cool idea though,,,,,,,,,
PSN ID cool6611
- 2:58am EDT - August 25th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... i will buy this if its reasonably priced but not if its overprices and a rip off
dragon1989 | abdesalam
- 3:25am EDT - August 25th, 2007
so i want to know what is PVR and what is going to do for the ps3
- 7:54am EDT - August 25th, 2007
that is just awesome, another reason to buy a PS3, if you didn't have one already..
- 10:05am EDT - August 25th, 2007
in the U.S. its called DVR... like tivo!
- 2:21pm EDT - August 25th, 2007
PVR - Personal Video Recorder...it's pretty much Sky+ on your PS3. A 60GB HDD thats empty will net you about 30 hours TV at SD and 15 hours at HD...the new Sky+ boxes and HD boxes come with a built in 80GB HDD to the get 40/20 hours at SD/HD.
When it comes down to it, a lot of people don't want Sky or Cable but they want the functionality of the Sky+ and therefore they opt for a PVR, Sony putting one out for PS3 means that they really are trying to push the PS3 as an entertainment hub rather than a games console with some flashy extra features. Guess we'll see how this turns out soon enough...
- 8:11pm EDT - August 25th, 2007
Awsome idea, knew about it before PS3 hit market. :) But! I would like to see RELEASE DATES for new and exciting games.
- 3:42am EDT - August 26th, 2007
Good thing, but isn't the actual weakest point of the PS3.. the lack of AAA and exclusive GAMES ??!!
- 4:11am EDT - August 26th, 2007
Oh come on guys. Just because Sony is making all these extras for the PS3 doesn't mean they're not concentrating on games as well. It's not like their home electronics department (tvs, stereos) were making games in the PS1,2 days. I'm sure they have as many people working on games if not more than they did back then. I wonder what the price will be for this.
- 4:52am EDT - August 26th, 2007
i was looking through a couple of websites on this playtv its possibly gonna be around £70 i dont no what that is in USD 4 u americans
- 9:33pm EDT - August 28th, 2007
about 'Upgrading your PS3' yeah I should probably warn people right now make sure you pick the right type of HDD for your PS3 - don't **** that **** up.
PVR yeah cool I'll get one
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