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BuckoA51 wrote:Ah the PS2, made on the cheap and cursed with all those interlace (480i) games. I've found the PS2's component output to be particularly noisy compared to the other consoles of that era, but I've not had problems with brightness from RGB or Component. I think you definitely need to try a different SCART lead assuming you're using SCART. The component leads I've tested have all been much of a muchness (no difference between cheap ones and ones like the Monster one). I am trying to source some upgraded PS1/PS2 SCARTs from the USA at the moment to see if they can improve things further.
Course, RGB SCART gives a better picture but component supports progressive scan, which leaves most setups with a dilemma! If only Sony had been as forward thinking as Sega and given us full VGA support on the console!
BuckoA51 wrote:Heavens! No need to use composite with a console that can use component. You should aim for VGA on your Dreamcast too, most games support it.
I trust that you will ditch those awful composite connectors but, I take it you've tried the connection direct and not through a switch box? With SCART particularly, switch boxes can be very hit and miss and do rob the picture of brightness on the poorer switches.
BuckoA51 wrote:Always try connections direct, rather than through a switch, as a first step in troubleshooting. But yeah, the VGA cable for the Dreamcast wasn't so much to get it to look brighter, just to get it to look decent and not the usual dotcrawl mess composite gives you.
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