PlayTV: Digital TV on Your PlayStation 3

Discover how to watch and record digital TV on your PlayStation 3 with PlayTV.

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themovi3nut
themovi3nut

jesus....I think this proves TiVo is a bloody ripoff.

Elma007
Elma007

Does anybody know if you can tape 2 different channels at the same time?

bootsgame
bootsgame

so its free to watch but u gutta pay for that usb thing???and thats it??

benboz
benboz

You still need a antenna cable to be connected. I don't even have one near me! Oh well, I still got TV and I don't need a PS3 to watch it.

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

can't wait till this comes to Australia this year!!!

Titch-X
Titch-X

@lord-of-gamers Gaelic is scottish you retard

enice226
enice226

adding to what ultima said... the extra 100 is pretty much b/c ps3 is bluray (which you must be blind to not understand why its a big deal). although if you add in buying batteries(or a charger $15-20) and then xbox live ($50 a year) pretty soon you paid more than i did

ultima_weapon21
ultima_weapon21

this is to 10054254, Would you like to pay $300 for a 60 gig xbox that MAY (and MOST likely WILL) get the 3 rings of death and be money wasted OR would you like to pay $100 dollars more and get an 80 gig PS3 that WONT BURN within the same month its YOUR choice but for most ITS NO CHOICE AT ALL.oh and by the way THIS IS A MUST i have a psp and i take it when i go on trips other then the games i have i get bored so this is going to be great i just hope its not like $400 for this and IF it is it better be a ONE TIME PAYMENT and NEVER have to pay a xent after

eLLiptiX
eLLiptiX

...TV programming?.. streamed live from Wi-Fi? With no monthly fees like Cox..Dish.. or DSS? You mean I don't have to sell my soul? Uhm.. marketing this in the US would be a definite sell. IF and only IF the versatility with the programming can rival those companies. I'm going to remain doubtful until I actually see it, but this sounds like a great idea. Kudos to Sony

10054254
10054254

This look amazing, still looking a reason to buy a PS3, now with FF13, MGS and Tekken 6 coming to XBOX and i dont see the deal with blueray i cant see a reason. Loving the look of this and the playstation live sims looking thing. Just need to bring that price down.

EBBIT
EBBIT

When is it coming?

toyungu
toyungu

This will be friggin sweet!!! If it happens....

flyingteddy
flyingteddy

it would be sweet if this worked with Sky+

DeftonesRule
DeftonesRule

So when he said March is that next year or last march???

Cereo1
Cereo1

"And still the PS3 is lacking in the games area wit no AAAE and killer apps. This is supposed to be a game console first, multimedia second. This is why sony lost the lead this gen, downplaying games and focusing on multimedia capabilities(justy like the PSP)." Japan is ahead of us in technology, they LOVE all this integration of multimedia. You are just an after the fact happens "prophet" that doesn't know what he is talking about. It might not of been the most popular this gen, but the next gen systems are going to integrate more and more multimedia into the system just like the PS3, the PS3 and PSP are just ahead of their time right now and the average user isn't ready for it yet in the USA.

GrandTheftANL
GrandTheftANL

Hope its below one fifty, i'd get it, Sony keep on pushing the ps3 features once again, im gonna have to get me a bigger hardrive pretty soon

ICEMAN_BJM
ICEMAN_BJM

NICE... This is what will make a PS3 a complete home entertainment system - So glad i bought a PS3 - thats if this comes out in Australia (of course)... Any one kno how we can be updated on this product???

ICEMAN_BJM
ICEMAN_BJM

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acer_062
acer_062

Now this is what I'm talking about ..... can't wait.

TerDav78
TerDav78

I think that this is going to be the next big thing. I have high hopes and cant wait.

etramleinad12
etramleinad12

I see Sony didn't want to miss Heroes for Prison Break. Nice! Definite buy for me!

PStringa
PStringa

yeah! well below £150, that's what I like to here.

