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PS2 version question!

Discussion in 'PS2' started by Toiletman, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. Toiletman

    Toiletman Active member

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    Which version is the best and can anybody explain the benefits and or disavantages of each versions? (if there is any)

    Thank you very much for your time.
     
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    newer versions are better without a dout as they will play +r media not just -r so you can get either of the dvd burners i reccomend version 7
     
  3. Toiletman

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    I'm going to get a DVD+/- burner so that doesn't matter. What I really want to know about is if the later versions will have better performance, improved visuals (i.e. reduced jagizness) etc.
     
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    Anybody?
     
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    billz Active member

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    new pro's
    play both +/- r
    prgressive scan(better picture for high resolution tv)
    play dvd-r movies

    cons
    can't use cd loader on v7 and higher
    problem with the magic chip
     
  6. Toiletman

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    Any more info?

    *cries silently* Why are my threads soooo unpopular?
     
  7. ICEPIMP

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    If you recommend a V7 you obvously dont know what your talking about.. V7 is exactly the same as a V5/6 only it has a double check for boot codes.. this sucks because you have to have expensive modchips to support that or else newer games wont work... a magic3.1 costs around 25$ and doesnt support double check and for a V7 you must have a double check modchips such as messiah2 Pro wich comes at about twice the price! so I recommend a V5/6 as it doesnt have double check and it supports both DVD+-R AND cd loader wich V7 and up DO NOT support
     
  8. lincolnt

    lincolnt Guest

    hey guys,
    Speaking of V7 ps2's... to be honest i really don't want to spend heaps on a these better modchips you are talking about.. so will the V7 play most new game backups with Fliptop/SM??? or is it best to go all out and get an expensive mod chip???
     
  9. Hanedrick

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    You are also at disadvantage with the fliptop/sm with a version 7. If you use the fliptop/sm some of the games (ex. Splinter cell) require the use of the cdloader which doesn't work with the version 7. Basically there is nothing about the Version 7 that is better than a version 5/6. I would definately get the version 5/6 cause it's just as powerful as a version 7 except they don't have the doubele check thing and it works with the cdloader which you'll need if you get a fliptop and it is also better if your looking into modchips.
     
  10. CLiPsEmX

    CLiPsEmX Guest

    I don't think u'll be gettin any versions under a v7. I don't think they sell any of the old versions anymore since v7 came out. So good luck tryin to get any other version as v7 have taken over to all the stores. This is of course if ur going to buy a new ps2.
     
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    Hey, but I thought v7 had "progessive scan" so it makes the picture better. Does V5/V6 have that, and can they both play +/-?
     
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    I havne't heard of this "progressive scan" but the picture quality on my version 5 is pefect. Also, yes both versions 5/6 read +/- r.
     
  13. ICEPIMP

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    you say that you dont want to pay money for expensive modchips?? a magic 3.1 costs only 15$ www.modchipman.com is the cheapest. I have both a V5/6 and V7 and there is absolutely NO difference in picture quality
     
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    "progressive scan" is only wroth it if you have a high end tv or you use your monitor it just supports higher resolution. v5/v6 is the way to go 9/10 but there not just sold in stores you'll have to find one for sell on ebay or pond shop
     
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    Any more info? Guys? Guys??!! Guys!!!!???? NOOOOOO!!!! Don't leave me here! Alone! NOOOOOO!
     
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    the new v8 is coming soon it has progressive scan and better dvd rom to read dvd-+r rw
     
  17. ModTech

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    I just bought a v7 PS2 and Magic 3.1 modchip, are you telling me that with that modchip install in that system it will not work? Easybuy2000 sold the modchip 3.1 to me with the installation manual for v7 PS2.
     
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    so far there are about 6 or 7 games that double check on v7.

    there is a work around if you eject disk just before it checks(after intro and some save game spots)game will work fine.
     
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    bddarkman, do you know the exact date that v8 is coming out? If you don't, do you know the month.
     
  20. ICEPIMP

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    Magic 3.1 will work on V7 but it will not play double check games... but only a few games use V7 new double check technology.. but i would image that newer games will have double check
     

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