Hi, I bought a new scph-90001 ps2 (with Matrix chip), it's my first so im new to all this. oh and sorry for the lenght of the post Dx
It was all good playing ntsc backups, but when i tried with a pal bakup, the game was in black and white, I read this is because my tv doenst support PAL-B.
I was trying to find a solution to this when I Found out about the matrix config menu, and the "ps2 screen fix" option I tought it would help so i changed it from "color" (default) to "pal 60", saved settings and resetted.
Now the game was in color but the image was bigger and not centered, after that I changed to an ntsc game, when I changed back to the pal one, it was again in black and white, so I entered the menu and the option was back to default.
Now when I change the options and reset, they all come back to default ( I press start and it says options were saved successfully) [Note that i can still play backups and dvd movies]
So I came here and started reading about the possibility of my cheap being fake, my seller said it was an original "Matrix" chip, but they call it Matrix infinity SE, isn't that the name of a fake MI?
(This is the image they use for info about the chip, its in spanish, I live in uruguay: )
When i boot my PS2 up it shows the Matrix logo, and right before loading games it says "Playstation2 infinity ver.1.93"
I mailed the seller about the problem with the menu (the ps2 is still on warranty) he mailed me back asking if my tv was an lcd or not, saying that if it was, he would explain me about the problem, and if it was not, that i should tell him what tv was.(trademark)
I told him its a philips lcd tv, he said the problem is caused by a conflict between the tv software and the chip software, he said that if you try to change the options in a lcd tv, you ruin this feature and you cant change them again.
Now, this sounds like bullshit to me, like I said, im a noob with ps2 so maybe im wrong, can anyone confirm this?
I really cant tell if my chip is a fake or not or if the guy is lying or not, thats why I came here for help.
Maybe I should try to somehow to reinstall the firmware, idk.
Thanks in advance.