Ishan555
Ishan555

i wonder if itll ever come to us or canada and btw where do u get an aerial antenna

bigevil_rashek
bigevil_rashek

And still the PS3 is lacking in the games area wit no AAAE and killer apps. This is supposed to be a game console first, multimedia second. This is why sony lost the lead this gen, downplaying games and focusing on multimedia capabilities(justy like the PSP).

bigevil_rashek
bigevil_rashek

And still the PS3 is lacking in the games area wit no AAAE and killer apps. This is supposed to be a game console first, multimedia second. This is why sony lost the lead this gen, downplaying games and focusing on multimedia capabilities(justy like the PSP).

bigevil_rashek
bigevil_rashek

And still the PS3 is lacking in the games area wit no AAAE and killer apps. This is supposed to be a game console first, multimedia second. This is why sony lost the lead this gen, downplaying games and focusing on multimedia capabilities(justy like the PSP).

bigevil_rashek
bigevil_rashek

And still the PS3 is lacking in the games area wit no AAAE and killer apps. This is supposed to be a game console first, multimedia second. This is why sony lost the lead this gen, downplaying games and focusing on multimedia capabilities(justy like the PSP).

jairowolf
jairowolf

Having this thinf being able to play any ware is going to be THE HIGHLIGHT Of MY LIFE!!!

azadiscool
azadiscool

This'll be great, the PS3 is pwning the 360 and wii in features now. TAKE THAT BIOTCHES

parvyb
parvyb

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D1rty_Dawg
D1rty_Dawg

I still can't believe that were getting something in Europe before everyone else!!!! :)

senjutsu
senjutsu

I want this in the US. I hope we'll see an "hacked" version with only one change, that it could play NTSC! :D

Sony_92
Sony_92

it doesnt replace any tv boxes you have.Think of it as a DVR and TV on your PS3.

anzelm
anzelm

Me want, real bad!

deadcow1977
deadcow1977

It needs to be well cheap, around the £40 to £50 mark I think. After all, you're not buying a DVB recorder, you're just buying the tuner and the software, and the reason that DVB recorders are around the £100 mark is the fact that you're also buying a hard drive. If it's somewhere around that, it's worth it.

extrasafeivy
extrasafeivy

I think this is a great idea and if its enters the market at a low price it wll definitely work. HD Freeview Boxes are £30-£50 and ones that record are closer to £100 so definitely a decent option. Also looks alot better too. As for keyboarders response about controllers.......???? Sony wouldnt keep these controllers if they didnt work so well...and if you want dual shock get one from asia.

Maersyndel
Maersyndel

Don't watch alot of tv, but this might almost make it worth my while again.

supersonikk
supersonikk

♫♫♫ This is great! Gonna be a big selling point over its rivals. Why by an Xbox 360 without Bluray and their own digital TV system? ♪♪♪

MGSteve
MGSteve

@ inspectercoley - Well, if your TV has a built-in 2 channel freeview recorder then fair enough, but if it doesn't, it lets you record TV programs onto the hard drive. Why don't you read the article before posting comments which kinda prove you didn't bother to read it. Being able to save programs as unprotected MPEG2 files is a very good addition. Now make it able to record shows when you're playing games and it'll be perfect! I've got a SkyHD box anyway, but we do sometimes get times when we need to record 3 things at once, PlayTV will help at these times. Plus the fact you can record a superb copy of a film off the TV to keep for ever, its brilliant. Now, if you can edit the adverts out by using the (Free) EyeCreate software, that would be superb! But for people without Sky / Cable or who use the PS3 in the bedroom, its a very good solution. And the fact the decoders are HD capable as well is a good bonus, well, it will be when they start nationwide broadcasts in HD! At the moment I believe BBC HD on Freeview is available only around London.

inspectercoley
inspectercoley

my tv that is plugged into my console plays live tv ffs, what is the point in this?

MichaeltheCM
MichaeltheCM

looks cool :) maybe i'll get my hands on a PS3 after all ;)

Compilation
Compilation

This feature is okay, however, it is pretty late in the marketing world of gaming. Even though I am inspired by Playstation 3, I am not fussed to whether I use my SKY + Box to view programs, or not to Watch T.V. at all, so there is really no need to tantalize over this because it is nothing 'New'. We'll just have to wait and see for ourselves because it does look like there will be much more potential with this system, give it some time, and wham! It's different and exhilarating. For people who simply own a free view, or BT digibox service, and so forth, look forward to this in particular!