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PS2 Films playing in black and white

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  1. L.SKYWALKER

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    Just bought the region x dvd for region 1 playback on the PS2, but the films play in black and white.Any ideas on why this is happenning.:(
     
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    is it a region 1 disc that your using andcan your tv handle a ntsc signal
     
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    Try using a PSX scart lead.This has cured it in the past,with games
     
  4. Ron240

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    Black and white playback on a Region 1 disc is usually caused by your tv not being compatible with NTSC format.The way around this is to make sure you are outputting an RGB signal from your players menu,using an RGB scart lead and plugging it into an RGB capable socket on your tv.
     
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    If you use an RGB fully wired scart lead on your PS2 to view DVD's you WILL get a GREEN screen. Sony did this on purpose to stop people copying dvd's on to video. (or that is the excuse they are using).

    However, using DVD Region X is meant to cure this "Green screen" problem. Would someone please explain to me HOW this works.

    The PS2 is not able to send an RGB signal via the mother board when in DVD mode regarding films, so how can DVD Region X or one of the blag leads that claim to convert the signal work? I think the RGB blag leads are just converting the signal BACK in to composite video.

    If I am wrong, then please correct me.

    The PS2 DVD sucks for films.

    Tasco
     
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    I had heard about this but i dont use my PS2 for DVD playback but i decided to try it.I have it connected to my tv using a cheap scart lead bought from Electronic Boutique(the one with the 2 seperate phono connectors,around £8).I played Fast and Furious Region 2 and there was no hint of green,in fact the overall picture quality was pretty good.
     
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    The EB scart leads are not fully wired RGB leads.

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  8. Gerry

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    Even when you use Region X to get rid of the green screen you still cannot copy most DVD's. All you get is a jittery copy which I suspect is macrovision kicking in.

    About the RGB sceanario, in the configuration menu on the PS2 there is the option to select Component or RGB. Would it not seem odd then that it cannot output an RGB signal. I'm no expert in this field but the DVD playback on my T.V. does seem better with the scart(RGB) than using the supplied rf lead.
     

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