PS2 shimmering

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  1. Cory R. B.

    Cory R. B. Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm using component cables at 480i for my PS2 (TV is Samsung HDTV). I don't notice this problem during gameplay because I'm obviously focusing on playing. But at title screens and menus, I can see that the screen appears to be shimmering a little, like words will noticeably be moving. I'm talking only a millimeter or less, but it is definitely shimmering or flickering or something. I also notice this in the PS2 browser when no game is in. You'd obviously need an HDTV to see this as blurring on a normal connection would make something so small invisible. But anyone else with a high end set see this?
     
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    Yes I see this too but what is worse is the horrible jagginess on most PS2 games. It is so bad I hooked the PS2 back to my smaller 27" Wega. The XBOX exhibits very little of this and is truly the best system for high enders imho.
     
  3. Cory R. B.

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    Yah, the jaggies are pretty bad, but at least I know that isn't my set calibrated wrong or something. I was actually playing Guilty Gear X, a 2D fighting game, so there aren't any jaggies. I was just making sure something wasn't wrong with my PS2 or TV, because shimmering with text looks pretty weird.
     
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    I made a post explaining why this happens a few weeks ago. It's an artifact of interlacing, and it's especially problematic with a white foreground on a black background.

    If you search my posts, you can probably find it.
     

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