Found 17th Feb
Guys looking for some advice. I am looking to know what is the best device to use and most convenient for playing ps1 games on my tv. I am close to pulling the trigger on the Nvidia Shield TV but if there is a cheaper/ better alternative please let me know. I know I could just plug my laptop into my tv but I am a lazy guy and would rather a set top box or pc on a stick type thing. I would love to also be able to play PS2 games but pretty sure you need a decent rig for that. Advice would be great. Thanks in advance :-)

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The best way is WITH A PS1!

get a PS1, but if your set on emulation, getting a raspberry pi with RetroPi loaded, it works really well, pretty much plug and play.
Edited by: "adamsafu" 17th Feb

Buy an old PS3 with PS2 compatibility will play all your original PS1/PS2 discs, because I'm assuming as you're talking of emulation that you own the original discs to allow you personally rip them and aren't a filthy pirate
Edited by: "AbandonedTrolley" 17th Feb

Best way to play PS1 titles is with a PSP

Unless you need dual analogue and then the PSP is not so good
I blame alien resurrection

Legally, a PS2 is the best fit. A raspberry Pi/retro Pi setup should suffice.

my old single core Android phone from 2011 managed to run ff7 on the ps1 flawlessly so I would imagine any android box should handle it fine

AbandonedTrolley

Buy an old PS3 with PS2 compatibility will play all your original … Buy an old PS3 with PS2 compatibility will play all your original PS1/PS2 discs, because I'm assuming as you're talking of emulation that you own the original discs to allow you personally rip them and aren't a filthy pirate



​actually all the ps3 models play ps1 games, its just the original for ps2 backwards compatibility.

eternaldragonuk

​actually all the ps3 models play ps1 games, its just the original for p … ​actually all the ps3 models play ps1 games, its just the original for ps2 backwards compatibility.



Yes but he mentioned also liking to play PS2 games as well, so yeah I'd go with an original PS3 as that also comes with HDMI which a PS1/PS2 don't unfortunately.

Android phone. PS 1 emulator from play store.chromecast and Bluetooth joyapd all done

vita tv can play ps1, psp and vita games bought from psn store on tv. Otherwise anything half capable will be able emulate ps1 but not ps2. Shield is a great machine and can do a lot more than emulating retro games.

1Eye

Android phone. PS 1 emulator from play store.chromecast and Bluetooth … Android phone. PS 1 emulator from play store.chromecast and Bluetooth joyapd all done



I could imagine the latency being unbearable using this method.

1Eye

Android phone. PS 1 emulator from play store.chromecast and Bluetooth … Android phone. PS 1 emulator from play store.chromecast and Bluetooth joyapd all done



I just tried this out of curiosity. Totally unplayable.

AbandonedTrolley

Yes but he mentioned also liking to play PS2 games as well, so yeah I'd … Yes but he mentioned also liking to play PS2 games as well, so yeah I'd go with an original PS3 as that also comes with HDMI which a PS1/PS2 don't unfortunately.



​my fault, I only skimmed the post and missed that bit, a second hand ps2 can't cost that much can it?

eternaldragonuk

​my fault, I only skimmed the post and missed that bit, a second hand ps2 … ​my fault, I only skimmed the post and missed that bit, a second hand ps2 can't cost that much can it?


I may be making assumptions here but I don't think he want to actually pay for ps2 games. If he does then yes a ps2 or a powerful pc is the way to go here

AbandonedTrolley

Buy an old PS3 with PS2 compatibility will play all your original … Buy an old PS3 with PS2 compatibility will play all your original PS1/PS2 discs, because I'm assuming as you're talking of emulation that you own the original discs to allow you personally rip them and aren't a filthy pirate



These are rare as * now, as the early models tended to have YLOD. The good ones have been snapped up by collectors i bet. It would be the best method, but most expensive too.

118luke

These are rare as * now, as the early models tended to have YLOD. The … These are rare as * now, as the early models tended to have YLOD. The good ones have been snapped up by collectors i bet. It would be the best method, but most expensive too.


The early ones can rip SACDs as well. Came as a bit of a shock when Sonys own game console was used to rip the majority of their studio grade audio
Should be a list of PS2 emulation options on the various PS3s. NTSC hardware emulation but the Early PAL models only supported software.
ps3sacd.com/faq…tml

Original Poster

Thanks for the advice guys and yes I have the original disks but like the idea of emulators upscaling to 1080p and the ease of having the digital library and small box compared to a big old PS2. Only one person has recommended the shield so I am not sure what to do...

kilmac

Thanks for the advice guys and yes I have the original disks but like the … Thanks for the advice guys and yes I have the original disks but like the idea of emulators upscaling to 1080p and the ease of having the digital library and small box compared to a big old PS2. Only one person has recommended the shield so I am not sure what to do...


Other option is to use your PC to emulate using ePSXe with all the visual upgrades and stream it to a steam box in your front room. You can pick up steam boxes for around £16 when on offer.
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