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    Connecting a PS2 to a monitor

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    I have a Dell 24" IPS monitor with a component cable jack (it has red, yellow and white in). If I was to buy a PS2 and connect it directly to my monitor, would everything work normal (the usual picture quality, no scanlines etc.) I've heard mixed opinions so far on this subject. Monitor's native resolution is 1920x1200.
    Is there an alternative method (VGA box etc.) and are they worth it?
    The thing is, I've already got my ps3 and pc hooked up to that same monitor along with 5 speakers installed in the room so if I could squeeze in a PS2 it would be a multi-platform heaven for me
    I currently don't own a ps2 and I don't know anyone who does (which is sad really, I remember when we all had one) so I can't just try to plug it in and see what happens.
    If anyone has experience in these matters, your help would be greatly appreciated

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    You can do that? I never knew.


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    Red, White, and Yellow is Composite not Component. Component is Red, Green, Blue, Red and White. Because you're using composite it will be a very low quality image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varsh View Post
    Red, White, and Yellow is Composite not Component. Component is Red, Green, Blue, Red and White. Because you're using composite it will be a very low quality image.
    Turns out I got them both, I didn't even notice.. It was a pretty expensive monitor, the best 24" with IPS matrix at the time.. I think I paid around 700-750$ for it
    So, what are my options? I saw PS2 HDMI converters on ebay, they go for around 20$, would that be better than component cables?

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    If you do have RGB component ports in your monitor then you can get a PS2 component cable, I have one myself. There's no need for an HDMI converter.

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    Thnx for your help, rep+

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    Ok, so I connected my PS2 to a monitor and the picture quality is way better than SCART. I have only one problem: The component cable has 5 cables (green, blue, red + white & red for audio) and my monitor doesn't have a jack for the 2 audio cables (white & red) so I don't have sound. I suppose I need some kind of adapter to connect those 2 to speakers. Any suggestions?

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    You got a Hi-fi system? Red+white are normal connections for inputs.


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    I'm suprised aswell

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