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PS2 Component Cables

by SpaceBooger Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:03 pm

I have a 720p Plasma HDTV Im thinking about hooking mt PS2 to it. Would investing in component cables instead of using the standard composite r/w/y?
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Re: PS2 Component Cables

by CRTGAMER Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:10 pm

YES! Read my CRT vs LCD article below. There is a God of War HD mode cheat there.

Here is a Wiki list of PS2 480p games. 1080i on Gran Turismo 4 and Tourist Trophy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PlayStation_2_games_with_HD_support

Gamestop has them for 8 bucks.
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Re: PS2 Component Cables

by IcKy99 Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:21 pm

I have my PS2 hooked up to my 32" bravia via component and trust me its a million times better than standard composite video.
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Re: PS2 Component Cables

by CRTGAMER Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:25 pm

Some 480p games you do have to hold TRIANGLE/X at startup, others hold CIRCLE/SQUARE.

God of War at 480p is very sharp with the cheat enabled!
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Re: PS2 Component Cables

by lisalover1 Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:02 pm

Too bad your TV doesn't support 1080i; Gran Turismo 4 and Tourist Trophy support 1080i, and supposedly, it looks splendid.
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Re: PS2 Component Cables

by CRTGAMER Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:21 pm

lisalover1 wrote:Too bad your TV doesn't support 1080i; Gran Turismo 4 and Tourist Trophy support 1080i, and supposedly, it looks splendid.

Very sharp pic. Already owned GTR4, only reason to buy the cycle racing game from the same company, to get that 1080i mode. Shame God of War didn't support 1080i, but still, it looks clean at 480p.
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Re: PS2 Component Cables

by wip3outguy7 Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:11 pm

Ghost in the Shell: SAC looks great in progressive/wide screen.
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Re: PS2 Component Cables

by Dakinggamer87 Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:49 pm

I would definitely invest in component cables for the PS2 the image quality looks so much crisper and clear compared to composite. :D
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Re: PS2 Component Cables

by miked Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:17 pm

Also dont forget that you get no lag in your fighters when in progressive scan. SF:Anniversary, Soul Calibur 2, and Tekken 4/5 all run in 480p for lagless game play.
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Re: PS2 Component Cables

by Niode Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:27 pm

For those in the UK/EU don't bother with component cables with the PS2. Stick to RGB SCART. Only 37 games out of the entire library support it, all the rest have real issues with the cable (scrolling screen, purple screen, half the screen missing, flickering). Sony really did a number on us as far as EDTV goes, very few games support 480p let alone higher. The only game that supports higher is Gran Turismo 4 and that's ONLY in the photomode, there's no support in the actual game.
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