Here’s a video about PlayTV for you all. Coffee shops with Wi-Fi are all of a sudden looking pretty handy…
Problem for me is there are no coffee shops around where I live
Comment by JohnSketch — Jan 18, 2008 @ 11:36 am
Might just cancel my V+ box, biggest barrier is getting a decent arial up on my chimney
Comment by Mr Jimmy — Jan 18, 2008 @ 11:36 am
Those of us with a Media Center PC will know all the features and let me tell you that it changes the way you watch TV.
I set shows I like to record and watch them when I want to. I can’t remember the last time I thought “oh it’s 9pm time for so-and-so”
Watching remotely is a good feature too. I do this with WebGuide and if Sony have managed to pull it off as well as Microsoft (dare I say it) then this could be a PSP selling feature!
Comment by TheShirts — Jan 18, 2008 @ 11:37 am
Will it have a scart connector to record from NTL and sky? Freeview reception where I am sucks bigtime. I would love to get rid of my Media centre box..
Comment by Daveatfernie — Jan 18, 2008 @ 11:38 am
A video which doesn’t answer the question…. can you set a program to record and play a game on the PS3 while it is recording?
Comment by codepope — Jan 18, 2008 @ 11:42 am
Does anybody know the studio resposible for that video or the LBP video show here not so long ago. Would really like to get in to the field and get my mits filthy.
Comment by Tony Nibbles — Jan 18, 2008 @ 11:50 am
I agree with codepope…
If you can’t play games on the PS3 while TV is recording then this is next to useless.
Having to structure gaming around TV shows doesn’t exactly free you from TV schedules does it…?
Comment by DrNeil — Jan 18, 2008 @ 11:51 am
Good question codepope, I hadn’t even thought of that!
Am still really looking forward to this, I wish it had twin tuners built in though…
-Thats the question everyone is asking right now.
Personally, I doubt this very much.
They didn’t mention the awesome HD freeview tuner inside it either…
Comment by Tony Nibbles — Jan 18, 2008 @ 11:58 am
Also - what ad company did this?
It’s really nice - the music is so feel good it’s unbelievable.
Comment by Tony Nibbles — Jan 18, 2008 @ 11:59 am
Now to make use of the 200Gb drive I put in my PS3…..
Comment by fusionloch — Jan 18, 2008 @ 12:01 pm
Excellent! Sony have come up with an advert for a PS3 add-on which actually tells the customer what the item is and none of this vague/spurious ‘This is living nonsense”.
Now, can Sony make the next 1st year advertising degree step and actually get this advert in to cinemas and on to TV? If Sony can take this next giant leap then they will sell mountains of PS3s and PlayTVs. I hope they don’t just leave this advert on the web for fanboys…
Comment by Ian — Jan 18, 2008 @ 12:01 pm
Very nice. I do hope it works as well as my current Sony Freeview system.
Ugh I really need a hobby outside of work…
Comment by JohnSketch — Jan 18, 2008 @ 12:07 pm
Does anyone know if this will be able to upscale Standard Definition TV to HD?
If the playstation can do this with DVD, surely there’s no reason it can’t with TV?
This feature would make PlayTV an easy sell to all the PS3 owners with a HDTV but without SKYHD on ViginHD.
Comment by Tenchkov — Jan 18, 2008 @ 12:13 pm
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Comment by Playstationireland — Jan 18, 2008 @ 12:14 pm
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Yeah! A commercial for a product that is not released yet and no release date announced either (as far as I can tell from the official PS3 site).
I can make videos of vapor products too. This one looks nice (and has been talked about a while now). But we still don’t know when and for how much.
Comment by Tiran Kenja — Jan 18, 2008 @ 12:30 pm
All I want to know is, when will this come to the US because I am ready to sepnd my cash.
Nice of Sony to bring out devices like this but it does make me wish they had put some USB ports on the back of the device too.
Cables coming out from the front look ugly…
Comment by JB — Jan 18, 2008 @ 1:50 pm
I like the idea of PlayTV because it would give me another PVR in the house for very little cost.
As others have said though, if you can’t play games while recording a program, its only usefulness is when you leave the house or record something while doing something else other than playing games.
