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ps1/ps2 video cable compatibility?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Steve Russell, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. Steve Russell

    Steve Russell Stunt Coordinator

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    Okay maybe someone can give me a definite answer on this. I have heard that the same s-video cable can be used on both the ps1 and ps2. Following the same line of reasoning, can a component cable from a ps2 be used with a ps1 since they theoretically have the same connector for the video cables? Thanks for any helpful info you may have.
     
  2. Troy LaMont

    Troy LaMont Supporting Actor

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    Steve,
    My thoughts would be that if the connector is the same then you should have no problem using the component video connection for the PS1.
    I'll give it a shot tonight and I'll report back.
    Troy
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  3. Michael St. Clair

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    Component cable won't work on PS1. No component pins on the AV port. You might get interlaced RGB with that cable.
     
  4. Rob Speicher

    Rob Speicher Supporting Actor

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    I have the old PlayStation 1 s-video cable, and it works perfectly with the PS2.
    As for component cables, I had the original PS where each rca cable went into its own rca jack, it wasn't "in-one" like they are now. Assuming the newer playstations, or PS1 had the same kind of connector as the PS2, my guess is they'd be backward compatable.
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    But why bother with component cables from the PS1? PS2 comes with its own set.
    [Edited last by Rob Speicher on October 11, 2001 at 01:12 PM]
     
  5. Michael St. Clair

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    component ^= composite!
     
  6. Rob Speicher

    Rob Speicher Supporting Actor

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    Oh. [​IMG] I misread.
     
  7. Graeme Clark

    Graeme Clark Cinematographer

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    And mistyped [​IMG]
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