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Bandai to Ship UMD and DVD Discs Together

Zonk posted more than 9 years ago | from the magical-girls-on-disc dept.

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Anime publisher Bandai has announced that they will be shipping UMD and DVD discs together for some of their releases, and GamesIndustry.biz has the tale. From the article: "Brand new anime series Eureka 7, which has been created by the team behind the hugely successful RahXephon, will be the first to get the treatment - with a single box housing both UMD and DVD, for slightly more than the price of buying both separately." UMD stands for Universal Media Disc, and is the proprietary format that Sony uses for the PSP.

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Hmmm (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12284122)

What happens when people start dying?

Heh (5, Insightful)

brotherscrim (617899) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284164)

"with a single box housing both UMD and DVD, for slightly more than the price of buying both separately."

Wow, what a deal.

Re:Heh (1)

Minna Kirai (624281) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285667)

Wow, what a deal.

Limited offer! Buy two for the price of three!

Re:Heh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12286047)

Reminds me of that South Park episode, where they had a deal on DVDs at "Wall-Mart". Three copies of Timecop for only $19.99! You save like ten bucks!

Re:Heh (1)

Kanasta (70274) | more than 9 years ago | (#12287323)

Do I get 2 licenses for the release, or is it 1 license on 2 objects, or are they 2 objects that I own?

Can I say trade in my UMD license for an extra DVD one?

Re:Heh (1)

ExKoopaTroopa (671002) | more than 9 years ago | (#12291243)

great offer : 3 for the price of 2 !

Typo ?!!? (1, Redundant)

Bobbysmith007 (717813) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284166)

a single box housing both UMD and DVD, for slightly more than the price of buying both separately.

Cool I can get both for only a little more than it would cost to buy them both separatly!

And this is a good deal why?

Re:Typo ?!!? (1)

yotto (590067) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284261)

I assume that was a misspeak, perhaps translation error, that they would sell both for a bit more than you could buy one OR the other, not slightly more than if you bought both.

Still not a great deal. Considering most people don't want two versions of the same movie. For $5 more, I'll sell you Star Wars on BOTH dvd AND vhs! What a bargain!

Re:Typo ?!!? (1)

elasticwings (758452) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284480)

Is the Star Wars VHS the original un-bastardized version?

Re:Typo ?!!? (1)

yotto (590067) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284503)

Yes, except in this one, Greedo is shot by a bystander, by accident, right before he shoots Han Solo (who, in this version, is against all weapons, not just light sabers).

Re:Typo ?!!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12290523)

No, this is the one where the light sabres are digitally replaced by walkie-talkies.

Re:Typo ?!!? (1)

Meagermanx (768421) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285658)

I would buy it. Keep the good one, sell the other one on eBay cheap, and make a bit back. Or give it to a friend. This will be good for movie rental places, too. Buy one disc, rent it out to two people.
Actually, screw buying the movie new. Why not just buy the cheap version for a fraction of the cost the new one would go for, as in point 1?

Re:Typo ?!!? (1)

hobbesx (259250) | more than 9 years ago | (#12286886)

DVD and VHS?!


w00T! This'll be rad for my suitcase VHS deck!

Re:Typo ?!!? (1)

MindStalker (22827) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284519)

Or it could be "price of buying either seperately" I can see how either can be mistranlated a lot easier than more.

Re:Typo ?!!? (1)

|/|/||| (179020) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285490)

I like how this is modded redundant, even though it was posted in the exact same minute as the FP. You snooze, you lose.

Of course, by the time I preview this post a couple of times someone else will post the equivalent...

Re:Typo ?!!? (1)

MaverickUW (177871) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285704)

The only reason I can see is because as has been pointed out, people in Japan are often have very little space for random junk. Putting both in one case would save space, as opposed to needing 2 different cases.

It might still be a typo or something, but if it's not, that's a possible reason.

Slightly More??? (2, Insightful)

alta (1263) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284172)

I hope you mean they are going to sell them for slightly less, or not to many people are going to buy them together...

