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PSP Downgrade Describe In Simplest Terms

Aug 17, 2007
The PSP, or the PlayStation Portable of the Sony Computer Recreation, has become a universal phenomenon, having sold more than 27 million units so far. The PSP has indeed got some extremely rave reviews for its functionality as well as its convenience of usage. No wonder then that the handheld gaming console has become the heartthrob of millions across the planet.

But those who own the PSP will be very agreeable with the fact that keeping up with the gaming console is a very expensive thing to do. For one thing, Sony's PSP can use only the UMD format, i.e. the Worldwide Media Disc, due to which all the DVDs of the previous gaming consoles like the PlayStation 1, GameBoy, etc, become redundant on the PSP. As a result, the person has to buy a UMD, which is an unnecessary dual expense. A people owning a PSP does end up spending thousands of dollars on purchasing and downloading games and DVDs that would work with the PSP.

However, downgrading the PSP can simplify the problem drastically. If you have a Playstation Portable that is below the version 3.03, then it can be downgraded quite successfully to even a version 1.50. PSP downgrades are very common nowadays, because the PSP is quite useless the way it is originally retailed. The very fact that only UMDs can be worked on the PSP make it quite a costly affair. A person who has an existing DVD collection will have to buy the same movies and games in UMD format in order to make them functional on the Playstaion Portable. That is indeed too much of a cost. In addition, games from other consoles such as those of SEGA, Atari, Nintendo, etc. would not work on the PSP since the PSP requires a UMD format, which these consoles do not use.

By a Playstation Portalble downgrade, the PSP is taken back to its basic form. Due to this, the Playstation Portable becomes very capable of playing DVDs of movies and games from other formats. PSP downgrades open the PSP up for homebrew games also, i.e. the games that are designed by programmers and are available on the Internet for free downloads. It must be noted that in its retailed format, the PSP will not be able to play any homebrew games.

PSP downgrades can change the entire look of the PSP; it can convert the Playstation Portable from an expensive gaming console to a total multimedia center that can play all kinds of games and movie DVDs, can store movies in its memory and play them when needed, can download music, can download homebrew games, and can also be used as a very effective remote control for stuff like changing television channels.

This is the cause why people with PSPs are looking to PSP downgrades with such high regard. There are many sites that have full videos to show how to go about PSP downgrades. Several such videos are available from the site pspvideoguide at a nominal fee.
About the Author
Sean had almost thrown away his PSP, which had become as expensive for him as maintaining a white majestic elephant in the house. But then he discovered PSP Downgrade and since then he has begun looking at his PSP with new respect. You can learn more about his adventures with his PSP on his own website located at:
http://www.pspdowngradereview.com.
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