Sony treats PSP with TV recorder

Sony Japan has launched its first Memory Stick video recorder to help Far Eastern PSP owners record telly onto their handheld chums.There’s no Europea

Sony Japan has launched its first Memory Stick video recorder to help Far Eastern PSP owners record telly onto their handheld chums.

There’s no European launch planned for the MSVR-A10 (above), but the move is symbolic – it’s the first time Sony has officially backed recording video onto its Memory Sticks for consumption on the go.

There are devices that will do the same job available for UK PSP fans: both the Neuros MP4 recorder and StorVision miniVCR will happily record TV shows straight onto Memory Stick Pro Duos, and are available on the net for £140 and £90 respectively.

The new Sony recorder is a slightly different beast. It has a similar price tag to the existing mini recorders – £125 – but sports a variety of video input ports, suggesting that it’s not been made specifically for the PSP.

It also only records 320x240 pixel video compared to the Neuros’ more TV-friendly 640x480 recordings, although the lower quality does mean you can fit around three hours of footage on a 1GB Memory Stick. The lack of a hard-drive and high-def support also rules out any of the Stuff team making a snap trip to Tokyo to pick one up.

Still, here’s hoping a sequel makes the jump into our stores in time for the rumoured camera-packing PSP2 this Christmas.

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