Playstation 2 - 8800gt
Hey guys, i was just wondering if this will work. I was kinda hoping i could plug in my PS2 with my computer monitor, i have an 8800gt (which comes with an RCA connector). Is it possible to plug the playstation right into the monitor using this connection?
If not, what do i need?
If not, what do i need?
Since I don't have the card -- this is just a educated guess but the RCA on the card is usually a tv out. Not a tv in and thus will not work for what your trying. Does your monitor have multiple inputs? Most of the new LCD's have atleast 2 inputs and you can buy the right adapter to plug your ps2 into your lcd. ie. PS2 to DVI (something like that) then you just have to do something about sound....
MayDay94 said:your video card's rca connector is most likely video out only. some of the older ati all-in-wonder cards used to feature video in as well as video out. you'll need a video capture card in order to watch/play another consumer electronics component on your pc.
And even then, you need to get one that doesn't add any lag to getting the video on the screen. I can't remember what this is called, but if it doesn't have it, there will be a second or two of lag between button presses and you seeing it happen.
Connecting directly to your monitor is probably best situation, if you have an extra input. Otherwise, check out the emulator.
Hey guys i recently found one of these http://www.powersonic.ca/shop/item.asp?itemid=1207 and it looks like it does what i want, and it does it good (no lag). How good is this thing? Does it work with both Pal and Ntsc? The problem is that i was going to use a freeloader to play both Pal and Ntsc games on my consoles (PS2 and Gamecube) and i was wondering how the gamebridge would handle this. I.E would it cap the fps to 60 or watever? Thanks.
What you need is an upscan converter, like XRGB-2, or XGRB-3.
The problem you are going to run into with any of these devices is the quality of the video output, or the delay introduced by upconverting signals. Some cheaper brands may offer the ability to "upscan", but will do so by introducing significant amount of latency. (Don't even think about being able to play Guitar Heroes, for instance).
Here is a post on the AVS forums that mention the latency and upscanning.
As a FYI, I personally own an XRGB-2, and have used it to play PS2 games on my Dell FPW2407 24" LCD. There are a few caveats, however - the XRGB is out of print, and it maxes out at 480i/p resolutions. I believe you will need to do some research and find out if there is something similar out there that can go 1080p resolutions and above.
Be cautious about something too cheap: It may have poor video quality, or significant lag.
Using an emulator is an option, but it may not be fully compatible with all of your games. Good luck in your search.
thegatekeeper said:What is wrong with the part i suggested?
It doesn't say what resolution it does, so I have a feeling it is SDTV resolution. Which will not look very good on a PC monitor. Also, it is very cheap, so I would question the quality and how well it handles lag. Even a half a second of lag and you will notice it a lot.
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