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Sony, Can You Hear Me?

Monday, Jan. 16, 2006 3:00 PM

Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a wonderful innovation. It won't ever replace my iPod, as the outlay for the device, plus the memory, exceeds that of even an iPod Shuffle.

The PSP's strength lies in being able to bring quality video to a handheld screen, particularly movies.

Except that I can't hear them.

Of the half-dozen titles I own for the PSP, only Air Force One has been loud enough to watch while sitting at the kitchen table. Everything else requires headphones.

And yet, game titles don't suffer from the same issue.

Even more puzzling is the choice of subtitle options for films being released by Warner. (Warner nonetheless gets kudos for issuing films in widescreen format.)

French, Spanish, and Norweigan.

How about ENGLISH? I'm perfectly happy watching a film with captions on; it allows me to enjoy the film without isolating myself behind headphones, and it is respectful of those who may be nearby.


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