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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: December 14th, 2017, 6:25 am
by bbuchholtz
Waits with bated breath...

-Brian

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: December 15th, 2017, 5:55 am
by Matt
After much discussion with our manufacturer, I've managed to explain and assist them in making the connection better by adjusting the pin angle/bow to ensure the connector is firmer and 'snaps' into position as the critical bending point of the pins is reached. So, we now have new parallel port samples on the way! We're almost there :mrgreen:
YouTube Description wrote:This video is from our Chinese manufacturer and is the second revision of the newly injection moulded and steel pin casted parallel port for the PlayStation. In comparison to our previous version (the first sample run), this connector is much tighter and makes a much more solid and sturdy connection.

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: December 16th, 2017, 7:14 am
by MacGyver
Cool! As I sometimes had connection problems with my PSIO:
Will it be possible to equip earlier PSIO devices with the new connector?

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: December 16th, 2017, 3:50 pm
by Matt
MacGyver wrote:
December 16th, 2017, 7:14 am
Cool! As I sometimes had connection problems with my PSIO:
Will it be possible to equip earlier PSIO devices with the new connector?
The connection problems would be from corrosion on the PSX female connector.
No, you can't replace the old connector with the new connector (not unless you send it into us for repair/replacement).

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: December 22nd, 2017, 7:16 am
by Matt
Manual SD Card SPI protocol decoding...

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: December 22nd, 2017, 3:59 pm
by MockyLock
Nice mousepad :)

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: December 22nd, 2017, 7:00 pm
by keropi
forget the mousepad, nice keyboard! :D

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: December 22nd, 2017, 9:16 pm
by Relikk
The Sony SD card render is a nice touch.

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: December 23rd, 2017, 6:48 pm
by bahamutfan64
Really high quality G420 monitor too! Is the PVM the 14L2?

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: December 24th, 2017, 12:00 am
by Matt
I think it's the 14L2. I don't really want to move it to see the product label because the logic analysers clips/probes are pretty delicate.

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: January 11th, 2018, 9:20 pm
by Matt
New updated PSIO's PCB's completed. This time, they're black 8-)

I'm currently hand soldering one up to verify everything is still stable.
Do I miss doing this? Uhm... No :lol:

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: January 11th, 2018, 10:54 pm
by zePeido
They look really nice in black :clap

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: January 11th, 2018, 10:56 pm
by MeteK
:needed: :D

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: January 14th, 2018, 12:44 am
by Matt
Update time :)

First off, we have a new box design which is much better than the previous one we have been using. Secondly, they now include custom made inserts which (you guessed it), can house the 'PlayStation Parallel I/O' cover so they wont get lost.

We have also been testing with a whole range of SD Cards, and we're pleased to say that 256 GB SD Cards work perfectly! We are however having trouble with a certain model (The 'Lexar Professional' range), but we'll hopefully have those figured out and sorted soon. In the meantime, we'll try to get this long due and awaited firmware update for PSIO out shortly.

The new black (2218) PSIO revision has also bee hand-soldered and tested, and we're pleased to say that it's stable and performing as it should. We didn't expect it to fail, but before mass production, it was done as a safety check.

We are now currently sending our parallel ports overseas for PCB assembly. We will have the entire batch of boards in our hands in March. From there, we will begin shipping of all the pre-orders, starting of course with the longest and most overdue, July and June. We expect shipments to start in mid April/early June. Unfortunately it's taken much longer than anticipated (exactly 1 year as a matter of fact), so we can't possibly thank you enough for your patience and understandings in regards to this enormous timeframe for delivery. It's is long worth the wait however, and as you can see, the quality and sheer perfectionism of PSIO has been superseded as always.

More updates along the way :flag

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: January 14th, 2018, 12:50 am
by Tgames
Really good product, i'm hurry to get it (I'm on june orders).

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: January 14th, 2018, 12:55 am
by Tgames
June orders will get the new 2018 design ? I hope because it seems really a lot better.

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: January 14th, 2018, 12:57 am
by eric90000
That looks fantastic, well done to you guys. Is the new version updated in any way compared to the older versions, in terms of spec/hardware etc, or is it just cosmetic changes?

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: January 14th, 2018, 1:04 am
by Matt
Tgames wrote:
January 14th, 2018, 12:55 am
June orders will get the new 2018 design ? I hope because it seems really a lot better.
Yes, they sure will :)

eric90000 wrote:
January 14th, 2018, 12:57 am
That looks fantastic, well done to you guys. Is the new version updated in any way compared to the older versions, in terms of spec/hardware etc, or is it just cosmetic changes?
Thank you. It's been a tough manufacturing process, but we're at the end of the tunnel now. No, just cosmetic changes.

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: January 14th, 2018, 1:05 am
by Tgames
Cool better than expected ! Thanks Matt :)

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: January 17th, 2018, 12:00 am
by MeteK
That box !!!

Woooow