From a PSP-1001 to a PSP-3001

Discussion in 'PSP - Hacking & Homebrew' started by gamecaptor, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. gamecaptor

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    Jan 22, 2004
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    Hello all,

    I just wanted to share that I made the move from a PSP-1001 to a PSP-3001. My reason for making the switch is because my eyes are not what they used to be and the brighter, more vivant screen of the PSP-3001 is easier to see.

    I was very hesitant at first because of giving up 5.50 GEN-D Prometheus-4 on my PSP-1001, but I took the plunge anyways. I threw 6.35 PRO-B3 on the new PSP and so far it’s working like a champ!

    Not having the “instant on” of the older firmware’s really isn’t as big of a deal as I thought it would be (I do tend to turn my PSP off when not in use); the fast recovery works great.

    To anyone that is thinking about upgrading to the more recent model PSPs, I would say go for it. The newer screens defiantly make my gaming sessions more enjoyable.

  2. Schlupi

    Schlupi Gbatemp's Official Earthbound Maniac™

    Aug 31, 2007
    United States
    Rozen Queen Co, Chicago Branch
    I just got my replacement PSP Go (took a month for one to come in to a Gamestop nearby my house, year warranty).

    I do like the brighter screen. At this point, with 6.35 PRO-B3, All I really sacrifice is PSX Comptaibilty, I am happy with it (Persona 2 still works =D).

    I reccomend the newer models as well.

    However, the 2000 is still my SUPER NUMBER ONE BEST CHOICE.
  3. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    I don't really mind a slightly dimmer screen. I used a DS Phat for ages and never hated the fact that the brightness didn't make the colors quite as crisp as a DSlite. I figure that regardless of what model of PSP I finally end up with, I'll be happy with it.
  4. dib

    dib GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    May 1, 2004
    United States
    It's definitely worth upgrading, especially with the 3000s selling at $130. I was also wary that I would resent the temporary firmware, but it hasn't changed the way I operate it in the least. On the occasion that it crashes it takes a few extra seconds to launch the crack. Otherwise I rarely shut off my 2000 anyway.

    The only problem is that my love for the screen expired when I bought my iPhone. Now it looks dim by comparison.
  5. Recorderdude

    Recorderdude Musician, Animator, Buffoon.

    Jun 19, 2010
    United States
    Personally, I LIKE a slightly dimmer screen (though still backlit).

    They have DS lites, I have a Phat and the brightness isnt so bright.

    You're getting a PSP 3k/go? I'll stick with the dimmer 2000.

    I figure with a dimmer screen you can use technology for longer without your eyes hurting. Hell, my lappy's screen is always at its dimmest and my eyes never ache from using it. Consider that [​IMG]
  6. obito

    obito I can have a title?! :O

    Jan 21, 2010
    New Zealand
    if you don't like the temporary firmware, why don't you try using davee's 6.35->6.2 downgrader, then use 6.2 pro B5 Permanent?

    Plus the general compatability with things is better, right?
  7. badnat

    badnat GBAtemp Regular

    May 29, 2010
    United States
    That's ridiculous, lol. The lowest brightness setting on the 3000 is quite dim enough for anyone's preference. The difference isn't really 'dim vs bright' anyways, but dull vs vibrant. It has a wider color gamut, which means a more colors. And if for some reason you don't like having the image look better you can always turn it off and revert to 2000's cold/dull colors... while retaining the higher refresh rate.
  8. Schlupi

    Schlupi Gbatemp's Official Earthbound Maniac™

    Aug 31, 2007
    United States
    Rozen Queen Co, Chicago Branch
    He MIGHT not be able to downgrade make sure to note he has to check his Mobo model with PSPident first to make sure he does not have a 9g 3000 if he happens to get one.

    Downgrading to 6.20 and or installing perma would cause a PERMABRICK...