Looking to buy a PSP

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  1. beegee7730
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    Im looking at buying a PSP and have a few questions.
    What, other than the ram is changed from the PSP-1000/2000/3000?
    Can the PSP-3000 run homebrew currently?
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  2. luke_c

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    Not much apart from, size, the screen (3000 has anti-glare) and the built-in mic the 3000 has, the 3000 isn't flashable so the CFW would only be temporary until you shut the PSP off, then it would revert back to OFW, and you can only do this if your 3000 is below a certain firmware (Can't remember which, could be 5.03) otherwise you're screwed as Pandora's don't work for 3k's. I just got my Phat/1000 on Tuesday and am loving it so far, I would suggest it as you can pick them off uber cheap nowadays and they are fully hackable (PSP 2000's with mobo's above TA-088v1 can't be flashed and if it's v3 can't be Pandora'd either IIRC.)
     
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    Close, but no cigar. All PSP 2000s except the v3's can be flashed with a Pandora. All 1000s can be Pandora-flashed, but no 3000s can be. All of them, provided the firmware is 5.03 or lower, can be made to run custom firmware, but on the v3 2000's and all 3000's lose the custom firmware once the power is lost on the PSP.
     
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    Personally, I like the phat ones for IRshell - I use it as a spare remote control for the TV. Unfortunately, it's my brother's PSP - mine is the Slim version. The weight difference is definitely significant to me, but everybody is different.

    I've never been tempted by the 3000. Anti-glare, scanlines, and a built in mic doesn't really sound substantial to me - not to mention it's "pandora-proof", or near about.
     
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    As someone who has owned and hacked a 1000, 2000, and 3000, I say the 2000 is the best, provided it's fully hackable. It's slim, it's light, and it has custom firmware. It's the best of both worlds of the 1000 and 3000.
     
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    I've got a PSP 2000, and 1000. I like the 2000 better, not sure why, I just do. I'm actually trying to sell the 1000, because I never use the iR sensor.
     
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    Ok So the 1000's are fully hackable and I have never really dabbled with the 2000's. But if you have a PSP 3000 with ofw 5.03 or under you can install Chikhen R2 and use it to install CFW but when you turn off your system it resets to OFW. I just keep mine in sleep mode all the time running 5.03 Gen-c
     
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    Splych GBAtemp's Lurker

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    This. Was just about to say that ;P

    You just need to be sure, your PSP 2000 is one that does not have the v3 motherboard.

    I am thinking about getting a PSP 2000... Considering that I own a PSP 1000 and 3000 [updated to OFW 6.20. once I get my pandora battery, I shall use it to flash CFW to my 1000!]. Mainly cause I want something as light as the 3000 and one that has the CFW capability like the 1000. Now I just have to think of a way to get my hands on a PSP 2000...
     
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    Bah, humbug. I done pretty well for a guy who's only had a PSP for two days, and I got the main gist of it
     
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    All PSPs can run homebrew below v5.03 but it is impossible to buy a new PSP 3000 with this firmware (to my knowledge)
    The best bet is a used PSP 2000 (though I didslike the looks of them with their very wide opening UMD door and horrible shiny back) as they have a high chance of being hackable and are quite new. A PSP 1000 is guaranteed hackable but is a bit thicker, has stupidly placed speakers, and a slightly blurry screen
     
  11. beegee7730
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    So the 2000 is best? I guess ill buy one of them then, or whatever one was £75 at my local shop. Thanks.
     
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    Just make sure you get one with the right mobo...
     
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    Personally, I like the slight motion blur sometimes, although most of the time I don't actually notice it. I wouldn't mind having an hackable 2000 as well, but I'll settle for my 1000. It does what I want it to.
     
  14. beegee7730
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    Is there any easy yay to check?
    Finally, do all PSP versions (except go) play all disk games?
    Finally finally, will the PSP-3000 be able to be hacked on newer firmwares in the future?
     
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    IIRC, something on the serial lets you check, all PSP versions minus the GO will accept UMD's, although some newer ones cannot be played on CFW and it's not certain but it is possible it will be able to be hacked on newer firmwares in the future
     
  16. beegee7730
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    I might just buy a PSP-3000 then, considering I will probably be mostly using it for web browsing/games/music/remote play.
    Thanks all.