AfterDawn: Tech news

Sony prices Torne PS3 DVR

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Feb 2010 19:56 User comments (16)

Sony prices Torne PS3 DVR Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ) has announced that the Torne DVR for the PS3 will be released in the nation next month, and will support Japan's terrestrial digital broadcasts.
The Torne connects via a USB port, and will allow users to record TV to the PS3 HDD or to external hard drives. Eight external drives can be registered to use the recorder.

The DVR will retail for the equivalent of $110, and Sony will bundle a 250GB PS3 with Torne for $470.


Previous Next  

16 user comments

117.2.2010 21:39

Like I sad ps3 is the ultimate home entertainment device! I cant wait until this comes out. I wonder what codec it will use to save the videos.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Feb 2010 @ 21:54

217.2.2010 22:07

o man even without the bundle its a deal to not pass up

317.2.2010 22:26

Looks like NA will be the last regieon to get PlayTV...in fact sony has taken so long to get us this device, I have bought other hardware and probably would not have any use for this anyway.

418.2.2010 0:41

Originally posted by biglo30:
Like I sad ps3 is the ultimate home entertainment device! I cant wait until this comes out. I wonder what codec it will use to save the videos.
It will be recording broadcasts, so It seems will be MPEG-2 TS(mpeg-2 with AAC).Not sure in what format will record the game play...

518.2.2010 2:44

Quote:
Originally posted by biglo30:
Like I sad ps3 is the ultimate home entertainment device! I cant wait until this comes out. I wonder what codec it will use to save the videos.
It will be recording broadcasts, so It seems will be MPEG-2 TS(mpeg-2 with AAC).Not sure in what format will record the game play...
I doubt it will let you record gameplay. As for recording the broadcasts, MPEG-2 would be a terrible choice. There are plenty of free MPEG-4 codecs that the PS3 already supports...and the required disk space for FullHD MPEG-2 recordings is huge.

618.2.2010 3:20

Originally posted by biglo30:
Like I sad ps3 is the ultimate home entertainment device! I cant wait until this comes out. I wonder what codec it will use to save the videos.
You live in Japan? Sony hasn't made any mention of making versions of this device for any other country.

It looks like a MPEG-2 video stream w/ 5.1 channel audio as it says 1 hour = ~6GB HDD space. They don't say what the file container format is, though. It also converts full HD recordings to a smaller one for PSP use (~250MB/hr) and will even record while playing most PS3 games.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Feb 2010 @ 3:20

718.2.2010 6:27
av_verbal
Inactive

Originally posted by ntense69:
o man even without the bundle its a deal to not pass up
you can get a dvd recorder with built in DVR in the UK for as little as 50 how is this a steal, it has less functionality at more than double the cost.

818.2.2010 8:12

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by biglo30:
Like I sad ps3 is the ultimate home entertainment device! I cant wait until this comes out. I wonder what codec it will use to save the videos.
It will be recording broadcasts, so It seems will be MPEG-2 TS(mpeg-2 with AAC).Not sure in what format will record the game play...
I doubt it will let you record gameplay. As for recording the broadcasts, MPEG-2 would be a terrible choice. There are plenty of free MPEG-4 codecs that the PS3 already supports...and the required disk space for FullHD MPEG-2 recordings is huge.

hat's what I read, Mpeg-2 TS (mpeg-2 video with AAC, about 6GB for one hour of recording for HD). I guess all it does is record it on the fly, not do any conversion. The HDD space will be exhausted in no time.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Feb 2010 @ 8:14

918.2.2010 12:21
gamefilo
Inactive

PS3 is absolutely the most complete home entertainment device, what more? Make us a shampoo too?

1018.2.2010 12:32

Originally posted by gamefilo:
PS3 is absolutely the most complete home entertainment device, what more? Make us a shampoo too?

No, but I'd like a muffin or a piece of toast...However, for the price, I don't find the DVR thinggie to be a super deal either, when cheaper devices are available...

1118.2.2010 18:18
gamefilo
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by gamefilo:
PS3 is absolutely the most complete home entertainment device, what more? Make us a shampoo too?

No, but I'd like a muffin or a piece of toast...However, for the price, I don't find the DVR thinggie to be a super deal either, when cheaper devices are available...

well..sure! :)

1218.2.2010 20:28

So dose it record from an input other than DTV/PS3?

1318.2.2010 20:31
scum101
Inactive

nah.. just another "feature" of debatable worth for the $ony sheep to wank themselves to sleep over...

Bet it honours ALL the broadcast drm flags which will be on everything but the news and adverts..


1418.2.2010 20:34

Originally posted by scum101:
nah.. just another "feature" of debatable worth for the $ony sheep to wank themselves to sleep over...

Bet it honours ALL the broadcast drm flags which will be on everything but the news and adverts..
So in order to us it we need a HDMI/ect to DTV transceiver that flags everything as ok...I hope we see it come out would be an awesome device.

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

---
Check out my crappy creations
http://zippydsmlee.deviantart.com/

1518.2.2010 23:04

Quote:
Originally posted by gamefilo:
PS3 is absolutely the most complete home entertainment device, what more? Make us a shampoo too?

No, but I'd like a muffin or a piece of toast...However, for the price, I don't find the DVR thinggie to be a super deal either, when cheaper devices are available...
Is is ONLY for the Japanese market...who LOVE their trinkets!

1619.2.2010 5:18
av_verbal
Inactive

Originally posted by scum101:
Bet it honours ALL the broadcast drm flags which will be on everything but the news and adverts..
it's sony that is pushing for the broadcast flag to be introduced in every country.

they don't want people to be able to have a modern day vcr collection, more hypocrisy from sony if you know the vcr recording history, as they want you to purchase the over priced blu-ray.

in the UK they are even trying to get the BBC to use DRM by threatening them with removing content.

since the BBC is publicly funded they are not allowed to introduce any DRM that can block us from viewing it on our generic DVB set top boxes that at the moment do not require a licence to be built but if the DRM is introduced every box will need authorisation from the MPAA whom are, sony, warner, disney & fox.

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive