PlayTV updated to 1.21

Thursday, 5th November 2009 11:26 GMT By Patrick Garratt


SCEE just said PlayTV’s been updated to 1.21. New stuff:

  • It now lets you “watch, pause and record High Definition TV for DVB-T standard broadcast.”
  • Aino remote play support added.
  • Updates PS3 to Firmware 3.0. If you haven’t done it already, you’ll need it for the mobile functions.
  • “Better” SD upscaling.

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  1. Blerk

    Does anyone actually have one of these?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I think Rupert Eurogamer’s got one.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Redh3lix

    @ Blerk, I thought the same although around six or seven people on my friends list use it o_O

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I bet Rupert didn’t pay for his! :-D

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt


    Um. Is that an analog aerial port?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. absolutezero

    I have one, I use it to record TV while im at work, or Ill record something and then watch another channel. It also looks better than my TVs in-built Freeview.

    Also I got it in the Woolies “get rid of everything” sale. So it was cheap as chips.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. JPickford

    I’ve got one. It’s pretty good although recordings seem to glitch a lot for reasons unknown (live TV is fine). There a few interface problems + lack of any form of series link but overall it’s a nice bit of kit.

    @Patrick what other sort of aerial port is there? Freeview arrives the same way as the old analogue signal.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    My friend here at work bought a cheap telly with DVR functionality built-in. You just plug any old USB device into a socket and it’ll record to it and play back from it – memory stick, external drive, whatever. Proper awesome!

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Detale

    Unfortunately Freeview HD is going to use DVB-T2 for broadcast in the UK, so no HD compatibility for us here I believe.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. satsugai

    So none of you guys above have had any weird issues with it?
    Was looking at this a few weeks ago but most of the reviews bad mouthed it.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. revolting

    I’ve got one and swear by it. Vastly superior interface to any other digital tv recorder I’ve used.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    I considered it, but without integration with Sky / Virgin it really wasn’t much use to me.

    #12 5 years ago

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