Play Station Portable (PSP) GPS support nearly here

Submitted: Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 12:35
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For those of us with a Play Station Portable (I have mine to replace my iPod and to watch movies on in the tent on a rainy night).... good news! The next iteraration of the firmware - 3.00 is going to support GPS mice via the USB port on top. Japan is apparently releasing the software at the end of this month in Japan, and it will eventually utilise the UMD drive to access stored maps to street level. Australia might not ever get these, but who knows....

Given the size and clarity of the display - it'll all be interesting to see it in operation when we get ours over here. Even if we don't get street mapping - just the GPS basic functions will be nice - i.e. position, speed, etc. Hard drives are coming too, so it may allow us to burn maps to this rather than to 2Gb memory cards.

One device to look after our music, video and GPS needs. Nice!


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Reply By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 12:39

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 12:39
Oh! I forgot! The unit even plays games, if you are into that sort of thing... (which I'm not, but there you go).
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Follow Up By: G ajm - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 15:03

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 15:03
I had no idea they could do so much, I thought they were strictly a games unit and the kids have enough of those as it is, so I haven't even checked them out. Worth a second look now. Could you possibly use one with a reversing camera?
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 15:06

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 15:06
No video-in as yet... but there are plenty of people wanting just that. It would be superb, no?
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 14:36

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 14:36
"The unit even plays games, if you are into that sort of thing... (which I'm not .... "

Sure Omaroo, sure :)))) That's a lot of justification for your games habit LOLOL

Regards

p.s. How's that reversing camera of your's going ??
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 13:56

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 13:56
I had mine setup for the kids with 20 different games running of 1GB memory sticks, was fantastic until my sons mate did a flash update on the thing and now I have to go and buy the games.. LOL.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 16:33

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 16:33
I have one device that looks after my music, video and GPS needs, its a GPS....I dont have any video or music needs off the beaten track, I console myself by listening to the sounds of Toyota's rusting, 100series front ends cracking, 3.0l Nissans breaking, Waeco lids warping, engle motors dropping out, Nissan rear outlets smoking, Coopers shedding lugs, Hella lights taking in water and blokes not paying for their prekky and getting nabbed by the wallopers.
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Follow Up By: Muddy doe (SA) - Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 12:51

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 12:51
Geez Bonz, I must be in trouble here as I drive a Toyota which has Coopers on it and my beers are cooled by a Weaco.... Well someone has to provide the music for ya!

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 13:23

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 13:23
Muddy you've always been a worry to me hahahahahaha

You're not in trouble mate, you're part of the intricate patchwork or Outback adventure that calls us all together, if it wasnt for you I would be listening to Suzi Quatro
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncs - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 10:44

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 10:44
And what's wrong with a bit of Suzi Q every now and then?

Personally I try to avoid travelling with Toymotas. All that rusting and front end collapsing disturbs the peace and quiet.

Bonz,

You coming to Outback Challenge this year?

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 17:28

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 17:28
Yes Duncs heading to Mildura on 7th and then to BH on 8th after a presentation of general info session with the work group there in Mildura, will look you up I still have your phone no mate, Lucy and I will be noshing to the Publicans grill at the West Darling each noght till the sunday note when we go out bush for a week
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Reply By: Emo - Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 00:03

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 00:03
My Ipaq HX4700 does it all. Music, GPS (Oziexplorer and Destinator), movies and games. It also keeps me up to date with appointments, travel schedules and I can surf the internet on it (wifi and bluetooth connection).

Love it.
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