PlayTV

Emale1999

Standard Member
Hi


Just a heads up for anyone thinking of updating PlayTV, it appears one of the undisclosed features of the update is macrovision!



Byyeeeeeeeeeeee
 

StumpyBloke

Well-known Member
What update, when?

Rich
 

bleedsoff

Active Member
Anyone care to expand on this?!
 

prettyvacant

Novice Member
Sony posted on EU PSN Store update that the Live Chat update for PlayTV will be here tomorrow for (£6.29!!).

No idea about anything beyond that though...
 

bleedsoff

Active Member
So downloaded the update, how do you get the series link to work? Can't seem to find it anywhere!! Had to rescan all the channels again to get the community thing to work!
 

Emale1999

Standard Member
Really wish I'd known beforehand that the update had to be paid for as it might have put me off updating thus preventing the copy protection that came with the update! Out of curiousity I ran the (composite) signal through a macrovision remover but the protection was still there! Hope someone can come up with a workaround!



Byyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeee
 

hippo99

Distinguished Member
Can you delete the PlayTV software (press triangle while on the PlayTV icon, not the PlayTV data in the game data folder) & reinstall the original software from your PlayTV disc.
 

Kaden101

Active Member
What exactly is the problem with Macrovision? Just curious what the fuss is about.

I was a little peeved that they charged for an unlock code to use after the patch, but I'll find series link useful, & it is only a one off payment of six quid, so it's not too extortionate. Couldn't give a monkeys about the "social" features though.
 

Barry_

Well-known Member
What exactly is the problem with Macrovision? Just curious what the fuss is about

+1 :confused:

I normally transfer anything i've recorded and want to keep to theXMB and copy to PC via usb.

EDIT - what else does this actually do apart from the completely useless friend/chat crap and smart link which i can live without (+ plus you have to pay for it)

I'm not paying for features i have no need for (smart link - wow its not hard to spend 5 minutes to do this manually) does this have any features for all users regardless if they unlock the so called extras??

Whats the difference with the premium ECG?? I have always been able to get program details for 7 days anyway??

Got a feeling this maybe a pointless update and in which case i will just ignore it
 
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daveaka

Novice Member
Don't think I'll bother with this update, I'll only use the series link and I'm not paying 6 quid for that feature..I normally use the repeat record function to tape a series, so long as the program's start/end times and the day doesn't change it works great :smashin:
 
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Deleted member 92943

Guest
I paid £4.30 as a Plus subscriber and now i've used it more, i think it was worth it. It's very swish and nice
 

swbrown

Novice Member
So downloaded the update, how do you get the series link to work? Can't seem to find it anywhere!! Had to rescan all the channels again to get the community thing to work!

Hit 'square' to get the guide, select the programme, then 'record this programme' then 'record this series'.
 

swbrown

Novice Member
Well, something else interesting.

It seems that PSN is down for maintenance just now. So everytime I go to the guide, I get the sign-in box!!!

This tvtv stuff is a waste of time AFAIAC. If you've no internet connection, then you have to go through 2 stages to get the normal guide. As far as I can tell, it only gives you additional info on the i+ bit about the genre etc.

The 'chat' features are useless for me (not that I'd use them anyway) as I dont know anyone else that uses PlayTV!!

The series link is good, but a little miffed to have to pay over 6 quid for it.
 

Tigerblade

Well-known Member
Can you delete the PlayTV software (press triangle while on the PlayTV icon, not the PlayTV data in the game data folder) & reinstall the original software from your PlayTV disc.

Yeah think so, try it!

Pay for series link? **** that.
 

Kaden101

Active Member
I paid for it. I know i's a bit cheeky asking for money for this, but series link is useful for me. I'm always forgetting to set it for the next 7 days, & this will save me from missing things.

Also, for anybody getting this update, be aware it resets the settings, & turns off background recording. Easy to remedy, but annoying if you forget that it's a setting, & when you come to play a game (& it's in the middle of recording something) it tells you that you have to quit PlayTV.

Never used series link before, & already found it useful. Had to quit PlayTV to play F1 2010 last night (before I turned the background recording back on), & so it quit recording half way through a program. It knew that it hadn't recorded it properly, & re-scheduled it for an alternative channel at a later time that day. I'm impressed so far.
 
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woodms

Standard Member
Is anyone else finding that, since installing the update, the PS3 no longer automatically turns itself off after recording a scheduled programme?
 

figoagogo

Distinguished Member
It sounds like a waste of time, I rarely record a whole series...

Wish they would work on a PlayTV HD, rarther than messing about with what they have :mad: If they don't annouce it soon, I will be getting rid of it and getting a STB.
 
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ibrox_grfc

Distinguished Member
Think I'll give the update a miss.
I use PlayTV quite a lot and transfer anything that I want to keep to the XMB and then to PC using a USB stick and then use Videoredo to do any necessary editing so it suits me fine as it is at the minute.

Does this update fix the 'corrupted data' (or whatever it says) problem when transferring stuff to the XMB? Not much of a problem as it still plays fine on a PC but it's something that should have been fixed ages ago.

I also noticed that someone on my friends list had the name of the programme he was watching beside the Play TV icon. That must be new too.....could be a bit embarrassing if you're um 'watching' Babestation or something like that though :laugh:
 

StumpyBloke

Well-known Member
No, only if you go to the store and purchase the unlock key
 

StumpyBloke

Well-known Member
No, I said purchase.

Rich
 

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