Re:Slightly More??? (1)

excesspwr (218183) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284222)

I hope you mean they are going to sell them for slightly less, or not to many people are going to buy them together...

Even the article states "more" not "less" so ... um ... yeah. Apparently Sony hates the environment and is trying to promote the development of trash.

So... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12284183)

A "Universal Media Disc" is proprietary?
Boy, I hate marketing people.

Re:So... (2, Insightful)

BrookHarty (9119) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284517)

Sounds more like false advertising, its not universal is it.

Re:So... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12285950)

The real question is: How much did Sony pay Bandai to pimp this new "Universal" format by putting out some of their anime on it?

Those Sony minidisks caught on big in Japan, so maybe Sony is hoping to repeat that success with yet another lame proprietary format, even though most of us in the west think it's some kind of joke.

Universally universal (1)

PromANJ (852419) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284933)

It's universal because if you use Sony's tools, you can put any kind of data on the disc (That doesn't violate the Universal Copyright and Content Laws), then you could in theory share that data with aliens that also has PSPs!

Re:Universally universal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12284955)

Wouldn't the aliens be in a different region code?

Re:Universally universal (1)

PromANJ (852419) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285136)

Did I say share? I meant sell for as much money as possible! It's universal knowledge that there is a direct connection between having money and being worthy of experiencing art and enjoyment.

Re:Universally universal (1)

Schemat1c (464768) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285396)

Wouldn't the aliens be in a different region code?

No. They have underwater bases in both hemispheres.

Re:Universally universal (2, Funny)

Minna Kirai (624281) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285708)

No. They have underwater bases in both hemispheres.

Doesn't matter. If you look carefully at the region-code map, you'll see it only covers the land-masses. The Atlantic and Pacific oceans are technically not inside any region.

In fact, it is even illegal for humans. To watch any DVD in a ship on the high sea is an act of terrorism, and Sony is authorized to launch cruise missiles at anyone attempting this.

Re:Universally universal (2, Informative)

palndrumm (416336) | more than 9 years ago | (#12288354)

If you look carefully at the region-code map, you'll see it only covers the land-masses. The Atlantic and Pacific oceans are technically not inside any region.

IIRC, places such as cruise ships, aeroplanes, oil rigs and the like are all designated as Region 8...

for slightly more.. (1, Offtopic)

gl4ss (559668) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284195)

...

uh..

so... well, there's a sucker born every minute.

Re:for slightly more.. (1)

captaincucumber (450913) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285732)

there's a sucker born every minute

P.T. Barnum said that about a century ago. These days it's more like 20 a minute.

Re:for slightly more.. (1)

zev1983 (792397) | more than 9 years ago | (#12305221)

Maybe the box is more, like, shiny...

Universal? (3, Funny)

yotto (590067) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284204)

Am I the only one who finds it odd that the proprietary format for the PSP is called "universal"?

Re:Universal? (1)

HTL2001 (836298) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284238)

I believe it means it can hold lots of different types of data, like movies and games (just like DVD stands for Digital Versatile Disc)

Re:Universal? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12284267)

Sony's marketing execs changed it because they thought "Unversatile" wasn't as catchy.

Makes sense (4, Funny)

Mike Hawk (687615) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284586)

You can use it anywhere in the Universe that you bring your PSP. Universal.

Re:Makes sense (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12284942)

not on a star. trust me, melting due to nuclear reactions voids your warranty

Re:Universal? (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#12286165)

"Am I the only one who finds it odd that the proprietary format for the PSP is called "universal"?"

Not really. No doubt, they meant that it can play back any types of media, not just video like DVDs or music like CDs.

It's sorta like asking several people whether or not Star Wars is sci-fi.

Universal Marketing Disaster (2, Informative)

spyrochaete (707033) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284271)

From the article:

Japanese media giant Bandai has announced the first movie titles to feature both a DVD and a UMD version in the same box, a trend which was widely predicted when Sony first announced the PSP's movie capabilities but has until now failed to materialise.

