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Sony PlayTV digital tuner for PS3 launching September 10th

Sony PlayTV digital tuner for PS3 launching September 10th

Sony's European arm has confirmed that the PlayTV free-to-air digital TV tuner and PVR add-on for the PS3 will launch in the UK on September 10th.  SCEE president David Reeves told Eurogamer that the European launch would run "from September to December" and the PlayTV, in a change to the known specifications, will allow users to record programmes while simultaneously gaming.

Sony at work on PlayTV 2

Sony at work on PlayTV 2

Remember back in 2008 when we first started to hear rumblings about the slick Sony PlayTV? It's been a while since we talked about the PlayTV device, so we won’t be mad if you forgot. Basically, PlayTv is a free-to-air digital TV tuner and PVR add-on for the PS3. The thing launched in the UK a while back but has yet to appear stateside.

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Sony deny rumored PlayTV July launch & pricing

Sony deny rumored PlayTV July launch & pricing

TV addicts looking for PVR functionality on their PS3 will have to wait a while longer for Sony's PlayTV device, is the official statement from the company.  PlayTV, which is a twin-tuner accessory compatible with over-the-air digital TV - such as the Freeview system in the UK - was first announced at the Leipzig games show in Germany last year.  Amazon.co.uk recently put up a pre-order page for the gadget, pricing it at £59.99 ($118.82) for a July 31st launch; however, that has since been taken down.

Sony announces Europe launch date and pricing for the PlayTV

Sony announces Europe launch date and pricing for the PlayTV

Just yesterday I brought you word that content recorded via PlayTV on your PS3 won't feature any DRM or encryption. This will make your PS3 one of the best DVRs on the market, and easily the best home entertainment device. Here we are a day later, and Sony has given us some solid release info, at least for Europe.

Sony Torne digital TV tuner for Japanese PS3 announced

Sony Torne digital TV tuner for Japanese PS3 announced

As well as the 250GB PS3, Sony Japan have also announced a new digital TV tuner peripheral for the console.  The Sony Torne will drop in March 2010, and offer Japanese buyers a way to watch digital terrestrial TV broadcasts on their PS3, together with PVR functionality that allows for recording content (either to the PS3's HDD or a connected USB 2.0 drive) even while the PS3 is being used for gaming, Blu-ray playback or just in standby mode.

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Sony Ericsson Satio and Aino finally hitting shelves

Sony Ericsson Satio and Aino finally hitting shelves

It's taken a while, but Sony Ericsson's Satio and Aino cellphones are finally hitting shelves, at least in the UK.  The two touchscreen handsets were first announced back in May - you can see our hands-on videos with each after the cut - and aim to deliver both entertainment and communication.  The Aino (seen here in its bundled dock) can stream content from a PlayStation 3 via the Sony Remote Play system, while the Satio (previously known as the SE Idou) packs a 16:9 3.5-inch touchscreen and 12.1-megapixel autofocus camera.

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