The Sony Torne is a digital tuner and recorder for terrestrial television broadcasts for the PS3. It makes the PS3 a DVR with full tunning and scheduling capabilities. The Torne device is USB, and has enough number crunching power to record shows even while you're gaming or playing PS3. What's cool is that your recorded media can even be dumped to a memory stick and played on your PSP. It will cost 9,980 yen, or roughly $100, when it is launched in March.
And seeing as how recording HD content takes plenty of space, Sony has announced a new PS3 pack. PlayStation 3 Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Recorder Pack doesn't roll off the tongue, but it will contain a PS3 with a 250GB hard drive as well as the tuner. This pack hits shelves in Japan in March for about 42,800 yen.
I would love DVR functionality in my PS3. I remember back in the day when Sony was in talks with Tivo. Too bad nothing ever came of that.
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