ps2 in Italy?

BrianRS

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My family is going to Italy this summer for a two week vacation. I have never been out of the country and have no idea if our ps2 will work over there. I assume I will need a converter to plug it into, but will I be able to hook it up to the tv's? Anything else I'm missing?
 

BrianB

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You'll need a power converter, yup. As for the TVs, it depends - most newer European TVs will happily play NTSC, but most older ones won't.

Also - if the TV doesn't have "RCA" composite input, you're out of luck, as the US RF lead is different to the European style.
 

Iain Lambert

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Most newer TVs may play NTSC fine, but the small TVs your average Italian hotel will have may well not.

Its also worth noting that their games are rather on the expensive side even if you could play them on a US console, so I wouldn't bother picking anything up there.

On the other hand, Italy is a wonderful country, and I'm sure you'll find plenty of things to keep yourself busy without playing console games. Although a GBA is playable anywhere they sell batteries...

iain (the saddo who bought GBA Super Mario World at the airport on his Italian honeymoon a few weeks back)
 

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