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ackcheng
2005-07-24, 08:28
Does anyone knows with the new sony PSP support web browser? It as wifi
and if it does, I can even use it to control my songs!

superbad
2005-07-24, 09:11
Current firmware doesn't give you an easy way to get to a web browser- you have to do it using the game Wipeout Pure. Sony just released a new firmware version a couple days ago with a proper web browser built in, but it's Japan only at the moment. Should make it over here soon.

You're right, that could be a good remote control.

Milhouse
2005-07-27, 04:11
The latest version 2.00 PSP firmware (available today for Jap machines, "soon" for US) includes a web browser (from NetFront) and it works very well with Handheld (Fishbone is just about usable too).

Unfortunately Handheld suffers from the same "Browse Artwork" bug as NetFront 3.2 on my iPaq - the first and second album artwork display OK, then subsequent album artwork repeatedly overwrites the second album image. A minor issue however, but would be nice to see fixed :)

Version 2.00 at long last includes WPA-PSK/TKIP which is working a treat with my Linksys WRT54GS (running Alchemy firmware from Sveasoft but should be fine with stock Linksys firmware also).

PSP firmware download details here (http://forum.lik-sang.com/showthread.php?t=5843).

However I think the Nokia 770 (http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,1522,,00.html?orig=/770) would probably make a better remote control - using the analog joystick on the PSP to navigate along with the relatively small and low res screen means it's sometimes a chore to find what you want - a larger screen with touchscreen capability would be my ideal.

Edit: After perusing various message boards it would appear that this is a universal release, and the "Jap" v2.00 firmware should work just fine on a US PSP. However don't blame me if it kills your PSP. :)

radish
2005-07-31, 20:02
I just tried the handheld skin on my PSP and it works great. Only one thing I'd change - would be great if the coverart would be (a) optional and/or (b) resizable. My cover scans are 500x500 and way too big for the PSP screen. Otherwise, very very cool. I agree a 770 may well be better, but until it's available, my PSP just got a new purpose in life. In fact, my GF has now decided she wants one :)

Milhouse
2005-08-01, 15:16
radish - can you do me a favour and confirm the "Browse by Artwork" behaviour that I am seeing on my PSP and iPAQ (using NetFront v3.1) - this is that the first two albums display OK, then the 3rd and subsequent albums display over the top of the second album.

cheers

merc4a2
2005-08-04, 19:45
Better yet, I'd like to see a streaming client (possibly even Softsqueeze) for the PSP. I hook my PSP up to a Kloss Tivoli 3 radio in my room, it would be awesome to listen to my slimserver collection on it. Has anyone seen a streaming client for PSP?
Mike

radish
2005-08-04, 19:53
radish - can you do me a favour and confirm the "Browse by Artwork" behaviour that I am seeing on my PSP and iPAQ (using NetFront v3.1) - this is that the first two albums display OK, then the 3rd and subsequent albums display over the top of the second album.

cheers

Regular browse by album shows the artwork fine, but the actual browse by artwork screen is a mess. It actually runs out of memory on my PSP and the display is horribly broken. I hadn't noticed as I never use that screen.

WSLam
2005-08-04, 22:32
Sony U71P
Run IE in Full screen mode with Touch skin.
I am itching for a Tablet PC though...

crapulent
2005-08-04, 22:47
I need an excuse to buy a PSP, aww crap, my Slimdevice is hard wired.
Uhh duh, nevermind. It's connected to a wireless router. Good, this
is my reason to get a PSP, so I can turn off my alarm graphically....I
like my remote.

On 8/4/05, WSLam <WSLam.1ta0kb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
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> Sony U71P
> Run IE in Full screen mode with Touch skin.
> I am itching for a Tablet PC though...
>
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> --
> WSLam
>
> WSLam
> SB2 | Linn CD12 | Unidisk 1.1 | TacT RCS2.0s | EMM Labs DCC2 | Mark
> Levinson No.33H | Revel Ultima Salon
> 'Photo of my Setup' (http://photos.lam.ws/thumbnails.php?album=62)
>

ackcheng
2005-08-04, 22:47
This one seems good too!

http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,1522,,00.html?orig=/770


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Sony U71P
Run IE in Full screen mode with Touch skin.
I am itching for a Tablet PC though...


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WSLam

WSLam
SB2 | Linn CD12 | Unidisk 1.1 | TacT RCS2.0s | EMM Labs DCC2 | Mark
Levinson No.33H | Revel Ultima Salon
'Photo of my Setup' (http://photos.lam.ws/thumbnails.php?album=62)

radish
2005-08-05, 07:41
Everyone's waiting for the 770....but you can buy a PSP today :)

fuzzyT
2005-08-05, 08:49
radish wrote:
> Everyone's waiting for the 770....but you can buy a PSP today :)

The PSP is cool, but it's also a closed platform. Typical Sony. Their
business model relies on selling software (movies and games) for the
device, which means they'll probably never open it up. Which is cool if
you like what you get out of the box, but bad for those who like to
make, hack and extend.

On the other hand, the 770 has Nokia design polish all over it and yet
is Free Software through and through. Wide open and ready for mods.
Units are in the hands of quite a few chosen developers, who are already
quite busy with it.

<read more>
http://www.maemo.org/
http://maemo.org/pipermail/maemo-developers/
http://planet.maemo.org/
http://www.internettablettalk.com/

--rt

radish
2005-08-05, 09:46
Oh I know all about the 770, and like I said, I'm eagerly awaiting them arriving in stores, whereupon I will certainly buy one. But that doesn't stop me loving my PSP - they're different devices for different uses. I wouldn't suggest anyone buy a PSP just as a slimserver remote, but if you already have/want one for playing games/movies, it's nice to know it has other uses - no?

fuzzyT
2005-08-05, 10:00
radish wrote:
> I wouldn't suggest anyone buy a PSP just as a slimserver remote,
> but if you already have/want one for playing games/movies, it's nice to
> know it has other uses - no?

absolutely. the PSP appears to be fine at what it does, and the recent
updates will add value.

as i don't care much about handheld games and movies, but do care about
handheld web, email, PIM and hackableness, i'll just wait on the Nokia.

just trying to point out the distinctions to rest of the group.

--rt