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PS2 RBG to scart Lead

Discussion in 'Playstation Forums' started by Shady Deal, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Shady Deal

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    Hi,
    Just got a PS2 but am a bit concerned about connecting it up. The lead with it I believe is just composite, but I would like to get one so I can use my remaining RGB scart on my TV.

    Is the one advertised in Argos ok?? or I presumme game or somebody else does them??

    I seem to remember some threads about getting a green picture with some leads??

    Thanks
     
  2. w3dal

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    i use a BLAZE RGB scart lead for my PS2 and it has made a big difference to the picture quality.

    aslong as its a RGB scart lead you should be fine m8.

    Dal
     
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    Sounds good, But try Toys r us if you have one near ewe.
    They are cheap but reliable.
     
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    Has anyone used the IXOS cable? HERE

    Or is that just overkill?
     
  5. Scott23

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    I bought one from Ebay brand new for 1.50 and it is spot on. It has the break out audio leads too.

    Try ebay for a cheap solution.
     
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    One thing Im a bit unsure about tho, my TV only has 1 s-video & 1 RGb scart socket(s). My DVD is pugged in to my RGB socket, and my Ps2, game cube and VHS int to s-video via a JVC splitter (just a basic one).

    If I connect the IXOS cable straight from my PS2 to my tv, via the s-video scart, will I get the fuzzy edges & colour bleed usually associated with s-video?

    Can anyone suggest a good way of overcoming my lack of sockets? I don't really want another cheap splitter, as altho everything can be plugged in to my JVC one, there seems to be some sort of conflict that causes the sound from any source to be lost if more than onw is plugged in.

    Thanks!
     
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    Scott,

    I too bought the cheap RGB cable off eBay hoping to upgrade the quality from original composite connection, but...

    ...when I plug it into the Scart on my TV, the picture turns green. This happens for games and DVDs.

    Is there a setting on the PS2 itself that I need to change before using this new Scart lead ?
     
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    IF you plug the RGB cable into a TV with a composite only socket, you will still get a composite picture, (need to be sure PS2 component output in menu is set to RGB and so is TV.....)
     
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    i have seen the green tint on DVD's but not on games.

    are you sure its a true RGB scart lead?? mine is made by blaze and has a switch for DVD play back as it cuts out the green tint.

    I assume your current TV can take an RGB signal.

    There is an option the ps2 setup to select RGB.

    Dal
     
  11. spl23

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    One thing to watch about the cheap PS2 SCART cables is that they don't work properly with widescreen auto-switching.

    Pin 8 on the SCART is used to automatically select the input, and also to set whether the picture is widescreen or 4:3. The cheap SCART leads feed the low-voltage signal from the PS connector direct to the TV, which tells the TV to switch into widescreen mode. Unfortunately, an awful lot of PS2 games are 4:3 not widescreen, so the picture ends up distorted.

    Sony's official SCART cable has circuitry in it to step the voltage up to fix this - it is, however, difficult to find and a lot more expensive. The solution is to turn off the auto-format option on your TV and set it to 4:3 or widescreen manually.
     
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    You get a green picture with DVDs over RGB from the PS2, whichever cable you use - it's a (very annoying) copy-prevention measure. Some of the OEM leads allow you to switch back to composite video for DVD, which removes the green tint at the cost of reduced picture quality.

    The real solution is to get one of the region-free discs (if they are still compatible with the new PS2s), which turn off this problem within the PS2 itself.

    You should never see a green picture on games - it's only on DVD playback.
     
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    youshouldnt use a PS2 for DVD playback they are pretty useless! also Game sell the official Sony leads (£20) which are good.....
     
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    The PS2 is as good as any other low Budget DVD player IMO, I couldn't believe the difference in quality against a VHS video when I first watched one.
    The green Screen topic is really old hat, buy a region x disc for about £7.99 and this lets you play DVDs and play other region DVDs instead of just R2.
     

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