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Old 05-10-2008, 14:11
norm20004
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i have a ps2 slim and a older model
when i plug it into my older tv no problems but when i use them on my
new lcd tv i get a grainy picture with red and green 2 inch flickering
lines .
i have red white yellow cables + s-video no joy
when i first got my virgin media box i had the same problem
but i just went v-box settings and changed it from composite to rgb and it was fine and my dvd is
okay but i have noticed i used my old camcorder and that had the same problem
can not find anything on my tv menu to change it from composite
to rgb is there a external device i could use to forse it to rgb
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Old 05-10-2008, 20:12
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You need to plug it into an RGB compatible scart on the TV...if there's two check your TVs user manual to check which one (if any) can accept RGB.
It's always a good idea to post the make and model no of TV when asking this sort of question.
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Old 05-10-2008, 20:26
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i have two scarts sockets 1 s-video
1 composite on my onn tv
and i have tried all of them
when i say red and green lines there not thick and clear lines
more like a faint bands of color
also just tried my video and that is not working either
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Old 05-10-2008, 20:42
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Trouble is it is irrelevant how many RGB SCARTs are fitted to your TV. You do NOT have an RGB output from your PS2. Or at least not with the leads you have described in your original post.

The red, white and yellow lead is stereo audio (red and white) and composite video (yellow). Or you have s-video. If you want to use RGB on the TV then you must have an RGB output from the PS2 as well. That means either a RGB wired SCART or red, green and blue phono plugs and appropriate adapter plug to convert to SCART.

To convert Composite or S-Video to RGB you need some electronics to do video format conversion.

Your Virgin box was able to use RGB because, I would imagine, it is connected via SCART which can carry Composite and RGB at the same time on different pins. The Virgin box can send either format to the TV and it would appear the TV is capable of using either on the SCART you are using for Virgin TV.

Chances are that as the ONN is a budget make that it only has one RGB SCART anyway, ie the one you are using for the Virgin box. Is the DVD on the second TV SCART or plugged into the second SCART on the Virgin box?
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Old 05-10-2008, 21:21
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Trouble is it is irrelevant how many RGB SCARTs are fitted to your TV. You do NOT have an RGB output from your PS2. Or at least not with the leads you have described in your original post.
A point I was just about to make to the OP myself.
Do PS2s have an RGB output?
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Old 05-10-2008, 22:16
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So if I buy a ps2 rgb wired scart will this work
and does my tv have to have rgb scart aswell
have you heard of this problem before
because I have searched the web
not found anybody with the same kind of problem .Also contacted
many tv repair, and they have all told me that
it should really work just with the cables I have.
so I am thinking that my tv must be on the way out.
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:19
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So if I buy a ps2 rgb wired scart will this work.
If such a thing exists and the PS2 is capable of RGB.

and does my tv have to have rgb scart aswell
I would have thought that was stating the blindingly obvious

RGB, Composite and S-Video are all very different formats. If nothing else in the number of connections they require.

Composite has just one connection and contains a mix of all the picture information.

S-Video requires two connections. it splits the picture information into two components, Black & White and Colour.

RGB needs three connections. It takes the three colour signals, Red, Green and Blue and feeds them individually to the TV.

In a SCART lead Composite and RGB are wired sepatately on four pins. S-Video was bodged onto the spec later and borrows the Composite and (correct me if I'm wrong) the Red line from the RGB connection for it's two signals.

Thing is a lot of TVs, esspecially budget ones, only wire all four possible video lines on one SCART input. So it is very possible your TV has RGB wired on the AV1 SCART that your Virgin box is connected to. But on AV2 SCART the pins used for RGB go nowhere. Which means plugging an RGB source into AV2 will result in a blank screen.
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:20
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The PS2 is capable of RGB, if you start up the PS2 whithout a disk in and go into the settings menu you can change the video output settings between RGB, S-video, component and change the apsect ratio to 4:3 16:9 etc.

You should get the best picture quality if you buy a component cable and connect it to your new TV (assuming it has a component input) "red green blue connectors for video + red and white for audio)

Rememebr you will need to go in and change the video output setting before you connect the cable up (i think)

Have a look in the settings menu on the ps2 and see what its currently set to and then perhaps think about upgrading to a component cable

They seem to be around £20 online not really looked in stores for them so couldnt tell you. I;d definately ook for the official Sony cable though not a 3rd party one.
http://www.gameseek.co.uk/pd/PS31pc0xgpjhsa/#prodimg

Hope that helps
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:32
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Bit more info here about the PS2 video/sound options.

