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#1 PS3Scene

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 04:33 PM

PlayStation 3 to get DVR functions in early 2008
Posted by XanTium | 1-8-2007 11:33 EST

 
From gamesindustry.biz:


Sony is to launch a digital tuner for the Playstation 3 in early 2008, offering programmable TV recording functions to users of the next-gen console.

Warwick Light, sales and marketing manager for Computer Entertainment New Zealand, revealed the details to local website The Press, promising to "transform the PS3 capabilities so as to meet people's changing entertainment needs."


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#2 j3y q

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 04:02 PM

thas cool that they are offering this they should really put more muney into getting games out , i beielve this is already possible through linux tho?? i think this console has a lot of pottentienl but the only thing keepig it alive is a bluray player feature of it

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 04:11 PM

It is possible now through Linux, using the PS3 and a PC w/ a TV Tuner.

This "new" ability will probably come from an add-on device, not just a firmware update.

Edited by throwingks, 01 August 2007 - 04:11 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2007 - 09:34 PM

If you just want games then buy a 360 or a Wii.
Sony is obviously focusing on more than just a games machine here. This has been clear from the start. Nothing wrong with that at all. The more multimedia features they add to it the better for me. The games will roll out as well soon. Already a line up of titles that interest me.
The Gen Public will take some convincing but who knows it could prove the right way to go.

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 10:29 PM

hope it records into a compression format, and can forward from one PS3 to a PSP or another PS3 on the same network.. if so I will buy another PS3 and a tuner.. if not I will stick with the shitty MS solution.

QUOTE(j3y q @ Aug 1 2007, 04:38 PM) View Post

thas cool that they are offering this they should really put more muney into getting games out , i beielve this is already possible through linux tho?? i think this console has a lot of pottentienl but the only thing keepig it alive is a bluray player feature of it


have a tutorial or guide anywhere to see how this is done? may be interested in it as my 360s keep dyin.

Edited by ruciz, 01 August 2007 - 10:29 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2007 - 04:42 AM

Chancer well said!! Couldn't have been put better buddy

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 10:58 AM

DVR is something the 360 should have had right from the start rather than that useless MCE Extender thing.

This is a nice feature, i think this is what Sony is doing, looking at other markets in case they come a distant 3rd in the industry this gen.

Who knows maybe Sony will be developing multimedia machines like the PS3 in the future that can do an abundance of things. I know they do similar things already but not to this extent.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 11:45 AM

think all in all it is a great feature they say ppl get the ps3 for what it can do and the things its capable of in the future and this is one of them things

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 01:43 PM

It is in the similar vane of thinking to the Media centre PCs. The idea being you can record TV shows, Play HI-Def content from optical media, Listen to your Audio or slideshow your Photos, have online connectivity and a community online (Home) and play games.
Now say what you will about it but that is a bloody good selection of stuff that you can do from one box under the TV set.
So everyone that keeps saying it is just a Blu-Ray player is wrong.
It is also clear that this a long term plan. Judgement needs to be taken on this machine when it has had over 2 years (like the 360). This is a machine that did not hit the UK until March this year. That is only 4 months over here.





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