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PSP-3000 units plagued with scan lines

The biggest feature that the PSP-3000 or PSP Brite have over it’s older brother is the new screen.  It supports a wider gamut of colors and is supposed to get rid of the ghosting that plagued every PSP since it’s release.  The PSP Brite outdoes it’s supposed fatures but there seems to be a new problem creeping up: scanlines.

Here’s some shots for comparison.

PSP 2000 scanlinesPSP Brite scanlines

Even test units from Kotaku and PSP fanboy seem to be ridden with the problem.

Oh and the anti-glare feature doesn’t seem to work very well in sunlight and that was the feature that would sold me into buying a new unit.  =(

Hopefully, the fix for the issue is just a firmware update.  If it’s a hardware problem, it might be better to get the 2000 model instead.

Update: SCEA response to the scanlines

On some occasions, scan lines may appear on scenes where brightness changes drastically, due to the hardware features of the new LCD device on PSP-3000. Installed with this new LCD device, PSP-3000 offers more natural and vibrant colors on its screen, but the scan lines have come out to be more visible as a result of improving response time to alleviate the afterimages on PSP-3000. Since this is due to hardware specification, there are no plans for a system software update concerning this issue.

In layman’s terms, it’s simple case of a hardware issue so no software fixes in upcoming firmwares.  Bummer.  Still, I’d have to get my hands on a PSP-3000 unit for testing to see whether or not the scanlines is a real reason not to go for the PSP Brite.


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  1. ron.delrosario Ron October 21, 2008 Reply

    Buti nalang… wala pa kong PSP. hahaha!

  2. tripmatrix Aaron October 22, 2008 Reply

    So glad I didn’t buy one.

  3. ron Ron October 22, 2008 Reply

    Pero I hope my parents bought me the 2000 I requested. 😀

  4. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade October 22, 2008 Reply

    Well hopefully it’s a PSP 2000…. otherwise… LOL

    I’m still not giving up on the Brite. I for one don’t really notice the ghosting associated with the old screens so the scanlines MAY appear to me the same.

  5. april141102 Ric October 24, 2008 Reply

    feeling ko naman sayang lang yung bagong psp eh. The modifications they did aside from the internal mic for skype (w/c will not be too useful in the country) and new lcd were softmods (ie allowing games in TV-out mode) sayang lang pede naman i-bypass through homebrews. I was expecting an internal memory like the T2 cameras w/c boast a 4GB internal memory and a touchscreen. rumored kasi na magkakatouchscreen iyong handheld na plano ng microsoft and Nintendo has been maximizing this technology since DS

  6. bebeh_028 bebeh_028 October 26, 2008 Reply

    mas preferred ko pa din ang PSP 2000 Slim and lite. Konti lang naman ang naging difference. Im already contented with my Slim and Lite, yes mas brighter nga ang LCD ng PSP Brite but I don’t care kasi di ko pagpapalit and PSP ko..

  7. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade October 26, 2008 Reply

    Mas preferred ko din ung 2000 kaso ang nakikita kong problem is future games na magkakaroon ng in-game chat which is pretty useful.

    Pero laking malas lang talaga nung scanlines sa PSP-3000. I’ll check sa local shop dito if available na to see kung pede pagtiyagaan ung scanlines or not.

  8. igray ian December 4, 2008 Reply

    The picture is highly magnified. this was obvestly written by somon who dislikes PSP’s. when looking at the pic normaly, the scanlines are not noticable, unlike the ghosting on the1 and 2000, which it always there

  9. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade December 4, 2008 Reply

    hmmm I still have to find a shop that carries a PSP-3000 so I can go take a look at it but personally, I think yeah.. unless you look at the screen VERY closely.. the scanlines are barely notice-able.

  10. loe_sammie sam December 5, 2008 Reply

    may games bang available na for PSP 3000? i have it na.wala nga lang ibang games.

  11. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade December 5, 2008 Reply

    inde sa walang games para sa PSP 3000.. lahat ng past and upcoming games compatible. If you’re thinking of downloaded games, wala pang instance ng CFW for PSP 3000.

  12. www.bakulaw_05 king_sam April 19, 2009 Reply

    Wala akong paki alam anuman ang sabihin ninyo sa PSP 3000, basta ang importante. bago ang PSP ko.. Kung wala pang nagagawang CFW for PSP 3000 darating ang panahon, may ibang feature na pwede sa PSP 3000 na wala sa ibang PSP ver.

  13. dianskee dian January 26, 2010 Reply

    san pwde magdownload ng free games for psp 3000?

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