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Displays PS2 VGA/Component Woes...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by badders, 4 Jun 2008.

  1. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    I'd quite like to hook my PS2 up to my monitor (I'm sick of playing it on a 7" TFT"), but I'm unsure of the best(read: cheapest) way.

    I can get a PS2 Component cable, can I then get one of these to connect to the Monitor?
    I know it states that it's for going the other way (graphics card to TV) but would it work?

    I'm starting to convince myself it wouldn't because there's no H/S or V/S, and I'll have to buy a £40 box to do it.

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Methinks a VGA box is in order.

    Only thing I can think of would be a vga to female component adapter.
     
  3. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    The male/female thing isn't an issue - I've got plenty of RCA gender benders.

    What I'm getting at is will the VGA to component cable work as a component to VGA?

    If it's a VGA box that's needed, I won't bother. I haven't got £40 hanging about TBH.
     
  4. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    You need to buy a box, but they aren't very good I'm afraid.

    You could get a cheap TV-IN box for your PC and have that wired to the PS2.

    Or you could get a 60GB PS3 :p
     
  5. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Cheers Doug, the PS3's the plan eventually - I have got HDMI input on the monitor.

    Sounds like I'll be waiting for that then I think.
     
  6. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Remember that the 40GB PS3s don't have backwards compatability (I thought they had software emulation but I've been since told that they do not)
     
  7. profqwerty

    profqwerty New Member

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    That cable will not work, as it states that the VGA card needs to have component out...so it doesn't actually convert the signal or anything, merely takes a component compatible card and replaces the cable you've lost.

    correct me if I'm wrong, but can SCART contain separate H/V sync signals?? because if it does then you could use it....
     
  8. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    No, what I'm on about is something like this:

    link - second one down.

    Looks like it's a 'fits the purpose' thing, rather than a bodge job of changing genders.
     
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