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PS2 Image Quality Problems

Hi, wondering if anyone can help me.
The image quailty always seems off with the PS2, ive got a 28" old school
CRT. But thats not the problem as my GC plays perfect, an example of what i mean about image quality is when i play GTA:SA the image isnt crisp it looks slighty jagged. I can kinda get rid of it using my TVs Noise reduction but it makes the image too blurred.
Can anyone help or offer some solutions?
Oh i have the usual scart cable PS2 aswell
Thanks
Nico

Ps im playing the games from my HD will this m ake a difference?
 

CAS FAN

Distinguished Member
At minimum you must ensure that you are using an RGB Scart lead as opposed to a composite one (like the one that comes with it).

To really get a good picture then you need a Component connection - your display needs to be able to connect component devices though. It's amazing how much sharper the PS2 graphics are using a component lead!
 
gthom3 said:
At minimum you must ensure that you are using an RGB Scart lead as opposed to a composite one (like the one that comes with it).

To really get a good picture then you need a Component connection - your display needs to be able to connect component devices though. It's amazing how much sharper the PS2 graphics are using a component lead!

Could you recommend me a good RGB scart cable please? Or where to purchase one in the UK?

Thanks for info
nico
 

CAS FAN

Distinguished Member
Hi there all pretty much the same to be honest.

Mine is a Joytech one and it provides a great RGB picture - you can get one here! :thumbsup:
 

bonzobanana

Well-known Member
The ps2 tv output is generally 60 unique half frames rather than 30 frames each with two fields. This makes animation appear smoother but can result in jaggies. The PS2 is basically completely setup for interlace displays. By comparision the DC, xbox and gamecube all create whole frames at a time and display each frame as two fields for interlace output. Both methods are perfectly good for normal tvs but when you display them via a projector the ps2 looks awful because my lcd projector (AE100) can't de-interlace ps2 video output very well unlike GC, DC and Xbox.

Also the ps2 video output is generally 640x200 interpolated to 640x400 where as both the gc and dc do 640x480 and the xbox is beyond that at something like 720x480.

I love my ps2 but lets face it the hardware is pretty weak. When I connect my DC to my AE100 via vga the graphics look absolutely amazing but when I connect the ps2 via component its only just acceptable. It is better with the few progressive games but still not a patch on even interlace output from my pal gc let alone progressive gc output. The xbox should be best of all but my xbox gives out a lowish contrast image and looks far worse than the gc and dc.
 

CAS FAN

Distinguished Member
My PS2 was pretty ropey through my Epson TW-10H PJ using RGB (where as RGB on my CRT is great!), but it's superb via component and outputs pretty much the same quality as standard 480p X-Box games. Maybe some PJ's are better at displaying PS2 component output than others.

Not hooked up my DC or GC yet but i'll give them a go sometime. I need to get a component lead for my GC and a VGA box for the DC first - hmm ebay time me thinks!
 

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