PS Vita PCH-1000 vs PCH-2000: Screen Comparison

59 Responses

  1. Smasterr

    Is it just me or does the PCH-2000 look way to damn yellow against pch-1000?

    • Pirate Cat

      I’m assuming it’s the color temp./white point on the two displays, lower the color temp. on your monitor and it’ll seem much the same.

      • Francois

        Yes but we can’t really change PS Vita color temp. If you look at the skin on the 2000, the uncharted hero looks really yellowish !

    • kupomogli

      The black level is a lot worse, so shadows are worse and colors stand out more. Lighting is brighter since the black level is worse.

      On Uncharted look at the main menu. On the LCD screen, the light shining down looks brighter and lights up more of the area that’s shadowed in the OLED version. A lot of color you can’t see on the OLED version is now colored in on the LCD version.

      Inside, the faint light on the OLED is anything but faint on the LCD version. When drake leans up against the wall, look under the the table in the back. Where it’s completely shadowed on the OLED, you can see clearly under it on the LCD. The light reflects on all things making them much brighter. The blue wall that Drake leans on, the blue and red cans, his clothing, etc. Yellow is lighter, it has less dark in it, so it stands out more than red and blue would when there’s less light/less black level. That’s why it looks like the yellow walls and yellow clothing look a lot brighter while the cans look brighter but not as bright.

  2. G0l3m

    It truely depends on the price of the devices. And if I see how often my 2k screens broke a TFT is slightly cheaper to replace then a OLED…

    How ever both are nice.

  3. mma jedi

    I like my oled too but there is nothing wrong with regular led,especially it being cheaper for those of us who have kids. So, I am happy to have a 1101 butvalso glad Sony made this move.

    • niksko12

      I think its “LCD” not “LED”.. fyi they are not the same. 🙂

      • Michael

        They are the same.
        LED displays on your phones, TVs and computer monitos refer to LED backlit LCDs. Usually IPS
        LED dot matrix displays exist but they are huge and only really for large venues.

        • mixedfish

          No, calling something ‘LED’ when it’s LCD with LED backlighting is completely wrong, since there are technologies that only use LED simultaneously for lighting and pixels.

          For instance all those big screens you see at sports stadiums are LED.

          • JAmes Way

            Oled uses actual leds for the pixels, which is why they are much much more expensive. LCD is lcd, whether they use white leds as backlighting or fluorescent bulbs is the difference.

    • Norml

      So $9 less is a good deal for an inferior product? Remember, the Vita is 199$ now, this “cheaper” model is cheap in the hardware department and about the same in the consumer pricing department. 9$ is 9$ but this claim of a cheaper Vita is a good thing makes no sense in this case.

      • Jordan

        Then again if your buying from GameStop a USED vita 1000 it’s $179 while a brand new bundled vita 2000 with borderlands 2 and 8gb memory card is $200. The $12-9 is offering a good amount extra in this case. You also get FAR superior battery life with the 2000 due to power consumption of the LCD screen.

  4. zakaiya

    take that 2000 model back to the laundry mat, those colors looked washed out…

    • anon

      But aren’t you watching this on a LCD display? You wouldn’t be able to see the advantage of OLED if you’re looking at it through an LCD display…

      • David

        That is untrue. The camera takes in light, if there’s a difference between the light emitted from the screens it will be recorded, and you will be able to see it.

        I understand the you actually need to see it first hand to get away from you monitors calibration, but you can definitely see the advantages from a video.

        Overall the viewing angles and brightness are better with LCD, but colors are more accurately represented on the OLED, particularly white which is actually white and not kinda yellow

  5. niksko12

    I like the PCH1000’s oled screen. Its way better than its lcd sister.

  6. jkoiou

    actually, even watching on an lcd screen the lcd panel’s colours are VERY washed in comparison to the OLED. The OLED also has a tremendous amount of contrast and detail in comparison, again, noticeable on my lcd monitor at work.

    if the price IS right, then this isnt a bad option for OFW PSVita gaming vs having one with VHBL/TN-V… or once the PSV TV is released that is also another option for this….
    (I wonder how it will interact with memory card swapping between lower firmware psv, etc?)

  7. veelk

    Can the LCD Vita dim down a bit lower than the OLED?
    I think that LCD is easier on the eyes. Also, LCD is better for those who like to play old games, like PSP games, because those were designed for LCD, and look way too colorful on Vita. While Vita games are designed to look just right on OLED, they will look a bit washed out on LCD.

    But at the end of the day, it’s all the same once your eyes get used to it!! But I think I might like the LCD better.

    • veelk

      What they SHOULD do is add some Saturation and Hue bars.
      If you use an LCD monitor, and you open up Photoshop for example, increase the saturation a bit, and poof! You have OLED colors.

  8. DarkenLX (Louis Royal)

    besides the lcd screen and the 1gb storage are there any other major changes like more ram or faster cpu or whatever?

    • BrendanBeckmann

      No, that would fragment the Vita ecosystem, at least a CPU change would. Sony did add 32 MB of additional RAM to the PSP-2000 and newer, so a RAM increase in a future revision for better multitasking isn’t out of the question; but seemingly unlikely.

  9. GuitaristMatt

    LCD and the rest of the new Vita leaves room for a bigger price drop in the future.

  10. papimax

    In my opinion, Sony plans to sell not had in the previous model. It will be a way to sell the PCH-1000 to be better its OLED screen.

  11. ViRGE

    Well at least the panel isn’t TN as we earlier feared. That top angle shot clearly shows that while intensity is diminished, the colors are maintained, so it’s not TN. This means the panel is IPS/PLS, so Sony made the right move here.

  12. kramoyag

    does psv 2000 have Bravia Engine…sony is using TFT/LCD because of the Bravia technology…

  13. Elratauru

    I saw this on kotaku:

    This is a direct comparisson between:
    [1] Rayman (PC Screenshot) vs Rayman (Photo/Video by Camera)

    [2] Uncharted (PSVita Video Output Hardware MOD Screenshot) vs Uncharted (Photo/Video by Camera)

    Considering a Screenshot’s image contain the most correct raw color data (eg. white = #FFFFFF), but photo shows how the image actually looks like (if white balance is correct), then by compairing how close the Screenshot’s color and the Photo’s color are, we could tell which screen have correct color. Meaning that the new Vita has the most colour correct colored pixels, warmer? Yes, but that’s how it was meant to look to begin with. The OLED screen has the blue levels way high up there to compensate for the dying blue on that kind of screens.

  14. natsu

    whats the built-in memory for out beloved oled-version-and-more-awesome vita?

  15. JAmes Way

    I like my screen better…I am no connoisseur when it comes to tvs or displays, but it would bother me to see a color represented differently than what the actual object looks like in real life. Oh and OLED represent blacks better since they are the pixels, just shut it off and you get black. Much better than LCD that still requires a backlight that will reduce the contrast in black/white images.


    OMG you can clearly see how the 2000 is ***. Reminds of of the Nintendo ds lite with the defects it had with the yellow tint on whats supposed to be on a solid white screen. and that was 100 percent lcd! Stick with the 1000 or wait for a 3000 which I am sure wont be too far from now.

    Sony stop being abunch of cheapskates with all the money you fat *** make off of the whole world who have interests in your products be descent enough to offer true superb quality to us at all.