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xcm hdmi blaster vs ps3 upscaling capabilities
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Salutations, first of all I would like to express my appreciation for all of those who work hard every day to keep the scene alive, especially dlanor,Tna and of course ffgriever (cant wait for that psx emulator),because without them the ps2 scene would surely be dead by now. Now my question, well I recently bought a new hdtv and as many of you are aware it is not the best option when it cames to sd gamming(even with the use of good quality component cable),therefore Im inclined to buy one these two products,hdmi blaster/ps360gb...so I would like you guys to share your opinions/experiences with me about the products, which in your opinion offers the best overall image quality when displayed in a hdtv.
Thanks a lot for helping me make the right choice.
I'm a bit vague about what you are asking about really. As far as I know there is no product named "ps360gb" and the only sensible way I can interpret it is that you are asking about a PS3 console with 60GB HDD. Now if that is a genuine 60GB PS3 console, released as such back in 2007, then it may be considered useful, since it does have compatibility to PS2 games (and even some homebrews).
Originally Posted by Head-On-Fire
But if it is a latter-day 'improved' PS3, with the HDD replaced for one with 60GB size, then I would consider it to be a piece of useless garbage. Unless what you really wanted is a Bluray player and nothing else. The amount of good PS3 games available does NOT motivate buying such a console, and without PS2 compatibility (completely removed in all new models) there is nothing else you can use it for. I wouldn't touch such a console myself with a 10-foot pole, much less waste any money on it.
As for the "hdmi blaster", you should not let the hype fool you into believing that the games will render their graphics in any higher resolutions just because you use this hardware, because that is not going to happen. All it can do is to take the signals incoming from the PS2 and rescale those pixels to fill out some other selected video mode which you can then have the picture displayed in on your HDTV set.
Though that unit may have some fancier rescaling methods the result will probably be quite similar to what you would get with your existing component cables and the program GSM (==GS Modeselector) to enforce a physical video mode different from the logical video mode used by a game. This can already be used to let games that normally use NTSC or PAL only be displayed in HDTV or PC-Monitor video modes such as HDTV1080i or VGA1024x768, etc. And since GSM is 100% freeware you can try it out at no cost.
(You'll find GSM inside the forum for Homebrew/Dev stuff.)
That hdmi blaster may still be an interesting product, and it should be compatible to all PS2 software as it doesn't interact with any software but merely uses the video signals. GSM being a software implementation is subject to some software interaction, and can of course only do anything at all when properly initialized before the games it should affect, which is another thing you wouldn't have to do with the hdmi blaster. So you have to weigh in each 'pro' and 'con', and judge for yourself if the hardware unit is worth the money.
The price of that unit here in Sweden is SEK 995:-, or appx USD 143, which is quite a lot of money, especially compared to using a freeware program instead. Of course, swedish retailers tend to overprice everything, so US prices are a lot cheaper often landing at USD 89.99 for that unit, but even so that is still money you could find other uses for.
Best regards: dlanor
Thank you so much for taking the time to post back.Yeah I apologise for the last post as it doesn’t make any sense (English is not my first language you see), well as for the ps3 (pal 80gb, no ps2 emu) I already own one, and like you said this model is nothing more than piece of garbage when it comes to gaming (as doesn’t offer enough variety and quality when compared to my old ps2), so yeah after reading your post I might go the freeware route(as wont cost me a penny), well and if it doesn’t give me any satisfactory results I might give hdmi blaster a try or even trade in my ps3 for ps3 60gb model.
Thank you again and keep up the good work……