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PS2 hardware upgrade SCPH-50000 available in the U.K.

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 01 Oct 2003 10:35 User comments (4)

PS2 hardware upgrade SCPH-50000 available in the U.K. Sony upgrades the hardware and cuts the price. The improved DVD playback is the highlight of this hardware update, but the FireWire connectivity is gone.
DVD playback quality has been improved. The SCPH-50000 features surround sound decoder and purchasing of an additional remote controller is no longer required in order to access all of the DVD playback features. The FireWire connection has been stripped from the latest revision though. This is due to the fact that it was hardly at all used by game developers for multiplayer functionality.A tiny new detail is that the PS2 is now also available in ‘satin silver’ casing.

The SCHP-50000 is available in the U.K. during this week and the price has been shaved down to just £139.99

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4 user comments

11.10.2003 11:48


25.10.2003 10:16

Hmph. I wish I was still back in England.

Everyone is entitled to their own true opinion. Either respect that or don't.

37.10.2003 7:09

Take a look Next year sony are going to throw in a DVDwriter and hard disc.

48.10.2003 1:43

Now for the silver PS2 that has a built in DVD RW and TV decoder. Will be realeased in Europe Q1 of 2004.

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