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4:3 or widescreen for PS2?

Discussion in 'Playstation Forums' started by the_sanguine, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. the_sanguine

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    My boy currently has a 21" TV in his room that he uses for PS2. Would an upgrade to widescreen make much difference?
     
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    apart from a stretched picture......nope :D
     
  3. the_sanguine

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    So does widesreen make all the figures fatter?

    Will Sony eventually go widescreen?
     
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    A widescreen option needs to be programmed into the game, you usually have to select it in the games options to turn it on. The only exception that i have come across is burnout 3 which reads your ps2 settings and sets the screen to match.

    non-widescreen games on a widescreen tv will look "fatter".

    is it worth it? are films better in widescreen than 4:3, your choice.

    I wouldn't change back.
     
  5. the_sanguine

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    I'm wondering if it's worth getting him a cheap 28"?
     
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    goodmans k28w05 is quite nice for the cash. one of my family
    got one from comet for £159.
     
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    It would be better for most games, apart from stuff like Pro Evo 4 which unbelievably doesn't have a wide screen option!! :eek: In this case the screen squashes all the players and it looks worse than a 4:3 screen. I use a 4:3 screen as this is pretty much the only game I now use my PS2 for but I used to have it connected to my Sony 32" W/S as games like GT3, NFSU and other's with a W/S option look great on it. :thumbsup:
     
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    Probably to late on this post but in case I'm not, I'd say if he's using his PS2 to also watch DVDs, then a widescreen TV will be a great improvement.

    If it's virtually for gaming only then as said above, it depends if the games have a widescreen mode.

    If it doesn't say on the box then try a gaming website for confirmation. As a last resort you could set the TV and the PS2 to 16:9 mode and see if the TV shows a 16:9 (widescreen)picture or if it has a square (non widescreen) picture in the middle (black bars all around.

    Personally, if the game has a widescreen mode I much prefer playing games on a widescreen TV but if I wasn't also watching movies I think the upgrade is a little extravagant - but it was xmas :thumbsup:
     

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