The hub contains digital terrestrial and satellite television tuners and a 500GB hard disc drive for storing recorded programmes. Nasne is used in conjunction with “Torne”, a dedicated PS3 application that supports recording programmes and transferring them to the Vita, Sony tablets and Xperia devices. (The “Torne” application shouldn’t be confused with torne peripheral ISDB-T tuner released for the PS3 in 2010.)
By connecting a PS3 online through a LAN connection and then installing Torne, version 4.0 users will be able to watch and record digital terrestrial and satellite TV. For every Nasne device connected to the PS3, up to a maximum of four, you can record an additional channel simultaneously. It can also stream programmes to Vita or a Sony tablet.
The Vita will be able to record and watch digital terrestrial and satellite TV through a “Torne for Vita” program later in 2012. Nasne can convert a downloaded, or downloading, program from the PS3 into an exportable file and then send it to the other Sony devices via Wi-Fi for watching programmes on the move.
Sony already released the TV tuner “Play.TV” for the PS3 in 2008 in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and France, which allowed users to watch and record TV to their PS3s. This would represent a big technical improvement.
Nasne launches in Japan on 19th July for 16,890 yen (approximately £133). No planned release in Europe or North America has been announced.