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TV functions on the PS2?

  Sony Computer Entertainment announced recently that TV recording features for the PlayStation 2 are likely some point in the future. The unit would be introduced first in Japan and would work with the HDD hard drive unit and perhaps later as a single unit in the hardware.

   "Our thinking is that it would be more convenient for consumers to enjoy home networking and manage broadcasting content as well," said Kenichi Fukunaga, a spokesman for Sony Computer Entertainment, the Sony subsidiary that developed the PlayStation.

   "The game market and the audio-visual market are different, but this product could cover both," Fukunaga said. "Japan has digital, analog, satellite, and cable broadcasting, and the company has not decided which signals should be received by the PS2," he said.

   "Sony executives have long talked about using the PlayStation 2 as a general-purpose entertainment device, capable of downloading, storing, and playing back movies, music, and other media. But actual development of such capacities is complicated by a number of factors, including Sony's desire for strong copyright controls to protect the company's interests as one of the world's leading distributors of movies, music, and other entertainment content."

9/27/2002 Matt Stensrud

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