Beginning with the November 10th Blu-ray releases of 'Godzilla'
and 'The Ugly Truth', Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will
include a digital copy especially for the PSP on select Blu-ray disc releases.
The announcement comes just days before the release the PSP Go, Sony's
latest iteration of their portable gaming platform which will - for the first time -
have no removable media option.
The PSP digital copy will only be accessible on the PS3, and will only play on
the PSP. For some releases, like 'The Ugly Truth', a separate DVD will be
included for the PC digital copy.
Rich Marty, Vice President of New Business Development at Sony Pictures
Home Entertainment, commented, "This latest enhancement to Blu-ray and
Digital Copy demonstrates the versatility of the format and its ability to
deliver a multi-platform video experience. It also showcases the unique
advantage that the PlayStation 3 brings to the Blu-ray consumer."
Pretty sure they already included it on at least one Blu-ray set, but I can't remember what it was. At the time I thought it was going to be standard on everything afterwards, but it seemed to be an anomaly.
I frankly don't care because I'll never use them anyway, despite having a PSP.
I used the digital copy on my PSP that came with Hancock last year. The problem is the action scenes in the movie are too fast and I had a lot of pixels show up--kind of like a bad HDTV. That digital copy also only worked with a PC (I have a Mac) and transferring the movie isn't as easy as iTunes.
While I appreciate the extra effort the movies will eat up the memory card(s) fairly quickly. I think is geared more for the new PSP coming out. Oh well.
Maybe I've been under a rock or too much of a home theater purist but how much is this feature used by consumers? The last thing I want to do is watch a movie on a hand held device, especially if it sucks up battery life like no one's business.
This is the feature they advertised like a year ago-- the psp copy is ON the blu ray and can be copied from the PS3 to the PSP. As a PSP owner, I think this is an awesome feature Sony should've started awhile ago. Now if only Sony would put out more movies I actually want to see...
Just was looking on the ONE Sony title I have that has a Digital Copy, which is The International, and the insert says that its for PC, PSP and iTunes. Hopefully they stick with the iTunes ones, though, cause I need that as a Mac guy.
I am all about Digital Copies because it's the best you can get for your iPod, converting yourself takes time, knowledge, effort, and a GOOD quality copy to begin with, ripping a DVD to an iPod format sucks because DVD is already compressed and ripping compresses more, then you have to convert. Plus if I am gonna buy the movie on Blu Ray I want a digital copy with it because that saves me the outrageous price Apple charges on their store. I just hope they continue to include iPod format and not just PSP because I have an iPod and never have and never will own a Playstation brand product.
Who the heck watches movies on a PSP or iPod? Maybe I'm getting old (okay, I am getting old), but why watch a movie on a two inch screen? I don't know about these kids today, with their ipods and rock music.
The screen on the PSP is pretty large for a handheld and provides a very good image. If you have a PSP 2000 or PSP 3000 you can even plug it into a TV and watch a video or play a game through the TV. However, trying to watch a feature length movie on it is difficult for me. The one time I tried it glare was an issue, holding it was annoying and I felt like I was getting hypnotized focusing on such a small screen for so long. I use my PSP almost exclusively as an MP3 player.