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Sony PlayTV coming to UK, Europe in September [UPDATED]

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Sony’s upcoming TV tuner add-on for their PlayStation 3 console, the PlayTV, is finally set to be released on September 10th.

What is a PlayTV?

The PlayTV is an external device that plugs into a PS3 that features a twin-channel DVB-T tuner that lets you watch and record television programming to your PS3 using the included DVR software. Think of it as a adding TiVo-like functionality to a PS3.

Look for it to sell for €99, or around $157 US. It should be coming to Australia and New Zealand in early 2009, but no word on a possible release in the North America where a different tuner standard is used.

UPDATE: Looks like the date has changed to September 19th. Also of note is the fact that recorded programs will NOT be transferable from your PS3 to another device. For more info check out this post.

[Via Electronista]

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