The other thing I really hate though, is all the USB ports on the front of the console. I so wished Sony would have realised that we don’t want all USB ports on the front of the Machine, because now we realise there are certain pieces of hardware I would rather have stashed out of sight behind the machine. All these exras hanging of the front of the machine, really becomes a mess after a while.
Still, I just wish Sony would answer that one simple Question, “Games while you record??”
Comment by Capeview — Jan 18, 2008 @ 2:00 pm
Isn’t ps3 a hobby ??? or is it just life. lol
Can you use an eternal HD to record too instead of the PS3s hard drive? Can you play a game and record tv at the same time?
If you answer yes to both these questions then you have a sale, if you cant say yes to both then you are wasting my time and money!
Comment by carl — Jan 18, 2008 @ 2:37 pm
I also have another question. can the PS3 be left in standby and still record like all other PVRs, or at least switch itself on and off as required.
And yes, games while recording?
I doubt it too, or it would have been mentioned. I get the impression they do not want to answer this question for obvious reasons
Comment by Rob — Jan 18, 2008 @ 2:47 pm
Is an eternal HD one that never runs out of space?
Comment by Rob — Jan 18, 2008 @ 2:48 pm
PlayTV looks great, but I’m glad they’re not mentioning the HD tuner feature.
In the UK the regulatory body has already said there’s not enough bandwidth for Freeview HD, so it’s unlikely to happen for a while. That being said, I have Sky HD for that anyway.
PlayTV will give me a way of recording three programmes at once whilst watching another when combined with Sky, but also gives me the chance to record TV I can watch on my PSP when I’m away without having to buy a Slingbox.
@25 woops I meant external, but having a HD that nevers runs out would be great
Comment by carl — Jan 18, 2008 @ 3:02 pm
Really nice video…i’ll probably buy this, its a HD freeview tuner, so will be future proof when compared to my current one (firmware updates etc). I would have liked it to have been connected as a loop through with my HDMI cable really rather than USB (I have run out of USB slots already, can I use a hub with no data loss with a PS3 anyone know?).
Also, I pray to god that they add support for external USB HDD’s as I have a 400GB one that needs using and cant be arsed with doing an internal drive swap at the moment. It annoys me how external HDD aint supported when wanting to play MP3’sin folding@home or Super Star Dust HD…
Comment by elephant_stone — Jan 18, 2008 @ 3:03 pm
Just little twist on question already asked before but will it recorded if watching Blu-Ray or DVD?
Comment by aMIGA_dUDE — Jan 18, 2008 @ 4:07 pm
How does this work then? If your aerial plugs into the PlayTV box, how do you watch TV normally, and access teletext etc?
Comment by dose — Jan 18, 2008 @ 4:19 pm
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nice video, but more importantly any news of a release date? and any use how much memory each hour of programming will take up?
This looks awesome, and definately adds functions to both my ps3 and psp that I would use.
I was also wondering about games while recording, I don’t see why not, but it’s not such a big deal.
and to elephant_stone, the ps3 already supports external usb hdd’s, but only fat32 in the ps3os, ntfs works in linux.
Comment by superfly — Jan 18, 2008 @ 6:50 pm
if remote play is anything to go by you’ll need at least a 512k upstream for it to be really usable and a good wi-fi connection. i have a 2meg cable modem with 256k upstream and find the whole experience choppier than a Belgium ferry crossing in a gale usually.
works great on my home WLAN though.
this looks like a handy item still seeing as i don’t have a video recorder anymore, it suffered from a screwdriver in the brain after chewing up one tape too many
I agree with some of the posts above. There’s no point in giving us an advert for the product, when you still haven’t told us when it is going to be released and for how much.
Granted, I live in New Zealand, where I don’t think we are even going to get it first (but we are assured it is coming, but I’ve heard that many times over on this blog). Which is a shame, cause our Freeview is going HD in July this year.
Comment by Daniel — Jan 18, 2008 @ 10:24 pm
I wonder if this is available in the Netherlandsâ€¦ We have wireless TV from Digitenne, but it doesnâ€™t use a big old-style antenna on the roofâ€¦ Just a small one you can put on top of your TV. And I think I remember reading somewhere that they donâ€™t broadcast using free-to-air, or only do so with the public channels or something?
