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Ps2 RGB cable? –
Hi, I'm wondering if anyone knows why can't I see no difference between normal AV cable that comes with ps2 and a RGB cable specifically made for ps2 and ps3(supposed to be high quality picture) but I see no difference. The cable connects with scart and I'm not sure if my TV even supports this since I can't see no change and yes my TV for ps2 I'm using is old fat CRT one(not HD obviously)
If your monitor is not HD, then you will see little difference between the two hook ups. The vast majority of PS2 games only output in standard definition anyway.
Yeah but on official sony site they say it's best possible quality on ps2 games and my friend said it made the quality alot better
with a rgb cable the picture is a little more stable and you should see a difference in color
rgb gives fuller color
but it doesnt anything in hd
On my hd tv using my ps2 with component cable makes it far clearer but its not going to magically make them look *better*, also only certain ps2 games will actually use 480p or above.
I don't know what to say. The proof is right in front of you. You have the PS2 hooked up via RGB and you are seeing no difference. What are you going to believe, your eyes or your friend/official sony site.
Originally Posted by Warrix3
Well normally I'd agree but I think I've read somewhere that certain european Tv's (possibly the one I have) don't support this. Quality wise I think the worst is A/V composite (yellow white red cable) then the clearer/better is S-VIDEO then component and then RGB but component is best if the game supports progressive scan. the thing is, I can't see no difference whatsoever(in color/brightness/clarity/quality) that suggests that my TV may only support composite RGB and not component rgb? I dont know for sure though thats why im asking
You are correct in your ranking of cables by their quality levels, except for on caveat with RGB cables. If you have a standard definition TV, then the RGB would look the same as S-Video, or could look possibly worse. Now here is an explanation as to why:
Standard definition TVs usually display the image using two signals, one for brightness(black and white signal) and another for chrominance(color signal). On a composite cable (yellow cable) both these signals are combined into one then split up again with the TV using a comb filter. This conversion leads to some signal loss and degradation.
S-Video cables have two signals (brightness and chrominance) that match the native signal your television uses, thus it has superior quality over composite.
RGB cables carry only a brightness signal for each color (red, green, blue). The situation with RGB cables are more ambiguous on SD TVs. Most SD TVs use the two signal (brightness and chrominance) system for display. So those types of TVs would have to convert the RGB signal to the two signal used by S-Video cables. This could introduce some degradation depending on the quality of your television, but would not really improve the picture quality.
The only situation where you may see a picture improvement is if you have a progressive scan SD TV. Then and only then would the picture look better using RGB over S-Video.
Oh ok thanks, my TV doesn't even have the output for S-VIDEO (I heard they use it more in america) So basically what you're saying is that I can't improve my picture quality unless I'll get the tv that supports component cables ?
Oh and by the way, I noticed 2 slight changes when using RGB scart instead of ps2 shipped cable(yellow,white,red) and those were that whenever I turned on my TV with rgb connected, it automatically switched to 16:9 (I change it to 4:3 in options anyway afterwards) and that the config Menu is transparent.
Thanks for help indirect76
If you have more than one SCART input, try using the other. Most TVs with more than one SCART socket will only have one that is wired for RGB.