Which model PS is easiest/best for the install?

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Which model PS is easiest/best for the install?

Post by tzakiel » August 12th, 2018, 12:41 am

I am going to purchase a fat PS specifically for use with the PSIO... is there any models to look for that are "best" or known to be easier to install the PSIO in?

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Re: Which model PS is easiest/best for the install?

Post by Matt » August 12th, 2018, 11:39 am

Hmm. Not really, but the SCPH-1000 (PU-7 or PU-8) is the easiest I reckon because instead of doing a final trace cut, you can lift a resistor.

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Re: Which model PS is easiest/best for the install?

Post by cargo » August 13th, 2018, 6:08 am

Whatever model you choose it must have a parallel port. If you don't want to do any homework then get a model in the SCPH-7xxx range.

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Re: Which model PS is easiest/best for the install?

Post by tzakiel » August 13th, 2018, 6:12 am

Cargo- can you expand on why other models require homework?

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Re: Which model PS is easiest/best for the install?

Post by Matt » August 13th, 2018, 11:22 am

tzakiel wrote:
August 13th, 2018, 6:12 am
Cargo- can you expand on why other models require homework?
The 7500 series is a more simplistic design. It has a smaller form factor and it's easier to dissemble than a 1000 series, but that doesn't annoy me as it may with others.

I recommend you download all the install guides from our PSIO website and compare the install process yourself so you can judge what would be easiest for you. Either way, they are all basically the same. They all require trace cuts.

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Re: Which model PS is easiest/best for the install?

Post by cargo » August 17th, 2018, 4:29 am

Sorry didn't mean to be rude. I was thinking the decision is also affected by which hardware features might be desirable for you which may not available on certain revisions (eg, integrated composite inputs, serial port, a revision less prone to FMV skipping issues). Even something like SoundScope may be something someone would like to have (if just to say they have it). There's a bit of effort involved in my opinion.
tzakiel wrote:
August 13th, 2018, 6:12 am
Cargo- can you expand on why other models require homework?

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Re: Which model PS is easiest/best for the install?

Post by kikujade » September 1st, 2018, 12:40 am

Matt wrote:
August 12th, 2018, 11:39 am
Hmm. Not really, but the SCPH-1000 (PU-7 or PU-8) is the easiest I reckon because instead of doing a final trace cut, you can lift a resistor.
Also, the word goes on forums that the SCPH-1000 has the better sound of all the revisions.
PS4s: CUH-2015A
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