I would be quite interested in this, it would be a cheap digital receiver with TIVO-like recording functionality. And when I want to see something so badly that Iâ€™m recording it, hey, Iâ€™ll probably be watching it instead of playing a game.
By the way, of course it canâ€™t record during games. What do you think the playstation CPUs are doing then, twiddling their thumbs?
[...] Video demostrativo de PlayTV (DVR prara el play) [...]
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Holy shit, thatÂ´s awesome.
Nice work there guys.
Comment by Insane Metal — Jan 18, 2008 @ 11:28 pm
[...] PS3 Gets DVR Functionality With PlayTV Add On Click here for the video explaining it all. It’s worth the watch. Basically, PlayTV is an add-on that you hook up to your PS3 that allows you to record or watch live TV from your local channels or cable company(?). From there, you can just use it as you would a DVR or Tivo, or you can go to any spot in the world that has WiFi and watch it on your PSP using Remote Play. That’s pretty dang cool. Seeing as I don’t have a DVR, if I could get this thing working with my cable company, this is a sure buy for me. I also wouldn’t be surprised if upscaling abilities were added to all the content via the PS3 so that you can watch things in upscaled HD. Pretty cool, and it’s definitely something to keep an eye on. __________________ ~A Proud Farorian~ heretic.GAMER Your New Source for all Gaming News! [...]
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Im constantly on tourdue to work commitments so this is an awesome utility for me.
I have a spare PS3 now set up primarily so I can access all my media via my psp… the addition of Live TV amazing. No longer will I be stuck somewhere in the States ot able to atleast watch Matc Of The Day or listn t the BBC Radio 5 Live due to the BBC’s county limits on live commentary… thankyou SONY. can Ihave this device in the post tomorrow?
la la la…
(does look quite smart mind)
Comment by seedaripper1973 — Jan 19, 2008 @ 1:37 am
[...] The new trailer is available on Sony’s semi-official Three Speech blog. [...]
Pingback by PC Byte » Blog Archive » Sony gives a closer look at PS3 DVR functionality — Jan 19, 2008 @ 6:18 am
[...] Il blog ThreeSpeech ha pubblicato un video di presentazione per PlayTV, la periferica hardware che permetterà di trasformare PlayStation 3 in un registratore televisivo (DVR) compatibile con i segnali analogico terrestre, digitale terrestre e HD.PlayTV potrà inoltre essere aggiornato via firmware e sarà inoltre compatibile con PSP, che potrà visualizzare a distanza le trasmissioni grazie al collegamento Wi-Fi con PS3. Le configurazioni saranno molto semplici, e PlayTV sarà pronto all’utilizzo in pochi minuti. [...]
You can buy a freeview add-on for a PC for less than Â£20. A standalone dual channel PVR with 160Gb for Â£80. If the Play TV is more than Â£50 rrp it won’t sell.
Remote PSP play is good though and an added value, how much its worth we will have to see..
Comment by D675 — Jan 19, 2008 @ 1:50 pm
PlayTV makes that40GB HDD wholly inadequate.
Comment by Zed Zee — Jan 19, 2008 @ 11:50 pm
DOES SONY ACTUALLY DO RELEASE DATES? I’ve yet to see a release date met, i agree if this thing is more than 50 quid i wont bother, i reckon it should be around the Â£35 mark, mind you, the controllers are about that!
Comment by Pete — Jan 20, 2008 @ 7:29 pm
how much is this? if more than Â£40 whats the point you may as well just buy a propper box with a 80g HD already on it then you dont have to worry about you filling it up.
also the psp connectivity is a waste of time, well at least till they get wifi everywhere including buses, trains and planes.
who goes to a coffee shop/pub/mcdonald just to sit in the corner on you own to watch TV on you 4in psp screen, geeks and wiedos thats who.
good for when you are abroad though but would you leave your pS3 on for a start?
Comment by BENNE77 — Jan 20, 2008 @ 8:20 pm
You dont have to leave your PS3 on anymore. You can turn it on and off remotely via the PSP now.
Comment by TTP — Jan 20, 2008 @ 11:41 pm
Last week play.com were taking pre-orders at Â£99.99 for a release date at the end of March, but they are no longer taking orders.
Comment by Stu — Jan 21, 2008 @ 9:19 am
from the plug? I dont know about you but when I go abroad I switch the plugs on everything in the house.
