iLinked PS2s on Widescreen tv using PIP

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  1. JasonKrol

    JasonKrol Supporting Actor

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    Hey,
    I recently got the Toshiba 50h81 Widescreen HDTV. I was wondering if anyone was successful in hooking up 2 PS2s iLinked using Video1 for PS2a then using Split screen PIP for Video2 for the 2nd PS2. We were debating this at work today, and it seemed like a much better idea than using 2 tvs, and sounds pretty doable. Im still at work though, so I didnt get a chance to try it at home yet. (but I will tonight and update everyone if Im successful)
    Thanks for any information!
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  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    As long as you're not playing a light gun game, this should work fine.
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  3. Troy LaMont

    Troy LaMont Supporting Actor

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    That,
    Sounds like and idea, just remember that you'll probably be using the side-by-side PIP and this squishes the image horizontally. On my Mits set I can change the aspect ratio with the side by side and it corrects the horizontal squish, but the image is much smaller. It's like having two 20" TVs.
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  4. Dave F

    Dave F Cinematographer

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    On the Toshiba 50h81, the PIP mode presents 2 images of equal sizes, and are the original (4:3) aspect ratio. This should work - I can't see any reason why it wouldn't.
    That said, there are a few things to consider. First, there will be no sound from the second image. Second, PIP doesn't work on the component inputs, so you are stuck with S-Video as the best option. Third (and this may be on my tv only), I cannot figure out how to adjust color, brightness, etc... for the PIP picture. It's super bright & the colors bleed. I short, I'd say the PIP image sucks. I'd be interested in hearing your results. (This tv is already being returned due to the vertical ghost line problem that affects some Tosh 50hx81's).
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  5. Michael St. Clair

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    I guess there are black bars when you do this?
    That's the only way you can fit two 4:3 screens on a 16:9 without distortion.
     
  6. Dave F

    Dave F Cinematographer

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    Yup, light grey bars at the top & bottom, with small grey bands on the sides. Each image looks comparable to my old 27 inch, but I haven't been bored enough to measure. [​IMG]
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