Yeah right. Consumers won't stand for a price hike for a format they can't use. I bet Bandai will be the first and last company to do this. I think the PSP's much touted and more maligned movie capabilities will fade into vapour within 6 months.

I bet that pink Power Ranger looks just as hot on a 3 inch screen though.

Re:Universal Marketing Disaster (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12284698)

Don't forget that the Pink Power Ranger is played by a guy when she's in her Power Rangers suit!

Re:Universal Marketing Disaster (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12284939)

I bet that pink Power Ranger looks just as hot on a 3 inch screen though.

Amy [imdb.com] Jo [google.com] Johnson [celebta.com] . Yum!

Don't you just love that. (2, Funny)

Captain Rotundo (165816) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284333)

ITs always the proprietary, closed formats that get names with words like "universal" in them. Universal to what? The disc that is universally used in psps? how retared is that?

Re:Don't you just love that. (2, Insightful)

syrinx (106469) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284356)

It's like "Digital Rights Management". These things are always named the opposite of what they really are.

Re:Don't you just love that. (2)

KDR_11k (778916) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284475)

Well, they "manage" your rights in the same way the government "manages" your taxes.

Re:Don't you just love that. (2)

vistic (556838) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284848)

PATRIOT ACT!

Re:Don't you just love that. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12286847)

Except "Digital Rights Management" is just that. It manages what you can and can't do (your "rights") with digital content.

Universal Media Discs are in no way "universal", since the only device that can read them is the PSP, and the only way to write them is to have Sony make them for you. A more appropriate name would be Sony Media Disc or Playstation Media Disc or something that indicates the limited usefulness of the format.

Re:Don't you just love that. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12284397)

about as retarded as your comment with its double uppercase, redundant adjectives, misspelling, and sentence fragments even though you tried to have some semblance of proper formatting

Re:Don't you just love that. (1)

Captain Rotundo (165816) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284608)

Explain my attempt at proper 'formatting', and point out one redundant adjective.

Re:Don't you just love that. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12284814)

proprietary, closed formats
you have a capital beginning letter and end punctuation yet three sentence fragments

Re:Don't you just love that. (1)

Captain Rotundo (165816) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285054)

Proprietary Pro*pri"e*ta*ry, a. L. proprietarius.
Belonging, or pertaining, to a proprietor; considered as
property; owned; as, proprietary medicine.
1913 Webster

closed closed adj.
7. hidden from the public; as, a closed ballot.
WordNet 1.5

8. not open to the general public; as, a closed meeting.
WordNet 1.5

9. unsympathetic; -- of a person's attitude. a closed mind
unreceptive to new ideas
WordNet 1.5

Explain the redundancy.
I do not understand how you can infer a good effort to conform to formatting rules based on some, but not all, sentances being properly capitalized and punctuated. I also dispute the three sentence fragments.

Re:Don't you just love that. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12285421)

sigh i was just trolling but you keep responding.
anyway if it's proprietary then it's closed, just because some non-relevant definition of closed doesnt fit doesnt mean anything. hidden seems to match quite nicely though
and the last three phrases that have question marks in your original post are fragments

Re:Don't you just love that. (1)

Captain Rotundo (165816) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285631)

Oh I know you were trolling. I am not an idiot.

Re:Don't you just love that. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12285904)

Wow. Two lies in just 11 words. You are a much more efficient writer than the previous poster gave you credit for.

Re:Don't you just love that. (1)

uradu (10768) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284693)

Not unlike the way that most countries with the word "democratic" in the name tended to be on the other side of the Iron Curtain.

wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12284349)

so now people can pay 500 dollars for shitty dubs and subs, yay fucking yay!!!!

Heck! Give It A Shot... (2, Insightful)

blueZhift (652272) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284419)

Except for the weird pricing, this might be worth a shot. If buying the double disc version is really more than buying both separately (which I doubt will remain the case) then I hope there are more extras thrown in to make it worthwhile. In any case, episodic content, like a TV anime series, is a good fit for the PSP and UMD media if DVDs ship with the UMD versions. I can see commuters and students wanting to catch an episode of their favorite series on the train or during lunch in the park.

