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#1 of 6 JasonKrol

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Posted October 11 2001 - 02:16 AM

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 of 6 Jeff Kleist

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Posted October 11 2001 - 05:14 AM

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

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#3 of 6 Troy LaMont

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Posted October 11 2001 - 05:34 AM

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 of 6 Dave F

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Posted October 11 2001 - 10:55 AM

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 of 6 Michael St. Clair

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Posted October 12 2001 - 04:21 AM

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 of 6 Dave F

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Posted October 12 2001 - 11:06 AM

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. Posted Image

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