Do I buy a PSP-3000 for TV Play

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Mar 3, 2009
  1. halljames
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    I am having a dilema. I have a PSP-2000 with Custom Firware and have enjoyed playing "backups" for quite a while now. I have recently started playing some of the PSOne games from the PSN Store on my TV. Its an old TV and I am using the composite cable meaning I cant play PSP games on the TV.

    I am really fancying a PSP-3000 so I can play all my games on the telly, but I dont know if I can live without the Custom Firware. I mean, having to go back to playing games of UMD is a nightmare. Obviously, some games are getting released on the Network for download, but no where near enough of my favs are available.

    So the question is, should I get one just for the TV out cabability, but obviously losing the ability of playing my extensive collection of "backups".

    Or do I wait and see what happens with the potential of CF for the new PSP 3000 (which I have a gut feeling is not going to happen), or even wait to see what the crack is with the PSP-4000?

    Decisions Decisions.
     
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    to be honest keep the PSP-2000, If i honestly wanted to play PSOne games on my TV I would download them and play them in my chipped ps1 i got packed away somewhere, would be cool to play PSP games on a TV but oh well its a portable computer so it does me [​IMG] I'd rather be playing tonnes of back-ups then a few odd games on the TV
     
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    keep the psp cfw and just get a old ps1 and soft mod it, cased closed.

    or buy component cables for you psp 2000, you can do tv out with a 2000 model.
     
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    not on my piece of poo tv I can't.
     
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    I think I will just stick with what I have. Seems pointless spending £145 on a new psp, and then have to spend a hell of a lot more money on the games as well
     
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    to my knowledge the TV-out on both the 2000 and 3000 is exactly the same.

    tough it might be possible to use a plugin to support game TV-out through both component and composite cables.
     
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    The PSP 2000 version only supports PSP game play when connected with component cable, not the composite. I have tried the fusa plugin to get TV out, but was less than impressed with the results.
     
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    is it not possible to get a component -> composite/scart convertor?

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    like this possibly?
     
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    i heard that only works for a select few TV's
     
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    I am guessing my telly wont support that, perhaps [​IMG] To test I would also need to buy a component cable as well. Dont think I will bother.

    Well, I folded, and I just bought one.

    We shall see what its like in a moment.

    Well TV out on the 3000 works a treat on my old battered telly. Its not full screen, but its playable.

    However, I dont think I will probably use the TV out as much as I thought. By the way, the screen on the PSP-3000 is smashing. So much clearer and brighter than the 2000 model. I certainly have not noticed scan lines or anything. Its loverly.

    I think I will also like the fact that I dont have 30+ backup games on my 16GB memory stick. No more looking at the list, trying to work out what to play. I can now focus on an individual game at a time and play it till I finish it or get bored.

    I do believe that I am going to be a reformed pirate, ooo arrr
     

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