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High Definition PS2

Discussion in 'Playstation Forums' started by flukeskywalker, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. flukeskywalker

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    Please excuse me for the rather newbie question,

    I've read on certain US game sites that its possible to play PS2 games in high definition, 1080i (random number that i associate with snowboarding or something) :confused:

    I'm UK gamer looking to buy a 32" lcd and want things to look as good as possible.

    What equipment is best? TV, connections etc...

    Thanks for any sort of response
     
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    It's not possible without an upscaler. Even then it's not true Hi-Def. The UK PS2 simply hasn't got the capabilities built in to display a Hi-Def image. An external upscaler will increase the resolution to 720p or 1080i "artificially" so it looks better, but the image still isn't natively a Hi-def image.
     
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    Buy an NTSC(USA) PS2 and I believe there are some 480p games as well as GT4 being in 1080i(NTSC version only) which depending on your LCD would up/down scale it for best image.

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    thanks for responding, one more quick question. If i splash out on a 32" LCD and use a RGB scart lead to connect to my PS2, am i defeating the object of getting such a large and pricey TV? Considering that i spend around 50% of my time gaming.
     
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    wouldn't say that you would be defeating the object, certainly games will look bvery nice on a 32" LCD, but my only concern is that in 1/2 years time you will probably have to upgrade the Screen again if you want to get true HD capabilities, unless you buy the correct screen now, eg Toshiba 32WL48
     
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    Thanks for the info, would you also class the Samsung LE32A41B in this catergory? As I understand this has true HD capabilities and is a little cheaper
     
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    That Samusung seems to have enough pixels to support HD (1366*768 pixels) but i can't find any mention of it having a pure digital input(HDMI or DVI) but if you know for certain hat it has either of these sockets then yeah i'd get one, especially as you can get them for around £1200.

    EDIT: samsung.co.uk says that it has a DVI socket :thumbsup:
     

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