Since it requires pretty grunty machines and hardware assist to play the (test) DVB-T broadcasts on a PC, thought it might be interesting to see if the PS3 could play them. Then (assuming you had a PS3) you could record the shows on a PC (which doesn't need much grunt) and then using say a DLNA server, play them back on a PS3.
So far I have tried the following
1. The Beyonce BBC video
2. The Rugby Sevens
3. Home and Away(?)
None play out of the box. But the after demuxing the Beyonce video, converting the AAC video to AC3 and muxing it back it seems to play but is about 1s out of sync
The Sevens and Batman videos have audio problems. When extracted as AAC nothing I have recogonises those streams so I can't convert to AC3
As noted in another post nothing so far I do can make them play on a Popcorn Hour. I wonder why TVNZ and TV3 (or whomever) decided on such a strange AV format for the DVB-T broadcasts unless they wanted to make sure there was no chance we could import cheaper STB's!
I just don't think a PC or even HTPC is really yet a good choice for everybody in the family to view TV.