More details on Sony’s new PlayTV

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The info is flying fast today as Sony‘s launches a multi-tiered attack on the entertainment community. Luckily, we’ve got some additional info on the just announced PlayTV TV tuner / DVR for the PS3, and we’d like to share it. The unit will apparently be coming to Europe “early in 2008” with other territories to follow (PAL only for now). The new box will feature two 1080p tuners, which utilize the European Digital Video Broadcasting system (DVB-T) — which should dash any US hopes for the time being. The system will allow you to store recorded broadcasts on your PS3 drive, and also transcode and transfer the saved files to your PSP. Additionally, you’ll be able to use the PSP’s “Remote Play” feature to program and watch your PlayTV away from home. Sony reps also make the bold pronouncement that the PlayTV architecture will “never be out of date” due to automatic network updates from the company. We’re gutted that the US gets no love from Sony on this one, but it’s a good time to be a European PlayStation 3 fan, that’s for sure.


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