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 Post subject: Still Watching UMD Movies on my PSP
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2020, 20:56 
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I love movies on UMD, it's such a nice compact format!

Kind of makes me wish they would release movies on Cartridge for Nintendo Switch, but i know it will never happen.

You can hook up your PSP to a TV via component for great picture and dolby stereo surround, or I also like to take the commuter bus to work (1.5 hours each way) and watch a movie on UMD.

One of the best things about UMD is that NO ONE really collects them, so they are dirt cheap ($1-$5) at local thrift stores and play and trades. They also don't scratch easily because of the protective casings, and come with nice media booklets and cases as media did before 2010 or so.

Anyway, happy to see these have their own category here.
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 Post subject: Re: Still Watching UMD Movies on my PSP
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2020, 21:01 
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I bought a component video cable for my PSP and the quality was so bad I never hooked it up again. Not because of the format, it just seemed like a terrible output. The built in screen is awesome though.
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PostPosted: 28 Feb 2020, 21:26 
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signofzeta wrote:
I bought a component video cable for my PSP and the quality was so bad I never hooked it up again. Not because of the format, it just seemed like a terrible output. The built in screen is awesome though.


It's not bad on a CRT or if you help it for games. That said the resolution is very small so yeah.
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PostPosted: 28 Feb 2020, 21:30 
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signofzeta wrote:
I bought a component video cable for my PSP and the quality was so bad I never hooked it up again. Not because of the format, it just seemed like a terrible output. The built in screen is awesome though.


Worth getting the component and trying again. They look like DVD quality of the era through the RGB cables.

But yes agree the built in screen is most often the way to go!
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 Post subject: Re: Still Watching UMD Movies on my PSP
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2020, 23:53 
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I think I’d have to have a pretty small screen to think a UMD was a DVD. I’ll try it again though some day. Maybe I just need to adjust something or it could be a crap cable. I couldn’t find the official Sony one at the time.
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PostPosted: 29 Feb 2020, 00:16 
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signofzeta wrote:
I think I’d have to have a pretty small screen to think a UMD was a DVD. I’ll try it again though some day. Maybe I just need to adjust something or it could be a crap cable. I couldn’t find the official Sony one at the time.


That might actually make a difference, but it still won't be great.
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PostPosted: 01 Mar 2020, 17:31 
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rick_dangerous wrote:
I love movies on UMD, it's such a nice compact format!

One of the best things about UMD is that NO ONE really collects them, so they are dirt cheap ($1-$5) at local thrift stores and play and trades. They also don't scratch easily because of the protective casings, and come with nice media booklets and cases as media did before 2010 or so.


That's one of the nice things about them. PSP games can cost quite a bit, but the movies generally don't.
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PostPosted: 01 Mar 2020, 17:54 
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In the US they pushed the PSP very very hard and flooded the shelves with movies because they were easy to make. Game selection was terrible at most stores right from the start though. Lots of FPS military BS and top shelf Sony stuff but almost nothing cool could be found without preordering it or importing. For the last two years in stores it was mostly the same Greatest Hits reprints just sitting there.
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PostPosted: 25 Sep 2020, 02:10 
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At one point it seemed rather pointless to buy UMDs and carry them around since you could just load mp4/AVC videos off of the Memory Stick. But now I can see that UMDs are collectors items, pretty cheap too for some titles.

I only have a few UMDs: American Pie, House of 1000 Corpses, Pulp Fiction, Cowboy Bebop and some others.
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PostPosted: 26 Sep 2020, 18:26 
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I had the component cables and it was stilled sealed so I got rid of them.

I should have kept it though or perhaps get the composite but I don't mind the screen for PSP anyway.

I only have Dead Leaves, Evangelion 2nd impact and Dark Crystal and Labyrinth UMDs. the other stuff is digital but I hardly got into the PSP when it was out. I probably need to revisit it.
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