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Sony to introduce Torne for PlayStation 3

MUMBAI: Japanese consumer electronics major Sony will introduce torne for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system in Japan.


This is a set of digital terrestrial tuner and application in Blu-ray Disc (BD) for viewing and recording digital terrestrial broadcasting on the PS3 system.


Users can enjoy watching digital terrestrial broadcasting and record them on the hard disk drive (HDD) of the PS3 system 1 by simply connecting the digital terrestrial tuner to the PS3 system using the attached USB cable and installing the application from the BD. 
 
To accommodate those users who wish to record TV programmes in high-definition on PS3 and store many high quality entertainment content already available on PlayStation Store including games, anime, movies, TV dramas, music videos and many other various content and services, SCEJ will also introduce a PlayStation 3 Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Recorder Pack.


This comprises the PS3 system with 250GB HDD, the largest HDD capacity of the existing model, and “torne.” The special bundle pack will become available in March 2010, concurrent to the release of torne.


Applying the expertise acquired from game development, torne offers what the company says is a user friendly interface, allowing users to swiftly and intuitively operate the application using DualShock 3 wireless controller 2. Users will be able to search through the electronic TV programme guides or play back recorded content comfortably as if they were playing games.


The 24 hour TV programme guide can be zoomed in or out by pressing L1/R1 buttons, allowing users to easily find and select their favorite TV programs by a simple touch of a button.   
 
Various Online features : torne also offers online functionalities, such as the Internet browser which can be used simultaneously with the application, and unique “Toru-Miru feature”.


SCEJ will deploy various measures to further expand the platform to offer interactive entertainment experiences, only available on the PS3 system, claims the company.
 

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