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    Excuse me, which way to Tokyo?
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  1. You're really not going to find one pre-installed like that - you're going to have to do the work yourself. The best thing, though, is to find a Network Adapter that is modified to use SATA instead of IDE so you can use SATA based hard drives (desktop, laptop) and, better yet, SSD's. The maximum size allowed if I remember correctly is 2TB but I managed to fit about 80+ titles on a 512GB drive using about half of it. I think it is now possible to install both FMCB and OpenPS2 Loader (which is WAY superior to HDLoader) to the HDD instead of a Memory Card which makes softmodding much easier since it is quite a pain to install stuff to a Memory Card. Trust me, once you start playing PS2 games off an HDD you will not want to go back. Makes the work worth it.
  2. Another option, if you're willing to do it, is to get a PS2 Fatty, a Network Adapter, a hard drive, and learn how to install games to it and avoid the use of the DVD-ROM drive altogether. You'll also need to learn Free McBoot, OpenPS2 Loader, and WinHiip. A lot of work but very satisfying to play games of the HDD. However, not all games will work on hard drives (85% compatibility last I heard) so you may also want to find out what games of your library will work.
  3. Or, if you're into console modding, why not just have an internal power supply that matches what the console needs and all you would need is the same type of power cable the PlayStation 3 and 4 use?
  4. San Antonio is building one too but not to this kind of scale.
  5. Not without adapters. I got a Brook controller adapter at PAX South that allows you to use PS3 to PS4 or PS4 to PS3 and based on my limited playthrough on it it works pretty well. They also make a PS4 to PS2 adapter that I also have and it works well too.
  6. I have the Panorama Xbox HDMI cable from Hyperkin. And it works pretty good. These cheap analog to HDMI converters work best when given a progressive scan widescreen signal. It's when you give them an interlaced 4:3 signal is where you run into problems such as the infamous screen stretching. The Xbox has a distinctive advantage over the PS2 and GameCube. Every game on the Xbox supports the widescreen option even if the playfield doesn't go all the way across and most games can output a minimum of 480p. When using Component Video you are allowed to make global changes in the main system menu in that you can activate all Progressive Scan video modes and the Widescreen option. When all are activated then this will eliminate the annoying screen stretching that is a hallmark of these cheap devices and the Xbox really shines in Progressive Scan which makes for a really nice HDMI signal. However, the main system screen and a small number of games do not support any kind of Progressive Scan - I have two, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin and Hitman: Contracts. But, the Panorama does well even in interlaced mode, much to my surprise, even though the contrast is a little off. The contrast issue is due to a couple of filters that are activated in interlaced mode only. If you modded your Xbox you may be able to turn off these filters or even force Progressive Scan for everything. This is probably the best Component Video to HDMI device I have acquired yet.
  7. They don't have batteries. They have a capacitor that keeps the time for a few hours when unplugged. As somebody already noted those caps are notorious for leaking and causing board damage.
  8. But not every game will work on a hard drive no matter what you try to do with it. One thing I would like to see happen is to put an additional USB port that is connected to the motherboard that will allow you to use a USB based external DVD-ROM drive since those are still plentiful, better built, and easily replaceable.
  9. Just got word from PAX tonight. Despite the success from the last event we have been rejected for 2019. Surprising and disappointing considering how well it was received last time.
  10. This is what I've been saying all along - wait for the modders and hackers to get their hands on it before final judgement of the unit. Sony's sloppy handling of everything has made it easy to get into the Classic's innards. Once the modders simplify the procedures of upgrading the emulator and adding games then I expect the Classic to sell out quickly and become collector's items.
  11. I should point out that, after going through most of the titles on my hard drive, about a third of them (I have about 100 games on the drive) have a wide screen option. This should allow you to mitigate the screen stretching problem to some degree. For example, with the exception of Oni, just about every Rockstar Games title I own has this option. Namco seems to be pretty good in this regards too. Tekken 5 looks really good in both widescreen and progressive scan off my Component Video to HDMI adapter (mind you I only have this game because of Starblade which is an unlockable and that looks great too). Of course, your milage may vary with other titles and companies.
  12. Once the hackers and modders get their hands on it and figure out ways to put additional titles on it then most of these problems will solve themselves.
  13. The cables are practically collector's items now which is probably one of the reasons for the high cost. Luckily I managed to get two of them just before they stopped making them (one RGB modded and one unmodded) and the prices got out of hand. If you absolutely need Component Video from a GC it'd be cheaper to get one of the aforementioned HDMI adapters then connect it to a HDMI to Component Video adapter.
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