I have a really bizzare(or maybe not?) problem going on with my PS2. First let me break down my gear first so you all know what i'm working with:
PS2 V10 Japanese ceramic white
MI FW 1.88
Viewsonic N3250W 32" LCD
Sony brand PS2 component cables
Pelican component switcher
Acoustic Research component cables from switcher to tv
Ok. i just found out a few weeks ago that for some reason, i cant play PS1 games, or manage the MI config screen whilst my PS2 is hooked up to my tv. I've had this PS2 modded for a year w/o probs, its just that about 4 months ago i got this LCD tv, and since then i never played a PS1 game or went into the MI config screen. up until a few weeks ago that is.
I freaked out. The MI config screen comes up and then just seems to freeze. its not "frozen" but it looks like it is. nothing you doon the controller actually happens on screen.
Ps1 games - the ps1 boot up is fine. then after, some games i've tried start for a few seconds, then the video freezes and audio keeps going. some games stay black after the ps1 boot, but again you hear the audio.
When i switch to S-video or composite, everything is peachy keen.
I dont understand. What gives?
Another weird thing is that my PS2 works fine with PS1 and MI config screen on component cables at my friends house. . .BUT he has the ps2 hooked up directly to the TV with his component cables, and he also uses some Tsunami brand cables...