Sony PSX DESR 5100

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The PSX is a Sony digital video recorder with a fully integrated PlayStation 2 video game console. It was released only in Japan on December 13, 2003.

Since it was designed to be a general-purpose consumer video device, it was marketed by the main Sony Corporation instead of Sony Computer Entertainment and does not carry...

The PSX is a Sony digital video recorder with a fully integrated PlayStation 2 video game console. It was released only in Japan on December 13, 2003.

Since it was designed to be a general-purpose consumer video device, it was marketed by the main Sony Corporation instead of Sony Computer Entertainment and does not carry the usual PlayStation branding, even though it is considered by many as a Playstation 2.

The PSX was never released outside of Japan.

 

Put simply, The SONY PSX,  is a fully functional digital video recorder with an included Infrared remote control and S-Video, composite video, and RF inputs. It is able to tune analog VHF and CATV.

It can also be linked with a PlayStation Portable to transfer videos and music via USB ports, and features software for non-linear video editing, image editing and audio editing.

DVD+R support was to be introduced in a future update.

It was the first device to use Sony's XrossMediaBar (XMB) graphical user interface, which was later used on the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, and 2008-era BRAVIA TVs.

 

The PSX fully supports both PlayStation and PlayStation 2 software.

Online game compatibility is available using the broadband connection; Games that use the PS2 HDD (such as Final Fantasy XI) are supported as well.

The PSX is not supplied with any game controllers, but there are two controller ports on the back of the device.

While the PSX is compatible with standard PS/PS2 controllers and memory cards (with the exception of the PocketStation), a variant of the DualShock 2 controller marketed specifically for the PSX was also sold that featured a 4-meter long cord (a bit longer than the standard versions of the controller)

Two PlayStation memory card ports were on the front of the PSX, behind a panel cover.

Like standard PS2 consoles, the PSX can be laid horizontally or stood up vertically.

 

 

Retail configurations;

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,
  • the 7000 series (with a coloured 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 BS and UHF/VHF connectors varied by model.

Only the final revision of each series supported the PlayStation Portable.

For collectors, this is a great piece of Retrogaming, and a very hard to find member of the Playstation family.