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PVR add-on for PS3 to begin European rollout in September

by Brad Linder, posted Jul 18th 2008 7:04PM
PlayTVIf you were hoping to get your hands on a Sony PlayTV add-on for the Playstation3 this summer, it looks like you might have to wait just a bit longer. Sony's Davide Reeves says the accessory will be available in the UK on September 10th and will roll out to other European markets by December.

The PlayTV is a €99 box that you can add to Sony's video game console to turn it into a personal video recorder. Users can watch live high definition, digital broadcasts or record programs to a PS3 hard drive for later viewing.

Thanks to a recent software update, PlayTV owners will be able to record a TV program while using their PS3 to play video games.

There's no word on a US launch date. Since the US uses different broadcast standards than Europe, you won't be able to use a European PlayTV in America. But gamers in New Zealand and Australia should be able to pick up a PlayTV early next year.

[via EngadgetHD]

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This will be pretty useless in most countries without CI/CAM support. Hope they will get that in place in addition to DVB-C/S(2) support.

July 22 2008 at 9:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Methinks the PS3 will need a MUCH larger HD to take advantage of this.

July 22 2008 at 8:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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