Hey everyone, So it's my birthday pretty soon and the only thing i could think to ask for was a PSP. Before yesterday i thought there was no homebrew or rom scene for the psp but now i am fully aware and i really want one! My only problem is that everything is a bit overwhelming and i'm not sure where to start. It's really confusing how people have to downgrade their firmware which is usually something that you want up to date all the time but obviously this is a battle against sony trying to stop everyone actually having fun with the psp. Also i have seen something in a you tube video that says if you get a certain type of motherboard with the PSP then it is impossible to downgrade the firmware. What i want my psp to be able to do is play roms/isos ("backups") and to be able to play all the cool homebrew stuff like the snes emulator e.t.c. For this to work would i be able to get any new psp from amazon or e-bay for example and just order a cd with firmware to downgrade it to be on the safe side and not brick the PSP with a virus on my birthday. It seems like so much to think about now in buying one, should i ask what type of motherboard the psp has and what firmware is on it before buying if there's a possibility it will be completely useless in playing isos or homebrew? One last thing, is playing isos and homebrew as easy as dragging the games into the memory card slot once the psp is connected to the pc? If anyone replies to this long thread then thanks alot in advance!!!!