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 Post subject: Re: What's the status of that PSX IO thing?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:56 pm 


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fernan1234 wrote:
I saw that recently too, but "it honestly isn't that bad" is unacceptable when it comes to a core feature of the PSX's CD audio when it comes to an optical drive emulator. Otherwise it's not a true replacement for CDs.


Word is the next firmware update will fix the XA audio filtering. It should be coming out soon.

And to clarify: There's nothing wrong with CD audio playback in Bin images. It's the XA audio playback in the PSIO that uses nearest neighbor interpolation as to why it sounds shrill.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:13 am 


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red book audio was broken for some time the prior to the big shipments these past months. It's easy to get the wrong idea when browing their forums...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:45 am 



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Syntax wrote:
Of all the systems I own the PS1 is the biggest PITA to get a working laser for.

Everything available is a cheap Chinese knock off that you need to rebuild with the old parts to make any good, then they go out of tune super fast.

Using a second hand laser is just as bad unless its from a PSONE, those laser are tough as but you need ribbon extensions to fit them to the other PS1.

At the beginning of this year, I picked up a replacement optical drive (specifically a KSM-440BAM, what's used in the PSone) on Amazon, which was sold by Totalconsole. I believe it was this company that was selling new-old stock, and they included the ribbon cable extension. Granted, I only used it briefly; but it worked immediately out of the box on an SCPH-5501, and I had zero issues loading games.

Unfortunately, while I had paid less than $20 for mine, the price has since shot up to $50 USD. Might still be worth it for some, but I'd rather save my money for a good PlayStation ODE.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:23 pm 


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Fudoh wrote:
red book audio was broken for some time the prior to the big shipments these past months. It's easy to get the wrong idea when browing their forums...


That's probably why they have the CU2 format conversion tool now for games that use red book audio. All it does is convert the CUE sheet to a simplified and condensed reference text. You can apply the tool to all games and they will work fine, so you don't have to worry about figuring out which games need the conversion and which don't.

Here's a video review I did on the current state of the PSIO:

https://youtu.be/45VDCyX4Qy8
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 Post subject: Re: What's the status of that PSX IO thing?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:11 am 



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FBX wrote:
Fudoh wrote:

Here's a video review I did on the current state of the PSIO:

https://youtu.be/45VDCyX4Qy8


That audio problem is pretty bad. I should be surprised an issue like that is being downplayed but audio sure doens't get much respect in the retro gaming world. I'm still excited for the PSIO to arrive.

Hopefully this issue becomes more well known. I've had the thing preordered for a year and didn't know it was that bad.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:56 pm 


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Mine finally came in yesterday. Haven't had a chance to fully populate my SD card but the few things I put on there work like a dream.

I tested out King's Field III Pilot Style just to experience something I otherwise would have never gotten to play on original hardware. Also played a couple stages of Gradius Gaiden just to see something normally region locked working.

It feels alot slicker than what I gathered from the YouTube vids. My only nitpicks are the way the PSIO sits in the I/O port without being braced somehow, which feels like it could be damaged if you apply too much pressure when inserting your SD card. Be careful! The other thing is that there's no reset-to-menu key combo that I'm aware of so you've gotta press reset on the console when you wanna swap games. No biggy.

Overall I'm very satisfied. I left Silent Hill running it's attract mode for over an hour while I was working at my desk & it never hung or crashed. Won't have alot of time to game for awhile but it's great to know I won't have to touch my collection or worry about the laser. I've always been curious about the Deception series so I might try that soon.
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It feels alot slicker than what I gathered from the YouTube vids. My only nitpicks are the way the PSIO sits in the I/O port without being braced somehow, which feels like it could be damaged if you apply too much pressure when inserting your SD card. Be careful!


This was a nitpick I also had. Alarmingly this is after they changed the design to fit more snugly. Normally I wouldn't care, except in order to swap disc images like on say FF7, you have to physically remove and then re-insert the SC card. So you need to hold the PSIO in place with one hand and eject the card with the other just to play it safe.


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FBX wrote:
8BA wrote:

It feels alot slicker than what I gathered from the YouTube vids. My only nitpicks are the way the PSIO sits in the I/O port without being braced somehow, which feels like it could be damaged if you apply too much pressure when inserting your SD card. Be careful!


This was a nitpick I also had. Alarmingly this is after they changed the design to fit more snugly. Normally I wouldn't care, except in order to swap disc images like on say FF7, you have to physically remove and then re-insert the SC card. So you need to hold the PSIO in place with one hand and eject the card with the other just to play it safe.


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Wait, really? That's the disc change procedure? And they didn't think to include thumb screws to secure it to the console? WTF?


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Wait, really? That's the disc change procedure? And they didn't think to include thumb screws to secure it to the console? WTF?


Yeah they can't do in-game triggers, so you have to remove and re-insert the SD card to swap disc images. Some sort of screws would have been nice, I agree. There's a place on the port for them even.
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