Home Add to Favorite Contact Submit  
             07 May, 2021
 

    
Category:  Articles » Computers » Games

 

Should I Upgrade My Sony PSP Firmware

Popularity:
         Views: 1519
2006-12-17 02:19:32     
Article by Mark Spencer

Sony already has a reputation of being in the forefront of the war over digital rights management (e.g., technological solutions that ensure illegal copies of music, games and videos aren't playable or viewable) and so it should be no surprise that the price you pay for upgrading your firmware in the Sony PSP is that you have less and less ability to hack, experiment or exploit the capabilities of your handheld unit.

On the other hand, there's no question that the last few firmware releases from Sony have added a raft of fabulous and invaluable new features and capabilities, not the least of which is a surprisingly full-featured Web browser.

For example, when Sony released firmware 2.0, here's what was added to the PSP's capabilities:

Network

* An Internet browser has been added.

Video

* 4:3 Screen Mode has been added (for video saved on Memory Stick Duo media).

* Go To feature has been added (for UMDVIDEO and UMDMUSIC).

* A-B Repeat feature has been added (for UMDVIDEO, UMDMUSIC and video saved on Memory Stick Duo media).

* Audio options have been added (for video saved on Memory Stick Duo media).

* MP4 (AVC) has been added as a playable file format (for video saved on Memory Stick Duo media).

Music

* The combination of SonicStage version 3.2 (or later) and PSP system software 2.00 (or later) has made it possible for music files in ATRAC3 plus format to be transferred to a Memory Stick PRO Duo

* MP4 (the audio codec for MP4 format audio files is MPEG-4 AAC) and WAV (Linear PCM) have been added as playable file formats (for music saved on Memory Stick Duo media).

Photo

* Wallpaper feature has been added.

* Image transfer feature has been added.

* TIFF, GIF, PNG and BMP have been added as viewable file formats.

Settings

* [Character Set] has been added in [System Settings].

* [Theme Settings] has been added.

* [Internet Browser Start Control] has been added as a security mode in [Security Settings].

* WPA-PSK (TKIP) has been added as a security mode in [Network Settings].

Then, in October 2005, Sony released firmware 2.50, which added:

* [LocationFree Player] has been added as a feature under [Network].

* Settings for [Text Size] and [Display Mode] in [Internet Browser] can now be saved.

* The input history of online forms accessed through [Internet Browser] can now be saved.

Settings

* [Set via Internet] has been added as an option to [Date and Time] in [Date & Time Settings] under [Settings].

* [WPA-PSK (AES)] has been added as a security method under [Network Settings].

The most recent firmware release as of this writing is 2.60, which builds on the previous list and now includes:

* [RSS Channel] has been added as a feature under [Network].

* [Volume Adjustment] has been added as an option in the [LocationFree Player] control panel.

* Music data in WMA (Windows Media Audio) format can now be played under [Music]. (This applies to music saved on Memory Stick Duo media.)

* [Enable WMA Playback] has been added as a setting under [System Settings].

I realize that this is confusing. In fact, I'm still running with firmware 2.50 even though the newer release is available. Nothing added is sufficiently compelling to make me upgrade as of yet.

The bottom line is that unless you plan on taking full advantage of homebrew software, you will be much better off upgrading your PSP to receive important security updates and fun new features.

Specialized in: Upgrade - Sony Psp Firmware
URL: http://www.pspgn.com
Print article      Bookmark this page
Related Articles 
Increase Your Mind Power with Draw Something Cheat’s WORD SOLVER (Popularity: ): Word games are the best past time from time immemorial. During ancient time people engaged in this kind of word games orally. After printing came into the scene newspapers and magazines started crossword puzzles. Now we have millions of online word games available on the net both as free games and as paid games.Word games keep our brain sharp and refresh our memory. It strengthens the language learning abilities and ...
Know How To Design your own puzzle (Popularity: ): One popular trend in the field of creative activities is to build your own puzzle. Though quite a new feature, it is gaining ground with the passage of time, since such an activity offers people, the ability to explore their degree of creativity and to make great use of it. Moreover, these puzzles make great gifts, specially for the purpose of birthdays. You can make a photo puzzle depending on ...
One of the top ten inventions in gaming (Popularity: ): In today's world it is important to find a good way for making and saving money, and be a maverick money makers. Unfortunately it’s everyone dream to succeed in the meter fast and easy, everyone is looking for the best solutions and the top ten inventions which would provide money. Finding good, profitable job is becoming a nightmare for a large number of people. We observe a common phenomenon namely, ...
Car Games – A great way to spend your time (Popularity: ): Playing car games online is extremely popular among kids to visit the internet regularly along with their adult counterparts. The internet has definitely revolutionized the way games are seen and played and this is down to some great websites that offer an assortment or some of the best car games on the internet.Why car games are so fun? Well most people find car games a lot of fun due to ...
The Passionate World of Online Games (Popularity: ): If you thought games and gaming was child's play, you cannot be farther from truth and reality. Online games are today played more by adults than kids, and if I tell you that the turnover of the gaming industry has crossed $50 billion mark, you will be awe struck. This impressive figure is enough to convince the seriousness with which companies are pursuing this field. New games are launched every ...


Related Business 
Laptop Memory Upgrade (Popularity: ): Laptop memory RAM Upgrade, Find Sony Dell laptop memory, Fujitsu Toshiba Laptop RAM Memory Upgrade,Incluing Memory for sony, toshiba and dell Laptop RAM sony vaio laptop memory, toshiba ram.
Sony VAIO Help (Popularity: ): At iGennie, we understand your requirements and accordingly provide you the best possible technical support and help services for all your Sony products. Whether it is a Sony Vaio Notebook or a Sony Digital Camera, Our tech support for Sony, includes them all.
Firmware Factory Embedded Development Environment (Popularity: ): Public domain Windows 95/98/NT based development environment for ultra-flexible embedded firmware, for microcontrollers. Loosely based on the IEEE1275 Open Firmware, but fits nicely on an 8-bit 8031 system: under 10k.
Xperia Play - Sony (Popularity: ): Sony Ericsson Xperia phones are not just about stunning hardware and performance. Sony's android smartphones give you access to the best applications and services around. Explore Sony Ericsson services and find out how your Sony Ericsson Xperia phone can bring a smile to your face.
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC . (Popularity: ): Buy God of War: Ghost of Sparta, an action adventure game for the PSP system. In GOW:GOS , Kratos expose the secrets of his dark past and battle the gods.
Tienda Sony Gallery Online (Popularity: ): Enter the Sony Gallery Online Store. Buy Sony, Bravia, VAIO Laptops, Camcorders, Digital Photo, Reader, HiFi, MP3, MP4, Sony Accessories store.
Titan PSP (Popularity: ): PSP resource site with tutorials, interfaces, wallpapers, tubes, and masks.
PSP Resources (Popularity: ): Collection of links to tutorials, picture tubes, custom brushes and e-Books for PSP 5, 6 and 7, all indexed by subject.
Pixel Art by Joyce (Popularity: ): Snow globes, seamless background tiles, outlook express 5 stationery, animations, PSP 6 tutorials, tubes for PSP 5 or 6, bladepro presets.
Psp Mania (Popularity: ): Web site for the newsgroup to find PSP tubes, mask and backgrounds and web sets, and all things related. As well as tutorials from beginner to advanced.