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New PSP firmware introduced LocationFree TV

Sony has introduced new firmware for the PlayStation Portable, adding the facility to download demos straight to Memory Stick, and a TV service button to the system menu - tying in with today's UK launch of LocationFree TV.

LFTV enables you to pipe video content from your home, over the internet, to portable devices like laptops and the PSP. You'll need a LocationFree Basestation to do this (the one on Sony's site today retails for GBP 350), and around 300Kbps upstream on your broadband connection.

Using Sony's So-net download service, you'll be able to access a mixture of free and paid-for video content. The firmware also corrects a problem with video output from LFTV.

Sony has also today launched a second downloadable demo for the PSP in Japan, following on from the success of the Loco Roco demo last month; users can log into the firm's Japanese site for Kazuo and download a trial version of that - although bear in mind it's just the Japanese version of Sumo Digital's Go! Sudoku title.

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Rob Fahey: Rob Fahey is a former editor of who spent several years living in Japan and probably still has a mint condition Dreamcast Samba de Amigo set.