PSP Vita, which version should I get?

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Hacking & Homebrew' started by DemiseScythe, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. DemiseScythe
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    Hello, I am looking for advice because I really don't want to end up with several sets of the same system. I've got 3 3ds xl and I really only use 1 of them(found one of them in a drawer cleaning the other day): a hackable one, an updated version for online/new games and updated version with built-in screen-recorder. In all, that is roughly 1k usd into the same console...

    It is interesting to get a hackable Vita and from experience the only way to get one for sure would be to pay for an overpriced limited edition bundle like the original launch 3g, assasin creed's or the walking dead bundle to try and hit on a low firmware. I paid top dollar for a new Daxter PSP2000 and I can say that having homebrew on it was worth the extra cost. These vita bundles are a bit pricier than the current model; at least 2X more expensive. I've got a 2.55 Kmeaw launch PS3 if that can give me extra options but what I really want to know is which firmware versions can I expect from these bundles and if it is even worth missing out on new hardware/titles for homebrew support given that I've got a hacked Daxter PSP2000 that can pretty much play every existing PSP/PS1 games and emulators which to my understanding is all that a hacked PS Vita is good for atm. I really want to buy a vita to play on the go since I can't be bother getting a PS4 and there are plenty of Vita titles I like so plan B would be to get the PSVita2000 for better battery and best game compatibility, use extra money on big memory card and games.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. zoogie

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    Get a VitaTV. They're only $43 dollars on amazon right now.
    If it turns out to be a mistake, it's a cheap one at least.
     
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  3. DemiseScythe
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    The PSTV has poor game compatibility from what I've read and the idea is to get something portable. Between my PS3 and my Shield Tablet I can emulate anything up to PSP if I am at home.
     
  4. TheGrayShow1467

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    Whitelist hacks are available by mr.gas, if I'm correct.
     
  5. TheVinAnator

    TheVinAnator GBATemp's Greatest Vin

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    Wait really, for every game??
     
  6. metroid maniac

    metroid maniac An idiot with an opinion

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    It enables every game, but some naturally won't work because of missing hardware.
     
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  7. aos10

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    Orange or Blue PS Vita slim,both of them are in 3.52.

     
  8. jimmyleen

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    Those colors look sexy. :O:blush:
     
  9. Daggot

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    1000 model because of the OLED screen. It has its pros and cons but I think it's worth it.
     
  10. jimmyleen

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    The screen problem on the slim can be solved by buying a screen protector.
     
  11. Daggot

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    I'm talking about image quality rather than screen life.
     
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  14. jimmyleen

    jimmyleen GBAtemp Maniac

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    Oh my bad
     
  15. DemiseScythe
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    I decided to get the regular slim from amazon because I don't want to miss out on the new releases. Big retailers like amazon buy huge bulks at launch so it probably has a outdated firmware anyways but I am going to update for store games. Chances are if I try buying the Vita 1000, I'll end up overpaying and they'll probably ship me a slim instead.
     
  16. azoreseuropa

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    PCH-1000:
    approx. 3-5 hours for games, 5 hours for video, 9 hours for music (in stand-by mode)

    PCH-2000:
    approx. 4-6 hours for games, 7 hours for video, 12 hours for music (in stand-by mode)

    I prefer PCH-1000 because of OLED screen. Look at:



    For your information, 2000 version might be a little bit faster in loading. Hey, I like OLED screen a lot and I do not care about 2000 version. I hate LCD screen. BAH!
     
  17. Demonith

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    I have 1004 so my is OLED
     
  18. naughtyotsel

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    i have an lcd module
     
  19. perkel

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    For this comparison to work you would need first camera that can actually register properly OLED and then viewer being on actual OLED TV/monitor to see difference.

    You can't compare it like you can't compare different VR headsets via video.

    In summary OLED no question about it. Sure it has some issues like bleaches in perfect dark room but black on OLED is completely black while on LCD at best it is grey.
    Then there is contrast which completely massacres LCD screen.

    I think Frobisher is free game and it perfectly shows capabilities of OLED.

    TLDR take vita 1000 version OLED is simply better.
     
  20. Joe88

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    Its pointless watching comparison videos, you just have to test both in in person, which is easier said then done.

    Anyway for me, 2000
    longer battery life, larger rear grips, slimmer & lighter, microusb charging, other minor stuff (power led moved to top side panel, start/select/ps button made larger, smooth bezel, 1GB built in storage for the non memory card user)
    I don't like the oversaturation of oled.
     
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