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Play Station 2 Question

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Dodger12, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Dodger12

    Dodger12 Well-Known Member

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    I recently purchased a Sharp Aquos HD TV and hooked up my son's PS 2. For whatever reason, the game picture lacks any quality definition. I used to hook his PS 2 up to a 65' Mitsubishi HD TV and the picture was phenomenal so I'm kind of at a loss as to why I don't get the same sharpness and definition now. I have a HD box on the Mitsubishi but not the Sharp but I connected the system directly to the TV and not through any other component so I don't think that should make a difference. I'm also using the same cables I used when I connected the PS 2 to the Mitsubishi.

    I'm not very technically literate person so any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  2. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    Probably because your sharp aquos is a much better tv than the Mitsubishi.
    The PS2 outputs at standard definition resolutions, so If you take a SD source and hook it up to a high-res display, it's obviously going to look like crap. Also, you need to be using component cables with your ps2 when hooking it up to an HDTV. If you are using composite (the yellow/red/white cable) it's going to be garbage. Another thing to be mindful of is to set the ps2 to output correctly. If you are using composite, you need to boot up the ps2 into the menu (no disc in tray) and select composite. If you are using component, select the YPbPr option.
  3. Dodger12

    Dodger12 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a million DIAF. Someone had mentioned the same thing regarding the Aquos but I wasn't sure.

    My next step is going to be purchasing component cables to see if the quality improves. In the mean time, how do I go about setting the PS2 output correctly and boot up the PS2 into the menu. Sounds dumb but I'm technically challenged.

    Again, thanks for your help.
  4. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    I cant remember the exact steps and cant recreate them because my ps2 went to be with the console angels a few years ago, but you boot the ps2 up without a disc. It boots into the system menu, where you should be able to pick "display" or "video output" or somesuch from a menu. And then just select whatever output you are using.
  5. Dodger12

    Dodger12 Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding. I'll give that one a try later today. Thanks again for the advice.

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