Can you give me reasons to buy a PSP?

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Found 1st Oct 2008
Im really thinking about buying a PSP, I travel quite a bit and have thought this would be great for passing the time, I would prob be using it to play some games and watch some movies.

Can anyone tell me anything else its good for? For example, how easy is it to transfer dvds to? what accessories would i need? can my PS3 be connected to it for any good reason? what extra memory would i have to get to store films /games on?

etc....

Thanks in advance

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PSP + PS3 = Awesome.

i have both and I was able to remotely play hd vides on my psp via the internet, its just too good plus i take mine to work everyday and i have movies, sipmsons etc which i watch on my way and back to work.

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saayinla;3090039

PSP + PS3 = Awesome.i have both and I was able to remotely play hd vides … PSP + PS3 = Awesome.i have both and I was able to remotely play hd vides on my psp via the internet, its just too good plus i take mine to work everyday and i have movies, sipmsons etc which i watch on my way and back to work.



Ok, Think i need an idiots guide! what do you mean by remote play?

Wait for the new PSP 3000 which should be great.

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Abvance;3090052

Wait for the new PSP 3000 which should be great.




Im off on holiday on the 11th October, is it out before then?

Abvance;3090052

Wait for the new PSP 3000 which should be great.



not much changes am afraid on the 3000.
Remote play when you have a psp and ps3, you can watch movies stored on ur ps3 remote via wifi on the psp anywhere you are in the world.

i personnally have my ps3 connected to my home pc which has a media server software, I have movies on my home pc which i watch on the ps3, and I can watch the movies remotely using the psp as well anywhere in the world, isnt that amazing?

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saayinla;3090099

not much changes am afraid on the 3000.Remote play when you have a psp … not much changes am afraid on the 3000.Remote play when you have a psp and ps3, you can watch movies stored on ur ps3 remote via wifi on the psp anywhere you are in the world.i personnally have my ps3 connected to my home pc which has a media server software, I have movies on my home pc which i watch on the ps3, and I can watch the movies remotely using the psp as well anywhere in the world, isnt that amazing?



That has to be one of the best things ive ever heard! Really daft question now, if i go on holiday would i have to leave the PS3 power on while i was away to get it to work?

An old "Phat" PSP has a better battery life, so I would look for one of those. The Slim & Lite is not worth spending anything extra on in my opinion. Forget the new one coming, it's hardly any different.

Pick up a 2nd hand Phat for about £50.

Put custom firmware on it, and get an 8GB memory stick for £20.99

mymemory.co.uk/Mem…DUO

You can then run games from the memory stick, and ripped films as well.

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thesaint;3090237

An old "Phat" PSP has a better battery life, so I would look for one of … An old "Phat" PSP has a better battery life, so I would look for one of those. The Slim & Lite is not worth spending anything extra on in my opinion. Forget the new one coming, it's hardly any different.Pick up a 2nd hand Phat for about £50.Put custom firmware on it, and get an 8GB memory stick for £20.99http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Memory-Stick-PRO-DUO/Lexar/Lexar-8GB-Memory-Stick-PRO-DUOYou can then run games from the memory stick, and ripped films as well.



Thanks for that, Im totally new to PSP, couple of quick questions,

Is it easy to put custom firmware on it?
What can an 8GB stick hold on it?

thesaint;3090237

An old "Phat" PSP has a better battery life, so I would look for one of … An old "Phat" PSP has a better battery life, so I would look for one of those. The Slim & Lite is not worth spending anything extra on in my opinion. Forget the new one coming, it's hardly any different.Pick up a 2nd hand Phat for about £50.Put custom firmware on it, and get an 8GB memory stick for £20.99http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Memory-Stick-PRO-DUO/Lexar/Lexar-8GB-Memory-Stick-PRO-DUOYou can then run games from the memory stick, and ripped films as well.



Are you sure phat has better battery life? I thought they improved it on S&L. More so for 3000.

thesaint;3090237

An old "Phat" PSP has a better battery life, so I would look for one of … An old "Phat" PSP has a better battery life, so I would look for one of those. The Slim & Lite is not worth spending anything extra on in my opinion. Forget the new one coming, it's hardly any different.Pick up a 2nd hand Phat for about £50.Put custom firmware on it, and get an 8GB memory stick for £20.99http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Memory-Stick-PRO-DUO/Lexar/Lexar-8GB-Memory-Stick-PRO-DUOYou can then run games from the memory stick, and ripped films as well.



I 2nd that...

red_dwarfer;3090342

I 2nd that...



