Jack Tretton On Future of UMD

Jack Tretton discuss what went wrong with UMD and how Sony will correct it.

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Lord Anubis3841d ago (Edited 3841d ago )

Great to know he is doing something about the prices of the UMDs.

I'm currently on the project of installing one of my PSPs into my car but I haven't really bought the docking nor the wires. I'm also awaiting for the GPS to arrive in the US. The problem with UMDs movies is that there really isn't a movie that I would want to buy except for the UMD family guy series.

sak5003841d ago (Edited 3841d ago )

STOP posting this trettons (rap everytime he utters soemthing u freaking fony idiots. Next Tretton on pleasing himself. This site's really gone KrazyKen style.

Armyless3841d ago

You drank the corporate Kool-aid, and you don't even know you're a hack. This makes you an idiot.

Close_Second3841d ago

...then whack in a 40GB (minimum) HDD and stop messing around with UMD movies or memory sticks. I once had a PSP but what annoyed me about UMD movie playback was:

1. UMDs were more expensive than buying the DVD
2. The range of available titles was rubbish
3. Transporting UMD was also more inconvenient than regular DVD.

I sold my PSP and purchased an IPod 60GB model as I just wanted something with all the media I wanted in my pocket. Granted the screen is not as good but on my IPod I have compressed the following:

- All 4 seasons of Blackadder
- First 5 seasons of the Simpsons
- First 4 seasons of Friends
- Season 4 and 5 of Seinfeld
- 6 movies
- 2.5 days worth of music

and I still have just under 30GB available space. Added bonus is that I can plug the IPod into the TV or laptop and watch them through those as well.

If the PSP came with a built in 40GB HDD then I would replace the IPod with the PSP.

Maddens Raiders3841d ago (Edited 3841d ago )

UMD's and (pro-duo) sticks for movie etc.. content on the PSP. Now that Jack is trying to cut the cost of these little buggers I think it might draw a little more interest back to the medium since the cost factor was prohibitive from start considering the costs of other forms of media playback on the PSP without mods or workarounds. What I'm saying is that say what you want about the company, they will not abandon a product until the horse is beaten dead and I like that considering the initial investment in these electronic products.

Sak, c'mon. Can't you be a little more mature about the subject matter and if you don't like something just move to another thread that interests you. No one is making you "go" into the thread are they? I guess I just don't get it.



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