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PSP users can now watch videos, listen to music and view pictures off PS3

Sony’s PSP has received a new 3.5 firmware update. This update, along with the latest 1.8 PlayStation 3 firmware, unlocks one of the most exciting connectivity features between the two Sony devices: Remote Play.

Remote Play enables the two devices to connect to each other, one serving as a media hub and the other as a portable viewer. Users can now store their music, pictures and video content on their PlayStation 3 console, and access it remotely with their PSP wherever and whenever it is connected to an adequate Internet connection.

While users can carry gigabytes of media on their PSPs using Memory Stick Pro, connectivity with the PlayStation 3 offers access to 20 or 60 GB (or even more for those who have upgraded their consoles). The term Remote Play is a bit of a misnomer, however, as the system does not currently support any form of gaming.

Also in the 3.5 PSP update is a new RSS Channel Guide to offer better support for RSS feeds. The update for PSP may be obtained now using the system’s auto update feature.

More than a week ago, Sony released version 1.8 firmware for the PlayStation 3, which also added legacy game and DVD movie upscaling to 1080 resolutions.

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Steps in the right direction
By Legolias24 on 6/1/2007 12:52:31 PM , Rating: 3
It's nice to see Sony getting some good press lately with these firmware updates. Good on you Sony for following up on some of the promises you made. Still, I'm waiting for those next gen titles to really start enjoying my system. In the interim though, God of War I & II, R:FoM, and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 will ease the wait time!(Assasin's Creed, Heavenly Sword, Ninja Gaiden are among the titles I am most looking forward to :P)


Hmm not bad Sony not bad
By threepac3 on 6/1/2007 11:43:35 AM , Rating: 2
Its seems like all those claims Sony made about the future of PS3 and PSP wasn't all smoke and mirrors. I have to applaud Sony for there efforts to enhance there core features with great success. Now if they'd lower the price I might consider buying it. 8 |

By deeceefar2 on 6/1/2007 2:04:50 PM , Rating: 2
Enter battle of the console firmwares. This is going to turn out to be AWESOME for consumers. Microsoft is finally forced to compete in software and who would have thought on their very own piece of hardware, and for free of all things. I'm awash with the irony. On a more serious note though, with the similar hardware in the 2 devices it is likely that this sort of software competition will last through out the console life cycle, and the end users are going to be getting more and more value out of their console as time goes on. Unless Sony can find more ways to differentiate themselves from Microsoft they are in for serious trouble. Microsoft knows software development far better and competeing on this front won't turn out well for Sony.

By nomagic on 6/2/2007 8:35:39 PM , Rating: 2
Let us run homebrew, please?

Thank you, sony!

I'd rather have the girl.
By Combatcolin on 6/1/2007 10:01:27 AM , Rating: 1
Very tasty indeed.

Yes please.

3.5 Rocks
By edpsx on 6/1/07, Rating: -1
RE: 3.5 Rocks
By FITCamaro on 6/1/2007 12:12:34 PM , Rating: 1
I'm sure your boss will be thrilled when he discovers this. Especially considering most companies have rules against streaming content as it ties down the network.

RE: 3.5 Rocks
By edpsx on 6/1/2007 12:34:51 PM , Rating: 2
Considering Im the network admin, he wont even know. ;)

RE: 3.5 Rocks
By Lord 666 on 6/1/2007 2:02:18 PM , Rating: 2
And thats why I enjoy firing assholes like you. Unless your boss is a complete moron, you don't think there are measures in place or independant audits to monitor your blatant violations of policy?

As the CIO of a medium size company and network engineer by trade, any misuse or unsanctioned use of corporate technology is immediate grounds for termination.

RE: 3.5 Rocks
By Tsuwamono on 6/1/2007 2:58:11 PM , Rating: 4
Agreed, I am CEO of a small PC OEM and if i found anyone in my building doing that they would immediately be walked out the front door and given their two weeks pay.

RE: 3.5 Rocks
By edpsx on 6/1/2007 3:46:45 PM , Rating: 2
Meh.. perks of the job when your family owns it :P I wouldnt do this at a normal job geez.

RE: 3.5 Rocks
By edpsx on 6/1/2007 3:49:37 PM , Rating: 2
Oh.. and dont call someone an asshole when you dont even know them. That makes you the real asshole.

RE: 3.5 Rocks
By darkpaw on 6/1/2007 3:59:44 PM , Rating: 2
Family of the owners heh...

I used to work for a small company where the daugter of one of the partners was employed as a secretary. I was responsible for network security and had to repeatedly explain to the partner why his daughter was risking the company by illeagally downloading songs on p2p. She shouldn't have even had the ability to install software on her pc, but that was a whole nother can of worms.

She actually had the nerve to complain to him when I completely cut off her net access, thankfully the other partner had the intellegence to see where the problem really was.

RE: 3.5 Rocks
By Christopher1 on 6/4/2007 9:01:55 PM , Rating: 2
Excuse me, but she was NOT risking the company. The company could NOT be sued for what she was doing, period and done with.

