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Sunday, December 14, 2014

PlayStation TV

In some ways it’s a surprise that it’s taken a console manufacturer this long to come up with an idea like PlayStation TV, but it’s no surprise that Sony would be the company to break this ground first. If you’re not aware, this small four-inch box (apparently 0.85 inches taller than Sackboy, according to Sony), weighing only 3.9 ounces (110 grams) allows you to remote-play your PS4 games on any HD TV in much the same way as you would to a PS Vita. Simply connect to the internet and you can stream your PS4 content from where it’s typically placed under your main TV and play it in an entirely different room.

Likewise, you can blow up your PS Vita content and play a lot of that on a big screen instead, thanks to PlayStation TV using a DualShock 4 controller. It’s the kind of room-sharing tech that set-top boxes have been doing for years with television, and now Sony has leapt ahead of the competition to offer it for gaming too. On the down side, the list of compatible games is a little lighter than we might like, but hopefully this will improve with time. Also, the 1080i output isn’t ideal in a world that demands 1080p. There’s plenty more this tech can do, but it’s an interesting start.

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