So, I'm in the market for a new MP3 player (my last was a 1st gen ipod nano. While I was browsing MP3 players, I realised that they are either very close to, or more money than the PSP-3000 bundle. SO I thought, hey, why not buy this thing and use it as a MP3 player, but also get to play video games and watch videos and get on the internet etc etc.
SO, I guess my question, posed to people who have this devise, is, would it be a good mp3 player?
I mean, chances are I wouldn't use it too often for video games. But if I was to use it primarily for a mp3 player/video player/internet browser, would it be a good choice.
Also, is there a way to convert my existing DVD collection to digital copies that I can watch on the PSP, or is that not supported?
Also, is the PSP small enough to keep in my pocket and hook up ear buds to?
Hey, it is my experience that the psp performs well as an mp3 player (especially if you get a big memory stick) but it's interface is NOT as good as an iPod. Advantage is that if the psp battery fails, toss it and buy a new one. Advantage is you can run multiple memory sticks for extensive file storage. (increasing storage as you go)
Ipod can not do anything of the sort. BUT....ipod is easy to use while driving and has a plethora of adapters to help you playback through car stereo, psp does NOT.
Value per dollar, if you can stand the difference in interface (and the fact that you'd have to have the logitech case open to use psp as mp3 player so you can SEE it) it's a better deal. Movies (screen is better) Games (best in portable gaming) Also, this can be used for free internet radio where you can get a wifi connection.
Thanks very much. It does help. I'm still on the fence, as I know I don't have much time for gaming on the go, and also that the size and interface things that you mentioned would be an issue for me (much of my MP3 listening is done either at work while I;m walking around, or in the car via a cassette tape adapter that only cost me a buck.
But, the price and extras afforded by the PSP is still alluring.
can it play avi's? Because I have converted my entire collection of movies to avi along with my music video's and home video's,. and i would hate to have to convert them all back to mp4 or something else
I use to own a PSP and I used it mainly for a music player. Before I tell you my opinion, I will answer your questions: - The PSP is a good MP3 player. It is best to use Windows Media Player, not iTunes. - If you don't care much for video games, go with an iPod. If you want something that plays music, videos, and supports WiFi, the iPod Touch is great. I've owned both a PSP 3000 and iTouch 3rd gen. The PSP is better for games, but if you don't care for games the iTouch is best. Also, the iTouch has lots of apps to choose from. - I have tried many things and I could never figure out how to get DVD's onto my PSP. I think the only way to put movies on a PSP or iPod is to buy the digital copies or download movies wirelessly to the iPod touch from iTunes. - I didn't like the graphics on the PSP so I mainly used it as a portable MP3 player. I was large and very uncomfortable to walk around with the PSP in my pocket. Every time I bent my leg up it would press against my leg. The PSP does NOT fit in your pocket comfortably. However, the iPod touch fits comfortably in your pocket. It's so thin and small that you hardly notice it in your pocket. If you have a purse, then carrying around the PSP won't be a problem.
My opinion: If you want an MP3 player that plays video games and has a joy-stick, arrow buttons, and action buttons, go with the PSP. If you don't care for video games and want a device that plays music, videos, movies, YouTube, supports apps, has an internet browser, supports WiFi, and is super thin, get an iPod Touch. Note: The iTouch does have the ability to play downloaded games such as Angry Birds. Also, the screen sizes on the PSP 3000 and iPod touch 3rd gen are about the same.
I forgot to mention that the PSP has great compatibility features with the PS3. You can buy games and other media on the PS3 and download them to the PSP by plugging the PSP into the PS3 with a USB cable. You can also listen to the PS3's music (if you have one) on the PSP.