PS3 TV Tuner add on…

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Warwick Light, the New Zealand PS3 boss, has been talking to the press about what the PS3 has coming it’s way….

And straight from left field he comes out with a PS3 Digital TV Tuner Add on… you couldn’t make that up. Now while I am sure the people who live in countries with free to air digital TV are happy about this fact. That is the people who don’t currently have a TV are happy about this. However to the rest of us this could possibly be the dumbest accessory ever invented.

I cannot imagine this being an official Sony add on, the market for this device is just to small. I presume the idea is to make the PS3 a PVR but since we have no digital TV signal in SA this would be completely and utterly useless to us…

But then again maybe I am missing something?


Last Updated: August 1, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Fred

    Currently we already have digital terrestrial signals in Johannesburg , soon to be rolled out to the rest of the country , so this would actually be a great add-on. You would be able to use the ps3 like a PVR because it would pick up the electronic programme guide from the dtt signal as well , and the quality of the signal is perfect.

  • LazySAGamer

    Seriously? We actually have that… You got any more information on this?

    I may have to change my opinion on this if it can pick up whatever standard we are using,…

  • Fred

    Yes , they are in testing phase at the moment and already broadcasting SABC1 ,2 , 3 AND E-TV and some radio channels , i have tested it with a dt tuner pci card (asus my cinema) here in Aukcland park . Not sure if it might be scrambled in future , but for now it is open.

  • Fred
  • Ruslan

    With Telkom & DSTV pushing for IPTV sometime in 2008 this could get interesting.

  • Stoney

    This ps3 tv tuner allows you to record HD programs and you can pause or go back on live broadcasts, so I would say it is a farely clever add on, even if you already have a tv.

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