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Thread: TA-088v3 Availability & Slim vs Phat

  
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    Okay, so I'm looking into buying a new/used PSP. I'm somewhat in the dark over whether the slim provides any real advantages over the phat, and the current availability of the TA-088v3 mobo in the distribution channel in the UK. Video output would be nice, but not worth losing cfw over. How great an effect is the additional RAM going to have when running from stick? Is it worth risking a v3 to get the new slim? If it is, what are the rough odds of getting a v3 when buying a new slim from UK retail?

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    The slim has couple of main advantages over the phat, such as the 64 mb of ram (which to answer your question i think it does speed things up quiet a bit), the tv output feature it's handy but it has one main problem you cannot connected your psp to SD-TV (aka interlaced) when your playing a game, there is easily fix by a simple homebrew app call FuSa. Another disadvantage of the slim is that you cannot downgrade the Fireware past 3.71 i believe. And theres no ir port so u cant use it as a big remote for your living room. But the silm gets way better battery life than the phat especially if u get the 2200 Mah battery, and the screen is alot brighter.

    As far as i know if u get one of the release series of psp slims (aka daxter entertainment pack or the white psp that came with the starwars game i forget what it was called) you should be ok, and Dark Alex is most likely hard at work finding a way to hack the TA-088v3, If your buying it online from Amazon or ebay you can ask the seller when it was manufactured or if it has the TA-088v3, i have no idea what the odds would be cuz i don't live in the UK.
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    What steve said pretty much covers it. But you got to remember that the TA-088v3s can spread to the rest of the world before you know it


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    i saw this
    http://www.psp-ita.com/?module=news&id=19404
    look at the BOX

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    wow that's pretty helpful :twothumbs:
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    Wow it is very helpfull, Thanks dude.
    back to topic,You should get a slim if you can hack it.
    If not get it anyways,Dark_alex will figure it out.

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    Thanks guys, advice much appreciated. I'm now in the possession of a Slim originally purchased in late May (coded F by the diagram above), and hope to spend some more time here soon.

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    Cool, there's a way to tell. I plan on buying a slim psp too. thx for the info ryu

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