Voultar has just posted a video showing the installation of two highly anticipated, upcoming products for the PlayStation 1: The new optical drive emulator called the XStation and the digital-to-digital HDMI mod called the PS1Digital. Both are fairly complicated mods that involve fine pitch soldering, so I’d recommend professional installation services for both.
I’ll soon be doing in-depth videos on the functionality of both devices with all the information you’ll need, however you’ll need to make sure you have a PlayStation that’s compatible. The PS1Digital lists compatibility with SCPH-55XX and 70XX series consoles and at the moment, the XStation lists compatibility with the SCPH-100x, SCPH-300x series and SCPH-5xxx series, however the 5xxx series is currently recommended if you’re purchasing a new PS1 just for these mods. I chose an NTSC, SCPH-5501 console for mine and it seemed to work perfect: https://bit.ly/scph-5501
XStation (US Seller): https://retrorgb.link/xstation
XStation (US Seller + Installation): https://retrorgb.link/xstationplusinstall
XStation (UK Seller): https://retrorgb.link/xstationrgs
The PS1 Digital is available here: https://www.black-dog.tech/ps1digital.html
The PS1Digital will have functionality similar to the DCDigital, so if you’d like a general idea of how it works, check out my previous review: