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Cable for playing the PS Vita on TV

Idea 53834 | Posted in , by | February 23, 2012

If possible, can there be a composite/component cable for the PS Vita in order to play it on a TV?

 

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TheRealAlpha2  |  June 21st, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I would have thought this would be a given, why remove something that the PSP did so easily? If it’s a cable difference thing, consider making a new one.

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Neherenia  |  June 21st, 2011 at 9:43 pm

They should use the same cable PSP Go did, since they were mean enough not to use the same cable as the PSP slim…

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TheGordonShumway  |  June 22nd, 2011 at 2:00 am

I agree too.

or maybe they could have a streaming alternative, where the Vita wirelessly streams video to the TV via a PS3.

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jac_richardson  |  June 22nd, 2011 at 9:59 am

I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that it has a 720p video out.

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Techni  |  June 24th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

“I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that it has a 720p video out.”

Nope.

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SkyNet003  |  June 26th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

No video out?

OK. I’ll just wait until a slim model comes with that feature (and probably -or not- with a UMD reader).

Such powerful hardware confined to such a small screen. What a waste.

I was very excited for this, but now I think I’ll keep my PSP-2000 around for quite a while…

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QUINTISON  |  June 26th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

It’s supposed to have a mini HDMI out and all you need is a mini hdmi to regular hdmi cable
but sony could cut the feature and put it back on ps vita ver. 2

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TheUltimateSword  |  June 30th, 2011 at 12:14 am

nice, this should allow for an hd connection hopefully

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Neherenia  |  June 30th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

“It’s supposed to have a mini HDMI out”

No. It does not. sony has officially said no tv out

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Naquiel  |  July 8th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

The question to ask is this, Do you really need to have a tv out feature in the first place. It might be that sales of the tv out cable where so low on the psp’s that they desided to leave it out. Also sonys pritoritary movie format that came with some bluray movies was not doing so well. Looks like sony is trying to keep things portable so you dont have to carry much.

So really ask yourself, if and when you chose to have/or had a tv out cable, how many times would you use/did you use it and is it/was it worth the money you paid for it.

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bow7  |  July 11th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

I’m of two minds about this. I don’t think I would personally use it myself. When I’m at home and gaming on the PSP it is mostly because the TV isn’t available to me. But I do think that it is a step backward which will disappoint some people.

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FJ1100_rider  |  July 15th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

they didn’t add it to make it portable , you can either use your ‘ portable ‘ gaming system as it’s supposed to be used or play the games on your tv using the ps3 connection it allows for .
sure , some people might not like it but you don’t design consoles for ‘some’ people , you design for the majority of buyers and how they will use it – adding features for a few people adds costs for everyone .

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Techni  |  July 17th, 2011 at 4:11 am

“The question to ask is this, Do you really need to have a tv out feature in the first place”

Yes, I use it all the time on my PSPs. It’s the sole reason I got a slim.

“Also sonys pritoritary movie format that came with some bluray movies was not doing so well.”

Irrelevant. PSP Go cant play those movies, it still has TV out. Sony also sells downloadable movies.

“So really ask yourself, if and when you chose to have/or had a tv out cable, how many times would you use/did you use it and is it/was it worth the money you paid for it”

A lot, and yes. I’ve even bought spares to use at other people’s places without having to disconnect mine.

“Looks like sony is trying to keep things portable so you dont have to carry much.”

Nope. If that was true, they’d use standard USB instead of a docking port.

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Naquiel  |  July 17th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

@ Techni

Acctuly the sony filed downloadble content movie that was on sony blurays where made to be downloaded on the ps3 and also able to be played on the psp. I know this because i have the movie District 9 and was able to download it to my ps3 and psp.

But really why should sony make a tv out cable when they have a history of poor sales of past tv out cable from the older psp’s.

You might use them alot, but a company has a knack for not wanting to continue making a add on item that doesnt sell much. As in meaning not many ppl buy the cables.

And as for standards. Well ether take what sony offers or look elsewere. Deal with what is there or dont. Its that simple.

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Techni  |  July 19th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

What are you talking about? I meant the PSN VIDEO store.

“But really why should sony make a tv out cable when they have a history of poor sales of past tv out cable from the older psp’s.”

So you can post these numbers or did you make them up as per your pattern?

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Naquiel  |  July 21st, 2011 at 12:42 am

@ Techni,

I dont need to give proof, Just go to your local game store or any store for that matter that sells psp accessories and ask them if they have video out cables and you will get your answer. Besides i think sony will let the third party venders make one. Sony does not sell much of them so let the other venders make them.

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Techni  |  July 22nd, 2011 at 12:12 am

“I dont need to give proof,”

Actually you do.

“Just go to your local game store or any store for that matter that sells psp accessories and ask them if they have video out cables and you will get your answer”

That doesnt make sense, them having cables doesnt mean they dont sell.

