Nyko Technologies, a maker of peripherals for devices like the PSP and iPod, yesterday began shipping a PSP add-on which lets gamers view their UMD movies and games on their home television screen. The new Play on TV Adapter is priced at $79.99 and available now.
The Nyko Play on TV Adapter, said the company, snaps onto the Sony PSP and uses CCD sensor technology to view the image on the portable gaming device’s screen. It then sends what it sees to a television screen via included RCA cables. The unit also includes audio output directly from the PSP to the television so users can enjoy more of a stereo sound.
“Our fans told us they wanted to experience PSP games and UMD movies on their TV’s, expanding the uses of their content.” said Susan Corben, vice president of marketing, Nyko Technologies, in a statement. “One step ahead at Nyko, we anticipated this request and solved the problem by developing the Play on TV Adapter.”