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  Reply # 156763 14-Aug-2008 01:09
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I wouldn't imagine there's any hardware differences for us.  Wouldn't it only be the software/firmware?  I'll be getting the UK model on release, so hopefully it will work.

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  Reply # 156824 14-Aug-2008 10:22
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Those who are hoping for HD recording of PlayTV might want to reconsider the halo-greatness of its preproduction introduction by Sony... it seems that Sony has pulled back some of their promises...

* Most noticable is no HD recording (for now)
* recording ARE NOT transferrable
* streaming of recorded content is possible to PSP via Remote Play




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  Reply # 156828 14-Aug-2008 10:31
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chiefie: Those who are hoping for HD recording of PlayTV might want to reconsider the halo-greatness of its preproduction introduction by Sony... it seems that Sony has pulled back some of their promises...



* Most noticable is no HD recording (for now)

* recording ARE NOT transferrable

* streaming of recorded content is possible to PSP via Remote Play

That's cool.  I would settle for SD recording in the short term.  I think it was always inevitable that the transfer thing would get removed.  I mean, what were they thinking?  Wonder how long we'll have to wait for HD recording (if it ever eventuates).  Are there HD DVB-T broadcasts in the rest of Europe?  Maybe the fact that HD is not available in UK (main launch market?) is the reason they haven't worried too much about it.

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  Reply # 156835 14-Aug-2008 10:50
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bazzer:
chiefie: Those who are hoping for HD recording of PlayTV might want to reconsider the halo-greatness of its preproduction introduction by Sony... it seems that Sony has pulled back some of their promises...



* Most noticable is no HD recording (for now)

* recording ARE NOT transferrable

* streaming of recorded content is possible to PSP via Remote Play

That's cool.  I would settle for SD recording in the short term.  I think it was always inevitable that the transfer thing would get removed.  I mean, what were they thinking?  Wonder how long we'll have to wait for HD recording (if it ever eventuates).  Are there HD DVB-T broadcasts in the rest of Europe?  Maybe the fact that HD is not available in UK (main launch market?) is the reason they haven't worried too much about it.


You could be right Bazzer, if there are no HD DVB-T broadcasts in Europe (I don't think there are in the UK at least) then that means no HD recording.  It doesn't necessarily mean it can't record HD... or maybe thats just wishful thinking.  Anyway, with no NZ release it's a redundant issue.



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  Reply # 156836 14-Aug-2008 10:54
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Here is the link to purchase PlayTV from play.com

http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStation3/4-/3595202/-/Product.html?source=9316


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  Reply # 156838 14-Aug-2008 10:58
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jburrows: Here is the link to purchase PlayTV from play.com

http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStation3/4-/3595202/-/Product.html?source=9316



It's only good for PAL UK/European PS3.
Technical Details:
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PAL: Will play on UK and European Playstation3 only


Beside, it may most likely need a region specific firmware update to enable the decoding. And UK/Europe uses MPEG2 and NZ uses MPEG4...




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chiefie: Those who are hoping for HD recording of PlayTV might want to reconsider the halo-greatness of its preproduction introduction by Sony... it seems that Sony has pulled back some of their promises...



* Most noticable is no HD recording (for now)

* recording ARE NOT transferrable

* streaming of recorded content is possible to PSP via Remote Play


So after the endless delays all the benefits of PlayTV are now being removed. No ability to record HD (initially). Any confirmation that this will be the case for NZ?

Looks like I am in the market for something else now (like Zinwell, extraTerrestrial etc.). Thanks Sony!Cry

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chiefie:
jburrows: Here is the link to purchase PlayTV from play.com

http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStation3/4-/3595202/-/Product.html?source=9316





It's only good for PAL UK/European PS3.

Technical Details:

Region

PAL: Will play on UK and European Playstation3 only




Beside, it may most likely need a region specific firmware update to enable the decoding. And UK/Europe uses MPEG2 and NZ uses MPEG4...

