PS3 likes TV: DVR facilities planned

Continuing its movement to make the PlayStation 3 your catch-all media megalith, Sony has announced that the black box of Blu-ray will hopefully boast a digital TV tuner in early 2008. Next year, PS3 owners will be able to record television via the console, which is a pretty neat extension if you’re into watching the mewling slew of garbage that supposedly passes for TV programming these days.

The news was revealed by Warwick Light, sales and marketing manager of Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand. “”We’re also hoping next year – about the same time that Freeview launches its terrestrial broadcasting service – to release a digital tuner for the PS3, turning it into a programmable TV recorder,” told local Site The Press.

I’m up for it.

[Thanking TheGoldenDonut for the tip]

Jim Sterling