Playstation3 PVRs now everywhere but NA? - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 2010-01-18, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: /dev/null
Posts: 3,022
Playstation3 PVRs now everywhere but NA?

With the Japanese release of the PS3 PVR addon, it seems everyone gets it but Canada/US? I wonder what the holdup is for this market?
99semaj is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 2010-01-18, 07:17 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,543
Much (but not all) of the rest of the world uses a nice, standardized DVB system for television signals. Here in North America, we're stuck with the USA's local technology.

So they've got to redo the RF hardware and software for our special case market.

mlord is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 2010-01-19, 10:25 AM
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Kincardine ON.
Posts: 4,455
Japan uses a format called IDSB (I believe), and Brazil chose to use that format also. Just an FYI.

That said, the market for ATSC dedicated equipment (in the USA/Canada) as a whole is not very big, where something like 10 to 20% of the population watch TV from antenna.

In other countries (especially the more developing ones, or ones not spoiled by pay cable/satellite TV), I would suspect that quite a larger population watch broadcast TV, hence a viable market for digital broadcast tuners.
classicsat is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome