Just a quick update to let you all know what's going on. We're making great progress toward Release 35 and have improved several aspects of the CrystalChip software! In-Game-Reset, another feature only available on Crystal Chips, is now working with almost every single game with few black screens after reset! Video fixes are being given a complete rewrite and our super cool secret feature is looking veeery nice indeed! More is being done but we'll save that for release day. Release is still more than a week away with no definite date set yet but the wait will definately be worth it!
We'd also like to take the time to mention a feature of the CrystalChip that many people do not know about. Unlike most chips, particularly Matrix Infinity, CrystalChip contains many features which make it virtually un-cloneable! Even if a "clone" were made(which is very very difficult), it is virtually impossible for it to completely emulate the CrystalChip since we have some secret commands embedded in the secure Actel FPGA which will only respond to a set of unique 128-bit sequences. Even attempting brute-force to determine what these sequences are would take a months, if not years, since you must reset the PS2 before the CC will allow you to try another sequence if you get it wrong. Not only that but even if one sequence was cracked, we have many in the FPGA so we can block clones simply by changing the sequence used to verify the chip while maintaining compatability with all existing genuine Crystal Chips!
Why should you care? Clones cause several problems which directly effect users. First of all, as some Matrix Infinity owners are finding, some shady resellers are selling Modbo and other Matrix clones as original Matrix and charging the same price! Most users aren't even aware that they've been ripped until they try to change a setting or update the firmware and their chip is dead! This is a very sad situation which leads to having to remove the chip, and buy and install a new chip or if you bought a premod you end up having to send your whole console back! Unfortunately, this situation is becoming more common. Second, clones steal profits from the original developer and profits are what allow a developer to continue supporting their product. CrystalChips can and will continue supporting the entire range of CrystalChips since we are guaranteed that every CrystalChip installed is 100% genuine!
So if you're thinking about getting a Matrix Infinity(or a clone), consider purchasing a Crystal Chip instead. Not only do we offer more flash memory(Matrix has 64KByte vs CC1.2 with 128KByte or CC2.0 with 1MByte or CC2.0 SLE with 2MByte), more features and better support but you can rest assured that your chip is a genuine CrystalChip that has passed the highest standards of manufacturing and quality assurance in the market! Each Crystal Chip is programmed and tested by hand before being sealed in a electro-static
safe bag to ensure that once you've gone through the trouble ordering and installing your chip that you won't spend days trying to debug an installation that was never the problem to begin with! Don't be fooled by a brand name that may or may not be a clone! Do your research and you'll find that Crystal Chip is the best chip available!
Finally, please excuse any problems you may experience with the website over the following week as we update some of the pages!
As always, thank you to our loyal customers and we very much look forward to rewarding you with our next software release!