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    PlayTV with a Japanese PS3?

    Any ideas if this will work with an imported Japanese PS3?

    Insight greatly appreciated before I slap down £60. Thanks.

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    Re: PlayTV with a Japanese PS3?

    From what I read, it's a no no with the USA ones, so would imagine the Jap ones would be the same too.

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    Re: PlayTV with a Japanese PS3?

    but is that a console lockout, or simply because playtv is DVB-T, and yanks use ATSC for digital terrestrial?

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    Re: PlayTV with a Japanese PS3?

    Pass - can't find the link to the page I was reading, but I think it was something to do with the US versions not liking 576i much.

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    Re: PlayTV with a Japanese PS3?

    The UK PlayTV does work with a Japanese PS3 in the UK - I'm watching tv with that exact combination at the moment
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    Re: PlayTV with a Japanese PS3?

    Cheers Stoo.

    How the picture quality? I'm currently on a 4+ year old freeview box connected to my 1080p display via scart - quality is mediocre at best...

    How's the software? Any other impressions?

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    Re: PlayTV with a Japanese PS3?

    The freeview quality is good, I thought it was about the same as the freeview built into the tv, but when I compared them, the PlayTV picture was a bit sharper, and the colours were brighter.

    The interface is fantastic, it's easily the best tv interface I've ever used, and time shifting works very very well - utterly transparent!

    I've not played with it too much, but I've been informed that it can be updated with newer firmware, and obviously the software can be upgraded as well over PSN.

    The only question is over freeview HD - that's nothing to do with Sony, more OFCOM playing silly buggers with the standards.

    I'm going to try making some recordings and dragging them onto the PC next, I will let you know how I get on
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    Re: PlayTV with a Japanese PS3?

    playtv to pc = easy peasy, the programs are directly recorded as the mpeg2 transport stream, you tell it to copy the program to the system menu, then shunt it across like any other file

    Then you can compress it to h264 or whatever you like once it's on the pc (or mac)
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    Re: PlayTV with a Japanese PS3?

    Got to say mine's going back as it keeps freezing - shame as the epg is rather nice and populates very quickly.

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