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mr_mahoney
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« on: February 07, 2007, 02:56:50 PM »

Can a handheld gaming device be connected to a TV or PC or projector to show it's screen on a larger screen?

I found this software for a PDA:
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/misc/print/0,1000000169,2133619,00.htm

Can you imagine? The PSP actually becomes a hand controller.  Hook it up to our classroom monitors and the students can surf the web on a larger screen.
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2007, 06:49:38 PM »

There are a few solutions for Pocket PC (dotpocket) and Palm (see here.

For PSP there's PSPonTV.

For Nintendo DS there have been various rumours but nothing concrete.

I'm afraid neither the PSP or DS solutions are that great.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2007, 12:54:56 PM »

Another potential solution is to use a PDA to control a computer remotely, with that computer connected to a TV or a projector.

I have used VNC on my PDA to remotely control a Mac.

Likewise a college in Bristol has used staff using PDAs to wireless control a computer connected to a projector, the PDAs were used to call up and control PowerPoint presentations from a central networked server.

Another solution is WiJet.

http://www.pegasuswirelesscorp.com/products/wijetg.html

This allows the screen from the PDA to be shown on a television or via a projector wirelessly. I have used this product with a Tablet PC.

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2007, 06:19:36 PM »

This device projects a handheld device:
http://www.projectaphone.com/

Here is a concept of the phone with a built in projector:
http://www.gadgetreview.com/2006/04/lcd-project-cell-phone-next-april.html

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2007, 06:22:36 PM »

2007 article on phones with built in projector:
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070104005398&newsLang=en
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2007, 02:44:44 PM »

There are a few solutions for Pocket PC (dotpocket) and Palm (see here.

For PSP there's PSPonTV.

For Nintendo DS there have been various rumours but nothing concrete.

I'm afraid neither the PSP or DS solutions are that great.


OO I got excited reading this! I have used Margi Presenter to Go (in my drawer gathering dust now) and a PPC in the past with a dismal display and such fiddle to get it work properly so I'm quite keen on playing with PSPonTV - so thanks for the idea.

However, the PSPonTV website offers the view that families will watch projected games. I would have thought it better to use a Playstation to link to the TV if gaming is the aim.  I have several PSP films (on UMD) and I doubt if a projection to a large screen would improve the poor image I've experienced.

If it's for web surfing as a group then I would imagine a projection could be useful but I would always opt for a laptop/projector for good connectivity, ease of navigation amd much more versatile.  I'm still getting to grips with the little joystick (or whatever it's called) on the PSP that allows you to move anywhere.




 
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2007, 03:12:49 PM »

My students are using the new slim PSP and a video cable connected directly to an LCD projector. 
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008, 02:55:27 PM »

My students are using the new slim PSP and a video cable connected directly to an LCD projector. 

Sorry for the delay in replying I have been otherwise engaged.

Do you have to buy a special type of cable?

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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2008, 06:04:11 PM »

Just a video output cable for your PSP and connect accordingly.   Next time you have to present, consider using a PSP or iPod to manipulate your content.
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2008, 10:04:47 AM »

Did some research and went out and got the right cable, works really well.
 
http://elearningstuff.wordpress.com/2008/01/11/connecting-your-psp-to-a-projector-or-a-tv-or-similar/

Thanks for putting the concept in my head.

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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2008, 03:11:40 PM »

No problem.  I first saw this when one of my students connected his PSP to a classroom's LCD projector to demo his engineering project.  He had his powerpoint converted and video of his design in action.  Here is a podcast of how to videos you can download onto your PSP:
http://pspedu.blogspot.com/

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