Comment by BENNE77 — Jan 21, 2008 @ 11:14 am
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[...] Sony’s semi-official ThreeSpeech blog has posted a video teaser of the forthcoming PlayTV add-on for the PlayStation3. The PlayTV is a DVB-T dual-tuner USB module that gives the PS3 TV tuning and recording functionality. As previously announced the PlayTV will be released first in European countries, with other DVB-T territories to follow. To be clear, DVB-T is not used in North America, we use ATSC. So the PlayTV, as announced, will not work here. However, there have been rumors of an ATSC version. [...]
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there will also be an atsc version in the future.
sony first wants to get quality upto what Europeans expect and then release it over there.
if Europeans buy it so will the US
Comment by mark — Jan 21, 2008 @ 7:35 pm
sorta an ikea model from sony
Comment by mark — Jan 21, 2008 @ 7:36 pm
Hi. someone can tell me, in what contries is going to be playtv, because i live on mexico and i have a PS3.
Comment by Angelique — Jan 22, 2008 @ 12:37 am
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Like many people have been asking: WHEN and HOW MUCH?
For Christ’s sake Sony, this is a GREAT idea but unless it’s cheap enough and you tell us when it’s coming, you’re in serious danger of screwing up your PR AGAIN. Nice ad though.
Let’s think about this for a moment though. The unit is powered by USB, and records to PS3 HDD, and is most likely controlled by software within the PS3’s OS, considering that the PC software for creating “themes” already contains the (currently unused) XMB icon for this. So what exactly is in the box? Not a lot of kit, I suspect. Therefore, any more than Â£50 and you are taking the mickey, considering the prices of stand-alone TV recorder units now.
I am well up for this bit of kit, BUT only at the right price.
SO WHEN IS IT OUT, SONY? I don’t expect an exact release date, but some vague idea. C’mon, it’s not rocket science… leave the customers in the dark and they will head towards the light, even if it’s a crappy green glowing circular one that tends to change red. Are Sony deliberately sabotaging PS3 or are they just run by idiots? Stop leaving us in the dark and cold, Sony. There’s only so much abuse your followers can take.
Comment by Bentley — Jan 22, 2008 @ 3:55 pm
one question for this i dont know if anyone had siad somethign about this but….actually can u see normal TV with this thing?i mean watching the bbc or sky news o something?and then record them in to the ps3
Comment by doctor — Jan 22, 2008 @ 4:02 pm
Will it be possible to take recordings from the PS3 and play them back on another device like an Archos?
I don’t have a PSP and that might be one investment too far …
I quite like the PlayTV concept, though.
Comment by Philip Colmer — Jan 22, 2008 @ 4:06 pm
Been using Tivo since they were first introduced. They are and remain ahead of everyone as far as what it does and their user menus.
Comment by M. Avallone — Jan 22, 2008 @ 6:42 pm
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Can’t wait for a dual-tuner ATSC version! Obviously a direct shot by Sony across the bow of Sling. Integrating with PSP Remote Play would be awesome.
Ah, but unless it supports dual CableCard slots here in the USA version, it will be essentially useless as the cable monopolies aren’t going to all of a sudden stop encrypting the non-OTA HD channels (ESPN, Discovery, NatGeo, etc.). If it’s limited to only OTA tuning, it will go nowhere as a product here in USA.
Comment by DavidB — Jan 23, 2008 @ 5:05 pm
A Sony release says the following “PlayTV incorporates a dual digital tuner to the PS3 to receive two cable or satellite feeds.”
Comment by Stan da Man — Jan 24, 2008 @ 2:47 am
I want! I want! I want!!
Comment by Jeremy — Feb 14, 2008 @ 1:36 pm
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Would be great if you could record footage of you playing a video game, easy for Montages wouldn’t it?
Comment by Smithington Jnr — Feb 28, 2008 @ 8:38 pm
i’m getting this when it comes out! it will be great! especially how you can put a series link on some programs aswell! i just have one important question:
how much memory will an hour long program take up on the ps3? 100mb, 300mb, 1 gb?
thank you so much if you anser this or give your opinion on how much it will take up. i really do appreciate it if you take my question into consideration. thanks!
Comment by Matty121 — Mar 1, 2008 @ 4:07 pm
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