April 12, 2005
There are so many of these bad boys coming out! It makes me really think how poor the PSP is for video due to the non-hard drive 1gig limit of the memory stick.
eHomeUpgrade | Sneak Peek: Archos AV402 & AV700 Portable Video Players:
Not sure how accurate these pictures are of the upcoming AV402 and AV700, but they both look pretty sweet. According to Gizmodo, who gathered their info from GenerationMP3, “The Archos AV402 is a case update to the AV400 series.... The AV700 is Archos’s first move into the large-format PVP space, with a 7-inch screen and a 60GB hard drive. Archos will be adding satellite and DVB tuners in a future model that will ship later in the year.”
April 8, 2005
I love these little portable media devices - I don't have one, but I can see the appeal.
I4U News - Wigo Mvolt-100 DivX Media Flask:
The DivX external drive measures 131.3 x 84.4 x 16.6mm and takes 2.5" hard-drives. It uses a USB 2.0 interface and provides Composite and S-Video output. Supported formats: MPEG1/2/4, DVD, VCD, SVCD,DivX3.11/4.12/5.xx, MP3, WMA, and JPEG.
The Mvolt-100 supports a photo slideshow feature that also plays music in the background.
March 30, 2005
Want to see those dead pixels? Want to know how bad your portable video player screen is on the dead pixel front? Look no further. Besides using the resources below - we've created a set of our own red, green, blue, white, black and others to help you see the problem.
What you'll need to do:
1. Download file of the test color jpgs
2. Hook up your PSP to your MAC or PC and copy over the folder into your PHOTOS directory
ROOT>PSP>PHOTO>PUT THE FOLDER HERE
3. Fire up the PSP and look through each color - red, green. blue, black. white and others. On the different colors you'll be able to see dead pixels, pixels not responding correctly etc.
Have a bunch? Take it back to Sony and get a replacement.
And so...it begins.
"Microsoft launched MSN Video Downloads today, their new, um, video download service for Portable Media Centers and Windows Mobile-powered Smartphones and Pocket PCs that support Windows Media Player 10. The initial line up of programming isn't exactly on the compelling tip it's mostly clips from MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Sports, HGTV, the Food Network, iFilm, and few other channels. A year of premium service will set you back $19.95 (they also have a selection of stuff that's available to download for free, too) and you're allowed to download content to as many as different devices."
Via Microsoft launches MSN Video Downloads - Engadget - www.engadget.com.
March 29, 2005
Great write up from PC World on the PSP and video to go.
"Music and video can be stored on the Memory Stick directly or by connecting the PSP to a personal computer and switching the unit to USB mode. The Memory Stick appears as a USB mass storage device and so should work with almost any modern operating system. Windows identified the device as "PSP Type A," which is sure to lead gamers to speculate on what other types of PSP may be coming in the future.
Via We Test Drive Sony's PSP
March 25, 2005
Wired has a pretty comprehensive article on portable video porn and the PSP.
"Yesterday, Sony released its handheld PlayStation Portable, or PSP, a device for playing games, music and video. Despite months of quivering anticipation for this product, the geek community has consistently voiced one major criticism: the proprietary media-storage format"
At Wired News: Take Your Porn on the Road
I like this idea. Even though I'm madly in love with the PSP - the storage size of 1gb versus 20gb has me convinced that a larger storage device I could just hook up to a screen would be cool. Sure - another item in your pocket - but storage and presentation - very cool.
"The Mobiblu DVH-100 is a pleasant looking little 20GB media player that supports a variety of formats on its tiny 2.2-inch screen, but I think perhaps my favorite thing is the seperate, almost equally-large TV tuner that you can hook up to it. I'm not saying it's practical or anything, but I fully support the addition of telescoping antenna box add-ons to almost everything."
Via Mobiblu DVH-100 Media Player and Other Portable Media: Hard Drive Stories : Gizmodo
At last what was obvious has been pointed out.
"If you weren't drooling over that delectable PSP screen before, maybe you werenâ€™t displaying the right content on it. Wired News sex columnist Regina Lynn explores the subject of getting porn onto your PSP device. Using free program PSP Video 9 and a couple of other utilities, PSP owners can automate the transfer of BitTorrent files from their PC to their PSP. She writes, â€œNo need to buy UMDs. Just sync your PSP with your computer and off you go, porn in hand.
Via Converting your PSP to a PornStation Portable - Joystiq - www.joystiq.com
A must read from the PVR blog.
"Sony's first handheld console, the PSP, is finally out in the US and people are doing whatever they can to cram whatever media they have on them. First up, Zatz Not Funny has updated their TiVo To Go guide with a guide to put .tivo files on a PSP. Short version: strip the DRM, convert it to MPEG4 and stuff it on a memory stick."
PSP PVR Plz | PVRblog
March 24, 2005
Sony is offering a PC only version of their transfer software for the PSP at PSP Connect. I would just go with iPSP or others - like 29 HD features the free iPSP loader for Mac and PC. I guess - just go that route. Also - it works. And...YES - I have my PSP. Review soon.
Check PSP Connect or the 29 Guide