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PAL PS2 on a NTSC TV –
Does anyone know if a PAL PS2 will display correctly on a NTSC TV? I've got a customer who wants to be able to do this because they've got a pile of PAL games with their PAL PS2 and they've just moved to North America and don't want to buy a whole new system.
Is there a simple settings or a mod that can force the PS2 to display NTSC? Or possible an adapter of some sorts?
I guess when the TV has no RGB possibility, you should somehow convert the signal from PAL to NTSC.
The easiest way is IMHO the use a modchip with a "Force NTSC" mode.
You can look at this link for an external converter: http://www.celakovice.cz/~gemos-cz/list.htm
Thanks joYstIck,... I had done some searching and found that you can get the video converters. But I'm actually wondering if the 'RGB fix' actually forces a console to output it's video in a different format.
I would probably be installing a Duo2SE into this machine, but I'm pretty sure that chip doesn't allow the option to force different video modes. I know it'll let you play games from another region, but that isn't really going to help as the video output will still be PAL.
RGB-fix is something else.
This is when you use a RGB-cable and want to see a DVD-movie in normal colors.
Without this fix a DVD-movie would have funny (especially green) colors.
When you apply this fix, the component video output gets funny colors.
So RGB-fix doesn't do anything for your problem.
For older chips there is also a "color-fix", but this only forces all the video to be in the format of the console, which is PAL in your case.
So I'm afraid the options are still a modchip with a "Force NTSC" possiblity or an external converter.
I think the latter is not recommended because of the loss of signal quality and the possibility that signal is still 50 Hz, which may be a problem for the NTSC TV.
Thanks again for clearing that up. I guess they've found a cheap adapter of some sorts that will convert the video from PAL to NTSC anyway.