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    Previews - PlayTV - The PlayStation 3 TV Tuner

    With PlayTV, you can watch, pause and record free-to-air digital television...
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    Re: Previews - PlayTV - The PlayStation 3 TV Tuner

    Having you PS3 on while you watch and record TV will probably cost you a fair bit on the electricity bill, I'll have to have a look at how power hungry PS3's are.

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    Re: Previews - PlayTV - The PlayStation 3 TV Tuner

    Urgh

    The 360 one is much better as far as IPTV and VOD goes when it's released All that is needed is better UK internet connections and it will be awesome
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    Re: Previews - PlayTV - The PlayStation 3 TV Tuner

    It's a bit expensive isn't it, how much more are sky+ boxes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samcross View Post
    It's a bit expensive isn't it, how much more are sky+ boxes?
    Compared to Sky Plus its cheap. The box costs you about £90-100, unless you get introduced by a friend, but then you have to subscribe to Sky. My sub is £42 a month.

    I love Sky Plus, so this is no use to me, but for Freeview fans and PS3 owners, it seems like a decent deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samcross View Post
    It's a bit expensive isn't it, how much more are sky+ boxes?
    A one off £69 and no subscription does not sound to bad at all to me.

    I never had it, but doesn't Sky+ require a monthly fee to be able to use pvr on it? Think would work out to more that £69?

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    Re: Previews - PlayTV - The PlayStation 3 TV Tuner

    Quote Originally Posted by Barrichello View Post
    A one off £69 and no subscription does not sound to bad at all to me.

    I never had it, but doesn't Sky+ require a monthly fee to be able to use pvr on it? Think would work out to more that £69?
    Yeah, Sky + is miles more money. It's a good deal as far as I can see. Worth it I reckon just for pause and rewind live tv.

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    Re: Previews - PlayTV - The PlayStation 3 TV Tuner

    Not sold on this yet. It would require a hard drive change though, thats for sure. Don't think I watch enough TV to warrant this.

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    http://www.btvision.bt.com/vision/wh...hatitcosts.htm

    Has the upscaling, you don't have an annual contract either, get free setanta currently (never de activated my bosses card a year on) and the quality of the servers for the PPV/VOD is top notch

    Seriously, compared to sky on quality of viewing it is better, instant channel changes are brilliant and make sky difficult to flick though

    Having recording rights on freeview with PVR is pretty standard now (being able to pause tv etc) also has HDMI and other useful stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by finlay666 View Post
    http://www.btvision.bt.com/vision/wh...hatitcosts.htm

    Has the upscaling, you don't have an annual contract either, get free setanta currently (never de activated my bosses card a year on) and the quality of the servers for the PPV/VOD is top notch

    Seriously, compared to sky on quality of viewing it is better, instant channel changes are brilliant and make sky difficult to flick though

    Having recording rights on freeview with PVR is pretty standard now (being able to pause tv etc) also has HDMI and other useful stuff
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    Looks good though if you have BT Broadband, and of course the BT Landline required.
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    Re: Previews - PlayTV - The PlayStation 3 TV Tuner

    Quote Originally Posted by Barrichello View Post
    Looks good though if you have BT Broadband, and of course the BT Landline required.

    Yeah if you are already with BT it is good, £30 and £8 for a month if you have the other stuff and you also get free setanta as it is included in their freeview package
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    Re: Previews - PlayTV - The PlayStation 3 TV Tuner

    I'm on Virgin at the moment and have been contemplaying Play TV. The absence of BBC HD will be a loss for me but this isn't a deal breaker. Whilst the lag using the V+ box is painful it does have the On Demand feature which is great and the good ole series link which Play TV doesn't have (yet).

    I've got a pre-order with Amazon but I might see what Sony with this over the next few months - and stick with my V+ box.

    The other bit that nags me is that the cable must be plugged into the front of the PS3 which will make things look untidy (unless I am missing a connection port at the back of my 40gb PS3).

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