Everything you need for powerful multimedia excitement! From fast action games, full featured movies, the ability to listen to music and display photographs, this Sony PSP-1001K PlayStation Portable (PSP) does it all plus more! With a dazzling 4.3-inch LCD widescreen, games comes to life whenever you are. Store your digital photos and share them with friends and family. You can even download and listen your favorite MP3s or transfer UMD and MP4 videos anytime! This 802.11b WiFi certified portable player lets you communicate with other PSP consoles or surf the web wherever there is a wireless hot spot. Its ergonomic design fits comfortably in your hands for hours of gaming and comes with all of the essentials for on the road entertainment. So go ahead and enjoy playing games, watching videos, viewing photos, and listening to music! Order this Sony PSP-1001K PlayStation Portable today!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
a handheld PS2?
PSP: what an amazing device, big bright screen, near-PS2 level technology in a package not much larger than the original Game Boy Advance! It has a micro optical disc drive and is capable of playing super games on Universal Media Disc out of the box, like the Monster Hunter Freedom series, Burnout Legends, Need For Speed Carbon, Wipeout Pure, Daxter, etc. With small modification ($20 invested in a Pandora battery and Magic Memory Stick) it can play most of my old PS1 games (Gran Turismo 2!), plus emulators for DOS (Doom, Duke Nukem 3D), GB and GBA (Pokemon series), NES, SNES, Amiga, Commodore 64, Neo Geo Pocket, Sega Master System, Genesis, Game Gear, and more obscure old systems. It can also play homebrew games developed for the PSP.
Each iteration has advantages and disadvantages, the 1000 series (Phat) is larger and heavier with slower loading times, but is easier to hack and capable of playing more homebrew games. The 2000 (Slim & Lite) series is thinner and lighter, faster loading of disc games, has composite and component television output, most models are easily hackable, some homebrew games will not play. The 3000 series (PSP Brite) is like the 2000 with a brighter screen and a built in microphone, but is much less hackable. The newest PSP Go is smaller, has a huge internal memory, but has no optical disc reader, and is not easily hackable.
The PSP can also play movies, MP3s, and has WiFi connection for internet.
I have a 1000 and a 2000, they replace my Sega Nomad, my Gameboys(O,C,A,SP), Sega Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, and NES clones. Plus, I'm replaying DOS, PS1, Atari, and SNES games on the go. I thought it was a good deal when I first bought it, just for the commercial games, and I'd been considering buying a portable NES clone, and/or a GamePark 32, but I discovered that the PSP can do it all. Games new and old, movies, music, internet. It has to be the best gaming investment I've ever made.
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The Playstation Portable (officially abbreviated PSP) is a handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment.Development of the console was announced during E3 2003, and it was unveiled on May 11, 2003 at a Sony press conference before E3 2004. The system was released in Japan on December 12, 2004, in North America on March 24, 2005, and in the PAL region on September 1, 2005.
PSP Hardware Specifications
Here's all the technical info about just what the PSP has inside and out.
•ceramic white (Japan and Europe only)
•pink (Europe only)
•Tsukimi -- black with copper (Japan only)
•Kachofugetsu -- white with black and red (Japan only)
•Dimensions: 6.7"/170 mm wide x 2.9"/74 mm high x .9"/23 mm deep
•Weight: .62 lbs/280 g (including battery)
•CPU: PSP CPU (1-333 MHz)
•32 MB Main Memory
•4 MB embedded DRAM
•4.3", 16:9 widescreen TFT LCD screen
•480 x 272 pixels
•16.77 million colors
•maximum luminance 180/130/80 cd/m2 (when using battery pack)
•maximum luminance 200/180/130/ 80 cd/m2 (when using AC adaptor)
•built-in stereo speakers
•Connectors, Ports and Drives:
•IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi)
•USB 2.0 (mini-B)
•Memory Stick Duo
•DC in 5 V connector
•UMD drive (Read only)
•Buttons and Switches:
•triangle, circle, cross, square
•right and left shoulder
•Start, Select, and Home
•display brightness, sound, volume up, volume down
•wireless LAN on/off
•UMD region coding
Note:If you got broken Umd drive and have original firmware, you steel would be able to geting game on your PSP by useing PSN Store(thru PS3 or MediaGO on pc).Also there 2 way how you can fund your account:a)useing credit card.b)useing Plastation Network cards.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was good, but had issues, glad it was revised :)
I REALLY love this DEVICE and found it appropriate to say that this device did have like 10 problems at launch date.
