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Sony to Release PS3 320GB HDD DVR Bundle November 18, 2010

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229w ago - Today Andriasang.com (linked above) reports that Sony is set to release a PS3 320GB HDD DVR bundle which includes Torne on November 18, 2010 in Japan.

The PlayStation 3 HDD Recorder Pack 320GB unit will be part of a a value priced package for prospective PS3 buyers who'd like to make use of the system's digital video recording capabilities.

To quote: "This limited edition package combines a Charcoal Black 320 gigabyte PlayStation 3 system with Sony's popular Torne digital video recording device.

The bundle will sell for 39,980. Separately, the Charcoal Black 320GB system currently sells for 34,980 (a Classic White version, announced at the Tokyo Game Show, is due on October 21), while Torne sells on its own for 9,980 (although it's widely available for a couple of thousand yen less).

In a separate announcement, Sony also said today that it will be releasing a 2.8m USB cable (Mini-B-A type). This is priced 500 and will be released on December 16. The cable that's included with the PS3 is 1.5 meters. The longer cable can be used in a similar capacity as that, for charging your controller and connecting to a PSP."

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#19 - Tatsh2DX - 229w ago
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I woudln't be surprised if Sony removes the ability to use 3rd party controllers, since the PS3 (at least with

#18 - shummyr - 229w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by imtoodvs View Post
i was going to buy one as soon as i seen it, but it seems its only compatible with ps3's from japan.

i'm in the process of doing a little more research to make 100% sure, since its only $100.

Yea, I was extremely interested in it, until I found out it was japan only

#17 - imtoodvs - 229w ago
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i was going to buy one as soon as i seen it, but it seems its only compatible with ps3's from japan.

i'm in the process of doing a little more research to make 100% sure, since its only $100.

#16 - Transient - 229w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by okutu View Post
where did you hear this?

Quote Originally Posted by TheDevil View Post
Whoa! thats pretty wild, they are really tightning up everything. Also this will only hurt people who are playing it straight. Who dosnt have multiple usb-cables these days and if you accidentally use a wrong one ..

Of cause something like this isnt unexpected on a console. I bet they would still sell games and movies as cartridges if blu-ray wasnt so much cheaper to make.

Back on topic: Nice bundle really. Anything that makes the ps3 more of a media machine is a good thing.

Oh my... The joke went right over your heads.

He was being sarcastic about the system becoming restricted to Sony-only cables. It's not even possible without revoking the ability to use older Sony-branded cables as well.

Now what would have been better news about the new official Sony cable is if they had said it was now standard in the box with all PS3s (along with a damn HDMI cable).

BTW, I thought the DVR looked pretty cool. Maybe, just maybe, users recording large amount of HD video to their PS3s will push Sony to finally release support for USB HDDs formatted with something better than FAT32.

#15 - pip1 - 229w ago
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In responce to the post right before my last, I thought this was a ps3 loving site but since the mod came out it seems like a hate sony site. Sony did a good job with securty and good for them. Now its our turn to do what we want with our hardware.

#14 - pip1 - 229w ago
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Reading some replys I think some of you got offended off the couch potato thing, I'm from Detroit MI so don't think I'm some Euro American hater. I would pay for that in advance and yes my cable company gave me a dvr but I am not willing to take it with me to a friends house like a ps3. We still don't have a XBMC for modded ps3's so a dvr from sony would still be useful. I still feel the psx would have succeded if it was released in the us.

#13 - azoreseuropa - 229w ago
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Disgusting. Sony always find a way to get an advantage of our money. Sony, get lost!

#12 - twitch - 229w ago
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Lol yea here in the states I have 2 dvr's included in my cable package so it would be a hard buy for me

#11 - mcarteaux - 229w ago
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Can't imagine paying for any sort of dvr... I've got a friggin computer. Nuff said

#10 - Bishoff - 229w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by pip1 View Post
where's usa's tv recording, europe, japan , australia all can record tv but the country famous for tv watchin couch potatos still doesn't have it.

That's because all us lazy fat Americans already have DVR's given to us by our TV service providers... free of charge!

I can only imagine the amount of drm embedded in this thing.


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