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02 Apr 2010
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How to improve PS2 picture on LCD TV.

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I've got my PS2 Slim connected to my LCD TV but the picture is terrible.  It's quite jaggy and puts me off playing.  Maybe it's because I'm used to play my PS3 and 360 in HD but I'm sure the picture was better when playing it on an old fat TV years back.

 

Anyone got any suggestions on how to improve the picture?  It's connected by the scart cable that came with it in to the RGB scart on the back of  my TV.

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated, I've just got Persona 4 and really want to play it.

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You have set it to 16:9 yeah?

 

Also, use an RGB scart cable if you don't already.

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Try getting hold of a ps2 component lead, it'll have five phono leads on the end that plugs into the tv, red/green/blue for picture and red/white for sound.

 

Just remember the picture quality ain't gonna be hi-def, though it's better than using a scart lead on your lcd tv.

 

P.S.   The picture quality still won't be a good as using a scart lead on an old style crt tv as you mentioned in your post.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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As said before, use a component cable and if it looks crap just turn the sharpness down to reduce the appearance of jaggies and pixelation

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Thanks for the suggestions.  I've got my Wii connected via component so won't be able to use that. 

 

Is the scart that came with the PS2 RGB?  Or do I need to keep an eye out for one?

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I'd recommend the component lead also. A huge improvement over SCART, especially on an LCD which the PS2 probably was never meant to be viewed on lol
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I use a component lead with my silver phat PS2 on my HDTV, looks fine tbf, better then RGB and S-Video. Any leads for PS3 apart from HDMI will work in a PS2, so they are relatively easy to get.

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Using the Multi AV cable you get with the PS2 and the Scart adaptor box (plug in box with the 3 jacks on one side and the scart on the other) only gives you composite and not proper RGB scart video.

What you need is an RGB Scart Multi AV lead.....something like this.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SONY-Playstation-Scart-Cable-outputs/dp/B000IV1OHE/ref=pd_cp_ce_0

This works the same as the other type BUT utilises all 21 pins of the scart instead of about 5pins(Yellow,Red,White,Left audio,Right audio).

P.S Look inside your existing scart box adaptor and you will see that there's not 21 pins inside being used.....

P.P.S although this is the best connection for a PS2 to an LCD TV it still may look a little.....meh....as your used to PS3 upscaling the video signal.

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i play my ps2 on 15" CRT tv, and picture quality are great. ps2 is not good for LCD, expessially big
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This is the main reason I want Sony to release a new PS3 model that is backwards compatible with PS2 games.

It can upscale the graphics and send it over a digital HDMI cable to the HDTV, which will make it look noticeably better than something from an analogue cable.

 

But Sony don't seem to put any priority at making their userbase pleased.

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its been said already, get the component lead. its the ONLY way to improve the picture - a scart, no matter how many pins are connected will still look inferior when compared with the image gained from component.
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what is the highest output resolution of a playstation 2 with component video connection.

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SilentShadow777 wrote:

 

what is the highest output resolution of a playstation 2 with component video connection.


 

its either 480p or 576p, not got any equipment to test at this moment but i seem to remember it being 576p

 

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I bought a Component cable in the past for my PS2 but was unpleased with the picture quality on my HDTV, it forced it into 576i or p, I don't recall, but it looked even worse than when I had it set up with the standard scart, so I sent it back.

 

Does anyone know if there's an option to set it to 480p on the PS2 with a component? Because then I would consider purchasing another cable. 

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PS2 on an HDTV will look crappy no matter what you do unless it's the gran turismo HD or GOW HD versions etc...
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^^ this, but a component cable will look better in a hdtv than a scart will.
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GT4 ran at 1080i (the US version) :-( The only HD PS2 game

 

Most other 'HD' PS2 games were only 480p as opposed to 480i, this can only be done with component cables. But yeah component is the best connection for the PS2, but unfortunately, if the ps2 is showing interlaced video, the cable will show interlaced video.

 

I just wish all PS2 games would default to progressive scan when a component cable is being used. 

 

Oh and although PAL TV's say the video is 576i/p, it really isn't - it's 480i/p

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I've given up on trying to improve the picture on an LCD tv. I've just got an old fat tv and put it in my front room next to my normal tv so I can watch tv and play games at the same time.
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