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PlayTV Set For September In UK

U.S. gamers may already have the downloadable movie service on the PlayStation Store, but European gamers are getting the edge with PlayTV later this fall. Revealed earlier, this digital video recorder add-on is guaranteed to generate more interest in the PS3.

And now, SCEE president David Reeves has confirmed to Eurogamer that PlayTV will launch in Europe "from September to December," beginning with a September 10 date for the UK. Furthermore, it seems we can add another little useful nugget of information: as soon as PS3 owners heard about PlayTV, they wondered if they'd be able to record TV while playing a game. And as it turns out: yes, you will. All you have to have is the latest firmware update - 2.41 - and you're good to go. "It was very difficult for some of the tech guys but we had to include it in the firmware upgrade, 2.41, but it's done now," said Reeves. Hence, if you want to record your favorite show while playing some Resistance 2 this winter, feel free!

PlayTV will retail for a price of EUR$99 when it launches, and both Australia and New Zealand can expect the service to arrive in "January or February" of 2009. As for the U.S...well, we've still got the better Store inventory!

7/17/2008 Ben Dutka

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Tatsujin
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 10:26:52 PM
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Fu**ing nice! Ben, im going to record all my ownage on Resistance 2 and show it off on this website, hurry go make a special section for that! LOL... Actually, that sounds like a good idea no?

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 7/18/2008 12:35:06 AM

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Qubex
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 11:44:24 PM

Tatsujin... you have YouTube ...Lol

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 12:35:39 AM

If you put it up on YouTube, I can put it in the Videos with the embed code...but I think Val may have a problem with that. LOL

Or maybe not. You never know. Might be cool to have user vids...

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 7/18/2008 12:35:53 AM

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Tatsujin
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 12:48:16 AM

User Videos!!! Youtube is nice and all, but you have to log in to rank and comment etc... and on top of that its overinfested with many other videos... But yea... I just see it that way -shrug-

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Qubex
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 1:43:08 AM

Maybe create a specific Resistance Channel?

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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karneli lll
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 10:30:45 PM
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I love sony but its things like this that piss me off.i didnt want to buy a dvr this winter but i guess i have no choice now.

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Tatsujin
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 10:31:29 PM
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Who cares, atleast you get one :P Or you can wait untill it hits US and ship it in from here? No?

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karneli lll
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 10:36:59 PM
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huh?

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Daedusian
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 12:06:08 AM
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OMG that's friggin awsome! Perfect for when I'm at college and away from my dvr. I cannot watch tv without one because I hate tv so much nowadays.

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Daedusian
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 12:10:59 AM
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Okay for those of you interested, because I am so unbelievably happy lol, here's a link on Kotaku to a vid of it:

http://kotaku.com/gaming/clips/play-tv-on-ps3-explained-292541.php

Btw, ty Ben! lol, sry so excited...

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MirrorSoul
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 12:28:47 AM
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Didn't sony reveal a youtube recorder for PS3 by the end of the month were you can recored your matches or whatever your doing on a game and upload it strait to youtube? I swore they did pleease correct me if im wrong

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 12:36:32 AM

Hmmm...not sure. Might have to check on that.

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Tatsujin
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 12:49:29 AM
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Yea, honestly I thought they did too... I heard them say something about google and youtube, but I wasn't sure... Was watching Office Space lol!

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Qubex
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 1:01:18 AM
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The forced seperation of accounts is an issue for me. I purchased an HK (Hong Kong) 60GB console when it was first released, and opened (in 2006) a USA PSN account (which I have used ever since). Later, my Blue Ray drive failed and a got my unit replaced by the store with a "genuine" Sony Singapore product. As my original PS3 was from Hong Kong, Sony never replaced it, I had to get the store to do it for me, and they did which was nice of them.

Now, using my Singapore 60GB Playstation 3 I still log into my US account, and have all the advantageous that US users have. Additionally, I opened/registered a Singapore PSN account too. The SG store is so poor that I never use it. When I logged into my US account yesterday I had the PSN Video store up and running and I was downloading movies. I don't know if Singaporeans even know of this feature as they are all logging into the local store which is really pretty sad with a poor inventory...

I will opening up a EU account soon, so I have the best of all worlds, that is the only way to go I would say. It is amusing that territories outside the US have not tried to block access to the US account. With my US account I don't have to abide by the Singaporean censorship laws...

Maybe I can use the same trick for PlayTV?

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Gabriel013
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 1:50:43 AM

I think it might relate to your location rather than the account region you have logged in.

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fatchad420
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 2:21:21 AM
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Whats to stop someone from importing this? Is there like a monthly subscription?

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ThePoetRazel
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 5:50:54 AM

It's basically a DVB-T. So you can view digital terrestrial television through your PlayStation 3.
The hidden problem here is that it's not guaranteed to work out of the box as it relies of Freeview broadcast. In the UK the "Switch Over" to Digital Television is happening over the next few years. So, many regions in the UK may have to wait until 2010 before this can be actually used.

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robinhood2010
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 7:14:03 AM
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Why dont they release all of these new services in all regions at once? Im in the UK, and I'd much rather download movies, than record t.v, which I can do anyway.

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Qubex
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 8:41:34 AM

Exactly... it is pathetic really! We needed one descent SKU model, and the same services and accessories released worldwide as standard... I find all of this unbelievably odd and frustrating...

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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rdaug27
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 10:00:43 AM
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Well it will be kinda cool if I'm watching TV and a buddy logs on and sends me a play invite I can see it right there on the screen. Hopefully something like that will be on here.

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chaosrunner
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 1:44:57 PM
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There will likely be serious work on a US version of this after the February 2009 FCC mandated switchover to all digital broadcasts.

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tanner1
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 4:52:19 AM
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Bring it on and hurry up with the movie downloads for us Euro's

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