I have a magicV not installed yet. I was wondering if you know if it automatically detechs if its ps2,ps1 or dvd so i dont have to play around with reset and eject and specific controller buttons to get it to work. Does the Duochip or MI do this or any other? Does it work with a 3rd party hdd? Also, i have had to switch dvd brands to get some games to work, do u think the laser might be going? I have the ps2 in standby for ages, I thought holding the reset till it shutoff ment it was off. Dunno if that would cause laser degradation, i dont think so but i dunno.