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Topic # 25704 29-Aug-2008 15:52
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Hiya ...

I heard PlayTV (PS3) will be coming out to NZ sometime next year .

I also heard the PS3 is fairly good at accepting most USB bits that you plug into it .

Has anyone had any experience of getting a 3rd party HDTV tuner (usb of course) working with the PS3 ?


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  Reply # 160751 29-Aug-2008 15:55
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http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=64&TopicId=24983

Have you read the thread that talks about playTV yet?



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  Reply # 160757 29-Aug-2008 16:03
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Thanks for that ... some good information .

So... has anyone tried a 3rd party HD USB tuner yet ?

Theres been a couple (Pinnacle i think) on 1-day recently ... although tempted to buy, the $99 puts me off as an 'experiment' .


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 160760 29-Aug-2008 16:12
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without trying it i would say theres 100% that this won't work.. theres no backend for it to function. And under linux there wouldnt be enough power in without the rsx (graphics card) to show the video (among other problems you would encounter)

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  Reply # 160782 29-Aug-2008 18:09
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garvani: without trying it i would say theres 100% that this won't work.. theres no backend for it to function. And under linux there wouldnt be enough power in without the rsx (graphics card) to show the video (among other problems you would encounter)


I concur. If linux ever gets the graphics API then maybe, but there is reason that'll never happen (this would be an example of why).




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  Reply # 160783 29-Aug-2008 18:14
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Cheers fer the info...

my noobness with regards to this really shines on thru .

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  Reply # 160997 31-Aug-2008 10:13
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garvani: without trying it i would say theres 100% that this won't work.. theres no backend for it to function. And under linux there wouldnt be enough power in without the rsx (graphics card) to show the video (among other problems you would encounter)


I concur. If linux ever gets the graphics API then maybe, but there is reason that'll never happen (this would be an example of why).


Slightly OT but what you seem to be saying is, even if you booted a Linux distro on the PS3 which is supported and there were drivers for the DVB-T card, there are no drivers to access the advanced graphics chipset in the PS3? If so then I could see how hard it would be display the graphics intensive H.264 video streams that are in our DVB-T broadcasts while also understanding how PlayTV could work quite well.




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Thats basically it in a nutshell, sony in there infinite wisdom has basically castrated linux on the ps3, there is no way (currently, if ever) to access the graphics chip, so anything rich in graphics on the ps3 isnt going to work, you cant play any HD movies, in fact playing SD movies in linux isnt desirable.. Playtv is accessed from the xmb, i assume getting HD working in nz will only be a firmware upgrade away, will have to wait for sonys engineers on that one though

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  Reply # 161055 31-Aug-2008 17:11
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One of my hopes is that, once PlayTV comes out, the new firmware will allow the PS3 to playback our HD broadcasts. Currently I can get the PS3 to play our h.264/AC-3 captures if I take the .ts files and transcode them (no quality loss) to .m2ts formats.

But if the new firmware supports that and also the AAC audio, then you could actually record on a PC and then playback on the PS3. That would be another options so your PS3 isn't tied up doing recording.




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