Neuros warns PSP users away from firmware 2.7 update

Neuros Technology has issued a warning to owners of its MPEG-4 Recorder 2. If you’re using a Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) in conjunction with the device, Neuros advises you not to upgrade to Sony’s recently-released firmware 2.7 update.

The MPEG-4 Recorder 2 records analog video straight to flash media, including Memory Stick Pro Duo cards used by the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP). It can also work with video iPods and other portable media players.

“We don’t think Sony did this on purpose, but, for now, PSPs with the upgraded firmware won’t play files recorded with the Recorder 2,” said the company in a statement e-mailed to registered users.

“A second result of this issue is that any files you may have recorded previously with the Recorder 2 would need to be converted to play on PSPs having the upgraded Version 2.7 firmware,” Neuros continued.

Neuros said they’re taking the issue seriously, and are working to create a firmware upgrade for the MPEG-4 Recorder 2 to fix the problem. They’re also “trying to make Sony aware of the problem” to prevent it from happening in future PSP firmware upgrades. What’s more, Neuros plans to provide a free solution to upgrade old recordings to play on the new PSP firmware.

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