PlayTV’s two TV tuners are High Definition ready and are able to view, record and play back High Definition signals in full HD1080P to complement PS3’s High Definition credentials.
The twin channel TV tuner peripheral and PVR software turns PS3 into a state of the art TV recorder, allowing users to watch, pause and record live TV. PlayTV will also record individual programmes or whole series1 to the PS3 hard drive for viewing later on the family TV, or for transferring to the PSP for remote viewing outside of the home.
“The introduction of PlayTV really will extend the already broad entertainment credentials of PS3, and makes it an exceptionally attractive proposition for the whole family,” said David Reeves, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
European PS3 owners can also look forward to the PS3 video store, which launched in North America earlier this week. Unfortunately though, Sony's David Reeve has confirmed that the service will will not be available in Europe until 2009.