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Help! PS2 games>RGB>SCART - Impossible or not?

Discussion in 'Playstation Forums' started by asgura, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. asgura

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    Hi,
    No matter what I do I cannot seem to get an RGB output for games. I've tried various combinations of:

    PS2 & PSTwo
    Two TVs
    Two 3rd party "RGB SCART" video leads (one a Joytech)

    When I do try I get quite obviously get a bog-standard fuzzy composite video image.

    Looking at the manual Sony seems to be suggesting that only Composite video (the supplied cable), S-Video and Component (both optional) are possible but no specific mention of RGB. What troubles me though is that:

    a. seems illogical not to have RGB.
    b. The availability of these 3rd party cables that claim to be "RGB".

    What gives? I thank you now for any enlightment offered.
     
  2. andy2468

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    I picked up an rgb scart lead off ebay and it outputs clear rgb through any rgb compatible scart socket and even when daisy chained through my sky box and dvd receiver box. Its just a grey cable with the normal ps2 video connector on one end and scart connector on the other, no composite rca leads in sight, the only problem with this is that when playing dvd videos through it outputs green screen but not a problem for me as I dont play dvd videos on my ps2, video sequences in games are unaffected by this which is a bit strange, tried to search on ebay to show you the exact one i bought but i couldnt find any, if you want me to find the seller i bought them from then pm me and ill have a look and maybe he can still supply them, hope this helps :D
     
  3. asgura

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    andy2468, thanks for your generous offer of further assistance in finding a cable but as I apparently have two RGB leads alerady (at least it states they are!) I'm begining to wonder whether its actually the TVs.
     
  4. andy2468

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    ok no worries mate, good luck :)
     
  5. hornydragon

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    have you changed the PS2 from component to RGB in software set up menu?
     
  6. asgura

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    yep - first thing I though of. I concluded that the setting only has an effect if you have a 4-phono component type cable.
     
  7. hornydragon

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    no it will bugger up RGB if you have RGB scart connected as its the same pins for R,G,B an Y,Pb, Pr. I think your cable is composite only or similar........
     
  8. asgura

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    Both cable reckon they are RGB but I reckon I;ve been exceptionally unlucky. I have seen for sale some RGB cables recently that have a switch on them to select between composite and RGB, their main benefit apparently being to get rid of a green screen when playing DVDs (never had this myself). I'm going to try one out soon to see if the switch makes any difference. I'm guessing my TV(s) at the moment gove compostheap signals the preference.
     
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    if you dont get green screen on a DVD it isnt RGB mate theresa tell tale sign mate
     
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    I bought a fairly cheap (about a fiver) RGB scart lead which does the job nicely. It also has the switch to composite so that you can watch DVD's without the RGB green screen if need be. This has to be your TV i'd say - are you definately plugging the lead into an RGB scart on your TV? Do you have to activate RGB on your TV?
     
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    I bought one with a switch on for a fiver from adiovisualonline.co.uk.

    Excellent picture!
     
  12. Matt TRD

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    Are you sure that the Scart socket on the TV is RGB most TVs have 2 Scarts 1 RGB and 1 Euro.
     
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    Top Tip !!!!!

    Hi, newbie here. I have come across cables that are marked as RGB but are frankly not. I recommend the Blaze RGB cable for a good pick. As someone mentioned above the test is the green screen DVD playback. So look for an RGB cable that has a physical switch between Game and DVD modes.
     

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