it's not an hd crt, though I would definately like one of those:P I do use component, but only interlaced.
I knew EE was emotion engine, and I assumed GS was graphics something, but I didnt realise the ps2 gpu was seperate and that they had stopped including it, which was pretty much the answer to my question.
so, my understanding is this:
there are three different console versions as far as ps2 playability is concerned;
one which included the ps2 EE and ps2 GS and can play ps2 games.
one which includes only the ps2 GS and can play ps2 games.
and the last which has neither of those two parts and cannot play ps2 games.
I was originally asking what sets the second two apart from each other internally, and it seems to be the GS.