WideScreen games set up advice for PS2

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  1. John-Miles

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    Ok I have 3 games for my PS2 which are widescreen capable, and I own a 4:3 HDTV (toshiba 36hfx71) how would i set it up for widescreen?

    Also when you play in widescreen are they cropping the top and bottom or giving you more on the sides.

    The games i ahve ate Vice City, 007 Nightfire, and The Getaway.

    any comments or advice would be much appreciated, although right now I am playing these in 4:3. also would they be anamorphic? IE can i use the squeeze mode on these games?
     
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    Joseph, how does the anamorphic function on the TV play in to this at all? The PS2 does not send an anamorphic picture to the TV when you select 16:9 in the software and hardware.
     
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    DarrinH,

     
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    The "16:9" setting in the PS2's menu is for the PS2 menu, not for the games. Turning "16:9" on just makes the PS2's menus in 16:9.
     
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    No, I had my PS2 set to 16:9 aspect on my 27" 4:3 TV. The menu screen was indeed letterboxed. When I bought Madden, the game was stretched out funny, even after changing the game's settings to 4:3. It wasn't until I changed the console's aspect setting that Madden looked normal.
     
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    I'm really surprised there aren't more 16x9 capable games on the PS2. I have mine hooked up with component to my widescreen set, but so far don't own a game that really takes advantage.

    I'm thinking of getting the componenent cables for my gamecube as I have games there that are 480p & or 16x9.
     
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    most of the WS games i ahve seen have the WS mode hidden in the menus somewhere. you got to look for it. but ti is true only the newer ones are WS
     
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    I wish all of the newer ones were widescreen. I have both Kingdom Hearts and Ratchet & Clank. Both seem perfect options for widescreen, but it's not there.
     
  10. Joseph Young

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    I'm just glad I can play my games in 4:3 so I don't have to deal with those black bars...

    Just kidding!! [​IMG]

     

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