PS2 Receives Hardware Upgrade

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Subject: PS2 Receives Hardware Upgrade

While this news doesn't really offer much to existing owners, but those who've held off buying a PS2 may be interested in knowing that the folks at Sony are going to be offering an updated model. So what are they going to be improving upon with this new model? "The new design will support most recordable DVD media, including DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW. The new PS2 will also support "progressive scan", a playback method used by some TV sets for clearer images, and it will come with a built-in infrared receiver for using a remote control to control DVD playback." The only bad thing is there is no current launch date listed for us folks in North America, only Japan. You definately can't beat a console/progressive scan DVD player in one package though, especially in the $200 range.
Source: ZDNet (,,t269-s2133448,00.html)

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