Answers to Questions
Videos can be transferred to the PSP in MPEG-2 format which is PSP compatible. Recordings go into the PlayTV menu, you can then export them from here to the XMB and watch them on there or copy from there to PSP, Memory Stick or external HDD.
Yes, an external HDD can be used to store movies, photos, music etc but it must be formatted to FAT32 and not NTFS.
The remote play feature works a dream...I used my psp to watch UK TV when I was in australia.
Now for a quick review
Installation is easy, you plug the playtv "box" into the ps3 via USB and also plug your digital aerial (an aerial capable of freeview basically) into the box via the aerial cable. You insert the supplied disc and let it play a intro video while it installs in the background. Once this is done, it will scan for channels and hey presto, you can watch, pause and record live TV. I'd recommend updating playtv before the first use though. Options-About-Check Update, make sure the disc isn't in when you update though.
The picture quality is pretty much the same as my internal freeview tuner. Picture quality of the recordings is very good and if the ps3 is left on standby (Red light on power indicator) and you have programs scheduled to record the ps3 will turn on and record the programme and will turn itself off once its done. If you play games while recording you sometime get little stutters when playing back the program.
5/5 product and well worth the £49.99 PLAY are selling it for
Tip: Take a look at the 7 day programming guide on BBC One and FilmFour at 10pm onwards. There is a decent film to record almost every night! lots of savings over buying dvd's.