The RIAA and MPAA have tried that with family-owned businesses before, and the courts have said that they can only go after the person who DOWNLOADED the illegal files.
Which, makes it impossible to go after anyone because it is hellishly hard on a shared network that doesn't keep records of who downloads what (the business I work less than part-time for doesn't anymore), it's impossible to prove who did it.

RE: 3.5 Rocks
By Stosh68 on 6/1/2007 4:01:12 PM , Rating: 4
And I'm sure your boss appreciates you spending your time being an internet tough guy on a message board thread about gaming equipment and using profanity.

I'm sure you're going to reply that it's your day off, or you're at lunch or some such lie, when we all know you're some unemployed loser who lives with his parents and plays WOW all day.

RE: 3.5 Rocks
By edpsx on 6/1/2007 4:20:28 PM , Rating: 1
Wow.. yeah.. totally busted. :rollseyes:

RE: 3.5 Rocks
By isorfir on 6/1/2007 4:31:01 PM , Rating: 2
I agree with Stosh68, Lord 666 is an idiot.
monitor your blatant violations of policy?
Who says that's their policy? Besides, nothing better than working with something you enjoy to learn about the latest technology, small companies need people who test out everything to stay on the cutting edge.

measures in place or independant audits
(Hey “CIO,” learn to spell independent) If he's the network admin, who do you think would put those in place (even though I'm sure we're talking about less then 10 computers where this sort of thing doesn't hurt anyone)

RE: 3.5 Rocks
By Lord 666 on 6/2/07, Rating: 0
RE: 3.5 Rocks
By DokGonzo on 6/1/2007 8:20:56 PM , Rating: 1
And thats why I enjoy firing assholes like you. Unless your boss is a complete moron, you don't think there are measures in place or independant audits to monitor your blatant violations of policy?

Go back to Naziland you... nazi! God!

RE: 3.5 Rocks
By HrilL on 6/2/2007 12:28:43 AM , Rating: 1
If hes the network admin anything he does he can delete... And I know for my work. I am also the admin we don't have a policy for computer use I tried to get one in place and the people up top didn't think it was necessary. A lot of companies don't have these kind of policies and thus you can't break them if you don't have them. Also as the network admin he would know if he was using resources that were needed or not. And A lot of the time the Boss doesn't know jack shit about what goes on the computer systems and networks. That is why he hired a network admin because thats his job.

RE: 3.5 Rocks
By Lord 666 on 6/2/2007 9:24:56 AM , Rating: 2
Each work environment is unique and varies greatly based on the vertical the company is in.

Typically a network administrator is lower on the totem pole (sometimes even one step above techsupport) and is responsible for maintaining the network's status quo of working and mostly responsible for moves, adds, and changes.

Agreed about the boss sometimes being clueless, but there is an integrity issue at hand. What does the boss do when he walks in and sees a PS3 plugged into the network? There is no valid reason to have a gaming console connected to company resources, unless you work for a gaming developer or Gamestop. Someone mentioned "testing," that is not a valid excuse. They can spend their own time at home and do that kind of playing.

RE: 3.5 Rocks
By Christopher1 on 6/4/2007 9:08:52 PM , Rating: 2
Frankly, as long as someone playing a game is not affecting their duties as work, I don't have a problem with it, no matter who it is.
It's like you are automatically assuming that just because someone is playing a game that they are 'not doing their share of the work'. That is not the case at all.
My parents used to get on my case while I was in the public education system because I was playing games a lot, but when they realized that the problem with my grades was NOT my playing games, but the teaching styles of the teachers and the memorization exercises (which I admittedly stinked at and still do stink at!)..... they stopped getting on my case and made the school system change the curriculum so that it de-emphasized memorization exercises.

Once the school system did that.... wonder of wonders, the grades of the students shot up 20-30 percent, shocking most everyone except me!

Very cool!
By therealnickdanger on 6/1/07, Rating: -1
RE: Very cool!
By BioRebel on 6/1/2007 9:59:33 AM , Rating: 1
Actually it still needs games. And while this feature is interesting, everyone and their brothers already has a video ipod/something else. Also who really wants to sit there and transfer all their video to their ps3 from their pc? And I can assure you that the video playback isn't going to be that great, if its on the same network yea, but over the internet? No way.

This is Sony just trying to trick people into thinking its actually worth buying. When I buy a video game system, I WANT GAMES.

RE: Very cool!
By therealnickdanger on 6/1/2007 10:38:56 AM , Rating: 2
I was being sarcastic about the games part. However, I do think this is a cool feature. Microsoft needs to do something similar with Windows Mobile devices and the 360 or MCE. I know of several apps that let you stream media on your PC to a Smartphone.

RE: Very cool!
By RogueSpear on 6/1/2007 12:28:29 PM , Rating: 2
Unfortunately Microsoft seems determined to make WM devices Vista and Office 2007 centric while making the Zune their mobile multimedia platform (I can sense a mobile gaming unit from them somehow). All of that is really a pity because my several years old iPAQ 3975 makes an excellent mobile multimedia player among other things. I'm holding out hope that the successor to WM6 will have some sort of functionality along these lines. From what I have read it is suppose to introduce mobile DirectX, so maybe there will be more multimedia functionality as well.

