The PlayStation 3 DVR Kit, Torne, will be receiving a major update next month adding several new features. The update will bring the device to version 2.0 and allow users to record HD footage three times longer than the currently supported, and will allow users to pause, rewind or forward TV while recording it.
Torne is only available in Japan, but Europe has a similar device called PlayTV. The changes in the v2.0 patch are detailed below.
The update adds a long recording mode that lets you record HD footage for three times as long compared to the current standard DR Mode. This mode uses AVC compression.
Watch While Recording
You can now watch a program while it is recording. The feature is compatible with forward, rewind and scene search.
Improved Torumiru Information Display
The interface will now display viewer stat information directly atop the television menu.