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This blog is in the first case meant for myself so I don't forget interesting stuff. So you will find lots of useless topics, but there will certainly be also readings that might interest you. Lots of the items will go about my family, things we do or don't do but also about software, cars, gadgets, music, etc ... .

8 aug. 2006

My own PSP

Yep, finally I am the proud owner of a PSP. My wife bought it for me on E-Bay, thank you honey! I really must say I am very impressed by this device and the community around it.

I am not going to give you all the specs of the PSP, you can find that somewhere else on the Internet. But what I really must say is that the screen is incredibly good, you are really holding a small TV in your hands. And now I can play games wherever I want: in the living room, kitchen, toilet and even outside (although this one is hard in direct sun light).

The PSP is more than a portable game console, it's a small media center for playing games of course, but also looking at your favourite photos, watching movies - yes it is doable on the little screen - and listening to music.

Oh yes since it also has WiFi, so with the latest firmware upgrades you can surf the web, read RSS feeds, etc.

And now I am waiting on devices to extend my PSP - it has USB on it. I would like to use it as a Skype video phone or a GPS or an extender to windows media center or or .... . I think there are lots of thing you could do with it.

I mentioned firmware upgrades above. I looked for a way to upgrade using the memory stick, which I couldn't find in the manual. If you want to upgrade your PSP with the memory stick do the following:
  1. Create a the folowing directory structure in the root of the memory stick: GAME\UPDATE.
  2. Copy the firmware upgrade file into this directory.
  3. Go to the games menu, select memory stick and you will see an icon with your upgrade. Select it and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. After the boot proces, the new firmware will be available.

I am going to play right now ... .