Jack Tretton discuss what went wrong with UMD and how Sony will correct it.
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.
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.
You drank the corporate Kool-aid, and you don't even know you're a hack. This makes you an idiot.
...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.
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.
for gaming and movies .the problem for such high price you pay for UMD , you cannot play it in any other platform but psp, while DVD you can play it in home or in go useing laptop or portable player and many other players.that is why the price of UMD should be considered
UMD sales should go up a little with the lowered prices and the PSP slim, witht he video output, its going to be awesome.
This guy really does spend alot of time talking about the competition.
Maybe they should focus more on their own products and they may be able to create something that works.
The psp should have originally been designed like the DS with the large screen on top, and the bottom would have held a D-pad, two "better designed" analog sticks, 4 buttons, better speakers, an internal HDD of 10 gigs.
The UMD problem, is caused by the psp's bad design. If the system had have been designed this way, developers would have had no problem making great games for this system, and it would be in the same position as the DS, or beating the DS. Developers would have found it fairly easy to transition from making games for the pst to the psp.
Mainly I am talking about the developers who had to close shop due to high development cost. Instead of facing that problem, they could have made games for the psp.
With the psp's current design it's like a developer making games for the ps2, and then going back to the ps1... it's a hard transition!
Fact is that they are making the PSP more like a portable PS2 for only $30 more. You can buy your games and movies and play them on the TV now. Games load as fast as PS2 games and the battery life is substantially improved.
Now if the PSP were just $130 I would see no reason to buy either a DS lite or a PS2 slim. I would be better of buying a PSP and saving my money for a PS3. Hell I would not even need a PS3 since I can play it all on my TV. PSP will be the least expensive next gen console and the more feature-packed handheld. While the DS still has yet to show off a truly innovative library of games. Honestly, Crush for the PSP is more innovative than the whole DS library.
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