Sony unveils TV tuner, recorder for PS3

Sony extended the functionality of both the PS3 and PSP at Germany's Games Convention on Wednesday including a personal video recorder for PS3 and a satellite navigation accessory and messaging service for PSP.

In an effort to further lure in customers, Sony will sell a separate device in Europe that allows user to record live television to the PS3 and wirelessly transfer videos to PSP starting in early 2008.

The device, called PlayTV, is said to help boost sales of both the PS3 and PSP and was rumored earlier this month.

When asked if PlayTV would be coming to North America, a Sony representative told us, "We have no announcements at this time regarding DVR/PVR capabilities for PS3 in North America."

In addition to PVR functionality, Sony also announced Go Explore, a satellite navigation device, and Go Messenger, a voice, video, and chat service, for PSP. Go Explore will support GPS and retail for a a‚¬100 and a‚¬150 (US$135-$200). Go Messenger will be made possible via a firmware update supporting VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol).

Both services will be available starting in Europe in early 2008.

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

GamePro staff

GamePro (online)
Show Comments

Essentials

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?