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Naquiel  |  July 22nd, 2011 at 6:57 pm

@Techni

So your saying you have proof that the stores are selling the cables like hotcakes. I can goto BestBuy, Toys ‘r’ Us, and many other game stores including gamestop and none of them carry the tv out cables, and when asked they say they dont sell enough to warrent carrying them.

So please show me stats/charts/datasheets showing that they are selling hand over fist.

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Techni  |  July 23rd, 2011 at 2:21 am

“So your saying you have proof that the stores are selling the cables like hotcakes.”

No, I’m asking for your proof they arent. You made the claim, you have to prove it.

So please show me stats/charts/datasheets showing that they arent selling hand over fist.

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Naquiel  |  July 23rd, 2011 at 3:04 am

@ Techni

Even if i provide proof (And i have many times before) you will never believe me.

Ether way good luck looking for a tv out cable, Sony might or might not make one, but eventuly some third party might make one.

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Techni  |  July 23rd, 2011 at 5:24 am

“Even if i provide proof, you will never believe me”

You NEVER have before. You keep resisting doing so, like you are now, just making excuses. Post proof for your statement, otherwise you’re admitting it’s false.

“Sony might or might not make one, but eventuly some third party might make one.”

A third party can’t if Sony doesn’t have a video out port on the thing. There aren’t video out cables for the PSP 1000 for example.

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Naquiel  |  July 23rd, 2011 at 3:57 pm

@ Techni
So we are at a stand still. You say im lieing because i dont provide proof and i say your lieing because you dont have proof. And im just giving the same excuse you keep giving me. So i ask you provide proof or otherwise you’re admitting it’s false.

Its the 2 sides of the coin. No matter how much you want there to be only one side of the coin, there is the other side to remind you that you cant just ignore whats there.

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Techni  |  August 1st, 2011 at 4:38 am

“. You say im lieing ”

You admit it by refusing to post proof.

“and i say your lieing because you dont have proof. ”

How am I lying by asking you to back up your increasingly idiotic statements?

“So i ask you provide proof or otherwise you’re admitting it’s false.”

You’re the one making claims! If YOU cant back YOUR moronic statements up, YOU admit they’re false. Its not up to me to prove your claims, it’s up to you.

“Its the 2 sides of the coin.”

No, just 1. You made claims, you refuse to back them up.

“there is the other side to remind you that you cant just ignore whats there.”

There is no other side! Prove your claims, or dont make them. You made the claim.

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Naquiel  |  August 1st, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Well believe what you want, but the fact still remains that there is no tv out cable and their probably will not be one till the psvita 2000 comes out. So ether accept what is being offered or look for something else to buy.

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Techni  |  August 5th, 2011 at 2:04 am

“So ether accept what is being offered or look for something else to buy.”

What part of this website don’t you understand?
Are you seriously that stupid, that you think no one should submit suggestions to this site?

You do get the point of this site is to suggest things to Sony right?

Again, you’re not contributing.

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Naquiel  |  August 5th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Sorry but i do get the idea of this site. As in its a place where sony can chose to use said ideas if they want to, but doesnt mean they will because its THEIR CHOICE.

And as i can see at this time, Sony chooses not to have a video out cable. But like i said they might for the next vita upgrade.

So i guess you need to understand what this blogshare is here for.

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Techni  |  August 5th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

“Sorry but i do get the idea of this site”

No you dont, since you’re harassing me, telling me not to make suggestions. The admin accepted the idea, its not up to you to tell me not to do so.

“So i guess you need to understand what this blogshare is here for.”

Its you who doesn’t understand.

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Naquiel  |  August 5th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Sorry but im not harrassing you. Im just pointing out that this blog share is a place where you can list your idea, but the posts in the idea is the place where ppl can agree or dissagree to the idea. Basicly a place where ppl can chose to voice their liking of the idea or a choice to dissagree with the idea. In this case i chose to dissagree and explain why.

But out of this argument and all other arguments you have chosen not take anything i say seriously, but the thing is its not me you have to take seriously, its sony and what they chose to do with the product they make and the process they take to impliment changes in the production of said product.

For example you should of asked for a video out cable way back when the ngp was just a slight rumor so that the cable might have been put in, but because of costs and other facters, sony chose to not put it in for the vita final launch product. So at best this is only a wishfull idea to try for for the next update of the vita.

So this is why i said good luck and hope it is added in the psvita 2000 (or more likly numbered 2100 since the psvita is numbered 1101 for Japan)

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Techni  |  August 6th, 2011 at 2:26 am

“Im just pointing out that this blog share is a place where you can list your idea, but the posts in the idea is the place where ppl can agree or dissagree to the idea”

Yes, but thats not what you’re doing. You’re telling me I shouldn’t have even posted it. Which means you are harassing me, unless you tell everyone whose idea Sony didnt do already to not post it.

