View Full Version : PSP 2.50 Firmware Released

10-12-05, 11:29 PM
Here are the changes;

- locationfree player has been added as a feature under network.

- autoselect and unicode UTF-8 have been added as options to encoding under view in the browser menu bar.

- text size and display mode settings of the browser can now be saved.

- the input history of online forms accessed through the browser can now be saved.

- copyright-protected video can now be played under video.

- set via internet has been added as an option to date and time settings under settings.

- WPA-PSK (AES) has been added as a security method under Network settings.

- Korean input method has been added.

10-12-05, 11:30 PM
For those wondering what location free is go here...It basically lets you watch tv on your PSP but you need to purchase the neccesary hardware(called a "Base") for your household.

Edit: This Base goes for about 300 dollars and the software for it is priced at 150 dollars :rolleyes: :thumbdwn:


I for one am staying with 2.0 and am NOT updating... This update doesnt seem update worthy....plus its not worth losing the option to downgrade

Mr. Hunt
10-13-05, 12:17 AM
I am staying 1.5.... HOMEBREW!

10-14-05, 12:35 AM
I am staying 1.5.... HOMEBREW!

pics of that location free player in action...

Well guys, here it is. And it actually works, at least locally. I haven't tried it remotely yet, but I'm heading to Miami with my PSP Friday, so I'll give it a try from there, and see how good it is over the Net.

The first thing it makes you do during setup is upgrade the firmware in the base station.


Then you hook it up to the cable, set it to autoseek the TV channels, and watch TV. The picture is pretty good. Not DVD quality, but it's not bad.

You get an extra icon for the base station in the Network menu.

The base station connects wirelessly with the PSP locally, and is WEP and password protected, to make it difficult for anyone else to access it.
It also connects to your router via ethernet cable. There are two sets of video and audio connectors on the back, for DVD or VHS players, and a remote infra-red device so you can control your equipment over the internet.


You get a Win XP software CD so you can use a laptop instead of the PSP. Unfortunately, no software for the mac yet. There is also a tutorial DVD, which I haven't even looked at yet.
I'll post more info as soon as I've had more time to play with it.

its pretty cool. would be nice to be able to watch tv on the psp anywhere you go. but....the price is a bit much, and id HATE to loose my homebrew, so screw that.

10-15-05, 12:02 AM
nothing beats homebrew.nothing.

10-15-05, 10:57 AM
expensive?! Are you kidding?!
I'd pay anything to watch Wheel of Fortune while I'm on the toilet! LOL!