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Oct 6, 2007

PSP Slim doesn't work on Standard TV

Why isn't this on every blog? Posted in bold letters?

If I knew, I wouldn't have spent so much money buying a new PSP.

First thing I did after I bought the PSP was, I bought a Component AV cable for the PSP-2000

My Tv has those component plugs so I thought my TV could do progressive scan.

Anyways, I come home, rip apart my PSP slim, it's everything people were saying it was, it's slim, it's smaller, it's soooooooooooo light. Amazing.

I put in a UMD movie and start watching and I start giggling. Ooh man am I gonna have fun with this. I connect it to my Tv and start watching the movie. it looks great BTW for a UMD quality movie.

Screw UMD's I wanted to play games and I put in Parappa the Rapper ...

*sighs*
I get this sign....


What is this???!

Ok, so I have to have the TV in progressive? Well I have Component Av cables, no problem ...

I switch to Progressive, and this is what happens....
*sighs*


What the HELL!?!?!?

I had to switch back immediately and I tried countless other games thinking maybe one of them will not output progressive but interlaced. Nope.

I don't know what to say. TURNS OUT, You can not play games on your TV UNLESS you have an HD tv with Progressive scan, Otherwise, you can use it to watch movies or listen to music on your TV. Why would anyone buy a PSP just to watch movies and listen to music on their TV? Maybe one can put demos of their work on the PSP and show it proudly on a TV to clients when going to game conventions, but that not why Sony made this output feature.

I much rather be playing some of these games on a TV instead of the PSP screen. but it has to be a HD TV that supports progressive scan? isn't that pushing it a little? How many people actually have TV's like this? Wrong question, how many people can actually buy a TV like this? If you do have HD-TV, seriously, congratulations, thats awesome, you dont have to worry about this.

But not every PSP fan is gonna have a freaking HD TV with Progressive scan.

I don't know what to do now ... I feel a little cheated. None of the gaming blogs I know of mentioned anything about the PSP slim not supporting standard TV's or I wouldn't have actually purchased a PSP slim until I had a TV to connect it to.

Shame!

In the mean time,

know of a way I can connect this PSP to my computer screen? What connectors would I need? I have a DVI computer screen, thats all I know about my computer screen. Any suggestions?

Please tell me this is some sort of a joke and that I can use a d-terminal AV cable to output in progressive scan ....

4 comments:

Mishotaki said...

Wow! that seriously sucks...
i just ordered my slim PSP last friday over the web and i'm currently waiting for it to be delivered, that's one thing i didn't think would be a problem...

I got a PVR card on my computer, i wonder if it'll be able to get the signal....

I hope you can get it to work, cuz it's the first time i hear about it..

Mishotaki said...

No luck for me neither, i get the same thing with my capture card...
either i connect it coaxial trough my video or Composite directly with my card, i get the same thing, everything except games works with it...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v622/Mishotaki/TV2007101321413200.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v622/Mishotaki/TV2007101321425200.jpg

i've seen that you can play it on a computer screen with the copmponent cables (not the composite ones) and a VGA box to transmit it to the monitor... it sucks because you need to unplug and plug the screen everytime you want to play with your PSP or go on your computer, unless you have a spare computer screen...

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/115516.html

Anonymous said...

uuhhmm... theres a plugin now for that problem...
you can play your games without the HD.. try google FUSA.. ^_^

Anonymous said...

i don't know if you've solved the problem yet, but heres a cheap hd progressive scan monitor.
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=11034563