Posted Jan 29th 2008 11:00PM by Andrew Yoon
Filed under: News
Tags: 3.90, firmware, network-update, skype
1-29-2008 @ 11:03PM
yawn...wake me when it has something good.
1-29-2008 @ 11:05PM
upon further speculation, if Sony fix their MS driver that they **** royally in the last update, it might be worth it.
1-29-2008 @ 11:11PM
yes they really REALLY need to fix that. besides that, yay for skype!
1-29-2008 @ 11:20PM
...so when are we getting the mics so we can actually USE Skype?
1-30-2008 @ 1:01AM
Um...Goto the store and buy one?
Its been out for a long time.
1-30-2008 @ 7:02PM
Yeah I know, I was just wondering where the bundled set was.
1-29-2008 @ 11:28PM
I like the Skype calling, though I don't have the headset yet, I have been looking forward to this feature, since it was discovered last year.
The only other major request I have for the PSP, is video streaming via either RSS or DLNA. DLNA will limit video to a local network while RSS will allow it over the web.
I wish the PSP could stream web video (like from Apple.com/trailers) in H.264, but most H.264 content on the web is in CALVC (not CABAC) and is in a MOV container, not MP4... Not to mention the aspect ratio limitations the PSP currently has with different profiles/levels.
I have an iPod Touch and can stream (well, real-time download) my iPod encoded 768kbps movies over TwonkyVision to my iPod touch and it works perfectly. It's just a bit hard on my battery life. Not via RSS, but through the web based interface of Twonky. I click on one of my Twonky hosted movies in Safari and the iPod Touch's Quicktime extension loads and it plays back, almost perfectly. I can seek or play/pause... Haven't done it over the internet, though.
1-29-2008 @ 11:41PM
The PSP can't handle video RSS streaming. It's a bit too much for the little guy.
1-30-2008 @ 11:48AM
you say that your iPod Touch can "real-time download"
the PSP can too, in fact you can subscribe to video feeds, they just need to "real-time download" before playing.
by the way, do you know that the PSP also supports LocationFree/streaming video content?
1-29-2008 @ 11:43PM
... but i needs headsets. *sad face*
1-30-2008 @ 12:23AM
So i just made an account... where do i find my number. >_
1-30-2008 @ 12:44AM
you don't have a number, you just have a 'Skype Name'
1-30-2008 @ 12:05PM
So i how do i make a skype to skype call... =\
1-30-2008 @ 12:13PM
NM, i think i see... i just add said persons name to the contact list correct?
1-30-2008 @ 12:05AM
Whoa were almost at 4.00 what major thing could it contain!?
1-30-2008 @ 12:21AM
You realize of course the could quite happily go to 3.100 for the next revision :)
1-30-2008 @ 12:53AM
what could firmware 4.0 contain? Hmmm... how about: "support for PLAYSTATION network titles has been expanded... yet again"Which is not-so-secret code for "jack squat"
4-18-2008 @ 2:30AM
Anton you really have a solid grasp of decimals and sarcasm.
1-30-2008 @ 12:09AM
Hello PSP World !
I owned a PSP a few years back and got rid of it. Having focused heavily on programming and development I haven't had much time to game lately....
It seems as though I am going to be doing some traveling soon and I want to purchase a PSP. I'm in the states... Any recomendations would be greatly appreciated... Is there something I should know about the PSP Lite ? I think I want that one... Any comments? ??
1-30-2008 @ 9:03AM
Congrats on choosing a PSP! I travel quite a bit for work as well, and find myself using it more and more all the time. Here are a few things to think about; sorry if they're already self-evident to you.
1) PSP Lite is the way to go. There are small, but significant, technical upgrades which make it worth it. But in the end, the reduction in weight takes the cake. After playing it for awhile, find an original PSP and pick it up. You'll be amazed how heavy the first generation feels.
2) Definitely go with a bigger memory stick. At least the 4Gb model, which seems to be perpetually on sale these days. :-) Myself, I have the 8 Gb stick and have no problem filling it up.
3) Avoid UMD movies like the plague. As much as I like Sony and support their products, this is undeniably a dying format. Besides, why would you want to purchase UMDs of films you probably already own? There are plenty of programs out there to convert DVDs you own to files playable on the PSP.
4) Utilize the new PSP on-line store. Lots of fun stuff (themes, demos, PS1 titles...) to download.
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