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Sony announces PlayTV PVR for PS3

August 24th, 2007 · No Comments

PS3 users will soon be able to use their games consoles as PVRs. Sony has announced PlayTV, a DVB-T tuner which allows the console to record and store content on its hard drive. Recordings can also be viewed on a PSP using remote viewing.
PlayTV can be controlled by either the SIXAXIS controller, or the system’s optional Blu-ray remote.
Says David Reeves, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe: “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. PS3 already provides High Definition gaming, Blu-ray Disc movies, music, video, photo album, web browsing and PlayStation Network support. With the introduction of PlayTV’s state of the art TV tuner and PVR functionality, PS3 is now the best choice of home entertainment hub for the whole family.”
PlayTV will be launched in the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, New Zealand and Australia. There is no US equivalent, due to a lack of local DVB-T services.
News of the Sony PVR plan was first broken by Warwick Light, the sales and marketing manager for Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand, in early August. At the time, both Sony Europe and Sony US were quick to denounce his comments.

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