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Sony is to revamp its PlayStation 3 TV tuner, the PlayTV, for the 3D era. At this stage, details are few and far between, but since picking up 3D broadcasts will require HD compatibility, it is likely to involve new hardware. As is stands, the PlayTV can only pick up standard definition Freeview DVB-T transmissions. An HD …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Anyone else here annoyed

    By the selective and mixed up reporting of El-Reg sometimes.

    Clearly the statement that PlayTV does not do HD is very UK-Spefic, as the rest of Europe adopted the correct HD standard and PlayTV in it's current incarnation does HD just fine there.

    At the same time, you have international tech news that clearly does NOT apply to UK.

    Do you want to be a UK Tech news site, a European one, or a global one? Please decide and report to suit CONSISTENTLY.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Off topic I know...

    ...but all I want from a PS3 firmware update is the ability to play FLAC files. Is it really too much to ask?

  3. The elephant in the room

    Yeah but when do we get an HD lenticular screen?

    3D with glasses is OK for the cinema but will never be mainstream.

    What is required is something along the lines of a screen with 2x existing HD resolution and a refresh rate of 200Hz, with a lenticular lens coating. Then we will be able to watch a full HD 3D 100Hz picture without glasses.

  4. nemo20000

    Here's hoping

    This is very good news, not least because it would be impossible to even recompile the PlayTV source without in some way improving the user interface, even accidentally. A monkey with a typewriter would also help.

    Yes, it really is that bad.

  5. Mr Mark V Thomas

    Re: NEX Series Camera's Sensor

    The writer of said article has unfortunately has made a mistake, in said camera series uses the full size APS-C format sensor, as used in the mid range models of the Alpha SLR series, rather than the Micro Four Thirds format sensor as used on Panasonic' s G series, & Olympus'es E-series SLR's and Pen series "Bridge cameras"....

  6. Anonymous Coward

    re: Here's hoping

    Have you even used PlayTV? The UI is really good. I have no idea what you are on about.,39029441,49296846-4,00.htm

    About the only thing missing, is SeriesLink.

    1. John H Woods Silver badge

      Agreed ...

      ... and why *IS* series link still missing?

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