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Anyway, I was thinking of picking up a PSP for myself, and I had a few questions.
I was tossing back and forth between a PSP and a DS(i), but I'm also looking for something that can play music and movies on the go, so that pretty much nudged me in the direction of the PSP.
1- Does the screen scratch easily? Do I need a screen protector?
2- Is there likely to be a new model or a PSP2 coming anytime soon?
3- How do I tell the difference between a PSP-2000 and a PSP-3000? Or is any PSP I pick up in a store these days going to be a 3000 model?
4- Is the software Mac compatible?
5- What sort of movie formats can I play? Is it easy to watch, say .MKV's? DivX? Would I need to download special software for that? Otherwise if I need to convert files, is that an easy process, and is it easy to keep things like the optional subtitles in .MKV files?
6- I've heard about homebrew, and I'm not too interested in that stuff apart from maybe the occasional app (mainly media players if the PSP can't handle different file formats). How easy is that stuff to get running? Do I risk bricking the thing if I do?
7- I've heard most games have annoyingly lengthy load times, is that true?
8- What's kind of battery life can I expect on gaming / movies / music?
9- How's internet browsing?
10- Any recommended peripherals or extra's I should get when buying?