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In spite of Sony's best efforts, P-TV, Sony's Japanese video download service for PSP, is coming to an end. Since its launch in 2005, the service's poor selection of products and relatively high prices, kept this service from ever truly succeeding. On August 30th, P-TV will come to an end.Hopefully...

August 2nd 2007 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Inspired by a for-pay IGN article, Andrew Yoon at PSP Fanboy explains the process of downloading free videos from the Japanese P-TV service. The walkthough includes pictures to translate important store links into English, so even we greasy Americans can play along. Of course, PSP gamers who don't u...

January 4th 2007 at 4:25pm 0 Comments
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Our crew out in Japan gave us the 411 on the P-TV video download feature; it seems that all of the content currently being offered on P-TV is anime clips and movie trailers -- nothing full length -- and it's all free. Think of the iTV trailer blade we saw at Apple's last big event. One accesses the...

November 12th 2006 at 4:03pm 0 Comments
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It's not exactly an Xbox Live Video killing app here from what we can tell, but it looks like Sony's Japanese broadband unit, So-net, has added content download support in conjunction with PlayStation 3 firmware 1.10. That is to say, if you're a proud owner of a new PS3, you'll be able to acquire d...

November 12th 2006 at 1:24pm 0 Comments
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It's not exactly an Xbox Live Video killing app here from what we can tell, but it looks like Sony's Japanese broadband unit, So-net, has added content download support in conjunction with PlayStation 3 firmware 1.10. That is to say, if you're a proud owner of a new PS3, you'll be able to acquire d...

November 12th 2006 at 1:24pm 0 Comments
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While us PSP Fanboys want the ability to play PSone games on our PSPs the most, it appears that Japanese gamers (according to ITmedia) want to watch TV on their's. Support for electronic money (ala PayPal) and the upcoming camera attachment ranked pathetically low at 3% apiece, while the GPS functio...

August 9th 2006 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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JapanChronicles.com has the scoop on Sony's Portable TV service (P-TV), which is currently available to PSP users in Japan. Despite offering valuable content (downloadable PSP-formatted videos), the P-TV service is flawed. All of the videos are DRM-protected and only accessible for a limited amount...

April 18th 2006 at 1:35pm 0 Comments