3rd'ed

althought the psp slim and lite is good -for travelling the battery isnt too good -- but the psp is a great console just make sure you get a phat mem stick for videos etc and make sure you buy the following games
LOCO ROCO
BURNOUT LEGENDS
EVERYBODIES GOLF
PES 2008
CRAZY TAXI FARE WARS
AND ONE OF THE GTA GAMES - BEST IS LIBERTY CITIES IMO

R.E Movie transfers i used a piece of software thats free online legally and it basically makes a film like south park into about 400mb with not much loss of quality

ifyoudontask?;3090289

Thanks for that, Im totally new to PSP, couple of quick questions, Is it … Thanks for that, Im totally new to PSP, couple of quick questions, Is it easy to put custom firmware on it?What can an 8GB stick hold on it?




Very easy, you need the correct kit, someone on HUKD can help you out, will cost about £2 to send it to you, and then for you to send it back.

Abvance;3090309

Are you sure phat has better battery life? I thought they improved it on … Are you sure phat has better battery life? I thought they improved it on S&L. More so for 3000.



I have just checked, My sons "Phat" has 100% charge, and it has 7 hours 19 mins playing time left. My Slim & Lite has 99% charge, and has 5 hours 1 min playing time left.

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ifyoudontask?;3090135

That has to be one of the best things ive ever heard! Really daft … That has to be one of the best things ive ever heard! Really daft question now, if i go on holiday would i have to leave the PS3 power on while i was away to get it to work?


You just have to set the remote play option to enabled on your PS3 and the PSP switches it on.

Its a bit of an exaggeration to say you can watch ps3 movies from your psp ANYWHERE in the world. You have to be in a wifi zone surely?

My PSP wouldnt allow movie playback from a BR disk in my PS3 as it said the movie was copyrighted :x

thesaint;3090410

Very easy, you need the correct kit, someone on HUKD can help you out, … Very easy, you need the correct kit, someone on HUKD can help you out, will cost about £2 to send it to you, and then for you to send it back.I have just checked, My sons "Phat" has 100% charge, and it has 7 hours 19 mins playing time left. My Slim & Lite has 99% charge, and has 5 hours 1 min playing time left.


When my batteries about 1 hour left i change the brightness to low and i get another 1 odd hours out of it

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dandoc2;3090383

3rd'edalthought the psp slim and lite is good -for travelling the battery … 3rd'edalthought the psp slim and lite is good -for travelling the battery isnt too good -- but the psp is a great console just make sure you get a phat mem stick for videos etc and make sure you buy the following games LOCO ROCOBURNOUT LEGENDSEVERYBODIES GOLF PES 2008CRAZY TAXI FARE WARSAND ONE OF THE GTA GAMES - BEST IS LIBERTY CITIES IMOR.E Movie transfers i used a piece of software thats free online legally and it basically makes a film like south park into about 400mb with not much loss of quality


Loco Roco and everybody's golf are excellent games

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thesaint;3090410

Very easy, you need the correct kit, someone on HUKD can help you out, … Very easy, you need the correct kit, someone on HUKD can help you out, will cost about £2 to send it to you, and then for you to send it back.I have just checked, My sons "Phat" has 100% charge, and it has 7 hours 19 mins playing time left. My Slim & Lite has 99% charge, and has 5 hours 1 min playing time left.



Thanks for that, when i get the PSP (still not sure which type) is it easy to download games films to the memory stick? and how much does it roughly hold?

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to the OP,

You can also listen to audio tracks (did I really read that you cannot even do this on a DS?).

You can store your photos on it. Put about 40 TV episodes on an 8GB disk!

not to mention, browse the internet on it.

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ifyoudontask?;3090447

Thanks for that, when i get the PSP (still not sure which type) is it … Thanks for that, when i get the PSP (still not sure which type) is it easy to download games films to the memory stick? and how much does it roughly hold?


depends on size of game and mem stick.

on my 8gb stick I currently have:-

Ultimate board games
fifa 08
loco roco
lumines
wipeout


dexter series 3 episode 1
3 episode of new csi miami series
5 episodes of THE Shield series 7

about 30 cd albums

Got about 1-2gb free on stick now.

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csiman;3090467

to the OP,You can also listen to audio tracks (did I really read that you … to the OP,You can also listen to audio tracks (did I really read that you cannot even do this on a DS?).You can store your photos on it. Put about 40 TV episodes on an 8GB disk!not to mention, browse the internet on it.



