Sony launches PlayTV for PS3

From today, the PlayTV kit from Sony is available in Europe in a number of countries. The device will turn any PlayStation 3 into a PVR. Using a twin tuner, PlayTV can pick up any free-to-air DTT signal. Originally, Sony planned to release the device earlier this year (see Broadband TV News). More on the functionalities can be found here.

PlayTV is initially available in the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany for a recommended retail price of under €110. Although other countries in Europe set to follow suit, it is unlikely that those with only encrypted DTT services will be included. So far, there is no mention of DVB-C and DVB-S tuners.