I'm sure they're only differentiating between US and Euro PS3s.  We have PAL too, so even though there's different model numbers, I doubt the hardware is different.  I also doubt they'll issue region specific firmware, they haven't so far (last I checked, anyway) so it would be unlikely they'd start on that track just for PlayTV.  More likely it simply wouldn't work until a firmware update closer to the release here, but it might work and that's good enough for me.  I don't think we'll see NZ/Aus specific hardware and/or firmware.  Probably the market is too small for them to bother.  And isn't NZ standard different to Aus standard anyway?

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chiefie: Those who are hoping for HD recording of PlayTV might want to reconsider the halo-greatness of its preproduction introduction by Sony... it seems that Sony has pulled back some of their promises...



* Most noticable is no HD recording (for now)

* recording ARE NOT transferrable

* streaming of recorded content is possible to PSP via Remote Play


So after the endless delays all the benefits of PlayTV are now being removed. No ability to record HD (initially). Any confirmation that this will be the case for NZ?

Looks like I am in the market for something else now (like Zinwell, extraTerrestrial etc.). Thanks Sony!Cry


I had hopes of using this also but won't be now because

1. I have a US PS3 so it looks like it won't work anyway
2. No HD recording

I achieve HD recording using a USB DVB-T tuner now and the content recorded is DRM free etc. So the PS3 can stay as a console for me




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lchiu7: I had hopes of using this also but won't be now because

1. I have a US PS3 so it looks like it won't work anyway
2. No HD recording

I achieve HD recording using a USB DVB-T tuner now and the content recorded is DRM free etc. So the PS3 can stay as a console for me

Have you had any luck (or even tried) getting your recordings to play on the PS3?  Is it possible?  I managed to play a HD MPEG2 TS on it with minimal fuss, haven't really tried our stuff yet.  Have you?

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Reply # 157270 15-Aug-2008 18:31
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I think I read somewhere, that it upscales to HD  - you wouldnt want it recording in HD anyway the 40GB HDD wouldnt last long

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  Reply # 157278 15-Aug-2008 19:07
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For those interested in Play TV. You may want to think again.

 

Sony adds DRM to upcoming PlayTV PS3 add-on

http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Sony-adds-DRM-to-upcoming-PlayTV-PS3-add-on.html




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lchiu7: I had hopes of using this also but won't be now because

1. I have a US PS3 so it looks like it won't work anyway
2. No HD recording

I achieve HD recording using a USB DVB-T tuner now and the content recorded is DRM free etc. So the PS3 can stay as a console for me

Have you had any luck (or even tried) getting your recordings to play on the PS3? Is it possible? I managed to play a HD MPEG2 TS on it with minimal fuss, haven't really tried our stuff yet. Have you?


No problem.  Just run tsremux to convert the .ts streams to .m2ts. The PS3 plays them fine after that.

I have been converting my HD captures to .m2ts and burning them to DVD to play on the PS3 so I don't clutter my HD space.



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  Reply # 157418 16-Aug-2008 14:23
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chiefie: Those who are hoping for HD recording of PlayTV might want to reconsider the halo-greatness of its preproduction introduction by Sony... it seems that Sony has pulled back some of their promises...



* Most noticable is no HD recording (for now)

* recording ARE NOT transferrable

* streaming of recorded content is possible to PSP via Remote Play


So after the endless delays all the benefits of PlayTV are now being removed. No ability to record HD (initially). Any confirmation that this will be the case for NZ?

Looks like I am in the market for something else now (like Zinwell, extraTerrestrial etc.). Thanks Sony!Cry


We don't know that PlayTV for NZ won't record HD. I gather the  British version will not support DVB-T2 which is what their HD terrestrial will be using. As we use DVB-T for HD it may not be an issue.

My interest in PlayTV is more about integration into the PS3 and the possibility of a superior interface to something like a buggy My Sky system.



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  Reply # 160236 27-Aug-2008 18:07
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Heres another review of PlayTV
http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/08/22/sonys-playtv-dvr-for-playstation-3-reviewed-on-video/

Even without the copying to PSP i'll be getting one.

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