UMD movies used to be a guilty pleasure - you would buy one and enjoy it but feel ever so slightly ripped off. If only you could play them on your TV as well. That would make them the perfect format, right? I mean you could watch them at home on your big TV, and then pop them in your pocket for portable viewing whenever you wanted.
Of course, this never was the case and so UMD was mocked by many as a dead format that just didn't know it yet. People were accused of wasting their money for buying them, and some people even bought both the DVD and UMD versions of the same movie, making everyone around them raise an eyebrow to say the least.
In an act of revenge that should make Jaws 4 blush, UMD's are back to bite non-believers on the a**
This cable (along with every other Component AV Cable for PSP on the market), makes your UMD movie's fit full screen and in impressive quality on your big screen TV. If this feature was available on the original PSP, UMD movies would have thrived. The good news is, more people than ever are buying these products - Why? There's simply no reason not to, and they're all pretty cheap now too.
It's honestly one of the most uncanny things I have seen from any console, let alone a portable system. As a UMD movie was made to fit the PSP screen, it's baffling how it looks so amazing on your big plasma. UMD's can be stacked right next to DVD's now as proper home viewing choices, as well as being pocket portable - fantastic.
Games do not fill the entire TV screen however, but this really doesn't matter as nobody has ever questioned the value of the games. It's just cool to have the option to play them bigger though. It turns the PSP into a home console at will. Surfing the net on your TV, as well as everything else the PSP can do are really just bonuses in my opinion. The real beauty of these cables is simply enjoying your previously confined movies on the big screen. The quality really will blow you away as you realise you now own a new home movie format you didn't even know you had.