Empowered by two key semiconductors ( EmotionEngine and Graphics Synthesizer), CPU and graphics rendering processor used for PlayStation 2, PSX has realized a high-speed high-definition GUI (Graphical User Interface), the likes of which have never been experienced before. This first-of-a-kind GUI enables speedy and easy access of various content to be enjoyed on PSX, with the same level easiness as switching TV channels with a remote control.
PSX is also equipped with various features as a digital media player, providing storage and playback of a variety of entertainment content such as high-resolution, mega-pixel images from digital still cameras and music from various package media.
Since PSX is designed to run various features by firmware via a powerful hardware engine, users can upgrade or add new features later by accessing the network.
|CPU GPU||90nm EmotionEngine+Graphics Synthesizer|
|Software Engine||PS2 based real time OS|
|Recording Format||DVD-R(Video format)|
DVD-RW(Video format,VR format)
BS satellite analog(1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15ch)
|Dubbing||HDD to DVD is 12 times maximum (-R)|
|Video Playback||Recorded program while recording on HDD|
|Video Editing||GOP Editing|
High Speed GUI
|Game||"PlayStation" software / "PlayStation 2" software|
|Network||Ethernet 100 base/TX|
(Network game, additional feature in the future)
|Ports||1 D output(D1/D2)|
1 Composite/S Video/Stereo sound output
|Dimension||312 x 323 x 88mm(W x H x D)|
|Accessories||Remote Controller for PSX|
The PSX was released in eight retail configurations during its lifespan; the 5000 series (with an embossed logo on top and grey stripe at the back) shipped with 160 GB Hard disk drives, while the 7000 series (with a colored logo on top and black stripe at the back) contained 250 GB drives. Software updates were made available by disc and download.
The 7500/7700 models added a Ghost Reduction Tuner. The inclusion of Broadcasting Satellite (Japanese) and UHF/VHF connectors varied by model. Only the final revision of each series supported the PlayStation Portable.
|Model||Storage||Front HDD Access light||i.LINK port||VHF/UHF In||VHF/UHF Out||BS In||BS Out||PSP Compatible|
All models have two sets of indicator lights, power lights and Infrared receivers; one along the front for horizontal orientation, and a second strip along the top-back for vertical orientation. The 'Disk Rec' indicator is only on the front of the device in later models.
CEATEC Japan 2003