The problem I see for TV episodes on UMD is that a lot of TV is already available online for download which means why bother with UMD when you can put shows on a memory stick. Right now most TV show downloads are illegal, but eventually legal services will pop up which will make the UMD even less attractive for TV content. Still, my guess is that downloads won't have the extras that can be placed on a disc, so there may still be a niche for UMD to thrive in. The trick and fun here is that this is all terra incognita, no one knows how the market is going to develop!

Re:Heck! Give It A Shot... (1)

MilenCent (219397) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284546)

If buying the double disc version is really more than buying both separately (which I doubt will remain the case) then I hope there are more extras thrown in to make it worthwhile.

Well, hell. I hope when the price for milk goes up at the supermarket that they throw in a small container of cream for my coffee to go with it. I hope when the price of gas goes up they give away a quart of oil with a fill up.

By your logic, if the price goes up it's a good thing, because it's more likely the companies will graciously grant us extras for paying more. Not a good thing to expect from profit-seeking entities.

If they *were* doing something like that, then they should be marketing the hell out of it, else there would be no benefit to adding the extra content beyond hoping word of mouth picked up on it and advertised the new features.

Re:Heck! Give It A Shot... (1)

blueZhift (652272) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285022)

Actually, I hate having to pay more than necessary and am willing to forgo extras in most cases. But there's been a trend in the Japanese market to offer extras with CDs and DVDs, sometimes at slightly greater cost, in an effort to appeal to dedicated fans to buy legal copies rather than pirated merchandise. I don't know how well this approach would work in the U.S. where the collector's culture is not as prominent.

So yes, if prices are going to go up anyway, I want more for my money. Otherwise I may start cutting back on my spending, which is something profit seeking companies definitely do not want to happen.

Re:Heck! Give It A Shot... (1)

justforaday (560408) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285216)

Bonus tracks are offered on the Japanese pressing of CDs to appeal to the domestic market. Often it's cheaper for the Japanese customer to buy a CD imported from the US or UK than it is to buy the domestic version.

Re:Heck! Give It A Shot... (1)

tprime (673835) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285129)

I find it kind of funny that we are referring to the memory stick as the fallback for content instead of using the UMD.

Good thing that the memory stick is a standardized method of storage...er.

Re:Heck! Give It A Shot... (1)

AgentGray (200299) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285742)

You've got the best joke site on the 'net. Uh...yeah...conquering the world. Here's some money.

Re:Heck! Give It A Shot... (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#12286189)

"The problem I see for TV episodes on UMD is that a lot of TV is already available online for download which means why bother with UMD when you can put shows on a memory stick."

How many memory sticks do you have? If you got a UMD with most DVDs, then you could just drag them along and not have to worry about juggling more than one expensive "MemoryStickTM".

ummmm... (5, Informative)

Rs_Conqueror (838344) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284538)

Does even bandai realise that most people can simply rip their DVDs to an avi format and then convert them to UMD with a 3rd party hack?

What follows is a tutorial for doing just that

(lovingly stolen from my friends redvsblue journal).

March 26th, 2005 The tutorial for getting RvB on PSP Important Step Skipped, try again if you didn't get it before.

OK. Many of you have been wondering, WTF, why can't I just drag and drop my files, and bam there are my movies? One of the sad things about the PSP is, the lack of a program on the computer that easily sorts out the files.

Go here [connect.com] , and watch the tutorial. If you don't have time... just connect your psp to the computer and make a folder on it entitled: "MP_ROOT." Then make a folder within that called: "100MNV01"

Note: "MP_ROOT" should be right next to the folder called "PSP," not inside of it.Also, although not tested, I don't believe you need a video saying, congradulations on getting video to your PSP.

Download this [nurs.or.jp] , next

This is the 3GP website. For those of you that want to know the source of the site, its in Japanese.

