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No video out for NGP

Videogamer: PSP gamers are able to hook their handheld up to a TV and play game and video content on a big screen, but it appears no such feature will be offered by Sony's newly announced handheld, the NGP.

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Cajun Chicken2432d ago

If I'm honest, that's a bit of a fail. I'm beginning to see a future where the home console IS your portable attached to the TV, once you remove physical media input as much, the argument is, the console doesn't need to be so large. Obviously to do this you would really have to watch out for overheating due to the smaller size, nice idea though.

StbI9902432d ago

Yeah, neat, neat idea.

Microsoft Xbox 3602432d ago (Edited 2432d ago )

It makes sense because it's impossible if some games take advantage of the touchscreen/rear touchpad.

This is the reason why Apple restricts video out for its games.

fr0sty2432d ago

technically ngp could support move. it has the camera, and the ability for bluetooth connectivity. if they put a video out on this thing the possibilities would be endless.

NiKK_4192432d ago

yea, i guess i didn't think about that, but still, maybe they'll have it a feature, but only for videos, ps1 games, psp games, minis, (and ps2 games?)

BattleAxe2432d ago

They don't want people to replace their PS3's with this device, which is something that I was thinking about.

HolyOrangeCows2432d ago (Edited 2432d ago )

Not again!
I don't WANT to have to wait for the PSP2 2000 :(

"this thing has a touch screen so i dont know who this is going to work"
That's true, it certainly wouldn't work for ALL games. But still....it'd be nice for the games that do.

blitz06232432d ago

Hmm I thought I read that you could hook it up to an HDTV, guess I was making up things

mikeslemonade2432d ago

But if you're a videophile like me then that feature wouldn't meant anything to me anyway. The games are made specifically for that 4 inch screen and it's an OLED TV meaning your TV probably isn't better than that screen.

Yi-Long2432d ago

I'm not really a 'handheld-gamer'... but if the 'NGP' would have had a way to connect it to a big-screen TV so I could you bring it over to a friend's house and attach it to a TV and play movies and games from it, it could have been the best thing in the world, besides being Shakira's bra...

morganfell2432d ago

If you read to the interview yesterday with Jack Tretton he stated that some features were not final.

captain-obvious2432d ago (Edited 2432d ago )

its a fail yah
but honestly i've never seen any one playing his PSP while plugged into a TV

+ this thing has a touch screen so i dont know who this is going to work

jib2432d ago

crap. i was hoping for some sort of video out. would be nice to be able to play 1080p movies off of it and onto the hdtv

NiKK_4192432d ago (Edited 2432d ago )

@mikeslemonade *cough* ahem, it's 5 inches thank you very much, what a cheapshot, pfff 4 inches, that's for chumps /s

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MAiKU2432d ago

Awww. i really liked that feature.

thereapersson2432d ago (Edited 2432d ago )

As Farhad stated below, how did they get the output running to the display at the convention?

Anyway, I'm sure there will be something offered... maybe wireless streaming of media via the PS3 (remote play, etc.) that can compensate. Does anyone know if the NGP is DLNA certified?

Either way it really isn't a big deal to me. I have all my media at home on my PS3 and my network via TVersity, so if I wanted something to show up on my television, I do it that way. As far as gaming goes, most of the games are going to have PS3 counterparts, which will obviously look and perform better than their portable cousins due to hardware resources and output resolution.

I thought I'd miss the video output on my current PSP had it ever been taken away, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized I never really used it in the first place.

Blaze9292432d ago (Edited 2432d ago )

if I remember correctly, they literally had a camera guy facing the camera down over the device to get the footage.

NiKK_4192432d ago

yea, but why would they have a feature on psp and then leave it out on NGP? sorry, but i don't believe that it doesn't have video out, it should be a given, right?

pain777pas2432d ago

You cannot get the same quality image as the PSP screen though unless your television is seriously high class. On a 1080p samsung I can get the image close but it is just not as crisp as the PSP screen itself. The enlarge images will do some games like CC and GOW justice others do not look so hot. 5 inches OLED will be better tech than my LCD so I dont mind that much. The convergence of my PSN account is what excites me to no end. Still a great system non the less and remote play will be better with the horsepower of the NGP. I am alittle bummed but it keeps my PS3 relevant LOL!

Pedobear Rocks2432d ago

At therepearson...the same way game sites get video of DS games that doesn't have a video out either?

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nycredude2432d ago

So ytour idea is to have a handheld that needs to be plugged in all the time? Let's keep it separate.

What I would like to see is the psp2 hooking up wirelessly to that tron like visor Sony showed off at CES that provides immersive large screen high resolution 3d and 5.1 surround.

I can dream can I?

thereapersson2432d ago

That's what I was thinking. Maybe the NGP will have some sort of wireless media output?

Blaze9292432d ago

well that's kind of lame seeing how the PSP-2000 onwards had that feature. Not sure how we're supposed to capture video off the device (if you're into those kinds of things).

iamtehpwn2432d ago (Edited 2432d ago )

Since NGP can make PS3 into a Cloud Server and play Games, perhaps it will be able to work in reverse.

StbI9902432d ago

Lol at people calling it a fail cus of no being able TO PLAY A PORTABLE CONSOLE ON A HOME TV...

Giv' me a fcking break...you bunch, you!

OpenGL2432d ago (Edited 2432d ago )

The original PSP could do it, so why shouldn't this be able to? It would be an awesome extra feature, especially considering how powerful this device really is. It could almost replace your home console and be used with a Dual Shock 3 via Bluetooth.

visualb2432d ago

yeah its funny =)

main reason: doesn't suit the design of touch screen/touch pad

it just doesn't make sense

its a PORTABLE GAMING CONSOLE.
play it when you are commuting/out

when at home...play your PS3

jetlian2432d ago

you dun f'd up. I was so looking forward to it. My psp is 1000 and it too doesn't link with tv. Guess I'll wait this time.

You'd think companies would give incentives to early adopters. like 20-60gb ps3 full BC. What went wrong sony?

kneon2432d ago

This sucks. I travel a lot, so if I could just bring an NGP, a DS3 and an HDMI cable I'd be able to happily keep gaming in my hotel room.

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farhad2k82432d ago

If it doesnt have video out, then how did they get the output to the huge screen in the press conference?
I'm guessing an extra wire will have to be bought for it to output video.

Giant_Chibi2432d ago (Edited 2432d ago )

IIRC, didn't they just have a camera man stand behind Shuhei Yoshida as he was demoing games on the ngp. Also, when they were displaying the new UI, they didn't show it running on the ngp itself. It was probably a pre-recorded video for presentation purposes, since the UI is most likely in its early development stages.

Therefore, it's safe to assume that there is indeed no video output for the ngp.

farhad2k82432d ago

Not to be rude or anything, but I cant remember seeing a camera man?

I just hope that Sony actually mean that there is no output from the hardware of the PSP, but maybe something external can be bought for the video output.
Or hopefully someone just made it up :/

Giant_Chibi2429d ago

Right behind Yoshida. Clearly, there is a cameraman.

Kon2432d ago

Honestly, i don't buy a handheld to play in a TV.

ElementX2432d ago

I don't play in TVs either

StbI9902432d ago

People just like to btch too fraking much...but whatever suit them eh.

e3 going to be a total bomb.

Goeres2432d ago

That's why we got a ps3 ;) Don't need to hook up a portable ps3 when you got a stationary..

offdawall2432d ago

dont care bout no video output lol