I have a PlayStation 2 that I am trying to connect to my Sony PVM-1341 monitor. The monitor has an analog RGBS input, with one input and one output for each of red, green, blue, and sync. I have a component (YPbPr) cable for the PS2 and have plugged the Y into green input, Pb into blue input, and Pr
into red input. I then have a cable connecting the green output to the sync input. I get a picture for YPbPr that, as expected, is distorted in color (too much green). But when I switch the PS2's component video output to RGB, I get nothing. When I did the same thing on both of my TVs that have a component video (YPbPr) input, I got a scrolling picture that lasted for a few seconds, suggesting a sync incompatibility.
I thought that the PS2's RGB output was sync-on-green. Is the issue that my component video cable is only intended for YPbPr output and for whatever reason doesn't have accommodation for the sync for RGB? Is the PS2's RGB output actually not sync-on-green, or maybe can only be used for PAL systems? (The reason I ask that last question is because I've never seen anything other than RF, composite video, S-video, YPbPr video, and SCART cables for PS2.)