PlayTV release date announced; will record whilst playing games
- Posted July 17th, 2008 at 18:32 EDT by
- 42 Comments
The rollout of PlayTV in Europe will begin in just under two months time. The first country to receive Sony's clever little Freeview box will be the UK on September 10 followed by the rest of Europe by December.
PlayTV is Sony's digital video recorder with built-in Freeview for PlayStation 3. It will let you watch digital TV, browse what's on with its slick Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) and let you record a different channel to the one you're watching. You'll be able to set it to record entire series of programmes as they're shown, as well as record whilst playing games.
That last part was a hefty challenge for Sony, but David Reeves, President of SCE Europe, said it was planned right from the start.
"It was very difficult for some of the tech guys but we had to include it in the firmware upgrade, 2.41, but it's done now."
So come September 10, and assuming you get hold of a PlayTV unit, you'll be all ready to go. Reeves has previously revealed that PlayTV will retail for €99, but a UK price has yet to be announced. Those of you in Australia and New Zealand will also be able to get your hands on the sexy device in January or February.
- 4:43pm EDT - July 17th, 2008
how about japan
- 4:55pm EDT - July 17th, 2008
too bad for all you fåggot americans who want this! The United State of Europe rules!
You know technically Europe is richer then the US, However unfortunately the US has a unified people and army which Europe doesn't really have. but anyway it's too bad for the US I'm gonna shred my passport and move back to London! I sound english nobody will tell the difference!
- 5:13pm EDT - July 17th, 2008
Why does Europe get evreything first? Jk.
Anyway hope this makes it to the US in the near furture.
- 6:56pm EDT - July 17th, 2008
Why are some of us Americans complaining about this? I for one am glad the UK and EU get something before we did, they've been getting the lower end of things lately and it must feel good for them to get something we here in the US wont get for awhile.
The Master:america dont have free view like england and europe does
- 10:07pm EDT - July 17th, 2008
- 10:22pm EDT - July 17th, 2008
I know for a fact that it has been decided that the unit will not launch in most of scandinavia.. Due to lack of channels.. maybe?
- 10:27pm EDT - July 17th, 2008
Yes finally Europeans can have this content, while americans can sit and wait lol -non offence.
- 10:59pm EDT - July 17th, 2008
Wow, that sounds hot. I would be miffed that we don't get it in th states, but the EU gets shafted so often, I can't even be mad.
- 11:04pm EDT - July 17th, 2008
@ the 1st comment maybe because america gets EVERYTHING else lol
- 11:16pm EDT - July 17th, 2008
HOLY S**T we get something first, i have gone all goosepimply
- 11:51pm EDT - July 17th, 2008
UK gets something first!?!?!?!?!??!?!!?!?!??!!?!?!!!?!?!?!!?
now thats a event to take note of!
- 12:13am EDT - July 18th, 2008
Hate to be the damp duck in this group (PS what is a damp duck?) but there is plenty of time for this statement to be revoked lol
I'm too cynical by far, I blame years of systematic abuse in the hands of Sony Europe lol
- 2:41am EDT - July 18th, 2008
lol its out in UK first yet they only have an EU price?? Also i'm just antciapting it to be either the same in pounds (ie 99) or more and the obvious delay that will happen.
- 4:34am EDT - July 18th, 2008
That sounds super sick....to bad i'm in the US. Hopefully we will get it someday.
- 4:47am EDT - July 18th, 2008
I can't believe we're actually getting something before everyone else. To bad we don't get freeview in my area :( lol
- 8:00am EDT - July 18th, 2008
its about time the UK got something first. me and my fellow AMERICANS get the majority of things like this first any way. besides this nothing to be down about if your in the US. wait my fellow AMERICANS lets ask the UK this how do yall like QORE, MOVIE & TV SHOWS DOWNLOAD and better PSN UPDATE
- 8:57am EDT - July 18th, 2008
first, i need GAMES to play while i'm recording
- 12:34pm EDT - July 18th, 2008
Ist play tv like 120 bukaroos??
- 1:51pm EDT - July 19th, 2008
Fu*ck yr UK!!!!!!!!! :)
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