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PSP or iPod?

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iPod Video vs PSP Value Pack

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iPod -

Technical Specifications: iPod
Capacity

* 30GB or 60GB hard drive(
* Holds 7,500 to 15,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
* Holds up to 25,000 iPod-viewable photos
* Holds over 1,000 (30GB) or 2,000 (60GB) videos
* Stores data via USB hard drive

Display

* 2.5 inch (diagonal) QVGA transflective, over 65,000-color liquid crystal display with white LED backlight
* 320 x 240 pixel resolution, .156-mm dot pitch
* Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Audio

* Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
* Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV
* Upgradable firmware enables support for future audio formats

Video

* Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 768 Kbps, 320 x 240, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 KHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 480 x 480, 30 frames per sec., Simple Profile with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 KHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats
* Upgradable firmware enables support for future video formats

Headphones

* Earbud-style headphones with 18-mm drivers using Neodymium transducer magnets
* Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz

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PSP-

Color:
Black

Product Code:
PSP-1001K

Dimensions:
Approximately 6.7 in (W) x 2.9 in (H) x .9 in (D)

Weight:
Approximately 280g / .62 lbs (including battery)

CPU:
PSP CPU (System clock frequency 1 - 333MHz)

Main Memory:
32MB

Embeded DRAM:
4MB

Display:
4.3 inch, 16:9 Wide screen TFT LCD
480 x 272 pixel, 16.77 million colors
Maximum luminance 180 / 130 / 80cd/m2 (when using battery pack)
Maximum luminance 200 / 180 / 130 / 80cd/m2 (when using AC adaptor)

Sound:
Built-in stereo speakers

Main Input/Output:
IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi)
USB 2.0 (mini-B)
Memory Stick Duo™
Infrared Port
Disc Drive
UMD Drive (Read only)

Main Connectors:
Memory Stick Duo™ Slot
USB connector
DC IN 5V connector
Headset connector

Keys/Switches:
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
Analog Stick
Enter keys (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
Left, Right shoulder buttons x 1
START button, SELECT button, HOME button x 1
POWER/HOLD switch x 1
Display button, Sound button, Volume +/- buttons x 1
Wireless LAN switch (ON/OFF) x 1
OPEN latch (UMD) x 1

Power:
Lithium-ion Battery
AC Adaptor

Profile:
PSP Game
UMD Audio (profile name TBD)
UMD Video (profile name TBD)

Codec:
[Video]: "UMD": H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile Level3
[Video]: "Memory Stick": MPEG-4 SP,AAC
[Music]: "UMD": linear PCM,ATRAC3plus™
[Music]: "Memory Stick": ATRAC3plus™,MP3(MPEG1/2 Layer3)

Security:
(Encryption) 128bit AES (Copyright protection technology) MagicGate™

Access control:
Region, Parental Control

Wireless:
communications
IEEE802.11b
Infrastructure mode
Ad hoc mode (connection up to 16 consoles)

PSP Value Pack supplied accessories:
AC adaptor
Battery pack
Memory Stick Duo (32 MB)
Headphone with remote control
Soft case and cloth
UMD In-pack Sampler
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Both. =]

Seriously, the comparison doesn't make much sense, because the two devices address completely different interests.

If your concern is audio, then I'd go with the iPod. With up to 60GB of space, the PSP doesn't come close at that price point (the 4GB Datel hard drive is something like USD$300). SD and CompactFlash would give your PSP up to I think 8GB at a time, but that's quite pricey as well, plus you'd need a bulky adapter.

If your concern is video, I'd go with the iPod (actually, I'd go with an Archos AV 700, but that's at a slightly (heh) higher price point). Yes, its screen is smaller than the PSP's, but the device is pocket-sized and again there's the storage issue, and video absolutely hoovers that storage space.

If your concern is games, then well... there isn't really a choice. =] The PSP has a gorgeous screen, so if your primary focus is games, then a/v content is just icing on the cake, and the performance of such on the PSP is certainly no slouch.

Hth.

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very well said. just wanted to add if you get lucky with a 2.00 firmware you can downgrade for some nice homebrew on your psp. thats a plus. unless you're not into that or get unlucky like i did and end up with a 2.01
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Yeh, I've got 2.5, haven't updated to 2.60 yet. Doesn't really matter, I have faith, those working on the eboot loaders will take care of us soon enough. =]
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yeah but so far its through the gta exploit correct? i dont want to buy that game. 50 bucks is too much for something ive played so many times on a console.
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In answer to your question, I have no idea. In answer to your comment, b-b-b-but Liberty City Stories is a whole new story written just for PSP! And in answer to neither, we're going pretty far off-topic now. =]
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gta is so overrated though i am sick of it and it would be annoying having to load up the game to run homebrew as opposed to just executing it from the firmware. and to bring things back to topic. the ipod is a great product, but the psp just does more unfortunatly sony is putting a stop to the cool features people are enabling limiting what you can do. but you cant over look the neat linux you can install on your ipod which is very fun to toy with. they both have their neat features but i guess like stated before its down to personal prefference and what you value more in a product. at least apple isnt putting much effort into stopping arbitrary code from running on the ipod.
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Looks like there is another nice one out there that I forgot. The Creative PMP.

Hard Drive Capacity: 30GB
Dimensions: 124.2 x 74.4 x 20.1mm
Display: 3.7" TFT LCD (640x480 pixels, 262,144 colors for video playback)
Casing: Magnesium Alloy
Weight: 239g (with battery)
Battery Life1:

* Up to 13 hours continuous audio playback (Based on MP3/128kbps)
* Up to 4.5 hours continuous video playback (Based MPEG4-SP/500 kbps)

Video Playback Formats: AVI, MPEG-1/2/4-SP, Windows Media™ Video (WMV) 9, Motion-JPEG, DivX™2 4 and 5 and XviD3
Audio Playback Formats: MP3 (Up to 320 kbps), WMA (Up to 320 kbps), WMA with Digital Rights Management (DRM) 9 or later and Linear PCM WAV
Photo formats supported : JPEG
Battery Removable Rechargeable Li-ion battery
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: Up to 97dB
Harmonic Distortion Output: <0.1%
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
Audio Output: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack, built-in speaker
Video Output: Composite TV-Out; supports NTSC and PAL systems
Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed4
Card Slot: Compact Flash Card Type I & II
PIM: Syncs with Microsoft Outlook® Contacts, Calendar & Tasks
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lol, the creative pimp. serisouly though, if you want only audio visual, go for the creative or the ipod. [or wait for the new toshiba gigabeat s series ] Those are good choices for solely av purposes. However, if you want to play games as well, go for the psp. granted it may not measure up to the ipod or creative in av capabilities, but renting the odd umd for movies, and buying 1 or two gig mspro-duo sticks for music is a very feasible idea for that need.
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Very good looking. I am starting to turn away from the psp. I am not sure though yet.
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i got an ipod! YAY im sooo happy...a psp couldnt hav brought me this much joy :twisted:
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speaking of ipod's...how do i get the dang thing to charge without brining up itunes...? i plug the thing in at the bottom of the ipod and it says do not disconnect and the charger looks like its charging...but then the itunes comes up on my computer and i wait a while and the ipod stops charging with half battery full
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There should be an option in iTunes. Btw, I think I am going with the PSP. I know a guy so I am getting it for $125USD :D
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good deal
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Now that I am receiving my PSP, I have to decide what memory stick to get. I have over 2 gigs of music, but I can trim it down some. Any suggestions?
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i <3 newegg
buy two of those with money you saved over buying a psp @ msrp
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The biggest fastest you can afford. Heh.

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