- This week, as promised previously
, we decided to show a video tour of the PS3 TOOL
DECR-1000A XMB (XrossMediaBar) menu.
For anyone with a retail PlayStation 3 system, the options listed below are quite different. But, for those with PS3 Test units, the Debug settings are quite similar to that of a PS3 TOOL.
However, the biggest difference between a TEST and a TOOL is that of the TOOL's Communication Processor
. Unlike the TEST, which relies on the PS3 hardware itself to do the work, the TOOL uses its CP for independent hardware debugging.
Going back to a Retail system - the major difference between a Retail and a Debug unit are the Check features (when pressing triangle), which runs a check on the installed application - reporting file size, location, contents etc. Another notable difference is, under the System Options setting, the Debug Settings - which contains a large number of features, detailed below in part.
One other significant difference between Retail systems and Development Systems is...