I was wondering if it's possible to use a component to hdmi converter to hook up the ps2 component cables to the hauppauge, then from the hauppauge to the converter, then HDMI to monitor? Also, would this cause problems like the PS3 converter, where if you don't get a certain type, the image will be off-screen?
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A component video to HDMI converter won't allow you to use your HDMI monitor with a PS2. Computer monitors normally require a progressive signal at 60Hz. Regular computer monitors don't understand interlaced video and other framerates. The only exception is a monitor that is actually a tunerless TV, and one of those would have analog A/V inputs.
Component to HDMI converters only output the resolution and framerate sent to them. If you are using a PS2, most games use 480i or 480p at 29.97Hz, and you are wasting your time using a component to HDMI converter. Your monitor can't display 480i (interlaced) 29.97Hz video or 480p (progresive) 29.97Hz video. The converter will only be useful to connect a computer monitor with a game console that can output 720p at 60Hz, like the PS3 or XBox 360. Even then, if the monitor isn't 1280x720 resolution, the picture will be either be stretched to fit or surrounded by a black frame.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 20th Aug 2012 at 10:39.
Thanks for the reply. Was kind of thinking that but wishful thinking I guess. Any kind of connector I can use to hook the PS2 up to a monitor with DVI-D or HDMI connection?
The converter boxes I have seen that upscale from 480i/480p to 720p as well as convert from component to HSMI cost more than a small TV.
Connecting the PS2 to an SD PC capture device and just watching with software without capturing would allow the graphics card to upscale for the monitor but is likely to introduce a small delay (lagging video and audio).
See the new Hauppauge WinTV HD-PVR 2 Gaming Edition
HDMI 1080p input (NoN-Encrypted HDMI signals up to 1080p)
HDMI 1080p passthrough
Component Video input is also output over HDMI passthrough up to 1080i
Recording up to 1080p with HDMI
Recording up to 1080i with Component
Recording AAC stereo audio only
Component Video in, with stereo audio
S/Video and Composite Video in, with stereo audio (optional cable not supplied)
Magnum DXTPro Encoder Chipset
Bundled with ArcSoft ShowBiz
Record button on top of HD PVR 2 for easy start and stop recordings
Click here to see more about it
It is nice that the H.254 hardware encoder scales, but that won't help with the HDMI passthrough. Most PS2 games are 480i30 or 480p30. The pass through will still provide 480i30 or 480p30. 480i30 or 480p30 don't work well with a computer monitor even using HDMI.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 23rd Aug 2012 at 18:00.
Realtime HDMI video scaler are not cheap at just over $800
That odd 480i / 480p work well with computer monitor I have tryed even using DVI/HDMI cable the problem I ever run in to was 1920x1080i /1080p becuases lot older 22/24 or smaller" monitor didn't support that size but did support 1280x720p
Last edited by usually_quiet; 23rd Aug 2012 at 18:20.
CRT TV/Monitor even LCD/DLP/OLE are also 60Hz so that has nothing to do with it and mine is a Samsung SyncMaster 2233BW
Take time read this
You forgot take in count odd lines and then the even lines (these are known as fields). This doubles the refresh rate, compared to a progressive scan image at the same frame rate.
It looks like you forgot 480p video from the PS2 more likely to be 30 frames per second than 60. A TV is built to handle 30 fps video input but a monitor is not.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 23rd Aug 2012 at 23:46.