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    BBC take first look at Play TV, the PS3 exclusive TV tuner

    At some point this year Sony will launch Play TV, the PlayStation 3 exclusive TV tuner, similar to a normal Sky+ plus box, that lets you watch, record and rewind live TV. The BBC take a closer look...
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    Re: BBC take first look at Play TV, the PS3 exclusive TV tuner

    Nice.. so presumably you can still use the ps3 for gaming whilst it's recording TV?

    Looks promising - assuming they get a remote out to go with it (using the controller looks nasty and doesn't have WAF).
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    Re: BBC take first look at Play TV, the PS3 exclusive TV tuner

    still no clear answer on the "will it record when you're doing other things" question, then?

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    Re: BBC take first look at Play TV, the PS3 exclusive TV tuner

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    still no clear answer on the "will it record when you're doing other things" question, then?
    According to the article that goes with the video BBC NEWS | dot.life | A blog about technology from BBC News | PS3 takes on Slingbox

    "At the moment you can't record TV in the background while playing a game on the PS3 but I'm told the software developers are working hard to add the feature. If it isn't available at launch, the feature could be added later as a software update."

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    Re: BBC take first look at Play TV, the PS3 exclusive TV tuner

    are the games really not using the PS3 that fully right now? I know its hard to program for multi-cell proccessors but still... surely it should be maxed out.

    I think the main plus for this, is using your PSP (if you somehow you weren't satisfied with a DS!) as a remote viewer. One nice win over the slingbox.
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    Re: BBC take first look at Play TV, the PS3 exclusive TV tuner

    hey this could be really cool. but will the tv tuner allow me to input my digibox into it via its scart lead? if its just for freeview im not at all interested

    *edit*
    ive just watched the video, freeview only, that sucks bigtime. you can get hdd freeview boxes easily enough already.
    Last edited by JimmyBoy; 14-02-2008 at 07:22 PM.

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    Re: BBC take first look at Play TV, the PS3 exclusive TV tuner

    Really looking forward to this - love the way the PSP and PS3 link up

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