Intermittent / Random screen blackouts with Component cables
I am experiencing this annoying issue of intermittent screen blackouts / blanking (for a second or a fraction of it) when using component cables, sometimes lasting for continuous 3-4 seconds. This happens even during a game option screen, for example during weapon select screen in Resident Evil 4.
The screen blanks for a second or a fraction of it, sometimes blinks for 2-3 seconds. This is totally random.
What I observed is that the problem happens only while using component cables. Earlier I had thought that this is due to bad burns but when I stared using a composite cable there were no such problems. I tried the component cables, and the problem is back.
What could be the reason?
My component cable is not a Sony original but bought from a gray market but from the looks-wise it looks fine and not cheap quality. Just to give you an idea, the INDIVIDUAL wires (Y/Pb/Pr) are of the same diameter /thickness as of any single wire of a composite cable.
I tried searching on Google, and found number of references regarding such blinkings with PS3 because of incompatibilities between HDCP.
But what could be the case for PS2.
I guess, most probable, reason is the cable but can anybody confirm?
Thanks in advance.
Some more information...
PS2 - SCPH 90004 8B
Problem Games - All (Resident Evil 4, Gran Turismo 4, MGS2, MGS3)
- Kamal N