July 13th, 2006, 19:44 Posted By: bandit
Nyko PSP Play on TV Adapter
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Overview : Watch UMD movies and play PSP games on the big screen with the Play on TV Adaptor for PSP. Patented, CCD sensor technology views the image on the PSP screen and transfers it via included RCA cables to the television. The Play on TV Adaptor easily snaps onto the front of the PSP and works instantly while still allowing access to the UMD door. No complex installation or modification of the PSP is required. The device is easy to use and provides auto image adjustment allowing for the best image possible with no input required from the user. Now it is possible to enjoy all those PSP games and movies at home on the sofa in front of the TV. The Play on TV Adaptor even recharges the PSP while in use.
What is in the box :
- Snap-on design allows you to watch UMD movies and play PSP games on TV without modifying the PSP
- High quality CCD sensor and lens combination 'tuned' to the PSP screen
- The only Patented PSP to TV technology
- Stereo audio output directly from the PSP to the TV
- Includes RCA cables for connecting to standard video-in jack on your TV
- Plug and Play - does not require user tuning, tweaking or adjustments
- Auto white balance, auto contrast and auto brightness
- Easily access UMD slot while the unit is attached
- Charge your PSP while you play
Quality/Usability : The Nyko PSP Play on TV Adapter is a pretty solid product. As with all TV adapters for the PSP, they use a small camera and mirror to reflect the image onto the TV. Unlike the PSPonTV, the Play on TV adapter doesnt stick up and isnt close to any of the buttons on the PSP. Installing the adapter onto the PSP is fairly simple and doesnt take a genius to figure out. If you know how to hook up a VCR, a computer or just smart, you dont even need to read the instructions booklet.
- Play on TV Adapter
- Dust Cap
- AV cables
- Installation Instructions
The adapter clips onto the PSP at the bottom via plastic clips and is held in place via screws on top of the PSP. My complaint with this is that if you got big thick fingers, you might have a hard time trying to screw and unscrew the screw due to the back of the adapter being in the way. If you dont plan on moving the PSP or the adapter while watching of playing a movie/game, there really is no need to screw the adapter onto the PSP. Its pretty secure when its on.
Once the adapter is on, just plug the AV cable into the adapter and TV and plug the PSP AC cable into the adapter. The AC cable powers the adapter as well as charges the PSP at the same time. A nice thing about the adapter is that there is an ON/OFF switch on the side of the adapter. When the adapter is turned on, there is a blue LED light to let you know.
The adapter has two plugs on each side. One plugs into the headphone/remote jack (to transmit audio to TV) and the other into the DC port (to charge PSP).
As mentioned above, you'll be able to access all buttons on the PSP even the HOME, VOLUME, BRIGHTNESS, etc. But if you have thick fingers, you might have a hard time reaching for them.
The sound quality transmitted onto the TV is pretty good. There is no distortion or loss in quality. You may have to raise the volume either on the PSP or TV inorder to hear what is playing.
The video quality is pretty good as well. Honestly, I say its better then the PSPonTV. Colors are pretty vibrant and bright. There is some slight color washout but nothing major or drastic. I prefer to set the brightness on the PSP on medium. Low is too dark and high is just too bright on the eyes. There is no distortion or skewing of the video and it fits perfectly on the TV. Its proportional to the TV.
Conclusion : Overall, the Nyko PSP Play on TV exceeded my expectations. I was expecting horrible quality, washed out colors just like any TV adapter but Nyko proved me wrong. My only complaint is the accessibility to the screw at the bottom back of the adapter. Its a little hard to reach when you're trying to screw it onto the PSP. Also, the ability to access the front face buttons on the bottom of the PSP.
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