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Sony PlayTV

Sony PlayTV
alaScore 81

5 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Sony PlayTV. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony PlayTV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 5 reviews)

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Expert review by: Siobhan Keogh (

Sony PlayTV


If you don't have TiVo or MySky but you do have a PlayStation 3, you may want to take a look at PlayTV. It's an add-on for your PS3 with no ongoing subscription costs, just a downpayment of $200.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Ruggles (

Sony PlayTV First Look


This add-on device for PlayStation3 owners has its limitations.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Jez Ford (

Sony PlayTV


One more time without Freeview please?...

For $169.95, PlayTV turns your PS3 into an HD PVR. And they’re bundling a 250GB PS3 with PlayTV for $599. Looks like a clear bargain, you’d think — and another step in the PS3’s advance to home entertainment status beyond gaming. Any problems?

Product Specifications

With PlayTV connected you can watch, record and pause Live TV, all in crystal clear High Definition. Thanks to PlayTV's dual HD tuners can record one program while watching another. PlayTV is incredibly easy to use with a smooth and intuitive user interface. By utilizing PS3's unique interoperability with PSP you also can access your recorded footage remotely, via the Internet, from anywhere in the world. Alternatively save your footage to your PSP Memory Stick and take with you to watch your favorite program on the go.

Combined Device

Type:DVB digital TV tuner / DVR

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:DVB-T
Tuner Qty:2


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony PlayTV