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Firmware 3.30 now available on Network Update

What big Microsoft news? Sony sneakily snuck out a new firmware upgrade for PSP: the first in almost two months. Here's the list of the improvements for this firmware revision:
  • Support for displaying thumbnails for items has been added under [RSS Channel].
  • Support for PLAYSTATION Network titles has been expanded.
  • The size of videos that can be played under [Video] has been increased.
  • Support for displaying thumbnails for content saved in the "VIDEO" folder of a Memory Stick has been added under [Video].
Update 2: For those without wi-fi access, the update can be downloaded here. Save it on your PSP under this directory: PSP/GAME/UPDATE. IGN is reporting that the video profiles have expanded to include 720x480 (DVD), 352x480, and 480x272 (native PSP) resolutions. However, it does not appear as though they've been successful in converting video files either. Stay tuned for more updates.

[Thanks, Reuben!]

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3-28-2007 @ 12:49PM

James said...

Hah! I had totally forgotten that full-res video playback was a hack. I've been running OE for so long now, I thought that was one of the 3.0X features that got rolled in. Man, yet again the hackers are ahead of the manufacturer on this one...


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Sam K22

3-28-2007 @ 1:04PM

Sam K said...

Playing videos at full resolution does work. Someone posted a couple of sample videos on another forum (here's one of them: ), and they work great.


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Stef Geiger23

3-28-2007 @ 1:16PM

Stef Geiger said...

...Yeah.... and that's an AVC encoded with the "main" profile. Either that's a commercial video, or the person who made it shelled out some serious cash.


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Johnny Lasley24

3-28-2007 @ 6:40PM

Johnny Lasley said...

Still not much of an update. I want my Playstation Store now.


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3-28-2007 @ 7:43PM

navsimpson said...

It'd be nice to get some official confirmation of *why* these video upgrades were made. I can't help but feel it's to get things ready for a movie download service.

Still, I gotta' wonder - wouldn't a full-length AVC at 720x480 be like a gig and a half? Or is it bitrate that will affect size more?


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3-28-2007 @ 10:11PM

mayakovsky said...

I saw somewhere that there was a feature for a "Wireless Hotspot Network". What does it do?


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3-28-2007 @ 10:37PM

navsimpson said...

Wireless hotspot lists "T-Mobile USA" (even though I'm in Canada and it's no good to me). I'm guessing this is an extension of the deal they had with T-Mobile for the Mylo where you got free Wifi for a year or some such goodness.


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3-29-2007 @ 11:41AM

chris said...



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3-29-2007 @ 9:07PM

TwoLOUD said...

Updated without problems. Thanks.


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4-02-2007 @ 10:47PM

Smokeydabest said...

it seems like they haven't replaced the new update (lol)


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5-24-2007 @ 6:27AM

walexy said...

how do i go about the software download.


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5-30-2007 @ 5:30PM

alogius said...

i will like to be in this


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