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Which PSP model to get?

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I want to get a PSP to fill in some time when I am out. Researching around I found that the PS Vita is being released soon but have no interest of buying it since it is too expensive for me and seems too highly functional for my needs.
The options I got, I live in Australia, are PSP-E1000, a budget PSP model if you never heard of it, and the harder to find PSP GO and PSP-3000, since stocks getting moved for the upcoming PS Vita. I have been reading a lot of sites and just feel overwhelmed by the information.
So a PSP being fully hacked would mean it is running custom firmware, being able to fun ISO's, emulators and other cool stuff? Most PSP's are hackable to an extent, such as custom firmware that needs a cold boot every time?
I would like a PSP that would be able to run custom firmware fully to get the most out of it and that's about it. What I am confused about is some batches or models of PSP have been made by the manufacturer to not work with custom firmware, right? So what model should I be aiming to get?
I like the PSP GO but a lot of people hate it. It seems light and portable to me with a good screen. What I don't like about it is the non replaceable battery. How long would you see noticeable deterioration of the lithium-ion battery of that size?
The PSP-3000 seems old but most people seems to like it.
As you can see I am quite clueless on which direction I should be heading and would like some help.
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Get a used one. Make sure everything works and its in a good condition. Getting a new one is a bad idea, they will be discontinued shortly. Cracking them has never been easier. Before the ps3 was hacked, only the 1000 and earlier 2000 psps were fully hackable, now it is easy to crack any version of the psp, so get whichever one suits you best. PSP battery deterioration is quite bad unfortunately, though it might be possible to replace the go's battery if you have some soldering skills. Make sure that the firmware is below 6.39.
Edited by alltoasters - 11/29/11 at 2:31pm
     
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Get a 3000, my friend has one and I like it way better than my 1000 or 2000.
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a 3000.. it's the safest route smile.gif

Im using a 6.60 LME v1.6..

The only beef I have with it is the screen interlace issue present on all 3000 models and the lesser vibrant screen compared to the Go.
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