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Sony Japan launches TV tuner for the PS3

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Jan 2010 23:44 User comments (18)

Sony Japan launches TV tuner for the PS3 Sony Japan has introduced a new TV tuner for the PlayStation 3 dubbed "torne," a very similar product to Sony Europe's PlayTV hardware.
Torne will allow gamers to watch digital terrestrial broadcasts on their PS3 as well as record the shows to the internal HDD or an external one. The device connects via the USB port and includes a digital TV guide.

Recorded shows can be transferred to a PSP as well.

The Torne will be released in Japan in March for 9,980 yen ($109 USD) and Sony will be releasing a "PlayStation 3 Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Recorder Pack" bundle at the same time.

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18 user comments

116.1.2010 0:15

It's good that it can record to an external hard drive. I read somewhere that the play tv can only record to the ps3's internal hard drive.

216.1.2010 3:22
fgamer
Inactive

Damn maybe Sony does seem to give consumers the best goods. Too bad the 360 lacks this type of feature with easy transfer to a portable device.

316.1.2010 3:23

Hopefully soon they will bring it to NA...I am getting tired of the brits complaining that we get everything first...when they have had PlayTV almost since PS3 launchday. Almost every day I turn on my PS3 to see my foreing friends using PlayTV...and it makes me mad at sony every time.

416.1.2010 6:50
manrod
Inactive

Would there be a chance of this being able to record gameplay footage too or is it strictly for TV footage?

516.1.2010 6:57

This would be so cool if something like this comes to NA. I would also like VidZone in NA to work also. =/

616.1.2010 7:26

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Hopefully soon they will bring it to NA...I am getting tired of the brits complaining that we get everything first...when they have had PlayTV almost since PS3 launchday. Almost every day I turn on my PS3 to see my foreing friends using PlayTV...and it makes me mad at sony every time.
Let's be honest, besides PlayTV and VidZone , we Brits get everything last.
I mean, we just recently got MGS1. We don't even have Resident Evil...
We even get demos later.

Not being a complete bitch about it, but it's true. SCEE sucks.

716.1.2010 11:05

Originally posted by manrod:
Would there be a chance of this being able to record gameplay footage too or is it strictly for TV footage?
Actually that feature has been incorporated in a firmware a little while back so it's up to the devs to use/implement it currently. I know of a few titles that do or will do this right now/soon ~ Little Big Planet is one, Uncharted 2 is another that does this for multiplayer as well as for it's Machinima mode, GT5 has been confirmed to allow this and I think the upcoming ModNation Racers will too, to name a few off the top of my head.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Jan 2010 @ 11:06

816.1.2010 13:01

Quote:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Hopefully soon they will bring it to NA...I am getting tired of the brits complaining that we get everything first...when they have had PlayTV almost since PS3 launchday. Almost every day I turn on my PS3 to see my foreing friends using PlayTV...and it makes me mad at sony every time.
Let's be honest, besides PlayTV and VidZone , we Brits get everything last.
I mean, we just recently got MGS1. We don't even have Resident Evil...
We even get demos later.

Not being a complete bitch about it, but it's true. SCEE sucks.
Aye True pal, But that's why us Brits need to make U.S.A accounts =D
and i've got PlayTv, its a pretty nifty thing (Y) Very Good.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Jan 2010 @ 13:02

916.1.2010 14:05

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Hopefully soon they will bring it to NA..

Dont feel bad, i am in europe and play tv isn't available in my country too.

1016.1.2010 14:32

Amazing, this makes me want to buy it from Japan and export it here now! If I can't wait,hell, then I'll definitely buy from Japan!

SONY,I've never doubted you ever!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Jan 2010 @ 14:34

1116.1.2010 15:29

This is great! I love this system more and more. I miss a lot of shows due to school. Usually I have to download them which isn't bad but this will make it more convenient.

1218.1.2010 3:47

No use to me, the 3.15 update f**cked my wii on friday night. Seems many people have had this problem, Sony are charging them for a new system. Screw that

1318.1.2010 4:50

USB port?
why not HDMI
i'm confused

1421.1.2010 15:15

Originally posted by jokerbat:
USB port?
why not HDMI
i'm confused
Well, HDMI on the PS3 is output, so i'm confused how do you get TV signals through an output?

1522.1.2010 10:05

Originally posted by eiamhere:
No use to me, the 3.15 update f**cked my wii on friday night. Seems many people have had this problem, Sony are charging them for a new system. Screw that
Why would people pay Sony for a new Wii? They are made by Nintendo.

1622.1.2010 12:29

Quote:
Originally posted by eiamhere:
No use to me, the 3.15 update f**cked my wii on friday night. Seems many people have had this problem, Sony are charging them for a new system. Screw that
Why would people pay Sony for a new Wii? They are made by Nintendo.
Lol, i totally missed that post... So, if the Wii's update screwed up your Homebrew channel, Sony is making you buying another Wii?

1722.1.2010 19:21

Updates messed up your system huh? You better get on that Miami class action lawsuit against Sony.

1823.1.2010 5:47

Originally posted by kikzm33z:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Hopefully soon they will bring it to NA...I am getting tired of the brits complaining that we get everything first...when they have had PlayTV almost since PS3 launchday. Almost every day I turn on my PS3 to see my foreing friends using PlayTV...and it makes me mad at sony every time.
Let's be honest, besides PlayTV and VidZone , we Brits get everything last.
I mean, we just recently got MGS1. We don't even have Resident Evil...
We even get demos later.

Not being a complete bitch about it, but it's true. SCEE sucks.
I don't blame you for not liking your local stores and their suppliers, but that is why we have the internet. Does SCEE suck? Yes...but your PS3 will run SCEA games. My PS3 will not work with the SCEE tuner.




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