Wow, pretty amazing, So let me get this right:

1, Buy a new/used Psp Phat /slim , buy a 8Gb memory stick.
2, contact a Hotukdeals member with the correct equipment to borrow it and get firmware,
3, connect Psp to Ps3.

All done?

What is the best way to download film / games to the memory stick?

ifyoudontask?;3090516

Wow, pretty amazing, So let me get this right:1, Buy a new/used Psp Phat … Wow, pretty amazing, So let me get this right:1, Buy a new/used Psp Phat /slim , buy a 8Gb memory stick.2, contact a Hotukdeals member with the correct equipment to borrow it and get firmware,3, connect Psp to Ps3.All done?What is the best way to download film / games to the memory stick?



Ummm copying from a dvd but you will need an .exe to copy dvds to pc ( anyone) which i cant remember - perfectly legal as long as you still own the dvd and dont distribute it

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ifyoudontask?;3090516

Wow, pretty amazing, So let me get this right:1, Buy a new/used Psp Phat … Wow, pretty amazing, So let me get this right:1, Buy a new/used Psp Phat /slim , buy a 8Gb memory stick.2, contact a Hotukdeals member with the correct equipment to borrow it and get firmware,3, connect Psp to Ps3.All done?What is the best way to download film / games to the memory stick?


install utorrent (google it) and then go to a torrent site (Isohunt) and there are thousands of films and games on there.

download a game and put it on your PSP in a folder called ISO

download an avi movie (about 700mb) and use PSP Video9 to convert it to your PSP format (size about 400mb)

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dandoc2;3090580

Ummm copying from a dvd but you will need an .exe to copy dvds to pc ( … Ummm copying from a dvd but you will need an .exe to copy dvds to pc ( anyone) which i cant remember - perfectly legal as long as you still own the dvd and dont distribute it



right, i have loads on dvd, is there a free software that i can download to convert dvd to whatever format (mp4?) is needed to transfer to PSP memory stick?

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csiman;3090623

install utorrent (google it) and then go to a torrent site (Isohunt) and … install utorrent (google it) and then go to a torrent site (Isohunt) and there are thousands of films and games on there.download a game and put it on your PSP in a folder called ISOdownload an avi movie (about 700mb) and use PSP Video9 to convert it to your PSP format (size about 400mb)



Wow, ok, is it easy to do? sounds a bit tricky?

dandoc2;3090429

When my batteries about 1 hour left i change the brightness to low and i … When my batteries about 1 hour left i change the brightness to low and i get another 1 odd hours out of it



Yes, I know that. You can also turn the volume down to save battery life, but the point I was making was that the "Phat" has a better battery life "Out the box".

ifyoudontask?;3090447

Thanks for that, when i get the PSP (still not sure which type) is it … Thanks for that, when i get the PSP (still not sure which type) is it easy to download games films to the memory stick? and how much does it roughly hold?



The "Good" games range between about 200mb to 1600mb(1.6GB), so it depends. My son has about 15 games on his 8GB card, and a few films, and a few MP3's.

csiman;3090467

You can also listen to audio tracks (did I really read that you cannot … You can also listen to audio tracks (did I really read that you cannot even do this on a DS?).



You can do this on a DS, but only with a "Flashcart", my son has loads of MP3's on his DS.
It is louder than a PSP, so he uses his DS primarily as an MP3 player.

The PSP plays MP3's without any 3rd party hardware.

ifyoudontask?;3090516

Wow, pretty amazing, So let me get this right:1, Buy a new/used Psp Phat … Wow, pretty amazing, So let me get this right:1, Buy a new/used Psp Phat /slim , buy a 8Gb memory stick.2, contact a Hotukdeals member with the correct equipment to borrow it and get firmware,3, connect Psp to Ps3.All done?



Yes.

ifyoudontask?;3090516

What is the best way to download film / games to the memory stick?



Errrr... Ask the person who sorts out the Custom firmware kit. :whistling:

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thesaint;3090672

Yes, I know that. You can also turn the volume down to save battery … Yes, I know that. You can also turn the volume down to save battery life, but the point I was making was that the "Phat" has a better battery life "Out the box".The "Good" games range between about 200mb to 1600mb(1.6GB), so it depends. My son has about 15 games on his 8GB card, and a few films, and a few MP3's.You can do this on a DS, but only with a "Flashcart", my son has loads of MP3's on his DS.It is louder than a PSP, so he uses his DS primarily as an MP3 player.The PSP plays MP3's without any 3rd party hardware.Yes.Errrr... Ask the person who sorts out the Custom firmware kit. :whistling:




Thanks mate, great advice!

