All going well, I should have (thanks to UF) obtained a SONY PSX DESR-5100. I've found a pile of information on it (and other varients) but the majority of it is in Japanese (not surprisingly).
Anyone attempted to translate the manual? Anyone found an English PDF version (there might even be one on the official website, but it all points everywhere in Japanese so I am lost from the off!) Nothing to say whether the PSU was automatically converting from 110vac to 220vac as I thought HK had the same rating as UK? Again my thinking is that it's 110vac only.
Perhaps, someone here has some experience in the areas I am interested in.
A) Can an external source be used to input video signals? I.e. I realise I'll not be able to use the internal RF as it'll be set for Japanese system NTSC, but can these units be tweaked to handle PAL and therefore a DVB input or perhaps some other video input to record on HDD?
B) Has anyone found a means by which games can be stored on the internal HDD?
C) Do these older systems still link to the PSP?
D) What benefit (if any) are Sony suggesting is possible by linking the unit to my Japanese PS3? Presumably to make a multi-media server system? I thought Sony had scrapped this in favour of a DVB box for the PS3?!
Noob questions as I haven't even seen one of these, switched it on or heard it kick into life and would like some input from anyone who'd got experience of it.