137w ago - Today Andriasang.com (linked above) reports that Sony is set to release a PS3 320GB HDD DVR bundle which includes Torne on November 18, 2010 in Japan.
The PlayStation 3 HDD Recorder Pack 320GB unit will be part of a a value priced package for prospective PS3 buyers who'd like to make use of the system's digital video recording capabilities.
To quote: "This limited edition package combines a Charcoal Black 320 gigabyte PlayStation 3 system with Sony's popular Torne digital video recording device.
The bundle will sell for ¥39,980. Separately, the Charcoal Black 320GB system currently sells for ¥34,980 (a Classic White version, announced at the Tokyo Game Show, is due on October 21), while Torne sells on its own for ¥9,980 (although it's widely available for a couple of thousand yen less).
In a separate announcement, Sony also said today that it will be releasing a 2.8m USB cable (Mini-B-A type). This is priced ¥500 and will be released on December 16. The cable that's included with the PS3 is 1.5 meters. The longer cable can be used in a similar capacity as that, for charging your controller and connecting to a PSP."
175w ago - Update: According to Andriasang.com, the PS3's digital tuner and DVR kit Torne will be updated to version 2.0 this June, which includes long recording, watch while recording and an improved Torumiru information display among the new features.
Today Sony of Japan (linked above) has announced news of a new 250GB model alongside their new PS3 Digital TV recorder add-on dubbed Torne.
According to the release, it's scheduled to be coming out in March, 2010 for 9,980 yen and will allow users to upload content to the PSP.
The 250GB PS3 will hit Japan on February 18, 2010 for 34,980 yen, and a combo pack will be released alongside Torne for 42,800 yen.
The latest issue of Famitsu Weekly also states that Torne users will earn PS3 trophies using the new device sinply by watching the last episode of several popular TV series.
Press Release, roughly translated: PS3 Â® can record digital terrestrial broadcasting, ground dedicated peripherals Torne - Retail Price 9,980 yen (including tax) will be available Mon.
PS3 HDD 250GB with Torne to pack deals with a set of PlayStation 3 - Retail price 42,800 yen (including tax) released the same day in limited quantities.