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More details on Sony's PlayTV PVR add-on for the PS3 - VIDEO

by Brad Linder, posted Jan 19th 2008 10:57AM

Sony has released a trailer explaining how the upcoming PlayTV will help turn your Playstation3 into a personal video recorder. My favorite part of the video is probably the part where a friendly voice tells you there are 4 easy steps for installing the PlayTV. Step four is to follow the on-screen instructions, which probably means there's really quite a few more steps to follow.

Anyway, you get a few peeks at the PlayTV interface, and it looks like it's got a pretty decent electronic program guide and program preview menu. If you have a PSP, you can also use the Remote Play feature which looks pretty awesome. Remote Play lets you watch live or recorded shows on your PSP over an internet connection from any WiFI hotspot. When we first heard about the PlayTV, it sounded like you'd be able to transfer recorded programs to your Playstation Portable, but this is a way cooler feature.

Unfortunately for those of us in the US, the PlayTV is designed for PAL, not NTSC right now. As such, it will be available first in the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain. A US version could still be in the works, but there's no word on when it would be available.

[via TG Daily]

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I was hoping that. NTSC would be useless, at least in another year.

January 22 2008 at 12:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It isn't PAL vs. NTSC, it is DVB-T vs. ATSC. PlayTV is a DVB-T tuner.

January 21 2008 at 8:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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