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Topic # 56529 15-Jan-2010 12:02
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The ps3 has finally got a DVR coming to it.. Well, if you live in Japan it does.. Its called the torne and will be retailing for about $150nz, and looks like this:



You can find a little bit more here

Now the wait begins, of course it would have been nice to have playtv already, we could be waiting a lonnnng time

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  Reply # 290293 15-Jan-2010 12:52
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Does that mean that PlayTV is gone or the same thing in drag??




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  Reply # 290297 15-Jan-2010 12:59
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Only thing of interest here is that this is the first tuner box with different internals to the PlayTV box. Japan uses a different format than us.

PlayTV is the piece of kit that will relate to NZ so we'll just wait until an NZ specific version of the software arrives. (I highly suspect this is entirely related to NZ being the only place where a full EIT EPG is not broadcast alongside any other EPG format such as MHEG5). I have no idea what way Sony will go on this, in that I'm certain they'll be pushing for freeview certification like they have in Australia, but I can't see freeview NZ certifying something that takes the MHEG5 EPG info and displays it in a different format. So we wait, and wait some more....

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  Reply # 290310 15-Jan-2010 13:42
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Jaxson: Only thing of interest here is that this is the first tuner box with different internals to the PlayTV box. Japan uses a different format than us.

PlayTV is the piece of kit that will relate to NZ so we'll just wait until an NZ specific version of the software arrives. (I highly suspect this is entirely related to NZ being the only place where a full EIT EPG is not broadcast alongside any other EPG format such as MHEG5). I have no idea what way Sony will go on this, in that I'm certain they'll be pushing for freeview certification like they have in Australia, but I can't see freeview NZ certifying something that takes the MHEG5 EPG info and displays it in a different format. So we wait, and wait some more....


I think you will find that Australia's HD freeview rollout will also use a MHEG5 EPG,

A Freeview education campaign is due to launch on all channels in the next couple of weeks, but Freeview CEO Robin Parkes said that the Electronic Program Guide (EPG) due to launch at the end of 2009 would not work with existing televisions: "It's not backwards compatible".


http://www.cnet.com.au/freeview-epg-won-t-be-compatible-with-current-tvs-339294725.htm

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  Reply # 290340 15-Jan-2010 15:07
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Jaxson: NZ being the only place where a full EIT EPG is not broadcast alongside any other EPG format


PlayTV is out in australia and uses the EIT data to populate the EPG.  I suspect this will continue giving they have already approved the PlayTV device for use their.

Freeview NZ technically does broadcast both EPG formats here on it's terrestrial service, it just dosen't contain enough information.  I honestly think this is what the major hurdle is preventing Sony from releasing PlayTV here in NZ, given it works anyway already.

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