PlayTV gets better standard-def upscaling

Plus DVB-T HD support in some countries.

Sony has updated its PlayTV software to version 1.21, which introduces support for DVB-T freeview HD recordings.

Sadly that doesn't mean that people in the UK will be able to use PlayTV to record in HD, because the UK has decided to go with DVB-T2 for freeview HD, which hasn't launched yet anyway. But judging by Wikipedia it's good news for people in various parts of Europe.

On the more general plus side, everyone should benefit from improved upscaling of standard-definition signal. Sony now reckons SD pictures will "look as good as they possibly can".

Finally, version 1.21 introduces support for remote play via the Sony Ericsson Aino mobile phone, so enjoy that, both of you.

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