Getting the best picture from your PlayStation 2

Every PlayStation 2 is supplied with a Composite AV (Audio/Video) Cable, which is used to connect your PS2 to the TV, either via colour-coded (typically yellow, white and red) composite sockets or a SCART (large, rectangular) socket. This is because nearly all modern TVs can receive and display a Composite video signal.

However, many televisions have alternative means of receiving and displaying a video signal, and a variety of cables are available for PS2 that are specifically designed to enhance your visual and audio experience.

This guide is designed to explain the basic differences between these other signals and to help determine which cable is best for you. (Note: Please refer to your television's documentation to ensure cable compatibility before making a purchasing decision.)

S-Video

Some televisions with colour-coded composite sockets also feature an additional S-Video input. The 'S' stands for 'Super', an indication of its superior quality compared to Composite.

The S-video standard transmits video signals on two lines - one line carries the luminance (brightness) signal, while the other carries the chrominance (colour) information.

By splitting the picture in this fashion, a sharper image is displayed. The official S VIDEO Cable ensures that your PlayStation 2 gaming and DVD-watching experiences will benefit from this superior picture and colour quality.

RGB

An RGB connection goes one step further than S-Video, sending three images - one in each of the three primary colours (red, green and blue) - over three individual lines.

Because your television already works with an RGB signal internally, an RGB connection ensures that the original signal received from your PlayStation 2 will hardly be affected by interference at all.

In theory, this means it should provide the best picture quality for PlayStation 2 gaming. The official Euro AV Cable makes use of the enhanced picture qualities provided by RGB signal transmission, providing the highest visual standard for PlayStation 2 games.

The Euro AV Cable connects to the televisionís SCART socket. If your television features a SCART connection, please refer to your television's documentation to ensure that it is capable of receiving and displaying an RGB signal. On televisions with multiple SCART connections, it is likely that only one or two will be capable of receiving and displaying a full RGB signal.

Note: using a Euro AV Cable when playing a DVD will result in a green-coloured screen. This is due to the internal DVD copyright protection technology that PlayStation 2 utilises.

Component Video (Y, Cb/Pb, Cr/Pr)


Like RGB, component video sends information over three individual lines, although the information transmitted is slightly different. The first signal (the "Y" component) is the luminance signal, which indicates brightness or black and white information that is contained in the original RGB signal.

The second and third signals (the "Cb/Pb" and "Cr/Pr" components respectively) are referred to as "colour difference" signals, which means that they indicate how much blue and red there is relative to luminance. Green doesn't need to be transmitted as a separate signal because the television already knows what the luminance, blue, and red information is and deduces that it needs to fill what's left over with green. Component video's benefits over RGB apply primarily to the console's DVD playback.

Naturally, this only applies if your television features colour-coded green, blue and red Component video sockets. It's important to note that in order for PlayStation 2 to properly display a Component video signal, you must enter the System Configuration screen from the console's Main menu (reached when PlayStation 2 is turned on without a disc inserted).

From here, enter the Component Video Out menu and change the default video output mode from RGB to Y Cb/Pb Cr/Pr.

Getting the best audio from your PlayStation 2

Most users can enjoy the benefits of stereo sound through the PlayStation 2. However, PlayStation 2 also supports Dolby Digital and DTS (Digital Theatre Systems) audio. If you wish to make use of the PlayStation 2 system's digital surround sound capabilities, you will need to connect the console to audio equipment with a built-in DTS or Dolby Digital decoder.

Analogue connection


If your television features stereo sound capabilities, connecting PlayStation 2 to the television using either the SCART or Composite/Component sockets will give stereo sound output.

Alternatively, PlayStation 2 can be connected directly to the audio equipment using the official Composite AV, S-Video or Component AV Cables. If you're using the official Euro AV Cable, you'll also need to purchase the official AV Adaptor and a pair of analogue audio phono leads (available at any good specialist audio, electronics or cables store).

However, please note that the PlayStation 2 will not produce Digital Surround Sound using either of these connection methods.

Digital connection


PlayStation 2 features a Digital Out (Optical) connector, which allows you to connect to your digital audio equipment using an optical digital cable (also available at any good specialist audio, electronics or cables store). For reference, the cable is also known as an optical S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) or TOSlink cable.

PlayStation 2 should then automatically make use of the decoder's digital output. If you find that this is not the case, follow these simple steps:

* Switch on your PlayStation 2 without a disc inserted (or with the disc tray open) to be taken to PlayStation 2's Main menu screen.
* Enter the System Configuration menu.
* Select the "DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)" option and change the setting to "On".
* Select "Dolby Digital", "DTS" or "MPEG" depending on which type of digital output you wish to use.
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