Play TV - Megathread - Patch 1.21 Released!

Jan 29, 2009
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A patch for the PlayStation 3 European digital TV add-on, PlayTV, has now been released bringing it to version 1.10. The patch was announced a few days ago but I thought I’d wait until it was actually out in the open before writing anything about it.

The key change in this update is the addition of automatic upscaling from Standard Definition (SD) broadcasts to High Definition (HD). HD is the big thing now y’hear, so this is a good thing!

A few sound enhancement have been made too, such as volume control with the official PS3 Blu-Ray remote and audio normalisation (similar to the feature added to music playback in firmware 2.70).

You can now also jump directly into TV mode from the XMB, so you don’t need the hassle of going through the PlayTV menus beforehand. In terms of playback, other than the sound changes, the only other change is slightly better rewind and fastforword handling, with new speeds added.


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Any of my Europe friends have this?
 
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Jan 29, 2009
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Hi Guys,

We have now released the latest PlayTV software update (1.21) for you and here’s what it will do -

* Play TV now lets you Watch, Pause and Record High Definition TV for DVB-T standard broadcast. In countries that are launching free digital HD channels you will now be able to both watch and record them through your PS3 with PlayTV.
* Aino remote play support. If you get the new Sony Ericsson Aino mobile phone with PS3 remote play features, we have optimized the user interface of PlayTV for the mobile phone screen so that you get the best mobile PlayTV experience possible.
o Update of the PS3 to System Software 3.0. The update 3.0 for your PS3, if you haven’t done it already, will make sure that you have the mobile phone function in the remote play settings. You will need this if you want to experience PlayTV on the go with your Aino mobile phone.
* Better standard definition upscaling. We have managed to improve the SD upscaling feature of PlayTV so when you are watching SD channels on an HD screen they will look as good as they possibly can.
 
Jan 29, 2009
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PlayTV 2 Incoming?

Looks like Sony Cambridge are working on PlayTV 2. SPOnG has an interview with the guys responsible for LittleBigPlanet PSP, and alongside news on more LittleBigPlanet DLC and Move Superstars is this little snippet:

The guys over at SPOnG are lovely. Like, proper nice chaps.

SPOnG: And will it be more LittleBigPlanet after that?

Mark Green: Well, as a whole studio, I think you saw TV Superstars for Move announced a little while ago. We're still working on Play TV, Play TV 2. And then we have other guys working on other concepts...

Don’t really care about the ‘other concepts’ just now, but Play TV 2? Yes please.