The PSR3000 is so superior. The PSR3000 is better than the PSR9000, let alone the PSR8000.

It has

1. color screen
2. Sweet!, Cool!, Live!, and Megavoices!
3. 4 part styles plus Break and 3 intros and 3 endings.
4. Better operating system.
5. USB and Smart Media memory - easy to interface with computer.
6. Much better styles.
7. Music Finder Database.
8. Lighter weight
9. Video out.

I'm sure there are other advantages. I think it would be a big mistake to choose a PSR8k over the 3k unless you're saving a bundle and you cannot afford any more.