Hauppauge releases Wing software for iPod and PSP

By Justin Mann on December 19, 2005, 8:02 PM
Looking to further expand the use of your video iPod or Sony PSP, assuming you just happen to be running out of uses for them? Hauppauge Computer Works has released Wing, software designed to work with with the PSP and video iPod, to let you record from the TV directly to your portable, letting you lug them around in your pocket as you go. This may not seem all that interesting, but the idea of being able to have a setup that records shows you want, stuffs them on a mobile device and has it ready for you when you wake up is pretty nifty. Of course, this is designed to work only with Hauppauge's WinTV-PVR hardware, a PCI card.

"People can record their favorite TV shows and put them in a portable format and carry them around," said Ken Plotkin, president of Hauppauge, N.Y.-based Hauppauge Computer Works. Essentially, Wing is like TiVo for the video iPod or the PSP. It works by digitally recording TV programming directly from a user's PC to a portable device via the Hauppauge card.
The software is around $25, and will probably not work with competing PVR hardware, but assuming you are clever, you could do all this yourself but some folks just want it easy.




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Bartzy said:
So now we'll watch TV programs and even movies on a 4.3" LCD screen. Great. iPod G5 screen is much smaller - 2.5". You just can't see videos in that.For my opinion - Nice feature, but my guess is it will not be so popular.
vnf4ultra said:
I agree with Bartzy, it's a cool idea, but I doubt it's that useful. I mean in the age of hdtv, dvr, surround sound, who'd want to watch a video on a 2.5" screen using tinny speakers. You'd miss a lot the "wow" effect. I'd think it'd be as useful to have a dvr record your tv shows, and then watch them on your own tv when you have convenience.
mofoed said:
You will be seeming alot of eye squinters if this does become popular but I agree I doubt with the smaller screens now. Nice little, but trying to watch a TV show on a small 2.5 screen is not really enjoyable (to me at least).
PanicX said:
It must be all about perspective. All you need to do is hold the iPod 2cm from one eye, close the other and you've got a big screen.
CrossFire851 said:
[b]Originally posted by PanicX:[/b][quote]It must be all about perspective. All you need to do is hold the iPod 2cm from one eye, close the other and you've got a big screen.[/quote] rofl, good thinking very innovative.... :-)
mentaljedi said:
[b]Originally posted by CrossFire851:[/b][quote][b]Originally posted by PanicX:[/b][quote]It must be all about perspective. All you need to do is hold the iPod 2cm from one eye, close the other and you've got a big screen.[/quote] rofl, good thinking very innovative.... :-)[/quote]I agree, round of applause. Why don't you use a magnifying glass while your at it? If somethine asks, say your looking at a fingerprint on the screen...
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