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9151628 No.9151628 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Hey /vr/, I bought a Ps2 Slim for my buddy whose never played one before and wanted to know what ps2 to HDMI cable converters do people use. My friend moved and no longer has a CRT to play on so this is the only option. I've heard some converters don't work if you play PS1 games on the ps2. I am moding the ps2 for him so he can play all the original Silent hill games 1-4 on it.

>> No.9152258

Supposedly this is a non-issue

>Make sure no disc is inserted. Use FreeMcBoot on a PS2 memory card to boot GSM (Graphics Synthesizer Mode Selector) and use circle button to set the mode to PAL or NTSC (whichever is the normal signal for your console). Then exit back to the Browser. Insert your PS1 game disc and boot it from the Browser. Now GSM will force the 240p output to be 480i and your TV should display it. If you have a Matrix Infinity modchip or one of its clones (e.g. Modbo) then at the very beginning of this process make sure you hold circle as the console powers on, to force PS1/DVD mode on the chip. If you don't do this it will think the PS1 disc is a PS2 game after you exit from GSM, and refuse to boot it.

personally I'd just get a cheap LCD with RCA / scart inputs if the above method doesn't work

>> No.9152267

>>9151628
RetroTink 5x

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>>9152267
I doubt he wants to drop 300 bucks on an upscaler for one single game

>> No.9152272

You want component cables and a retrotink

There really isn't a good cheap option so if you don't want to pay 200$ you might as well just buy whatever. Are you sure your friend's TV doesn't have AV inputs?

>> No.9152285

>>9151628
>I've heard some converters don't work if you play PS1 games on the ps2.
The problem is with TVs. Many TVs don't support 240p over component or HDMI, even if they support it over composite.

>> No.9152319

>>9151628
>I am moding the ps2 for him so he can play all the original Silent hill games 1-4 on it.
1 emulates fine on a toaster, and 2-4 all have PC releases. Setting up an emulator for 1 & installing 2-4 on a PC would be simpler than setting up a softmodded PS2, burning discs, and messing around with random Chinese accessories like in your pic.

>> No.9152573

>>9151628
>I bought a Ps2 Slim for my buddy whose never played one before
He probably won't be as autistic as all of us on here so that cheap converter will most likely do the trick.
Also just get a PS3 instead for the native HDMI out lmfao

>> No.9154360

>>9151628
Oh god you're better off emulating than using something like that.

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