Sony plans PS3 digital TV tuner for 2008?

Early next year, PS3 owners will be able to enjoy programmable TV and recording functionality with their console, Sony has suggested.

Explaining how Sony can transform the PS3 capabilities so as to meet people's changing entertainment needs, Warwick Light, head of marketing at SCE New Zealand told press, "We're also hoping next year - about the same time that Freeview launches its terrestrial broadcasting service (expected to be in March) - to release a digital tuner for the PS3, turning it into a programmable TV recorder."

Light may well have pre-empted one of Sony's expected big announcements for the Leipzig Games Convention this month, where previous rumour has suggested the company will announce details on Freeview TV for PS3.

August 1, 2007