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Rumored 4.00 Update Features For PSP

None of this is official, but if it's accurate, firmware update 4.00 for the PSP could be the single most significant upgrade yet. Some firmware updates only included minor security patches in the past, but 4.00 is going to boast a whole lot more than that. Check out the list of rumored features that should be included with the update:

  • PLAYSTATION 3 Network titles can be played on the PSP [Remote Play] under Game. The PSP is then used as a monitor for any game playable in Playstation 3 game console.
  • Real, Quicktime, and WMV audio and video codecs are now supported.
  • Shockwave Player has been added as a feature.
  • PSP web browser has been updated to allow compatibility with current websites.
  • Adobe Flash Player 9 has been added as a feature, using the Memory Stick Pro Duo as flash memory. [Adobe Flash Player 9] has been added as a feature, using the Memory Stick Pro Duo as flash memory.
  • Remote Play has been improved by the PS3 outputting 1080p to the PSP with larger icons text and better video quality. Remote Play now transmits at 11 mbps per second.
  • 802.11g support has been added as a feature.
  • PSOne games can now be downloaded without a PS3.
  • Level 6 has been added to rate in Sony LocationFree Player to improve picture quality in H.264.
  • Auto Connect has been added as a feature -- [Auto Connect] has been added as a feature.
  • Copy, Command, Paste, Auto Complete, and Advanced Cookie Management has been added as a feature.

We have no idea if all of this will be confirmed, but obviously, you're looking at a major upgrade for the PSP. We had heard a bit about the PSP allowing for true remote access to the PlayStation Network and Store, and if this list of features is true, 4.00 should turn that dream into a reality. We'll let you know if Sony comes clean about this, and when we might be able to expect the update to arrive.

3/6/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (12 posts)

KingRed
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 12:21:27 PM
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If this does happen. I will fall in love with my psp for a 2nd time now.

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bamf
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 1:33:03 PM
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Remember the rumoured 2.0 firmware update for PS3? It was major and exceedingly bigger than what we actualy got.

What tells me this is fake is the ability to download PSone games without a PS3. Surely we would see an update to the PSP that includes the feature to access the PSN store before we can download these PSone games?

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Warukyure [Power User]
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 4:02:11 PM
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I really wished they added a feature like listening to music and looking at pictures or listen to music and surf the web at the same time...

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Reccaman18
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 9:24:37 PM

they do have a feature that allows you to listen to music and view photos at the same time, but not one to access the internet and listen to music. <br><br> But I hope this new update is as good as they say, however I wont hold my breath too much.

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baseballdude_ [Administrator]
Friday, March 07, 2008 @ 12:27:19 AM
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Wait...flash player? No way.

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orangpelupa
Saturday, March 08, 2008 @ 10:40:28 AM
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"802.11g support has been added as a feature."

thats totally ridiculus.
PSP only have 802.11b hardware. you cant make "b" hardware to work as "g" just by software/firmware.

offcourse sony may be able to force the "b" hardware to work as "g" but it wont be as fast as a real "g" and the compatibility and reliability will be questionable

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danr
Monday, March 10, 2008 @ 5:49:17 PM
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I think thats a load of rubbish.
For example, why would you send 1080p to the psp, when it can only display up to its own screens resolution?
Theres other things on there that seem too good, and theres so much new stuff for one update. Has it not been miss-understood, maybe from a list of features people want?

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Subtracterall
Monday, March 10, 2008 @ 9:57:07 PM
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well i really hope all of that is true... if not, then hopefully some of it is because those are some amazing updates.

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PaiNT_kinG
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 @ 12:25:45 AM
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this might make me buy a psp,lol

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Geosondaman
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 @ 3:15:02 PM
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I agree with danr...this is too good to be true, there's no way this is happending in one single update, and the deal with PSP working in 802.11g is just ridiculously wrong it's not even funny. PSP doesn't have the built-in hardware to support it, I don't think even the PSP slim has g hardware.

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ragnorocks
Sunday, March 16, 2008 @ 1:41:54 PM
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i really hope this is true at least the flash thing then we can watch youtube on psp wihtout a ps3!!!!

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zane80
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 9:17:23 PM
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What extreme bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!
This site has done it again, God of Bullshit site. Rumor or not, copying and pasting bullshit is absolutely bullshit!!!!!!

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