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  # 111956 20-Feb-2008 21:57
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It will have Dual HD tuners. So Yes, it is HD.

What is cool about it is it will actually be supported in NZ (Freeview+PS3 PlayTV). Meaning no need for to much homebrewing. The downside is Freeview may actually force the price to be higher than overseas (for the hardware) to match the price of their own Freeview STB's. Probably around the $300 mark.

I bought my PS3 as a MediaCenter (I dont own a single game). So the news about BluRay is great for me, I was getting annoyed at only being able to choose from a limited amount of films. I really wanted Transformers.

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  # 111968 20-Feb-2008 22:41
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Just a point of interest. I have downloaded samples of the DVB-T test broadcasts currently on air now and have only partial success playing them on the PS3. That is I get video (very smooth) but no audio. Assuming that the tests are in the same format as the live ones (AVC video HE-AAC audio), and the PlayTV device is just a DVB-T tuner connected to some software on the PS3, then it is going to have to have some new software/codecs to play those broadcasts.




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  # 111969 20-Feb-2008 22:50
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I dont feel HD-DVD will drop off too quickly.

Computers guys more so will stick by it for longer. The disks are cheaper and more durable.

As for the movie guys it could be worse with Blu-Ray. Forced ads, more copy protection. Sony's Style. But in the end the high gigs will pay off with the uncompressed audio.

But we must rememeber that Blu Ray is going to be HUGELY mass produced over the next 6 -12 months. Sharp has great timing with their new lazer.


My money will not go to the 'going cheap' HD-DVD hardware.



When did DVB-T come into this topic...?

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  # 111972 20-Feb-2008 23:09
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Crowbar: It will have Dual HD tuners. So Yes, it is HD.

What is cool about it is it will actually be supported in NZ (Freeview+PS3 PlayTV). Meaning no need for to much homebrewing. The downside is Freeview may actually force the price to be higher than overseas (for the hardware) to match the price of their own Freeview STB's. Probably around the $300 mark.

I bought my PS3 as a MediaCenter (I dont own a single game). So the news about BluRay is great for me, I was getting annoyed at only being able to choose from a limited amount of films. I really wanted Transformers.


What makes you think

1. Freeview have any power over Sony, and

2. That they want expensive STBs

Steve




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat APAC a Technology Evangelist and Product Manager. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.




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  # 111977 20-Feb-2008 23:42
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Kezzainc:

When did DVB-T come into this topic...?


Blu-ray.....PS3.....PlayTV       (Word association!)


Anyway, there's the odd problem with the PS3 and PlayTV

1) Currently it doesn't allow gaming concurrent with recording which could be a drag. I believe they are working on a fix.

2) The PS3 only allows one video and audio output at a time which might be a nuisance if distributing to that old bedroom TV as well.

3) Smallish hard drive might need an upgrade.


The ability to stream recorded content to the PSP is certainly cool, especially away from home.

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  # 111979 20-Feb-2008 23:55
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You could be right Openmedia. But I have a feeling to have it fully supported they'll be working together.

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  # 111999 21-Feb-2008 07:49
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Crowbar: It will have Dual HD tuners. So Yes, it is HD.

What is cool about it is it will actually be supported in NZ (Freeview+PS3 PlayTV). Meaning no need for to much homebrewing. The downside is Freeview may actually force the price to be higher than overseas (for the hardware) to match the price of their own Freeview STB's. Probably around the $300 mark.

I bought my PS3 as a MediaCenter (I dont own a single game). So the news about BluRay is great for me, I was getting annoyed at only being able to choose from a limited amount of films. I really wanted Transformers.


What makes you think

1. Freeview have any power over Sony, and

2. That they want expensive STBs

Steve


And if, as it seems, DVB-T broadcasts in NZ will follow the UK standards (AVC/AAC) what's to stop folks then from importing PlayTV devices?




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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