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    Headlines - Cut-price Clarkson as PS3's Gran Turismo TV readies for launch

    With the launch of Gran Turismo TV tomorrow, there's news of a special discounted period for all gamers.
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    Re: Headlines - Cut-price Clarkson as PS3's Gran Turismo TV readies for launch

    I was a little disappointed when I found out that it would be PPV. I was under the impression that it was free.

    Still, the HD footage I've seen so far is superb.

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    Re: Headlines - Cut-price Clarkson as PS3's Gran Turismo TV readies for launch

    How can it be cut-price if the original price (BBC, Dave, iPlayer) is free?*

    *disclaimer: I can't read the article due to filters, so am assuming it's about the top-gear episodes previously mentioned.

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    Re: Headlines - Cut-price Clarkson as PS3's Gran Turismo TV readies for launch

    There are a couple of errors...

    The offer will apply to the first two weeks of the service, where users will be able to download all pay-per-view content at a discounted price of $99 (0.50p).
    So $99 = 1/2 pence?

    After the initial discounted period, content will be available to purchase from as little as £1.99 (£1).
    New maths! £1.99 = £1. lol.

    Back to the actual article, seems a strange move considering there are alot of automotive channels already on more well established media (ie Sky, FreeSat, FreeView, BBC iPlayer). The only reason I can see this being interesting/useful is if the content covers the motor vehicles featured in Gran Tourismo.

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    Re: Headlines - Cut-price Clarkson as PS3's Gran Turismo TV readies for launch

    I'm guessing it's PPV because these episodes are going out worldwide. It's also in HD - so might be worth buying a few just for TG in HD, because lets face it the camera work on TG is second to none.

    Don't forget we'll be getting Best Motoring as well. Gotta love their battle races with all the supercars.

    Still not happy at having to pay mind...

    Bout time they released the Top Gear track too!

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    Re: Headlines - Cut-price Clarkson as PS3's Gran Turismo TV readies for launch

    It is cut-price because it's normally a service that they charge more for, but you're totally right in saying that its free elsewhere. I guess you're paying for convenience,erm, I suppose and they'll be hoping to appeal to the Gran Turismo crowd who they hope will be desperate for some motor action when they've finished playing.

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    Re: Headlines - Cut-price Clarkson as PS3's Gran Turismo TV readies for launch

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    Don't forget we'll be getting Best Motoring as well. Gotta love their battle races with all the supercars.

    Still not happy at having to pay mind...

    Bout time they released the Top Gear track too!
    Oo! Would we definitely be getting Best Motoring? How about their spin-offs? It would be disappointing if it ended up being JDM only content when it comes to BMI.

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