PS2 as a DVD player?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Steve Matulich, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. Steve Matulich

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    Just wanting opinions on the Play Station 2 as a DVD player.

    I have been told that it will work fine & it gives the same quality sound/vision as a medium priced DVD player.

    Anyone have an opinion on this?

    Cheers.

    Steve.
     
  2. Don_Berg

    Don_Berg Supporting Actor

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    I'd say similar to the cheapest interlaced DVD player models.
     
  3. Bryan C

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    I'd say the quality is noticeably worse than even a $50 apex. Artifacts, if they are present, show their ugly faces way more than on the toshiba and apex I've used at home.
     
  4. If you're serious about using the PS2 as a DVD player (I do for a variety of reasons), you should upgrade to the new PS2+ unit.

    It does prog video and has a nearly silent fan, intergrated IR, and latest DVD drivers (not placed on your mem card).

    The new remote also allows power off and eject.

    As far as PQ goes, I don't have variety of units to test, but I suspect the new unit is very respectable within the under-$200 field (and does many other things to boot).

    Getting the Sony Component video cable is given, however.
     
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