The New Zealand head of marketing for the PlayStation 3 was recently quoted saying that Sony hopes to have a digital TV tuner released for the PS3 by next March, turning it into a full fledged DVR. Warwick Light explains, "We're also hoping next year – about the same time that Freeview launches its terrestrial broadcasting service (expected to be in March) – to release a digital tuner for the PS3, turning it into a programmable TV recorder."

If this is legitimate, the release of a digital TV tuner would be an awesome addition to the PS3's ever increasing list of capabilities. But since the announcement came from a rather obscure source (sorry to any New Zealanders out there), we're taking a wait-and-see approach to this one. Hopefully it will turn out to be true though, DVR functionality would be a great way to use all that HD space.

[Via N4G]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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