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Screen problems with PS2 ICO on Plasma

Discussion in 'Playstation Forums' started by codlord, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. codlord

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    I have a Toshiba 42" Plasma 42WP16 (which is a re-badged Panasonic), I have my PS2 connected to it on the composite AV input - all my games seem to work fine except 'ICO'

    As soon as the game loads the entire screen 'jumps' every few seconds and it does this constantly. I have played this game on another TV with no problems.

    Has anyone else come across this problem or successfuly played this game on a Plasma screen?
     
  2. Mr.D

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    sounds like its auto-detecting the aspect ratio and getting confused by the black padded border round the image. Try setting it manually to 4x3 or zoom or even 16x9 ( wide ) if you don't mind distortion or even just ( if its anything like most pannys)
     
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    Ico works fine on my plasma, but I know the problem as it happens when I try to play PS1 games. The screen jumps every few seconds, got no idea what causes it though. weird.
     
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    ICO is non-interlaced, just like old PSX games. It is essentially a low-res progressive picture (288p50). This causes problem for some devices, even though they should have been designed to accept it.

    Plasma's need to de-interlace the image, and if they do not recognize the image as non-interlaced, that may cause every other video field to be offset before it is scaled and output. That is what is happening on your screen - unless the picture is jumping all over the place...

    It should be fixable through a firmware upgrade, but getting them to produce one with a fix might be a different story.
     

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