PS Vita TV is one of the lowest cost investment solutions available for gaming enthusiasts to access Sony’s PlayStation gaming world. This is a product in the Sony PlayStation series so the main feature of the machine is for gaming, while PS Vita TV also has the ability to stream video content as well as music, photos from the store of sony or from PCs running Windows and Macs.
Sony has advertised PS Vita TV as the world’s smallest PlayStation game console to date. The fact is not wrong because the device measures only 105 x 65 x 14mm and weighs just 110g, which is equivalent to the Apple iPhone 4 box and is only smaller than the Vita handheld game console with 5-inch touch screen. The thickness of the PS Vita is only equivalent to the height of the RJ45 plug so it can be said that Sony could not design a much thinner PS Vita TV to accommodate enough Ethernet ports on it.
The only way to layout PS Vita TV is to lay horizontally because all communication ports (including Ethernet port, HDMI port and USB port) and memory card slot are located behind the device, whereas the Vita card slot is Put on the side. Machine only comes with a handle DualShock 3 and Sony said PS Vita TV support connecting up to two handles at the same time. If you have a Sony PlayStation 3 or Sony PlayStation 4, you probably do not need to invest in extra handles because they can be used with PS Vita TV. The PS Vita TV’s handles can also be wirelessly connected to the phone via Bluetooth, while the included USB cable is used for the first time and for charging the battery.
About configurations, as announced on the Sony website, PS Vita TV is equipped with hardware quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor along with IMG SGX543MP4 + GPU. PS Vita TV did not overheat during the beta test run of the Test Lab. The device has an initial boot time as well as a quick restart from standby mode. Test Lab can turn PS Vita TV into standby mode while playing the game for a break and then recover almost instantly.
Taking the idea of exporting a content of smartphone to a big-screen TV, Sony designed the PS Vita TV’s interface quite intuitive and easy to use through the traditional dashboard console and D-pad navigation buttons on the DualShock handle which is familiar to most PlayStation users.
PS Vita TV has the same interface as the handheld PS Vita gaming console. Games and applications are set in beautifully colored bubbles, the PlayStation icon on the handlebar to exit the game, access the multitasking interface as well as return to the main screen.
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In addition to internal memory with 1GB of storage, Sony also offers an external memory card slot that supports up to 64GB PS Vita cards with a separate Vita card slot. PS Vita TV also allows users to connect and download games, pictures, music and videos from the PS Store, but requires a PlayStation Network (PSN) account.
Also thanks to the “Vita” of Sony, some PS Vita games can be played on PS Vita TV. Due to its built-in PS Vita hardware, PS Vita TV also plays Vita, PS1 and PSP games. Designed to target young single users or young families with teens, PS Vita TV titles are light and educational. In addition, Sony also offers PS4 Link features for users to connect and stream games from PS4 machines available to play through PS Vita TV over Wi-Fi networks.
Not only is it a professional gaming console with the smallest design, the Sony PS Vita TV is also a great multimedia streaming device for home entertainment needs. To use this feature, users must download and install the Content Manager Assistant on a Windows or Mac computer and then use the built-in Content Manager application in PS Vita TV for synchronization and streaming. Stream multimedia content between device and computer. During testing, Test Lab can stream photos, music and videos from a Windows laptop via PS Vita TV for viewing on a TV screen. However, large music and video files take a while to start playing.
PS Vita TV supports video output up to a maximum resolution of up to 1080i. For users who love watching movies with Full HD 1080p resolution this is probably a limitation. However, during the test Test Lab found that the machine can play 720p HD video when connected to a TV Sony Bravia 40 inch EX430. Testing the browser through the built-in browser, Test Lab found that the webpage is loading quite fast with full image and text that is large and easy to read on the big screen.
Sony also provides a feature set in PS Vita TV or Parental Controls, which allows parents to set up monitoring and management of Vita TV usage. This feature provides the ability to lock down certain applications, set the time allowed to use and limit the use of gaming or viewing video content by age appropriate.
In general, the Sony PS Vita TV is a combination of a small, impressive design, hardware configuration powerful enough to play popular games, and a new dimension to game console line for play games as well as multimedia entertainment for young people.
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