What is the difference between PSPs???

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  1. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    I've been debating owning a Sony PlayStation Portable for some time now. I know they released a new version a while back, but I never found out what the differences were. Does anyone here know???
     
  2. bigkid24

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    The most recent version is a PSP slim. It's just slightly skinnier but much lighter than the original. As for what the performance differences are? I don't know but I love me some PSP.
     
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    Biggest thing is that it has video output. I believe for movies as well as games. Battery is supposed to last longer, and I believe the UMD drive has been simplified.

    Isn't supposed to have more RAM also?
     
  4. domientius

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    The power requirements are lower, but the incldued battery is a lower capacity so you get about 6 hours out of it. It can sue the old battery but the cover won't fit. Sony is suppsoed to reelase an 11 hour battery with replacement cover.
     
  5. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    The PSP Slim, of course, has a slimmer and lighter form-factor. Though, the difference between the two is marginal at best. Otherwise, the slim also supports a simplified UMD drive, UMD caching to internal memory (to decrease load times), I believe it can also charge through USB out of the box.

    The biggest difference is the video-out option, which will allow you to output video and games to a TV through either interlaced or progressive scan modes. ...though, I think you can only do video-out for games on a progressive scan monitor. I could be wrong on that one.
     
  6. RandomFerret

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    Actually, it only charges through USB if you have a custom firmware.

    It takes more effort to get the psp slim to run homebrews, and it won't run everything the psp thick does, but it's lighter, supports video-out and has shorter loading times.

    If they're the same price, go with the slim.
     
  7. McBradders

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    Doesn't it have, like, DOUBLE THE MEMORY too?

    That's quite the thing.
     
  8. Prowl

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    Yeah, progressive only on games, Movies can be played on standard, and the UMD movies actually look great, even on an HDTV. I was watching my copy of Incredibles, and it looked like 98% the DVD.
     

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