PSP buying guide for native play and system emulation

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  1. terns21

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    My 2000 must be defective coz I use it to play ps1 games on our CRT TV (Full screen) a lot! :)
     
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  2. Daeru

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    O sorry, I never had a 2000 so I couldnt test it. Clearly a fault somewhere in my logic then. :-)

    Maybe it's the cables? In the usa crt's also have component (progressive). In europe crt's only have composite, s-video and rgb scart which is all interlaced.

    But anyways it's a bit offtopic..only a few people are still keeping their crt tv's :-) they are the best for retro gaming though.
     
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  3. terns21

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    I have 2 sets of cable... one for composite, which i use for our smart tv, and the rgb cable for my crt tv which i also use for playing ps2.
     
  4. daphnis
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    Is there any difference between a 2001 (or 2000 series) and a 2000-series slim? If so, is one preferable over the other?
     
  5. terns21

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    There's no difference except for the mother board.. the ta88v3 motherboard can only be installed with a permanent cfw using infinity.
     
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  6. tbb043

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    You can sync a ps3 controller to it, tough, making it top choice if you intend to mainly connect it to a TV instead of use it as a portable.
     
  7. daphnis
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    I decided to purchase a 2001 slim model which is presently unmodified. What custom firmware is generally recommended since I'm starting from scratch here?
     
  8. terns21

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    You have to check the motherboard first... if its 2000 model (except ta88v3e) then you can install PRO-cfw right away... if its the ta88v3e, then you have to go through infinity.

    Check if your psp is hackable
    http://wololo.net/2010/10/10/is-your-psp-hackable-2/

    If yes...install PRO
    http://wololo.net/cfw4dummies/

    If not.... do the infinity
    http://wololo.net/2016/02/14/releas...nfinity-6-61-permanent-patch-for-me-pro-cfws/

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    or you can just buy a component cord for psp to tv if you have the 2000 or 3000 model
     
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  9. sergey3000

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    Why not buy the ps vita especially the first model with the amazing OLED screen. I had one and psp games looks beautiful on it.
     
  10. cybrian

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    Well I'll tell you the reason I bought a PSP-3000 instead of a Vita a few months ago was because it was significantly less money, and I don't know of any Vita games I'm interested in. There aren't even a lot of PSP games I'm into, to be honest.

    I should have mentioned the Dual Shock 3 support on the Go, but this is true as well — the component cord is very long (and you can get a component/5x RCA extension cord if it's not long enough) and it's not uncomfortable playing my PSP on a TV. I do have to mention that the games I've played look like garbage upscaled to 1080p on a large screen, though.
     
  11. daphnis
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    Ok, I got my PSP 2000 in the mail today. It is running firmware v4.05. From the links to guides provided, I ran into this one. Can others comment if this guide is appropriate to my hardware and situation (firmware v4.05)? Also, what I don't find is the safety or this procedure. In other words, what chance do I run of bricking this device in following the procedure outlined there?

    EDIT: I do not know if this is the ta88v3 motherboard or not.

    EDIT 2: Went for it. No problems.
     
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  12. cvskid

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    Less money spent on the console itself. Less money spent on memory cards. You can play actual psp umd disc if you have any or want to start collecting psp games, and if it is a 2000, 3000, or go model of psp, you can connect it to a tv that has a component connection.

    Only downsides for getting an actual psp over getting a ps vita are the adapters for memory cards for psp break very easy so you have to buy them in bulk. That and good luck finding a good 3rd party psp battery that is actually good.
     
  13. terns21

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    Here's my suggestion... update your firmware to the latest version 6.61... install semi-cfw PRO (DONT USE the CIPL flasher)... then dowload pspindent http://wololo.net/downloads/index.php/download/1286 this will let you know what motherboard you have and from there you will know what to do.
     
  14. daphnis
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    I went ahead and installed firmware 6.60, then installed the PRO CFW as indicated in that article. I've already done some tests playing PS1 games I converted as well as SNES, NES, and GBA. All seem to be working well. I suppose this means I do not have the ta88v3 motherboard, but not sure. Is there something else I should do at this point, or should have done if 6.60 is not optimal for this model? Appreciate the advise from everyone in this community. So far I'm finding the PSP to be an awesome device and very versatile!
     
  15. terns21

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    Intalling PRO is only half of the process... you either then use quick recovery if you lose cfw status for your non-hackable psp or use cipl flasher for hackable psp to make your cfw permanent.

    Check with the pspindent... if your psp is hackable then you can use the cipl flasher to make your cfw permanent, if its not hackable then you can only use the quick recovery.

    Only way to make a non-hackable psp have a permanent cfw is to install infinity.
     
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    I guess it is that motherboard after all.
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  17. terns21

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    your psp is not hackable... either stay as a semi-cfw (meaning you always use quick recovery when you lose your cfw status) or go with infinity to make it permament
     
  18. daphnis
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    Other than having to run the 660 PRO-C Fast Recovery option, are there other downsides to this which I should know?
     
  19. terns21

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    nope! all benefits from both (permanent and semi) are the same.
     
  20. Arecaidian Fox

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    This is also an option for the PSP Go, eliminating that pesky 16GB storage memory limit and expensive M2 cards. I'm waiting on parts currently, but I am going to be attempting this mod. Also, the page I linked is not the only instance I've seen of people getting this kind of mod to work, but it is the most informative one I could find, as well as the only one I've seen where the mod is completely internal (the others had wires leading out of the unit to a card reader).
     
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