Got PlayTV today, very easy to setup. It has a very nice, easy to use interface. The best I've ever seen. There are currently a few common functions missing like series link, but as it says on the box there will be software updates via PSN network, so who knows whats around the corner for PlayTV! If you have a PS3 and no PVR already then this is a must buy!
Got my playTV delivered at 10am this morning, and set up and working within 5-10 mins.
Its very easy to use, no hassle setting up and is another great gadget to have for the PS3.
picture quality is no different to that of a normal digi-box, and the play tv box has mounting holes so that you could stick it out of the way on the wall.
the only minor problem is to do with the actual PS3, not play tv.....why oh why isn't there a USB on the rear of the PS3?!
I received my copy of Play TV yesterday, one thing i found straight away was how easy it was to set up and the ease of installing it. Once Play TV was installed it took me no time at all to figure out how to use it, the main menu is easy to navigate with options such as "library" "settings" and so on so you can tweak it to your personal preference. The library is where it saves all your programmes that have been recorded, i found mine had a few little clips already saved so i swiftly deleted them to save space. Couple of minor problems i have come across is that switching channel takes a bit longer than the average set top box, and when i switch the TV on it takes a while before the PS3 loads then you have to select Play TV and wait for that to load before you can start watching TV.
But overall its an excellent product, so easy to use and a really good interface, i love it. its a must buy unless you have sky+ of course.
The demo available on the UK PS Store is refreshingly easy to use, even when using the regular controller and not the Blu-ray remote. The fast forwarding and recording of programs did become a bit of a hassel but it is understandable as the each program was about 1min long and as it was already on the hard drive seemed pointless to record. The use of start to pause the TV is good but could be confusing and can take getting used to also it tells you to press the PS button to exit. I assumed this meant exit back to the main menu (which is not what it did) and not get the usual PS button shenanigans (which is what happened). I will be getting this as I have no way of recording TV atm and also a recently upgraded PS3 HDD will mean loss of space is not an issue, it is a pretty pointless buy if you have sky+ for example as you must leave the PS3 on whenever it needs to record, you can record whilst playing other games though and it has a dual-tuner so watching one thing and recording another is possible and available from day 1. "Series link" is also not available and it only records at certain times regardless of what is showing. If you have sky+ it IS a pointless buy as sky+ probably performs better the only disadvantage being sky+ is an extra, large box and also the PS3's hard drive is easily upgraded whereas sky+ is much harder to do.
If you need a freeview box and have a PS3 I would get this as it will perform well.