CONS: I will get rid of the cons first because I find that they are the most tedious in this situation. People want to know what problems this may have, so I will just get them out of the way
Bulky: This PSP device (101K) is TOTALLY bulky. This was dubbed PSP brick, or BRICK HANDHELD, it was best dubbed that, and it fits.
WEB USAGE: This was later corrected by an SW update, but it seemed any website with an SD card, and with file cache all that off, and on, etc. It would say web memory filled. I find though that this glitch has been fixed, and hasn't been a bother to many because it still functions, and it's a gaming device, you aren't using a gaming device for the web.
Pros: This is also the most needed thing too, because people want to know WHY THEY SHOULD GET THE DEVICE.
The screen: I was like WOWOOWOOOWOWOWO, because it's so big, can be used for video usages, gaming, UMD VIDEOS, UMD MUSIC, sD card viewing. I used it for all of that, and never had a complaint. My uncle has had crashes in the SD video viewer, and sometimes UMD's load incorrectly, but he's mostly became an XBOX360 freak for the most part :)
The toggle things: Dang it I know what they are called, just cant think of it LOL, I am playing games tons on it, and I always find this to be responsive.
3.5 MM headset jack: YAY, if I'm somewhere I cant have loud games, and I want to have them, just put in a very easy to find set of headphones, and you are set! If you have any complaints with any of this, it is a very easy to use device. So if any issues found, just mess around with it, or contact SONY, I no longer own a PSP so I can't answer questions
But overall, really responsive and I love this gaming device.
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After roughly a decade at the top of the home console industry, Sony decided to tackle the portable system market--one heavily fortified by Nintendo's Game Boy Advance and DS. Sony sought to take down Nintendo by adopting the tactic that made the PlayStation 2 such a runaway success: by offering sophisticated, graphically intensive games and a heavy dose of multimedia functionality. The device is called the PlayStation Portable (PSP), and in addition to playing games of PS2 graphical quality, it can play music and movies (downloaded or via disc) and surf the Web. It may not be the best handheld media product on the market, and the games lack the innovation of ones on Nintendo's portables, but as an all-in-one device, the Sony PSP is king of the hill.
From an aesthetic perspective, the Sony PSP is a gorgeous device. It's one of those gadgets you immediately want to get your hands on but vigilantly want to protect once you set it down. Weighing essentially the same as the Nintendo DS (6.2 ounces, including removable battery) and measuring 6.7 by 2.9 by 0.9 inches (WHD), the body feels well built and solid in your hand. Although not a lightweight, it's by no means a brick, nor, we suspect, would it be especially durable in a fall; you'll want to treat the PSP just as gingerly as an iPod or a Palm-style PDA.
The centerpiece of the handheld is its especially impressive 4.3-inch wide-screen display (480x272 pixels, 16.77 million colors). The screen is flanked by controls that will be immediately recognizable to fans of past PlayStations: the directional keypad is to the left of the screen, and the familiar square, triangle, circle, and X buttons are to the right. We dug how Sony managed to include an analog "joystick" below the directional keypad. The stick isn't raised like the analog controls on a PS2 or an Xbox, but it conveys that multidirectional element that gives it a joysticklike feel.
In lieu of the PS2 controller's four total shoulder buttons, the PSP has two: one per shoulder. Ergonomically, the device is OK but not great; as with most handheld gaming devices, you'll have to do a little finger stretching every 15 minutes or so to keep from cramping up.
The PSP uses Sony's recently created "cross media bar" interface. You use the directional keypad to horizontally navigate through Settings, Photo, Music, Video, Game, and Internet icons, and each section has other icons attached to it on a vertical axis. All in all, it's a simple and elegant way to access the PSP's many features.
Games and officially licensed movies come on Sony's proprietary UMD (Universal Media Disc) media, which are housed in protective cartridges. The UMD drive is grafted to the back of the unit; you load it and snap it shut just as you would a camcorder. The top edge also sports infrared and a USB 2.0 port that you can use to link the device to your PC or Mac, though no USB connection cable is included.
The good: The Sony PSP is a slick portable gaming system highlighted by an impressive wide-screen display and PS2-like graphics. It also boasts built-in Wi-Fi, a Web browser, and the ability to play music and videos, as well as to store images.
The bad: The Sony PSP's multimedia functionality is underwhelming, especially for video, requiring expensive memory cards. The load times on the UMD games can be excessive.
The bottom line: The Sony PSP elevates portable gaming to the next level, but its multimedia functionality falls short of its full potential.
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