Sony has introduced a DVR for the Playstation 3 costing about $140. It’s called the PlayTV and it hooks up between your PS3 and television and allows the console to record one channel while you watch another. You can even export videos to your PS3’s XMB menu in MPEG-2 video format, then watch it however you see fit.
Could it be that Sony released a DVR without DRM? I can’t believe my eyes. No, it can’t be. I’m sure they’ll issue an update that’ll cripple the functionality with restrictions a month or two from now. There’s no word on U.S. availability and pricing at the moment, but no DRM? That’s just plain cool.