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Old Apr 14, 2003, 05:12 PM
smackme smackme is offline
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Lightbulb New Sony PS2 Design!!

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First off, I know this is late but, did everyone change their PS2 clocks again.

Anyway, read and if you find/have pictures put em up:

Article 1
Sony has announced that it will release a new model of its PlayStation 2 that will feature more DVD playback options. In addition to the DVD-R format supported by previous models, the new PlayStation 2 model, SCPH-50000, will support the DVD-RW and DVD+R/+RW formats (the DVD-RAM format will not be supported). Additionally, the DVD output will now support progressive scan (525p).

The SCPH-50000 will not have IEEE 1394 support, but it will have 30 percent less fan noise than previous models, as well as an infrared sensor built in to accommodate a new remote control that Sony is releasing. Along with all the abilities that the previous remote controls had, the new remote control model, SCPH-10420, will have the ability to turn the machine's power on and off, reset the machine, and open the disc tray.

The new PlayStation 2 model and its remote control will be released separately on May 15, priced at 25,000 yen ($207) and 2,200 yen ($18), respectively.

Article 2
The new version of the PS2 will be available in Japan starting May 15, Sony said in a statement. No date was set for availability in North America or Europe.

Improvements in the new version mostly focus on DVD playback. The new design will support most recordable DVD media, including DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW. The new PS2 will also support "progressive scan," a playback method used by some TV sets for clearer images, and it will come with a built-in infrared receiver for using a remote control to control DVD playback.

DVD playback has been a much bigger selling point for the PS2 in Japan than in the rest of the world. DVD players were still relatively expensive in Japan when the PS2 was introduced, and the PS2 became one of the cheapest ways to play DVDs.

The new version of the PlayStation 2 will also use a new cooling system that produces 75 percent less fan noise, according to Sony. The new design will also eliminate the console's IEEE 1394 "FireWire" port, which has seen limited use, mainly for high-speed networking of two or more consoles.

Sony has sold more than 50 million units of the PS2 to date, making it by far the most widespread of the current generation of game consoles. The PS2 competes with Microsoft's Xbox, which continues to sell poorly in Japan, and Nintendo's GameCube.

Old Apr 14, 2003, 06:17 PM
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How do you know it's been redesigned? Have you seen any pics of the case? I would like to see them too!
Old Apr 14, 2003, 06:35 PM
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nope, I haven't seen pics either. Just read the news at gamespot and on my att homepage.
Old Apr 14, 2003, 09:20 PM
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Remote Pic courtesy of

Old Apr 14, 2003, 09:59 PM
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its all real, I saw it on televsion tonight--> CNN

Old Apr 14, 2003, 10:06 PM
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and it's on IGN and Gamespot

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