PlayStation2 -> VGA monitor question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Glaanieboy, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. Glaanieboy

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    I am thinking of connecting my PS2 to my computer monitor and I have seen all kinds of VGA boxes around, for around 50 euros/dollars or about 30 pounds. But, will it work with a TFT monitor? Because TFT's have a fixed resolution, I think that may cause some sort of problem. Does anyone has experience with it?
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Interesting question, I've only ever use a VGA box with a Dreamcast to a CRT, works niiiiice :)

    I think that the picture on a TFT would probably be a bit blurred, as the console will be outputting 640x480 which isn't going to be the TFT's optimal resolution (unless it's an old or smaller TFT :) )
     
  3. Glaanieboy

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    It's a 15" tft
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    by smaller I meant 5 or 10"

    If the 15" has a native resolution of 1024x768, then running something at 640x480 isn't going to look as crisp as something running at the native res. I think that the adapter will work (they claim to do so on the "features" list) I just don't think you're going to gain anything over using your PS2 through a TV set.
     
  5. Sazar

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    it doesn't look as "good"...

    I believe unless you drop your monitors res to the appropriate levels it will look funky... mine does unless I play i change the res...

    of course I have an AIW so I have an RCA adaptor as one of my dongles that plugs in as my a/v in... :)

    there are boxes out there... running for around 30-40 dollars that do the job...

    or you can go all out and get this

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...44326&type=product&productCategoryId=cat01013

    :D