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How to get better picture on PS2 from HD TV

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I have a Sony KDL50W829B 50 inch tv and want to get a decent picture from the PS2. Wondering if you have any ideas, have googled for it and most say to buy a component cable, the price of the good…
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1m, 1w agoPosted 1 month, 1 week ago
I have a Sony KDL50W829B 50 inch tv and want to get a decent picture from the PS2.

Wondering if you have any ideas, have googled for it and most say to buy a component cable, the price of the good ones seem to be the same or more of the cost of the PS2. If there are any good cables for a decent price I would go down this route.

Is this the best solution or is there a way to just change the settings on the TV or PS2.
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1m, 1w agoPosted 1 month, 1 week ago
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#1
Buy a PS4
#2
Deal4Me91
Buy a PS4

That is a solution...but not one I was expecting.

And I already have one.

Edited By: madridpaid_the_referee on Jan 18, 2017 12:16
#3
yep a component cable is the way to go, it falls somewhere between scart and HDMI if I remember correctly, have had my old DVD player connected like that for years
#4
Ask Ronaldo to send you a good cable ;)
#5
Don't worry about good ones! Just buy any the difference is unnoticeable
#6
The PS2 is from long before even FHD was common, so you are reliant on the upscaling capabilities of the TV; I am guessing from what you say, they arent that good.

Component cables will help a bit, but not as much as you would want; the difference isnt huge.

Next time you change your TV, make sure you get one with good upscaling.
#7
Some of the older PS3s can play PS2 games. you could play them via one of these using an HDMI cable.
#8
Amazon had cheap component cables, they work though unlike some expensive ones. Check on there. On another note, I plugged in my ps2 and noticed that the picture on the slim console is better, the fat has a cartoon image on the game San Andreas. Use a slim for that extra bit of clearness.
#9
I use a PS2 emulator on my PC and most games run well upscaled to 1080p so worth looking into if you have a gamign pc etc already
#10
emodan
I use a PS2 emulator on my PC and most games run well upscaled to 1080p so worth looking into if you have a gamign pc etc already
That's because a emulator can upscale many times what the original console could put out.

I agree about using a emulator though.
#11
PC has a better renderer and filters that the PS2/PS3 doesn't have. Most PS2 games are 480p but there's a few 1080i games out there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PlayStation_2_games_with_alternate_display_modes

The PS2 like the Wii is better seen on a good CRT in EDTV/480p

Weird that the original Xbox upscales to 1080i easily with most games and looks amazing.

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