Thursday, November 27, 2003
Sony announces launch of PSX DESR-5000 and DESR-7000 towards the
end of 2003
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Targeting the year-end shopping season in Japan, Sony decided to
launch the two models of PSX by the end of December 2003, earlier
than initially planned. Sony also updated the specifications of
the two upcoming PSX models.
Empowered by two key semiconductors ("EmotionEngine®" and
"Graphics Synthesizer"), CPU and graphics rendering processor
used for PlayStation 2, PSX has realized a high-speed
high-definition GUI (Graphical User Interface). The GUI enables
speedy and easy access of various content to be enjoyed on PSX,
with the same level easiness as switching TV channels with a
PSX is also equipped with various features as a digital media
player, providing storage and playback of a variety of
entertainment content such as high-resolution, mega-pixel images
from digital still cameras and music from various package media.
Since PSX is designed to run various features by firmware via a
powerful hardware engine, users can upgrade or add new features
later by accessing the network.
The two PSX models of DESR-5000 and DESR-7000 are equipped with
maximum capacity HDD respectively to accommodate various features
in serving as a digital home electronics product as well as a
game device for enjoying PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games.
Sony aims to accelerate the expansion of the DVD recorder market
by positioning PSX as the key to home entertainment and the core
for digital electronics products throughout the living room.
Model Name: 250GB HDD+DVD recorder [DESR-7000]
Launch Planned: December 13
Planned MSRP: 99,800 yen
Model Name: 160GB HDD+DVD recorder[DESR-5000]
Launch Planned: December 13
Planned MSRP: 79,800 yen
PSX analog controller (DUALSHOCK2)[DESR-10]
Launch Planned: December 13December
Planned MSRP: 3,500 yen
1. High capacity HDD+DVD recorder
PSX, "DESR-7000" and "DESR-5000" are equipped with 250GB and
160GB HDD respectively. This enables recording up to 325 hours
of video content on HDD with DESR-7000 and 204 hours with
2. Firmware upgrade
Features can later be added or upgraded via the network.
3. High speed dubbing from HDD to DVD
The speed of dubbing from HDD to DVD is 12x maximum. One hour of
programming on the HDD can be dubbed in 2.5 minutes (in case of
using DVD-R). PSX adopts DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW.
4. Various recording/playback features
PSX supports various user-friendly features, such as enabling
users to watch recorded content on the HDD without waiting for
the recording to finish, watch recorded content on the HDD while
recording another program or play games while recording programs,
5. Equipped with ghost reduction tuner
Analog terrestrial tuner is equipped with ghost reduction tuner.
6. Progressive scan DVD video output
Progressive scan DVD video output supports high-resolution
7. Memory Stick slot
Memory Stick slot is available on the front side of PSX. Digital
still images stored on a Memory Stick can be transferred to the
HDD and displayed on a large TV monitor.
8. USB port
USB port is available on the front side of PSX for a connection
with digital still cameras*5 and USB game controllers.
*5: At launch, only Sony digital still cameras are supported.
There are plans to support others in the future.
9. "PlayStation"/ PlayStation 2" game software
More than 5000 PS and PS2 game titles can be played on PSX*6.
Online games can also be enjoyed through the PSX network
10. Compact size
Simple and translucent design in line with latest digital
electronics products. Compact design (312mm width) for both
horizontal and vertical positioning.
11. Noise free
Silent operation through heat control and temperature-actuated