PS2 RGB cable

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schmeegle

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Sorry, there's probably about 56,438 posts on this.

I've seen a joytech cable for $3, but it looks a bit skinny, and a Ixos cable for about £20, but didn't really want to spend that much.

Is there a good quality RGB cable out there for about £10-15?

Who has some recommendations? Is the Joytech one actually OK?
 

Pooon

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I used a joytech one that i got from EB/GAME a few years back for about £10 which more than did the job. Iirc MAdCAtz also do a pretty good one for about the same price.
 

Tafsir

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i have the blaze scart lead, does the job for me

it has a switch for dvds or games

got it from EB/GAME
 

Mr.D

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I've never found the PS2 RGB output warrants a really top notch cable , picture itself is quite low res and a little on the noisy side anyway. My advice is to get one that doesn't fall apart and snip pin19 at the TV end to stop any crosstalk. (never buy cables with moulded plugs)
 
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schmeegle

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Mr.D said:
I've never found the PS2 RGB output warrants a really top notch cable , picture itself is quite low res and a little on the noisy side anyway. My advice is to get one that doesn't fall apart and snip pin19 at the TV end to stop any crosstalk. (never buy cables with moulded plugs)

Is that the pin that carries the signal back from the TV to the PS2?
Would it be worth doing the same on my Gamecube RGB cable? Can't notice any noise at the moment but just about to put in a splitter so Cube PS2 & DVD can all share my 1 RGB scart. Is Pin 19 likely to be the cause of any noise?
 
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schmeegle

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Cool, I'll get the pliers out at the weekend!!
So Pin 19 doesn't do anyhting apart from carry signal back to a source? So I guess it's only worth leaving on a VCR connection.
Any recommendations for removing it from a moulded plug?
Any other pins that cause problems?


Went for a cheaper cable (looks like the Joytech one) and a Vivanco switcher from Audiovisualonline.co.uk. Will post back here to let anyone else in my situation know how it worked.
 

Mr.D

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You could also snip the audio return paths too but I forget what pins they are (easy enough to look up) . I recommend you snip or desolder the connection to the pin and remove thepin itself from the plug if its easy to do so . If not just snip the connection off the back of the pin and wrap it in a little insulating tape to stop it shorting anything else.

One thing I do like about the PS2 AV conenctor is you can rewire a scart cable to give you s-video instead of RGB if required.
 

Mr.D

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Actually thinking about it you might not even have pin19 wiired up in a PS2 scart lead but its useful to generally snip pin19 on scarts unless you need the return path for some reason so it might be worth doing on your switchbox to TV scart lead.
 
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schmeegle

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thanks for the handy hints! :thumbsup:
Use the optical out for sound on my PS2, but will look up audio returns for my gamecube.

Have a :beer: on me.
 
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schmeegle

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schmeegle said:
Went for a cheaper cable (looks like the Joytech one) and a Vivanco switcher from Audiovisualonline.co.uk. Will post back here to let anyone else in my situation know how it worked.
Stuff has arrived, just need to set it up.
 

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