When you get it downloaded, unzip the file, and then install the software. EDIT IMPORTANT: Double click SETUP and change it to MP4, PSP (you can use "direct" if you have USB mode set up on your PSP). You'll know that you're good so far when you see a program that looks like this:

http://www.nurs.or.jp/~calcium/3gpp/images/3GPPC onv_01.gif You can change the language to English.

Set a directory (unless you want it to hog up the desktop, two files will be made each time you start a conversion. Drag and drop an episode of your choice, and the program should begin a conversion. Watch the log, to see if it is making good progress. If you want episode fifty-two, the episode is downloadable at the bottom for PSP play.

I ran into a problem with both Windows Media Video, and .mov formats.

Divx versions of the episodes worked fine.

Once you recieve TWO output files, with the beginning numbers "M4VCXXXX" (x=numbers) with a .mp4 extension and a .THM format, drag and drop the two files into "100MNV01."

Enjoy

For those of you who are redvsblue members and would like to go mod him up,the entery from which I stole is Here [redvsblue.com]

Re:ummmm... (2, Informative)

lumpenprole (114780) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284680)

You realize of course, that you can not "convert them to UMD" with this method.

UMD is a disc format. You need a UMD drive. There is no such thing as a consumer UMD drive, AFAIK. That's why Sony is using it. They know you're going to put stuff on your memory card. But if you want a collection of stuff, you're going to have to buy stuff on their format.

Re:ummmm... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12284965)

There is no such thing as a consumer UMD drive, AFAIK

Theres no such thing as a non-consumer UMD drive either. Developers don't get one, they get a PSP that hooks to a computer to play games (along with other cool features like profiling battery usage to let them know just how CPU and battery-intensive their algolrithms are). To get an UMD with the game on it they ship the image to sony and get an UMD back.

Re:ummmm... (1)

arose (644256) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285764)

So they can't profile disk access? Sony really loves to shoot themselves in the foot with their formats...

Re:ummmm... (1)

Minna Kirai (624281) | more than 9 years ago | (#12287670)

So they can't profile disk access?

It should be easy enough for Sony to insert an intentional delay to the network access, to approximately simulate CD effect. However, to do it right, they'd need to include spin-up/spin-down, and the fact that disc access uses more electricity, etc.

Re:ummmm... (1)

lumpenprole (114780) | more than 9 years ago | (#12291988)

Well, to split hairs there is a non-consumer UMD drive, it's just not available to developers. Sony has them.

But your post is dead on in clarifying that Sony is being so closed about UMD that not even developers get them. It'll be interesting to see if they can hold that position. Somewhere, somebody must be looking at a wide-open market in producing UMD. I guess it depends on how strict Japanese patent law is, something I know nothing about.

Re:ummmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12284784)

> Does even bandai realise that most people can
> simply rip their DVDs to an avi format and then
> convert them to UMD with a 3rd party hack?

Actually, I'm pretty sure Bandai realizes that's impossible.

Maybe you can rip the content and put it on a Sony Memory Stick, but you can't put it on a UMD.

Unless you have a UMD Burner. If so, does it run Linux?

Re:ummmm... (1)

slashrogue (775436) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284972)

That's like saying, "Does Microsoft even realize that people can simply open DOC files with OpenOffice instead?" It's not going to stop their business practices.

Re:ummmm... (1)

Lord_Pain (165272) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285014)

You are correct Sir!

This is the same problem that Apple is facing with their iTunes thingamajig. Who in their right mind will pay for something that they can get for free already?!? Baulderdash!

( Note: tongue firmly in cheek )

This will be (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12284551)

universal when I can copy my own content on the UMD instead of memory card.

Actual pricing details... (1)

Toddarooski (12363) | more than 9 years ago | (#12284893)

Can be found here: http://www.bandaivisual.co.jp/press/2005/press0504 18.html [bandaivisual.co.jp]

Unfortunately, I can't read Japanese, so I'm relying on Google's translation. It kinda looks like the DVD only version is 3,900 yen, and the DVD-UMD bundle is 5,250 yen. I don't see how much the UMD would be by itself, so I don't know how much of a savings (or not) you would get through the bundle.

