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PlayTV gets functionality back

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Sep 2008 16:07 User comments (5)

PlayTV gets functionality back After announcing last month that it was stripping some functionality from its PS3 PlayTV device it appears that Sony has changed its mind and added back the ability to transfer recorded shows, DRM-free, from the PlayStation 3 to the PSP handheld as well as any other device that can playback MPEG-4 or 2.
This new revelation comes from a review of the device by CVG, and the review says "Any recorded footage is slapped in a Library menu, automatically tagged with the programme name and description. Hit X on it and PlayTV runs the recording. Again, nice and simple.

Or, brilliantly, you can export videos to your PS3's XMB menu as MPEG-2 video (despite rumours suggesting the feature had been removed). From there you can use it like a normal file - watch it on your PS3, put it on PC, transfer it to your PSP... whatever you like.

You can access PlayTV from your PSP via Remote Play, too, allowing you to watch live TV or stored videos through your portable."


Read the full review here: PlayTV Review

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5 user comments

16.9.2008 16:19

Cool! Now if only PlayTV could hit the US... :) Oh, and it can also record HD videos too, right?

26.9.2008 18:51

I'm glad at least part of the functionality is back. Now....lets get it state side.....and let's make sure in can record HD programs!

36.9.2008 19:31
fgamer
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Hmm...I'm not sure if it does HD. I've heards somewhere that it can't which is why PlayTV has been a turn off for me ever since.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Sep 2008 @ 19:34

47.9.2008 4:32

I'm sure Sony will add HD decoding to it here in the UK when DVB-T2 (HD on Freeiew) goes live here in the UK. There is no need at the moment and the specification has not even been finalized.

58.9.2008 8:51

Originally posted by fgamer:
Hmm...I'm not sure if it does HD. I've heards somewhere that it can't which is why PlayTV has been a turn off for me ever since.
In an earlier report....it was stated that HD support would be added via firmware update. We will see....

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