Trying to hook up my ps2 to my monitor, need some help. 5 replies

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#1 10 years ago

Well, I've been searching around for tons of cables and vga boxes, etc. But I can't really find what I need. I want something that isn't very expensive and would give me some good picture quality on my monitor, not some cheap crap. I almost made that mistake by buying one of those VGA boxes. Anyway, I think I found something pretty good, but I don't know if it would work on my monitor.

So here is what I want to buy:

Newegg.com - SONY Component AV Cable & USB 2.0 Cable Pack PS3

This is my monitor:

Hannspree HF199H 19" Black LCD Monitor Widescreen - eBay (item 110288220150 end time Sep-12-08 12:57:49 PDT)

Would anyone be able to tell me if this would work for me or not? And if it doesn't; what are some other alternatives I could go to? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.




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#2 10 years ago

I have no Idea if what you said would work, but if you were ok with sending the signal through your PC, you could get a TV capture card. I have one that has a max resolution of 720 by 540(or something similar), and it works OK with a friends X-box, it was a bit low res for my 21 inch monitor, but it was perfectly playable. Looking at your monitor though, you will probably want a better capture card, at least one that goes over 1024x768, but then again, it is a PS2...




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#3 10 years ago

That cable won't work. For a start it's for the PS3 and may not even work with a PS2 (the way Sony does things it probably will, but you never know). And even if it does, you need a VGA connection not a Component connection for that monitor.

A VGA box is the best you'll do. A PS2 is simply never going to look good on a monitor like that. If you don't like it then quite frankly all you can do is buy a TV that can accept the PS2's video output directly. You can also get monitors that do this but they're large, high end ones such as the Dell 2408WFP and you'll pay about $600 for something like that.

Even then it won't look fantastic because the PS2 isn't capable of producing graphics at the size modern HDTV sets and monitors like that use, so the image has to be stretched and when that happens the quality drops.




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#4 10 years ago

So I guess I'm just better off buying a TV, then?




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#5 10 years ago

If you really can't live with the quality that your monitor and a VGA box give you, then yeah that's pretty much your choice.




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#6 10 years ago

go for the new tv