Re:Actual pricing details... (2, Informative)

UWC (664779) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285165)

I'm guessing that a UMD will be more than the 1350 yen diffreence there. 100 yen can be loosely estimated to about 1 US dollar. UMD movies coming out this week in the US are $15 retail, and one is $20 (House of Flying Daggers). Since US DVDs aren't generally $35-$40, I'd wager that a UMD release in Japan would be a little more expensive than in the US, too, so the two-pack looks to be a good deal, relatively. That's assuming you'll be able to make decent use of the UMD, of course.

Re:Actual pricing details... (2, Informative)

patio11 (857072) | more than 9 years ago | (#12289922)

Alright, since I can read Japanese, I'll help you out: You're correct for the first release (two episodes = 50 minutes). After that, you get four episodes (100 minutes of content) and the bundle is 8,190 yen while the DVD only version is 6,300 yen. They'll be releasing once a month. There is no information about a UMD only option listed on that page. (You can also just rent the DVD, which will be given to rental stores on the same day of its release. Costs like 250 yen here for 3 days, maybe 400 if you live in a more expensive part of the country.)

Really? (1)

Reorax (629666) | more than 9 years ago | (#12285881)

Wah wah wah, price hike for proprietary format, wah wah wah.

More importantly, RahXephon was hugely successful? I mean, I loved it, but I thought most people saw it as a crappy Evangelion clone for some reason. Hopefully this new series can be anywhere near as good.

Re:Really? (1)

UWC (664779) | more than 9 years ago | (#12286899)

I liked RahXephon, too, I think partly because it felt a bit different than Evangelion and still managed to be a crazy psychological confusion-fest. I mean, I guess the central story was a kid pulled completely out of anything he recognized as reality and thrust into some crazy defense role at the helm of a mysterious organic fighting robot thing with a mysterious girl with mysterious origins, and... oh. I think maybe it felt a little more concrete somehow than some of the Evangelion stuff did, though, and I'm not really sure why. Or maybe that most of the characters were at least pretty much sane in RahXephon. By the end of Evangelion (not to mention End of Evangelion), everyone was in the middle of complete mental breakdowns even before all the really crazy stuff started happening. Hrm. Now I want to watch both series again.

Video On PSP (3, Interesting)

JustJon (731538) | more than 9 years ago | (#12286163)

I commute daily for 45 minutes each way on a bus, and I regularly download television programs and put them on my PSP to watch on the ride.

I've seen the UMD movies that are coming out and have said that I won't buy them when I can buy the exact same movie on DVD for about the same price, but the DVD will work on my computer, DVD players, etc, and I can rip the DVD for viewing on the PSP.

If the price increase of a combo pack wasn't too much of an overhead, I would definitely consider spending a few extra dollars on the UMD movie in the same package for viewing on my boring bus rides.

Re:Video On PSP (1)

UWC (664779) | more than 9 years ago | (#12286960)

Same here, and I don't even have bus or train rides. So not only do I have a 40-60-minute commute, I have to be paying attention to the stop-and-go traffic to make sure I don't die. I guess the benefit is that if I ever feel like going somewhere other than straight home, I can.

But yeah, I'd probably pay an extra $5 or so to get a DVD with the UMD version included. $15-$20 is more than I'll pay for movies with no features and that will only play on the PSP.

Re:Video On PSP (1)

Kris_J (10111) | more than 9 years ago | (#12289334)

How is that in any way the same?

Kind of ironic that the first will be Eureka 7 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12294825)

As many have said people can just download shows and put them on a memory stick... which makes it kind of ironic that the first will be Eureka 7, since they are going to make it downloadable at the offical site [eureka-prj.net] (each ep a week after it airs, so the first one should be showing up this weekend).
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