Do you know anyone that can loan me the Firmware kit? :thumbsup:

ifyoudontask?;3090630

right, i have loads on dvd, is there a free software that i can download … right, i have loads on dvd, is there a free software that i can download to convert dvd to whatever format (mp4?) is needed to transfer to PSP memory stick?



its either Xilisoft or try the one on the sony site

ifyoudontask?;3090707

Thanks mate, great advice!



I hear this daily, but thanks anyway.

ifyoudontask?;3090707

Do you know anyone that can loan me the Firmware kit? :thumbsup:



Yes, get the PSP and memory card 1st, then "Bump" this thread. there are a few of us willing to lend it out.

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ifyoudontask?;3090707

Thanks mate, great advice!Do you know anyone that can loan me the … Thanks mate, great advice!Do you know anyone that can loan me the Firmware kit? :thumbsup:


best make a new thread for that.

also get a TV OUT Scart cable if you stay away a lot so you can connect it to hotel tvs.

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thesaint;3090760

I hear this daily, but thanks anyway. :)Yes, get the PSP and memory card … I hear this daily, but thanks anyway. :)Yes, get the PSP and memory card 1st, then "Bump" this thread. there are a few of us willing to lend it out.



Thanks will do! :thumbsup:

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mymemory.co.uk/Mem…DUO

Is this stick ok for phat and slim version? as im just going to order it now.

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csiman;3090844

and bookmark these … and bookmark these sites.............http://connect-psp-to-ps3.blogspot.com/2007/07/how-to-connect-your-psp-to-your-ps3.htmlhttp://forums.afterdawn.com/forum_view.cfm/211http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/psp/current/index.htmlhttp://home.satx.rr.com/mybsod2/pspfolderfilechart.htmhttp://www.pspiso.com/http://uk.playstation.com/help-support/psp/system-software/download/



Great! thanks again mate!

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ifyoudontask?;3090876

Great! thanks again mate!


saves you coming back and asking 40 questions with no forward knowledge lol :-D

good luck. you wont regret it!

ifyoudontask?;3090868

http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Memory-Stick-PRO-DUO/Lexar/Lexar-8GB-Memory-Stick-PRO-DUOIs this stick ok for phat and slim version? as im just going to order it now.



It will work in either.

If you have a Quidco account, use it to get a few pennies back.

csiman;3090771

best make a new thread for that.also get a TV OUT Scart cable if you stay … best make a new thread for that.also get a TV OUT Scart cable if you stay away a lot so you can connect it to hotel tvs.



Only the Slim and Lite has TV Out though, not the Phat

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Great stuff, thanks, ordering Memory stick now and going to pick u a psp after work!

Im going on holiday on the 11th October, do you think that is enough time to get the PSP, sort the firmware and get some games / films uploaded on to it?

ifyoudontask?;3091078

Great stuff, thanks, ordering Memory stick now and going to pick u a psp … Great stuff, thanks, ordering Memory stick now and going to pick u a psp after work! Im going on holiday on the 11th October, do you think that is enough time to get the PSP, sort the firmware and get some games / films uploaded on to it?



The longest part is downloading the games on to your computer. It takes me hours.
You can do it in advance, and then copy them over to your memory stick later.

ifyoudontask?;3091078

Great stuff, thanks, ordering Memory stick now and going to pick u a psp … Great stuff, thanks, ordering Memory stick now and going to pick u a psp after work! Im going on holiday on the 11th October, do you think that is enough time to get the PSP, sort the firmware and get some games / films uploaded on to it?



installing custom firmware from a prepared memory stick and battery takes about 1-2mins
Uploading anything on to the card will take from 10mins to 2 hours depending if you get a genuine card or a fake.
So you should have plenty of time.

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thesaint;3091126

The longest part is downloading the games on to your computer. It takes … The longest part is downloading the games on to your computer. It takes me hours. You can do it in advance, and then copy them over to your memory stick later.



Genius!

shanecr;3091130

installing custom firmware from a prepared memory stick and battery takes … installing custom firmware from a prepared memory stick and battery takes about 1-2mins :)Uploading anything on to the card will take from 10mins to 2 hours depending if you get a genuine card or a fake.So you should have plenty of time.



Thanks!

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I picked up a slim and light PSP last night, pretty neat, got it connected to the PS3 too!

I am waiting on delivery of the 8GB memory stick from mymemory now.

Also installed utorrent, not too sure about the setup yet, but will work on it,

Can anyone please help me with a loan of the Firmware needed ? Im off on holiday on the 11th of October and would really love to have it all set up to take with me.

Anyone able to help me?
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