“In this case i chose to dissagree and explain why.”

no, you chose to say “Well ether take what sony offers or look elsewere. Deal with what is there or dont. Its that simple.” You also lied about Sony’s reasoning

Which defeats the whole point of this site. Its that simple.

“But out of this argument and all other arguments you have chosen not take anything i say seriously”

Cause you lie, then get mad when I call you out on it. You made up sales figures on the cables then refused to prove it. You lied about the SHAPE of the memory card encouraging piracy. You LIE all the time! You even make lies up about me personally, how can I take you seriously? You continually prove to me how ignorant you are, and refuse to listen to logic.

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Techni  |  August 6th, 2011 at 2:31 am

“For example you should of asked for a video out cable way back when the ngp was just a slight rumor ”

1) It has been, August 5, 2010
2) Again, you dont get the point of this site. Suggestions for a product dont stop when its done.
3) Vita isnt even done. They havent even started making ours yet. PS2 got revisions between the JPN and US launches

This site is not for suggestions you agree with, nor is it your place to tell people they shouldnt have suggested it. You are not an admin. Quit pretending to be one.

Oh wait, you only tell me that I shouldn’t. Thus proving you are indeed harassing me. And you wonder why people keep noticing it. I’ve got people from Kotaku messaging me cause they know you stalk me, telling me that they know how bad you are at making stuff up. People on other sites come to me to point out how horrible you are to them. Doesnt that tell you that you have a problem with your stalking? (it had to do with PS3 linux being taken away)

When people tell you it wont cause piracy, stop trying to claim it will. You know it wont. You are simply, grasping at straws cause you want to harass me. Even the admins know and have told you to lay off.

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Naquiel  |  August 6th, 2011 at 11:59 am

Wow more claims from you that you cant back up. Really, the only time i argue with you is here in the psp and vita forums and sometimes here in the share blogs. and some how you constantly think you know everything when you dont, you still are not taking in account why sony chose to do what they do and you pass it off like they didnt think of it or that they are stupid in what they desided to do.

So like i said it might be due to costs that sony desided not to make a video out cable because of lack of past sales with the psp cables and they wanted to keep the price of the vida.

You can ask for it all you want but its already clear the cables will not be availible at launce and might not be available till the next upgrade. So is that hard to understand?

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favian  |  August 31st, 2011 at 10:42 pm

I bought a psp go because it had tv out plus i could pair my ps3 controller with it, worked amazingly well, never looked back.

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Techni  |  September 1st, 2011 at 2:35 pm

“Wow more claims from you that you cant back up”

I didnt make any claims, YOU did

“you still are not taking in account why sony chose to do what they do”

Cause you’re being an idiot by bringing that up. I already explained to you multiple times, there reason is IRRELEVANT. You’re tying to say no one is allowed to make suggestions cause Sony had reasons not to do it in the first place. Again, telling people (oh wait, just me, since you’re harassing me) to not suggest things cause Sony had reasons not to do it is retarded. STFU already.

“So like i said it might be due to costs that sony desided not to make a video out cable because of lack of past sales with the psp cable”

Again, a claim you cant back up.

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Naquiel  |  September 1st, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Well to bad so sad, no video out cable for launch. Maybe for the next version in about a year or so. Get use to disappointment.

But what you dont see is SONY BESIDES WHAT THEY WILL OR WILL NOT HAVE SO ANY DECISION THEY MAKE IS RELEVANT. Sonys product so they deside what they will or will not put out or put in their hardware.

As i said many times This blog share IS a place where ppl can SHARE their IDEA, BUT it is also the place for ppl to agree or DISAGREE about it. Call it a healthy way to point out the problems that can go along with the idea. And as stated in sonys blog share, Sony has every right to accept or deny any ideas that they chose not to use. So basically you can wish for it and get others to agree to what you want, but in the end sony can chose not to go through with the idea.

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Techni  |  September 26th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

“But what you dont see is SONY BESIDES WHAT THEY WILL OR WILL NOT HAVE SO ANY DECISION THEY MAKE IS RELEVANT”

No it’s not. You can’t tell me not to suggest things because the fact that Sony didn’t do it means there are reasons for not doing it, on a site set up by Sony to take suggestions for things they havent done.

You’re bitching about me ignoring Sony’s reasons, while you’re ignoring why they set this site up.

“BUT it is also the place for ppl to agree or DISAGREE about it.”

Its not a place for you to tell me not to make suggestions

“Sony has every right to accept or deny any ideas that they chose not to use. So basically you can wish for it and get others to agree to what you want, but in the end sony can chose not to go through with the idea.”

You’re not Sony.

