In another example of Japan getting all the neat stuff first, Sony details a beefy DVR and media storage hub that is compatible with its PlayStation, Vaio, Tablet, and Xperia lines.
The new Sony Nasne tuner and media device, due in Japan on July 19 for 16,980 yen $209, sort of looks like a miniature PlayStation 3. However, dont let the aesthetics fool you: Nasne contains many features the game console lacks, such as a built-in 500GB hard drive for recording content from digital terrestrial or satellite TV broadcasts.
The rear of Nasne.Credit: Sony Computer EntertainmentPerhaps the biggest draw at least to Sony aficionados resides in the ability to simultaneously watch live or recorded TV content from Nasne on up to two Sony products within the same home network.
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