Was going to wait until they came out in NZ but who knows how far away it is and dont want to spend extra money on Freeview if I can get it running through my PS3 for free.
steve98: I could be wrong, but I highly doubt it. The UK uses MPEG-2 compression for their terrestrial Freeview broadcasts, whereas NZ will be using MPEG-4. Unless the unit can handle both?
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We're also hoping next year – about the same time that Freeview launches its terrestrial broadcasting service (expected to be in March) – to release a digital tuner for the PS3, turning it into a programmable TV recorder.
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I could be wrong but I think that the firmwares are the same worldwide.
tstone: Isn't this all just speculation anyway? All we have got in NZ is a slip-up statement by Sony's NZ Manager last year that this was coming to NZ.
Is there anyone here on these forums with any knowledge of if and when PlayTV will be launched in NZ? Anyone from Sony on these forums? One assumes that Sony will be testing right now for the NZ required changes.
Don't get me wrong, I am excited about the prospect of PlayTV. I didn't buy that HD TV for nothing!
tstone: Yes I have read the press release. It doesn't mention NZ. Can anyone confirm plans to release PlayTV in NZ?
old3eyes: I sent an email to Sony NZ last week about the Play TV but never got a replay.. How strange..
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