Title: Sony considering PSP Comic/Manga store
Kota - March 17, 2009 10:54 PM (GMT)
kano - March 18, 2009 01:12 AM (GMT)
LOLs - I get don't why people would read it so tiny.
If the OLPC2 is ever released (I eventually found out from inside information that the OLPC2 comments were extremely premature back when some of us were discussing it ... and it may be a while still until anything like the OLPC2 happens) then there would be a good cheap medium for reading that could become insanely popular.
... but on a tiny little PSP screen?
I guess some are just desperate to show off that their hardware can do something, even if it really sux to do it :)
Kota - March 18, 2009 01:23 AM (GMT)
Sounds like a fanboy's never read Manga on a PSP. I wouldn't have it any other way; it's not much smaller than a typical volume page, if at all; the screen is surprisingly crisp, and I haven't read scanlations anywhere else for years.
PSP Scanlation Reading = awesome manga on the go. I'm not even kidding.
kano - March 18, 2009 01:40 AM (GMT)
Meh - I found reading Harry Potter on the PC OK, but on a Palm it was annoying spending more time scrolling than reading ...
Though I bought some of the HP books, I never actually read the 'paper' :)
With Negima! I really hate it even on my PC when a page is a single image, coz I have to scale it down and thus it drops in quality otherwise I can't see the full image in one view.
I don't have a 1200 high screen anywhere (and I don't bother rotating the screen just to read Negima!)
Kota - March 18, 2009 02:43 AM (GMT)
Sorry about the fanboy comment, first of all; I had hopped off of /v/ at the time, not the best thing to do.
That out of the way, yeah, reading on a PC screen is very annoying. The image is either scaled to fit its vertical height, or forced to use a clunky interface to scroll and move around (I've yet to find a decent PC reader).
The PSP program I use (PeP-Viewer) scales to horizontal width, which fits surprisingly nicely, and although you must scroll to see the entire page, I got used to it quickly, and it still shows a very decent amount of the page, I think. I can just drag and drop my downloaded scans and go, no converting needed.
kano - March 18, 2009 03:06 AM (GMT)
No worries ;)
:) No - I like my 'PC graphic reader' (I wrote it in Java :D) I just don't like not seeing the whole page (left to right AND top to bottom) sometimes without having to hit the scale button :(
That's why I was wondering about why anyone would want to read manga on a smaller screen :huh:
I guess the advantage of having it available any time makes it worth while.
Kota - March 18, 2009 03:17 AM (GMT)
Yeah, if you ever get the chance to use a PSP (and something other than the fail built-in picture viewer), try it out. It's pretty good.
Strange_One - March 18, 2009 06:34 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (kano @ Mar 18 2009, 01:12 AM)|
| If the OLPC2 is ever released (I eventually found out from inside information that the OLPC2 comments were extremely premature back when some of us were discussing it ... and it may be a while still until anything like the OLPC2 happens) then there would be a good cheap medium for reading that could become insanely popular. |
I haz a fellow fanboy :P
Yeah, it's goals always sounded way too high, if it does make it - I wants one.
PSP is an acceptable platform for reading maybe, but OLPC2 if made would appeal to me more due to generally expanded versatility.
Kota - March 18, 2009 08:44 PM (GMT)
I had to go look up what an OLPC was. I'd say an electronic paper Ebook Reader would be better. I've read up and seen some images of a Sony Ebook Reader and the Kindle displaying scanlations, and they looked very nice. It's the paper display that does it.
kano - March 18, 2009 09:51 PM (GMT)
Nah - it's the mythical OLPC2
It is just like a book - with a screen on the 2 open pages.
Runs Linux (or XP?) so it 'can' do anything a normal PC can do that's not an FPS/MSOffice requirements resource hungry app.
Turn it sideways and the bottom one can be a touch screen keyboard and the top one the display.
Expected price was under $200 (for 2 of them, you get one and they give one to a 3rd world child somewhere)
Unfortunately, information about it was released WELL in advance of it becoming a reality.
Hmm - where's the thread ...http://z4.invisionfree.com/aquastar/index.php?showtopic=6757
Heh - just had a read - same subject came up then :)
Strange_One - March 18, 2009 10:33 PM (GMT)
Aye, I'd want an OLPC2 because it can do PC things. e.g. Visual Novels.
No mucking about with converting to PSP/DS or waiting for someone to work out how to do so. Most converters and such come in PC versions, so no getting a program on PC to convert to portable. Plus the ebook style features. And if it's gonna be power conservant like the first OLPC - it will not be backlit. afaik notebooks can't have the user just turn off the backlight, so eyestrain territory.
Same problem with psp and DS screens I think.
If I get time, I may edit for readability. RL a bit psychosis imflaming atm.
Kota - March 19, 2009 11:45 AM (GMT)
PeP doesn't need conversion
Neither does Bookr.