- Today Sony of Japan has announced
that their networked recorder and media storage device dubbed Nasne
) will be arriving on July 19th for use with the PS3, PS Vita, and other supported devices.
To quote from Examiner.com (linked above): The "nasne" device comes with a 500 GB hard drive in addition to dedicated tuners for "digital terrestrial and satellite broadcast."
It can connect with several Sony devices (PlayStation 3, PS Vita, VIAO PC, Sony Tablet and Xperia Play) using dedicated apps so that users can watch and record video. You can check out how "nasne" will work with each aforementioned device from the details provided by the press release below:
● PlayStation 3
PS3 users will be able to watch and record*3 digital terrestrial and satellite broadcast through LAN cable by installing "torne" version 4.0, a dedicated application for PS3, which will come bundled with "nasne."
By connecting a maximum of four "nasne" units to their PS3, users can simultaneously record up to four television programs. Those who already have a "torne" device connected to their PS3 will be able to connect a maximum of four "nasne" units to their PS3 and record up to five television programs.*4 Details of "torne" version 4.0 for PS3 will be announced separately.
● PlayStation Vita
PS Vita users will be able to watch and record digital terrestrial and satellite broadcasts through "torne for PS Vita" (tentative name), a dedicated application for accessing "nasne" from anywhere within the same home network via Wi-Fi connection . "torne for PS Vita" will become available within this calendar year.
By leveraging the ability of "nasne" to simultaneously create an export file while a television program is being recorded, users can quickly transfer recorded content through Wi-Fi connection and easily enjoy them on the go on their PS Vita's beautiful 5-inch OLED. Details of "torne for PS Vita" will be announced in due course.
● VAIO PC
VAIO PC users will be able to watch and record digital terrestrial and satellite broadcasts through "VAIO TV with nasne" (beta version)*5, a dedicated application for accessing "nasne" from anywhere within the same home network via Wi-Fi connection or LAN cable. "VAIO TV with nasne" (beta version) will become available concurrently with the release of "nasne."
Key features of "VAIO TV with nasne":
1. Recorded television programs on "nasne'" can be copied to Blu-ray Disc and DVD, or transferred to VAIO PC's HDD or Solid State Drive (SSD).
2. Up to eight digital terrestrial and satellite broadcasts can be simultaneously recorded by connecting a maximum of eight "nasne" hardware units to VAIO PC.
3. Television programs can be searched by keywords. "VAIO TV with nasne" will become available for Windows 7 equipped VAIO PCs*6 through "VAIO Update," an automatic free update service for VAIO PC users.
● "Sony Tablet" / Xperia
Sony Tablet*7 / Xperia*8 users will be able to watch live and recorded digital terrestrial and satellite broadcasts through applications on Sony Tablet / Xperia for accessing "nasne" from within the same home network via Wi-Fi connection. Users will be also able to schedule recordings of television programs through "G GUIDE TV OUKOKU CHAN-TORU."
SCE will continue to aggressively expand the new world of entertainment through the combination of "nasne" and PlayStation platforms as well as other networked Sony products.
Sony Computer Entertainment's "nasne" will be released in Japan on July 19th. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of 16,980 yen (or approximately $210.72 in U.S. dollars).