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Naquiel  |  September 29th, 2011 at 12:44 am

BTW what ever happend to having umd on the vita. Wasnt it I that said that sony could chose to go with another game media format with a next gen handheld system.

Look your not sony ether, Sony is Sony and they will do what they want, you just ether acept what they sell or you dont.

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Techni  |  October 31st, 2011 at 1:48 pm

“Wasnt it I that said that sony could chose to go with another game media format with a next gen handheld system.”

You also said they’d go download-only, and said I lied when I said Sony publicly announced they wouldn’t. Remind me how that worked out for you?

“Look your not sony ether, Sony is Sony and they will do what they want, you just ether acept what they sell or you dont.”

You’re on the wrong site to say you just have to accept everything considering it’s set up to tell Sony what you don’t accept.

Quit ignoring the posts you pretend to reply to. Use/accept some logic for once

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Naquiel  |  November 3rd, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Ignore what, the launch vita will not have tv out because of costs, and as i pointed out in my other posts that sony can chose to add it in in a later updated version. Its called Logic and im currently using logic when i post.

And BTW i always have and will always say (wich clearly you cant properly read what i post) Sony CAN chose to go all download only if they wanted to. I said sony can when the psp go was a rumor and it happened, and i said they can with the vita, but the word i use is MIGHT OR CAN. i never specifically said sony WILL or HAVE TO have their products a certain way, but clearly you keep thinking that im saying sony has to do think my way when im not. Im just saying sony is making the choices in the products they make, Im just pointing out what they can or might do and nothing more.

Your just arguing with me because you think im saying sony is doing things i never claimed they will do.

But in the case of the TV out for the vita, well its clear from the current launch product, it will clearly not have tv out, so asking now might help for a future upgrade model but clearly not for the current models. So is that clear for you.

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Naquiel  |  November 3rd, 2011 at 1:01 pm

So please with all of your logic answer me this. You post your idea just a few months before sony decides to launch the vita where you ask for tv out. Did you expect sony just to stop everything and try and add in tv out to the current launch vita’s? Do you know the amount of time needed to properly change a product to add new hardware. Its not like they just go hey lets just att tv out to the vita and just slip it into the production line.

Like i said you can ask for a tv out feature for a future upgraded model but tv out will not be in the launch version. which can be due to price and other factors that clearly your not taking in account. So please why not put in detail your logical finding on why sony can or cant have tv out for launch.

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fleinn  |  November 25th, 2011 at 4:13 am

Do want an hdmi out as well. Thought about buying a vita over a tablet. Since I thought I could probably play videos, music and film.. or show photos, and so on. As well as play games.

Probably won’t buy it if it doesn’t have a tv-out. At least not at that price-point..

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LIGHTNINGLORD67  |  January 27th, 2012 at 11:58 am

Techni and naquiel, ever heard of apple AirPlay mirroring

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LIGHTNINGLORD67  |  January 27th, 2012 at 11:59 am

Because all it takes is a software update to add something usefull

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Face2_smile  |  February 8th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

It is very disappointing if Ps Vita has no “TV Out” how can we have the real thrill of the games on 56″lcd. Please consider on it.. really, I would Change my mind to take this device if there is no tv out function.
Really Disappointing…

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BullittRIP  |  February 19th, 2012 at 1:10 am

I use the PSP in my vehicle entertainment system to watch movies with kids. Even my kids 10yrs/13yrs wonder why the Vita cant do video-out. From the mouth of babes… Why did you leave that out? After dropping $350 for early release I just expected hdmi/video out.

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Sonicfan11589  |  February 23rd, 2012 at 3:53 pm

If this idea DOES come true, PLEASE MAKE IT FULL SCREEN FOR ALL MEDIA and not some (i.e. PS1 Classics)

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mjc0961  |  February 23rd, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Yes. The lack of video out is one of the biggest things holding me back from getting a Vita. I want to wait and see if Sony will sell a cable for the current version of Vita and add the functionality via firmware update, or if they’ll only add it to a Vita revision.

Video output is a great feature to have for people who do game guides and game playthroughs on the internet. You can currently get video by holding a Vita in front of a camera, but it’s usually not great quality as the screen is always moving around slightly. And it just makes little sense that PSP has had it since the 2000 model, and then they took it away for the next generation of hardware.

And while having the video on the TV rather than the Vita might make games that are touch screen heavy harder to play, they can still be played as the Vita would still be used as a controller. And not all games require the touch screen, so those will be easily playable as well.

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I2anSoIVI  |  February 25th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

This would be great maybe use the accessory port on the vita for the video output

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QUINTISON  |  February 27th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

A system of vita’s power needs micro hdmi or wireless hdmi component is sad when put next to hdmi.

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TSTina  |  February 28th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I wouldn’t even consider buying a PS Vita until they add a video out. Preferably HDMI, second choice Component, third choice S-video.

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