It certainly would be another item on the side of the 360 while I still sit on the fence between that and a PS3. Right now I'm just waiting to see which platform will do GTA4 better.

RE: Very cool!
By edpsx on 6/1/2007 11:08:51 AM , Rating: 2
You obviously havent used this at all. I have an external drive on my PS3 via USB with all my videos and MP3s (6GB worth of MP3s alone that took 2 min to transfer) and videos and music stream just fine from work on a 1.5mb DSL line. So dont knock it if you havent even tried it.

Doing it this way you dont have to go out and buy a 4gb Memory stick to put all your stuff on, which saves you money.

RE: Very cool!
By FITCamaro on 6/1/07, Rating: -1
RE: Very cool!
By deeznuts on 6/1/07, Rating: 0
RE: Very cool!
By chick0n on 6/1/07, Rating: -1
RE: Very cool!
By edpsx on 6/1/2007 12:33:59 PM , Rating: 1
Yeah, no crap. There is free wifi ALL over the place, including at my work. So you cant say there arent MANY places to go where I can use this feature. Its great while traveling due to most hotels and airports providing the internet FREE. And these are the places where you would use it most anyways.

RE: Very cool!
By FITCamaro on 6/1/2007 2:12:40 PM , Rating: 1
I don't know where you live but every airport I've been to except Orlando does not have free wifi. And I don't know about you but I don't go on vacation to sit in a hotel and watch my PSP. And if I'm there on business I bring movies to watch or go out and do stuff in the evenings. Especially not on a, what, 4" screen? Oh yea thats enjoyable.

RE: Very cool!
By zaki on 6/1/2007 3:44:25 PM , Rating: 1
what i dont understand is that when a product is obviously not geared towards you, why do you expect it to be enjoyable? you sound like a person who wouldn't even like gaming let alone portable gaming. So why bash the psp for not being enjoyable to YOU. cant people appreciate something for what it is, regardless of whether they would buy it for THEMSELVES.

clearly sony has added a good feature for the people who have already shown their interest in portable entertainment, and for them this is a nice feature.

So what you're doing right now is bashing the industry, so you cant even begin to start talking about the actual product.

RE: Very cool!
By FITCamaro on 6/1/07, Rating: 0
RE: Very cool!
By pity on 6/1/2007 3:02:30 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah I guess since this new feature uses WiFi it's just completely useless, you're absolutely correct. I also love how you dictate the "rules" for every corporate office in the world and try to use it against the PSP somehow, as if the only place people will ever have the opportunity to use this feature is while sitting in a cubicle.

I don't really understand why you're on a crusade to downplay this feature. This, combined with the DLNA streaming included in the last PS3 update, allows me to stream any video (any codec, any file format) on my home PC to my PSP while I'm out and about. Sitting in Starbucks, sitting in a restaurant, and yes, sitting here in my cubicle at work. I watched an episode of Boston Legal yesterday during lunch using the free public-access WiFi spot provided by the building.

But hey, FITCamaro on the DailyTech comments says it has limited use since it utilizes WiFi so it must be true.

RE: Very cool!
By FITCamaro on 6/1/07, Rating: -1
RE: Very cool!
By zaki on 6/1/2007 3:46:55 PM , Rating: 3
I want to grow up and be just like YOU!

RE: Very cool!
By pity on 6/1/2007 4:03:26 PM , Rating: 3
Yeah you're just a lot cooler than I am, that's what makes this feature useless.

RE: Very cool!
By chick0n on 6/1/07, Rating: -1
RE: Very cool!
By edpsx on 6/1/2007 7:35:57 PM , Rating: 2
So by what your saying, you probably dont even carry around a cell phone. I mean you probably have a perfectly good rotary phone at home so whats the point right?

I understand your opinion, and your entitled to it, but you have to understand there is ALOT more free wifi out there than what you have seen yourself. We even have fast food restaurants all over the metroplex that provide free wifi, including McDonalds. For people who travel alot on business, this is a much easier item to carry around than a bunch of DVDs in their carry on(if the hotel even has a DVD player). Yes starbucks has the TMobile hotspots you have to pay for (total ripoff). Youd think with that $3 coffee you could get a little free wifi.

So what it comes down to is that this product isnt for you. Especially if your only watching TV for sports games etc. Im honestly surprised you even visit DT. I for one am a technology junkie who enjoys things like this. Im not hating on you, just making an observation. :D

RE: Very cool!
By mars777 on 6/3/2007 12:10:49 AM , Rating: 2
You are so cool that I am ashamed of not beeing american.

Seriously, man, stop commenting like you are the only one on earth. You will be much more apreciated.

RE: Very cool!
By asaphelps on 6/3/2007 12:08:06 PM , Rating: 3
I guess I don't lead a sad and pathetic enough of a life that I need to carry around a device that lets me watch TV anywhere I have an internet connection.

No, maybe you don't, but you do lead a sad, pathetic enough life where you are constantly arguing on an internet forum and instigating bs.

"When an individual makes a copy of a song for himself, I suppose we can say he stole a song." -- Sony BMG attorney Jennifer Pariser
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