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Hooking up a PS2 to your monitor through a VGA to S-Video adapter

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  1. hoomy3000

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    I've looked everywhere for this SPECIFIC question, and then decided to post on the PS2 Forums AND here. So I apologize if someone has already asked this question.


    Specifically I want to know if I can get the ps2 to show visually (what other way) on my monitor with just this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000P3UB24/ref=oss_product. The Audio I can get elsewhere, but I wanted to know if anyone has tried this.

    If you have and it doesn't work, what other extremely cheap options have you found out there?

    Thanks for the help guys.
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Hi hoomy3000, and welcome to TSG.

    That cable will not work for you. If you read the product description, it includes, "If your video card or controller supports TV-out function, you can use this cable adapter to connect your PC's VGA port and your TV's S-Video or RCA-composite port."

    As far as I can tell, the PS2 does not output computer video. Unless your monitor supports standard TV signals, there is no cheap way to display the PS2's video outputs on the monitor. You would need some type of scan converter box like one of these, which can easily cost 20 times more than the cable you were looking at:

    http://www.nextag.com/video-to-vga-converter/stores-html
     
  3. hoomy3000

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    So i'd need a converter box -_- Well, there are SOME reasonably priced there. Are there DVI converter boxes as well that can perform the same thing I want?

    I appreciate your Assistance...
     
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    PS2 Output to DVI input on a computer monitor or a DVI output on some device to a VGA input on a monitor?

    Is the DVI connection, DVI-I, DVI-A, or DVI-D (see attached picture to help identify the connector)?
     

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    it's a DVI-D Dual link on my computers monitor. I already use an dvi to hdmi cable to hook up my ps3 directly to the monitor. Looks beatiful, better than the hdtv in my apartment. I get the sound by hooking up the audio "prongs." for lack of a better vocabulary, to my subwoofer.

    I also have a DVI to VGA adapter, and the monitor itself also has a spot for anything VGA... So i guess my question to begin with was kind of pointless.

    The question about the converter box I linked above though, that still stands! =)
     
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    No, it will not work. That unit has a VGA input and a TV output. The VGA output is just a loop through of the VGA input. You need a converter with a TV input and a VGA output.
     
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    Sigh, I'm having trouble finding a decent one. If you had $150 (max) to spend, what would you suggest?

    My father was convinced there was a tv tuner when he purchased this computer, which he gave to me when I went back to college, so I checked...

    Can anyone tell me what THIS is?

    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b310/hckia/photo11.jpg

    Whats plugged into THAT is THIS...

    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b310/hckia/photo12.jpg

    And could you guys tell me what purpose this serves on my video card?

    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b310/hckia/all night long/p1hoto.jpg

    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b310/hckia/all night long/photo-1.jpg

    Also the two covered spots on my sound card....

    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b310/hckia/all night long/2photo.jpg

    Enlighten me prease! :(
     
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    Well, a DVI-D connector is for a high speed serial digital connection only. It is not used for any kind of analog video.

    A small DVI to VGA adapter block is made for mate with a DVI-A connector that is analog only or a DVI-I connector that can pass both analog and digital video. The adapter block itself does not convert analog video to digital video or vice-versa when used with DVI-I connector.
     
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    Wireless device maybe?

    That is a S-Video OUT. You can connect a TV to that port that has the same connection (S-Video-IN)
    Those are Opticial IN/OUT. Used with optical cords and devices like video cameras/possibly music players (my sony minidisc had it)
     
  13. hoomy3000

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    after doing a bit of digging (okay, a lot of digging) someone said search for a PS/2 to VGA adapter/converter. this is one product I found...

    http://www.videogameall.com/ps2-accessory-multi-media-converter.html

    ^ think that will work?

    Someone also mentioned an RF adapter http://gamequestdirect.com/711719405306.html?zmam=56911510&zmas=1&zmac=2&zmap=711719405306

    can hook up to some graphics cards like mine...

    http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b310/hckia/all night long/?action=view&current=photo-1.jpg

    Think this might work? I don't think it will...

    I really apologize for all the spam. When I get a question in my head that I really want to know the answer to I don't let it go easily.
     
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    I can't tell what it is. Is there any label or molded in marking on the bottom of the device?

    It looks like a multi-function video input and/or output connector. The computer or the card probably came with a cable that plugged into the jack and had various S-video and RCA jacks on the other end. You would probably need to open up the computer and get the brand and model number off the card to have any chance of figuring out all of the signals.

    With the right cable and software on you computer, you might be able to play the PS2 through your computer and have is display on the monitor connected to the computer. There may be enough lag though to make real time fast action game playing a pain in the A**.

    Those are most likely Optical S/PDIF Audio inputs and/or outputs.
     
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    The first link might work, but not to that port. That port is an OUT port.

    The others will not work the way you want it to. I will look into that first one.
     
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