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Topic # 25501 23-Aug-2008 14:02
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Just found this,
http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/132095.20080718.NZ-will-get-PlayTV-says-Sony/    which I missed.  
Basiaclly The PLAY TV Tuner will turn the PS3 into a basic 40GiB PVR with all the features. 
But have to wait another 6 months for.
What is the cheapest DVB-T reciever i canget right now?

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  Reply # 159150 23-Aug-2008 14:50
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Theres already some discussions of this going, take a look over there for more information.




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  Reply # 159153 23-Aug-2008 15:12
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What is the cheapest DVB-T reciever i canget right now?


For around $85 you can get a USB DVB-T tuner (which is what the PS3 will use but with software and config to go with it), but the downside is that you need a grunty PC and video card to decode broadcast quality mpeg4, there are plenty of threads within this forum on this.

As for complete DTT STBs, early $300s are the prices these days for several STBs on the market, PM me if you want more info.

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  Reply # 159229 24-Aug-2008 00:34
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I was waiting for playtv, but now its late, castrated, & full of drm, and looks unlikely to support my HK ps3 (non pal) PS3 anyway, so forget it. I'm hoping the Hyndai AH3100 arrives soon and is reasonably priced. Sat & Terrestrial tuners, USB for external hardrive, could be the business, a nice upgrade from the HSS-760A.

The only thing stopping me selling the PS3 is TVersity, good for streaming from the PC, and I guess at some stage the bluray will come in handy.

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  Reply # 159240 24-Aug-2008 08:26
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Playtv is going to be the biggest waste of time and money if it limits you to the 40gb internal drive. With h.264 running at around 4gb per hour any pvr with less than 300gb is crazy.

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  Reply # 159242 24-Aug-2008 08:45
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If it doesn't support external drives it's going to be a minor pain but then the internal drive in a PS3 is user replaceable and the manual has all the instructions on how to do it. But even so, assuming you can stuff a 500G drive in there (I have heard of folks putting in 1Tb), would be nice if you could use an external drive.

Like the previous poster with the HK PS3, I won't be able to use PlayTV either since I have a US PS3. So for me it's still gbpvr and the Popcorn Hour for me.




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Reply # 159254 24-Aug-2008 10:07
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You guys must have missed the news that PAL territories are to get a 160GB PS3 in October...
Great for new buyers of the consoles, bad for existing owners?

Edt: Never mind... I'm a n00b to the PS3, I see you can DIY (a hard drive upgrade).







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  Reply # 159305 24-Aug-2008 12:51
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I hope this link doesn't apply to New Zealand because it says Australia isn't getting the 160GB model.

http://www.ps3fanboy.com/2008/08/21/aussies-not-getting-160gb-ps3-playtv-confirmed-for-2009/


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  Reply # 159311 24-Aug-2008 13:07
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The 40GB harddrive is neither here nor there, just put your own in (although external HDD compatibility may still happen). It only records in SD at this stage from what I've read, so 40GB will go further than 10 hours.




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  Reply # 159357 24-Aug-2008 17:20
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Not that I have tried it but my understanding for external drives, the PS3 only can read FAT32. So while you can have a fairly large drive as a USB external you will be limited to 4G filesizes. That could be a major issue if trying to record DVB-T HD broadcasts which are running > 4Gb/hour




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  Reply # 159366 24-Aug-2008 18:13
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PS3 is a DLNA compatible media centre. You can use  just about any form on Network storage device for media.  Also Yes +1TB drive usb sticks USB drives.
Theres barely an issue of storage.

Are there any DVB-T set top boxes out there? Just a cheap one, not a $380 one.


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  Reply # 159374 24-Aug-2008 19:02
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Early to mid 300s are about as low as it goes for retail prices at the moment, need to wait a while till prices drop below that.

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  Reply # 159380 24-Aug-2008 19:21
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NZtechfreak: The 40GB harddrive is neither here nor there, just put your own in (although external HDD compatibility may still happen). It only records in SD at this stage from what I've read, so 40GB will go further than 10 hours.


If it can only record in SD then it's obviously not ready for the NZ marketplace unless the PS3 somehow has the power to transcode 1080i HD in realtime to a SD format which I would seriously doubt.

Unlike other markets NZ doesn't have different SD and HD channels, all content is H.264 unlike Australia that has MPEG2 HD and MPEG2 SD channels.

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  Reply # 159386 24-Aug-2008 19:48
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Interesting, perhaps thats what the delay is about...




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  Reply # 159391 24-Aug-2008 20:24
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NZtechfreak: Interesting, perhaps thats what the delay is about...


There have been rumours that PlayTV won't have H.264 support for some time yet. I know there has been talk of a launch here around Xmas or early 2009 but I did hear fairly recently from a fairly reliablesource says that this is simply not true and that Sony don't have a timeframe for H.264 support and also run into similair DRM issues to what MS faced with their Fiji VMC update.

This is only rumour and reading forums online there are plenty of people trying to find out about H.264 support and Sony seem very quiet.

I think Sony seemed to promise a bit too much with PlayTV (such as the live format shifting to the PSP) and have delivered something very short on features. DRM is evil but unfortunately content producers are demanding it..:-(






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  Reply # 159396 24-Aug-2008 20:51
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snaffta:
PS3 is a DLNA compatible media centre. You can use  just about any form on Network storage device for media.  Also Yes +1TB drive usb sticks USB drives.
Theres barely an issue of storage.

Are there any DVB-T set top boxes out there? Just a cheap one, not a $380 one.



I think you miss the point.  While the PS3 can access any kind of storage from the network, it cannot IIRC write to network storage. Hence my point about, stick in a 1Tb drive in the PS3 and that's fine but you will have problems with a USB devices since they will have to be FAT32 and therefore have filesizes limited to 4Gb.




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