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Do I Need A Special Rgb Cable For Ps2?

Discussion in 'Playstation Forums' started by mozster, May 27, 2003.

  1. mozster

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    I have a Sony FX66 TV with RGB inputs on it but can't get it to recognise a RGB signal from my PS2.
    Have switched it to be an RGB output on the PS2 configuration menu at the start but I'm using the standard cable that shipped with my PS2 which terminates into the SCART connector then into my TV.
    Does anyone know if I need to buy a special RGB cable that will run from the PS2 to the RGB SCART on my telly?!
     
  2. TheBigApple

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    Yes you need a PS2 RGB scart lead.

    The lead supplied with the PS2 is a composite video led with a scart adapter
     
  3. Sunday Ironfoot

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    Carefull when watching DVDs though, RGB scart cables give a green tint to the picture with movies.
     
  4. mozster

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    Thanks for that, can I just buy one of these from HMV or Game or is it a specialist online order job?
     
  5. hornydragon

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    HMV or Game or Virgin. THe official Sony one works with DVD the other need a Region X boot disc £15 with boot disc & DVD remote or £10 without, i would reconmend the official Sony cable. Might get it from an online store cheaper try Play and MX2
     
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    Which official Sony cable are you talking about? The Sony RGB SCART cable still gives the DVD green screen problem. The issue isn't with the RGB cable, it's the actual console (unless you get it modded of course).

    The only cable that allows switching between RGB & composite is the Blaze Ultimate SCART cable.

    I use an SVideo cable, as I use the machine for games & DVDs & it's quite close to RGB, but certain reds & oranges aren't quite as well defined as with an RGB signal.

    Dunedin397
     
  7. RL123

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    Just buy an RGB cable and a Region X disc. Hey presto...perfect RGB DVD playback and your PS2 becomes an RCE-capable player

    I'll sell you mine for £7 if anyone wants it. I've been trying to shift my Region X for months ever since I got a new DVD player
     
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    You dont need a PS2 RGB scart lead, the ps1 lead will work and it will cost you less!
     
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    I was sure when i plugged my sisters PS2 into my TV i got RGB on DVD!!!!!! (using official £20 SOny Scart) and Sony official DVD remote may be i am wrong but i am pretty sure the ... showed up on my TV
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  10. mozster

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    The thing is with the new RegionX tool you need to dedicate a whole PS2 memory card to it I read which seems a waste and a hidden cost!!

    Thinking I'll probably go for the Blaze lead and at least that way when I need to watch DVD's I can use the switch on the lead to get rid of the green tinge. All my DVDs are the UK region or region free anyway.
    Blaze seems the cheapest lead, take it the RGB picture quality it will give me will be tiptop?

    Thanks for all your replies, great forums.
    Moz
     
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    If you buy a Blaze RBG scart lead it has a little switch above the AV input, which you use to switch between games and DVDS, saving the need for a region X disc if only playing region 2 discs.

    It also comes with 2 Audio leads attached if you want to connect up an amp or hifi.
    I personally use component leads from PS2 straight into the TV, £7.99 from Toys R US.
    And use AV1 socket RGB for Sky.
    And an optical lead for the sound.
    The ultimate set up.

    rich tee.
     
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    You don't though. The old version needed a memory card, and took up about 60kb of data (hardly scratches the surface of 8mb). The newer version (which I'm selling) comes with its own special memory card
     
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    You can get an action replay 2 v2 in hmv for £15. This has all the features of region x built in, and you wont have to use your memory card. And you also gain all the added functionality of the action replay, so you can use the cheat codes, and download game saves off the internet if you buy the x link cable.
     

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