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Mix: PSP vs. video iPod, Network TV, iPod porn

PSPworld has an editorial comparing the Sony PSP with the new fifth-generation iPod. “The PSP is a wonderful game machine, and it is a joy to own,” the site says, “but if Sony doesn’t pull together and start taking advantage of the PSP’s multimedia capabilities, they are going to lose sales of PSPs to the video iPod. It’s just that simple.”

Mark Cuban, who became a billionaire in the content delivery business during the dot-com boom, says this week’s announcement by Apple and ABC has “enabled a new revenue stream which if it grows, could definitely be the revenue stream that saves primetime network TV.”

Adam Curry, president of PodShow Inc. and one of the pioneers of podcasting, said the new fifth-generation iPod is going to open up doors to portable pornography. “Porn is just going to be huge,” he told listeners to his Daily Source Code podcast this week. “The porn guys are just going, ‘holy moly,’”—in gratitude for the new market that’s opened up to them.

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1

what can i say… iPorn is inevidible LOL

Posted by floridante2k on October 14, 2005 at 6:25 PM (PDT)

2

No, no, no… it’s not iPorn, it’s PodPorn. And yes, it is coming (tee-hee). This’ll prolly get modded.

Posted by kevmakara in Horsham, PA on October 14, 2005 at 9:03 PM (PDT)

3

I still don’t know why the PSP and iPod keep getting compared.  One’s a games machine that happens to have some music/video support, the other is a music video that happens to have some video support and a few crappy games.  I own both.

Posted by phennphawcks on October 15, 2005 at 1:09 AM (PDT)

4

It is interesting to me that know one has bothered to compare something like the Creative Zen Vision, which is way closer to the iPod in features then the PSP is. Sure the Creative is a PMP, but it is likely that people will try to classify the iPod in that category soon anyway. I might just being saying this because I think that the Creative could own the iPod in terms of features and design, if not on the software side.

Posted by elichid on October 15, 2005 at 6:28 AM (PDT)

5

sticky iPods hahahaha

Posted by Saad on October 15, 2005 at 3:06 PM (PDT)

6

No comparison…PSP is a complete joke.  Sony is totally mishandling this device.  No practical use without a hard drive.  Too late for Sony to catch up on this one.

Posted by Talking Madness in Los Angeles on October 15, 2005 at 7:43 PM (PDT)

7

Honestly, why do they think portable porn is going to be a big thing? What are you going to do with portable porn, bring it from your computer to your bathroom? Maybe try some in the backyard, or in a public bathroom? I think most people enjoy their pornography at home, in private. I don’t think I could comfortably watch porn in any public place.

Fishes,
narco.

Posted by narco on October 16, 2005 at 8:46 AM (PDT)

8

Review is wrong!

The iPod 5th has 2.5hrs watching video while I can watch over 6hrs of movies from my 1GB MS on one battery charge then still have my spare battery to go! (and another 6 hours of mivies on my other 1GB MS)

UK cost comparrison

PSP £179.99 + 2x1GB MS at £60ea = £299.

Cheapest iPod 30GB £207. Whats the point of upto 30GB of portable movie storage if you can only watch 2.5hrs of it!!! without a mains supply.

I have an iPod Nano 4GB for my music as the iPod is unmatched for music.

But as an all-in-one media device with PS2 quality games the PSP is in a league of its own.

Posted by psikey on October 16, 2005 at 9:25 AM (PDT)

9

you get psp’s to play games. you get ipods to listen to music. regardless of the extra features (which sometimes can be nice) you bought the product for its main purpose. ive never heard of anyone that bought a psp for its music capabilities and i definitely have never heard of a gamer who bought an ipod for its extreme hardcore gaming action! come on ppl. i care about you…

Posted by smartewun1991 on October 16, 2005 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

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hmm I think that the psp matched up with an ipod (I have both) would be nice. Think about it, a bigger screen with a huge hard drive, the question is” is this possible”

Posted by robwv on October 17, 2005 at 5:28 AM (PDT)

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For videos the PSP is plainly superior to the iPod thanks to its gorgeous widescreen. And that’s even with a crippled resolution (as per Sony’s current firmware limitation). With UMD there simply is no contest. But that’s not to say that the iPod sucks…that’s just the way things are as of now.

Like it’s been said countless times already: the PSP is not trying to be an iPod (well, maybe its trying to be a video-enabled Shuffle). The iPod is not trying to be a PSP. Choose one or get both, just get over it and don’t be surprise if the next big thing makes you forget these toys even existed.

One last thing…the PSP’s lack of a “proper” hard drive (the clip-on third-party 4GB doesn’t count) is offset by its strengths. With WiFi and Location Free the iPod can’t compete, but then again I don’t think that’s what this model is for. Apple is just exploring new markets. This is an experiment and the video is implemented in its barest minimum form but the PSP in its current iteration is already a catch-all solution (games, video, music, etc) that’s limited by storage space but it doesn’t matter since you can just sync at whim ala Shuffle. I think hard drives (on portable devices, excluding laptops) are overrated and will eventually be crushed by the unstoppable evolution of flash technology.

End of rant.

Posted by Mike on October 18, 2005 at 2:30 AM (PDT)

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