PS3 DVR add-on launch delayed
But £8 price cut announced
PlayStation 3 fans hungry to get their hands on a PlayTV unit will have to wait just a little bit longer than expected, because Sony’s delayed the add-on’s launch date.
PlayTV arrives in the UK next month
The company has told Eurogamer that the unit will be launched in Blighty until 19 September, a date confirmed on the website of retailer Game.
But David Reeves, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, said only last month that PlayTV would land in the UK on 10 September.
No reason has been given for the delay, but Sony is at least trying to keep gamers sweet by dropping the PS3 unit’s UK price from £78 to £70 (€87/$130).
PlayTV has two tuners to pick-up DVB-T digital TV broadcasts in Europe. Users can watch one show while recording another, and pause live TV. Recordings are stored on the PS3's own hard drive and can be sent out across the internet to a PSP for viewing on the move.
Who wants to bet...
Clearly this was newsworthy because is was a 1 week delay.
Who wants to bet that James Sherwood totally ignores the 1 week that the 80GB PS3 has been broughtforward..
Clearly there is a bias here, report the bad stuff, quietly ignore the other stuff...
It's got HD tuners, it's HD ready. Just because FreeviewHD can't get their act togeter and decide if they want MPEG2 or MPEG4, don't blame Sony. It's launching with the Euro standard, and if needed, will be patched in future to suppoer UK HD terrestrial broadcasts (if they happen).
@AC - Where did you get your Tivo from?
I bought it in Curries late 2000 for £400 and immediately paid £200 for the lifetime EPG service - the best money I have ever spent on a gadget, bar none. The TiVo has been in use everyday since then and has been utterly reliable, another reason why it shames the less complicated Sky hardware. After installing a CacheCard NIC and TiVoWeb software, scheduling programs from work has also been a reality for 5 or 6 years! Maybe Sky will implement their own sub-standard version eventually, and charge extra for it.
Have a look on eBay for second hand TiVo Series 1 units, they can still be had with lifetime service for less than the cost of the lifetime service alone!! Then again, why did your TiVo die? If it was the power supply have a look at www.tivoheaven.co.uk for spares and other upgrades - if it was your hard drive(s), replace it/them yourself (easy enough to do with a PC) or again www.tivoheaven.co.uk will sort you out.
Not HD compatible
In response to Antidisestablishmentarianist: It's PlayTV that's missing something as it's not capable of receiving HD signals.
Where did you get your Tivo from?! Mine died about four years ago and its still missed. If only I could get another!
I hoped this add-on would do the job, I just fear for the HD size... :(