Pros Good charger
Cons Case was too big and speakers were too quiet
Summary For something that cost $80, Theater Experience reminds me of the Waterworld (a movie that costs a lot, but it sucks so bad). I like the Swiss Army like in term of the number of features. However, it feels like a Walmart brand of my beloved Swiss Army knives.
Here's what I recommend Nyko to change to make this a killer tool.
1. Make it smaller. There's plenty of excessive space in the case. It was poorly designed. Look at the case by Logictech, which allow you to play game inside the case.
2. Spend more time on speaker research or install higher speakers that do not have a buzz sound (it was unbearable to listen to).
3. Market it better. I went to about 5 stores (EB, Best Buy, Circuit City, Gamestop, and Game Crazy) but no one know what I was talking about when I mentioned Nyko Theater Experience. Some of the stores don't even carry it.
All in all, I hope Nyko learn from its mistake from Theather Experience. If Nyko correct the mistakes mentioned above, the next version of the Theather Experience (if they don't go bankcrupt after this mistake) will be something that many PSP owners will want to buy. Until then, have fun re-designing the Theather Experience.
"DO NOT BUY!!!!"on by jmercado
Pros Great looking case
Cons Bad sound quality, Case is huge, cant play games with case
Summary Wow!!! I really thought this would be the accessory to get. I really fell for the hype. The whole time I was anticipating for this realese, so I went to Circuit city just to discover that this was the largest case I ever saw. Too big of a case to carry around and sound quality was horrible sound. This psp theater experience was not the experience I had in mind.
Pros Extremely solid design. It is the toughest case around, The rechargeable battery is great, You can watch tons of video and still have juice left to play games, Viewing stand is a great idea. You don’
Cons The case is a little big but that is somewhat excusable due to the amount of features crammed inside, It takes a while to charge the battery. It is best to leave it plugged in overnight, There is a s
Summary I really like this case. I was skeptical at first because of the hefty price tag but I took a chance due to the equally hefty feature list. Some products that try and do too much usually fall short but I think this one does each pretty well.
To start, I was always babying my PSP because I was paranoid about scratching the screen. I went banging on every case I could find trying to determine which one would take the most damage. This one and the Charger Case from the same company are the best built of all of them. I sprung for this one because of the added multimedia features.
Speaking of multimedia I download and transfer a lot of video clips to my PSP to watch when I get bored. This case is great for viewing them due to the stand and the speakers. I don’t have to hold the PSP or try to lean it against anything to watch a video comfortably.
Overall I would recommend this case to anyone with the cash for it. It is a little bigger than most but it is worth the space when you think about the extra stuff you would have to carry around with just a regular case to get the same amount of features. There is some speaker background noise that is not very noticeable and a lengthy charge time that keeps it from receiving a perfect score but all in all a great solution for protecting, changing and watching your PSP.
I also wanted to note that I could not find the silver one pictured, I only saw the black ones like the one I purchased. That may be an old photo.
Pros Very Attractive All-in-One Solution
Cons Audio Distortion Clearly Heard Through Speakers
Summary I got the Theater Experience yesterday after work & Circuit City.
I had really high hopes for this product, because the concept covered all the bases.
A case, internal re-chargable battery, stand & powered speakers. I can't tell you how disappointed I am. I wish I never bought this thing.
The case itself looks very, very cool & well made. Except for the little plastic covers for the power & audio inputs.
The covers are crap and it's a struggle to keep them on in proper place.
But my biggest gripe, is the sound quality. The biggest selling point for this item in this high price range.
There is something terribly wrong with the audio circuit in this device.
There is a constant low pitch hum AND a very distinct high pitch whine sound that comes from the speakers.
The static white-noise is present at all volume levels as well. But it's un-deniably easier to hear with the volume turned all the way down.
You can hear it clear as day. Pretty loud and noticable too.
I thought I had just gotten stuck with a bad unit, so I went to a DIFFERENT Circuit City store to do the exchange.
The same problem occured with the second unit. But I discovered something in the process.
If you press the button to disable the PSP Screen, like you would do to only listen to audio MP3, the High pitch whine is gone.
I turned the screen back on again, and the high pitch whine came blaring back through the speakers.
It sounds like something isn't grounded properly.
Please also note that the LOW PITCH hum was always present, and never went away. With the screen on OR off the buzz was there.
This was the case with both the units that I got from Circuit City.
Just as a note... I also own the Hip Gear Sound Stage & the Logitech PlayGear Amp.
I never had a problem like this with the other two units.
If anyone out there has purchased the Nyko Theater Experience, please check your units at LOW volume for this distortion sound.
If anyone is having better luck & found an undamaged unit without the audio problems, please post your results.
As for this second unit... ... it's going back to the store for a refund. The Logitech sound quality is WAY better anyway.
Good luck to all.
Pros Best all in 1 accessory available..External Speakers, Extended battery life, Protective case, and Hands-free viewing stand.
Cons Still bulky and the on/off switch is still hard to move.
Summary I had the same problems as everyone else. The constant buzzing noise when you are playing a game or watching a movie. You had to turn up the volume to the max to drown out the buzzing noise. It was very annoying. So I returned it and I got a replacement and it still did the same thing. So I called Nyko and they were aware of the issue and told me that they were going to make improvements on the grounding wiring issues and a on/off button for the speakers so it doesn't continue to drain you psp. Well, they fixed the problem and I returned the old one and they sent me a new replacement and it totally blows the old one away. The sound quality from the speakers are so much better no and there IS NO MORE BUZZING. NOW IT'S THE BEST ACCESSORY FOR THE PSP.