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"PSP and Manga + Scanlations? hrm........." , posted Wed 30 Mar 17:04post reply

1up has an interesting article on reading manga on the PSP. I wondering what you guys think about this.

For me, this has seriously grabbed my attention. The only function that interested me on the PSP was watching video on it. But i don't watch much tv or movies (not that you could fit a lot on the memory sticks anyway). But reading manga and scanlated manga at that on PSP. Hrm....interesting. Especially since you could probably fit a ton of manga on a memory stick.

I know most of you guys are just in it for the games. And its just plain nicer to read from a real book. But this, this is kind of a neat idea.





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"Re(1):PSP and Manga + Scanlations? hrm......." , posted Thu 31 Mar 02:17post reply

well the thing is, you can already do this on tons of devices, like GP32, GBA (with flash cart), PDAs - hell, you could even do it on a digital camera's display if you wanted.

It's a neat thing, but you certainly don't need a PSP to do it.





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"Re(2):PSP and Manga + Scanlations? hrm......." , posted Thu 31 Mar 03:59post reply

It's neat but not really interested in this. I'd rather download music and movies. Maybe when the Ryu Final scanlation begins? We'll see.





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"Re(3):PSP and Manga + Scanlations? hrm......." , posted Thu 31 Mar 04:03post reply

quote:
It's neat but not really interested in this.



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"Re(1):PSP and Manga + Scanlations? hrm......." , posted Thu 31 Mar 04:55post reply

Hey Exodus or anyone else that may have a good suggestion, but after reading your post I have seriously thought about getting a portable device that could act as a digital manga reader. Does anyone have any good suggestions for something like this?

The PSP might work in this regard but what I hold against it is its price, form factor and screen size. Are there better alternatives out there?

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"Re(1):PSP and Manga + Scanlations? hrm......." , posted Thu 31 Mar 05:12post reply

Puchimon and Ichigo Mashimaro on the train: heaven.





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"Re(2):PSP and Manga + Scanlations? hrm......." , posted Thu 31 Mar 05:51post reply

I'd rather have a GP32 with its open source capabilities.





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"Re(3):PSP and Manga + Scanlations? hrm......." , posted Thu 31 Mar 07:07:post reply

For viewing images on the go, there are PDAs out there right now with a 480x640 (or 640x480) screen (depends on how you hold it). They might be much more expensive than the PSP, though. (I've got a 240x320 screen on my PDA -- and it's kind of a pain to view large images on it. There's either a lot of scrolling, or there's a lot of lost definition when I zoom out.

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I'd rather have a GP32 with its open source capabilities.

If it is in fact possible to load programs off the Memory Stick, I'd say there's a good chance the PSP will eventually get its own open-source development platform -- something like KallistiOS.






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"Re(3):PSP and Manga + Scanlations? hrm......." , posted Thu 31 Mar 07:07post reply

hmm, hard to say. GP32 is good for the open-sourceness - it guarantees you won't have to pay for the image viewer. But a large PDA like the zodiac would give you more viewing room, and be easier to hold. GP23 is much cheaper though.

heh...tough call, I can't really advise. I'd say look into both and see what makes you feel best?