The folks at Stuff got their mitts on the Sony Play TV. The small and unassuming devices turns your PS3 into a DVR that can receive terresterial TV and presumably cable signals. It features its own electronic programming guide (7 day) and can record shows while you play games, although it might hinder the gaming experience. Unfortunately, at this time it can’t record in 1080i, but supposedly a firmware update might solve that issue. Finally, a good reason to have an 80GB hard drive on a gaming box.
Expect it sometime in September for $140. The Play TV is slated for release in the UK September 10th for for £70.