Home » Arts and Entertainment

PSP Firmware Downgrade For Amateur

Aug 17, 2007
The worst part of the Sony's PlayStation Movable (PSP) is that you cannot play all formats of discs on it in the way it is purchased from the department store. You can play only discs that are in the Worldwide Media Disc (UMD) format, and these discs are costlier than the average discs available. So, if you want to watch the movies in your existing DVD assemblage on the PSP, it is not possible. You can not even play games from your old collection on this Playstation Portable. So, what do you do? Do you chuck out all the stupendous SEGA and Atari games you played on your GameBoy and Nintendos? Indeed not! There is a way by which you can make your PSP compatible with all these games, and much more! And that is, the PSP firmware downgrade!

Let us see what a PSP firmware downgrade actually does. The earlier versions of the Playstation Portable were compatible with all kinds of disc formats, such as DVDs. However, as newer and newer versions of the PSP began hitting the markets, they stopped using all formats. This happened after the version 1.50 and for this reason, the version of PSP 1.50 is called the original or classic Playstation Portable in some places. Now, if you have a PSP version higher than 1.50, then you can play only UMDs on it, according to the way Sony has programmed it. It is attractive to note that the UMDs are also a Sony product, and so by this Sony is ensuring a higher peripheral profit from the PSP.

But when we do a PSP firmware downgrade, we are pulling down the version of the PSP. That is, from a higher version we are taking it back to 1.50. This can be done in as less as ten minutes, with nothing more than a USB cable and a computer. However, it must be told that versions above 3.03 of the Playstation Portable cannot be downgraded yet.

So, when the PSP firmware downgrade is done, the PSP gets 'unlocked' to play discs of all formats. You can play all your Atari, Nintendo and SEGA games on this now, and plus you can play all the movies from your old collection. In addition, the Playstation Portab that has undergone a PSP firmware downgrade to the version 1.50 can store your files of movies and music, and you can play them whenever you want. And, as if that were not all, the downgraded PSP can be used to download and play all kinds of games that were not possible in the way the PSP was marketed by Sony.
About the Author
Sean is a PSP enthusiast and he spends a lot of time either playing games or watching movies or listening to music on his PSP. When he gets the time, and all this has been made possible after a PSP Firmware Downgrade that he did. Now, he is writing a lot on how the downgrade has benefited him and how others can also advantage. Read some more about on:
http://www.pspdowngradereview.com.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 148
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources