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Did anybody read if this thing is progressive scan for DVDs?
Well, some things I noticed right off, along with my general feelings....
The SSBUS controller still exists, naturally, and the SMAP chip would be
interfaced off this chip, likely via the PCMCIA interface just as in previous
PS2 models. I would think this because this would ensure complete compatibility.
I don:t think sony would go messing with the device tree and change the topology
of the IOP SSBUS devices, there is too much that can go wrong.
Another thing I noticed...next to the SSBUS controler are 4 rows of 16pins. Could
this be a PCMCIA tap ? Even if it was, one thing the original PS2 expansion port
provided was several 12V power rails fed directly from the power circuits, I don:t
know if those would be preserved here, nor would it be easy to install a connector
in any event.
What I am interested to see is the NA version with the modem and how the modem
is attached. On the NA broadband adaptor, the modem is on a daughterboard that
snaps onto the main ethernet/smap/HDD controller board, and uses serial lines to
communicate. I would like to find those lines and tap them for dev purposes on the
It doesn:t bother me, like it does others, that there is an external power brick. One
of the things I very much want in a PS2 is portability and freedom of power supplies.
I want to take it and power it off 90-120 AC *AND* 200-240AC wall outlets. I want
to power it from car/bench 12V DC sources. If I can finagle it on an airplane, I want
to power it there (easier in business class than coach). Ok, it has a brick, but bricks
aren:t going away, I got a million under my entertainment/computer center anyway,
and the advantages to me offset the rest. Besides, 45W can:t make a large brick,
and it doesn:t need to support a HDD anyway, thus far lower power requirements.
I do hope Sony didn:t hide the EE serial lines, but they aren:t obviously noticable
in these pics. Maybe have to wait until Nov 1/3 to find out.
I don:t think Sony would have upgraded USB to 2.0. This would require a redesign
of the IOP, since the USB is driven directly from the IOP. This would change way too
much and cost way too much for so little benefit. Only a HDD would use it, and as others
have mentioned, Sony likely can get away more easily with dropping HDD support.
If Sony wanted to redesign the IOP, I would think they would want to integrate much
of the SSBUS devices onto the same core as well. I am willing to bet as it is that the
IOP still has the ilink silicon, just the leads and external 25mhz 1394 clock removed.
Again just my two cents.
USB2.0 *could* be possible without too much redisign harass, but would be quite pointless on the gaming point of view
I just read an article from a swedish gaming magazine/website, which states that a 64MB memory card will be released as a compensation for the PSTwo not having HDD-support. Have anyone else heard anything about this?
Is that a orange or a grapefruit they put on the unit.
MC sploit works on v10 I have a MCsploited v10, works like a charm.
Originally Posted by theskillster
and 64mb memory card? but that wont do anything because the game doesnt look to the memory card to save data it looks to the HD and you cant fit and FFXI expansion pack on a 64mb memory card.
Official pics of PSTwo !!!
Official pics of PSTwo !!! –
Hi guyz got these few hours ago...
Cute little thing...
those pics are back on page 3 ^_^
have anyone noticed that the little playstation logo is turned the wrong way, both on the PS2 and the PS Two.