The PlayStation Portable (PSP) is one of the best video players on the market. However it lacks one key component, a hard disk. I guess Sony thought the UMD optical drive would be sufficient, but they were wrong.
Now the market is finally catching up. Each week a number of new portable video players are announced. It appears Santa Claus is going to have a big bag of gadgets to distribute this Christmas. I wonder if Santa will have a Zune video player this fall…
Since I already have a 2gb, a couple of 1gb, and a 512mb Memory stick for my PSP, I’m not rushing out to replace it. I usually travel with 5–7 movies loaded across my sticks. It sure would be nice to have a 30–40gb hard drive but then I’d have to figure out which 50 movies I want to take.
By the way, the Core Duo T2500 chipset in my laptop has cut the conversion times down pretty significantly when compared to my Pentium 4 2.66 based MCE 2005 machine.