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I am looking in purchasing a new TV for my for my playstation 2. Can you guys recommend something that would look better when it comes to playing video games on it. Also, I know that my PS2 is 480i do you think that i should stay with ANALOG or HDTV? ;)
 

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what's you're price point ? I have a Sony 34hs510 and ps2 games look great on it. The new model is the 34hs420, which is under $2000
 

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Thanks for your reply :) As far as price is concern i dont really have a definite limit :) All i care about is gaming. Also i am looking for sizes 30 - 32.
 

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The PS2 is perfectly capable of displaying 480P images. But there are not a lot of games out there that support 480P. So I think analog might be best for you.


You may want to look into Panasonic or JVC, they make very good analog TV’s. Oh yeah, and Sony too, but they are very overpriced IMO.
 

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PS2 looks a bit disappointing on my 34" HDTV connected with component cables. I believe that it looks better on an analog TV with fewer jaggies.
 

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thank you very much guys for your opinion i know exactly what i am going to get i guess i am just going to stick with a nice ANALOG sony/ component cables.
 

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You know what? Why don't you take your PS2 down to the store and try out a couple TVs (analog and HD), just so that you know for sure what you're getting into.
 

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Hey thats a good idea trent :) thank you the first thing tommorow morning i am heading down to my nearest CC or BB and i am going to bring my PS2. God i cant believe i am having obsession with my PS2 lol. thanks guys
 

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Oh one more question for you guys. As far as brands (SONY, PHILLIP, PANASONIC, SHARP ) which one do you think that i should go with?
 

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Definitely Sony. I've owned a 20" Sony WEGA for 5 years now, and I still get amazed at the picture clarity and color accuracy to this day. I am now forever a loyal customer of Sony televisions. I have tried out other TVs, and they just don't compare. Other brands have problems with picture redness or blueness, and smearing issues.


I currently play my PS2 (which I love) on this TV, and it looks great. Now, you talked about getting a 480p capable TV? Well, two things. Some PS2 games support 480p, and all DVDs support 480p. So, if you watch DVDs on your PS2, then 480p is a must. However, even if only a few PS2 games support 480p, I would still recommend a 480p TV. Sony TVs have DRC circuitry, which upconverts 480 signals to 480p or 960i. Try the 960i option, I'm sure it will look nice. Plus, the future is coming: PlayStation 3 in 2006. PS3 will undoubtedly support high definition for almost every game. You don't want to be stuck with an old-fashioned analog TV in just 2 years from now, when you could be enjoying PS3 games in HD!


Since you don't have a price limit, I would recommend any two of the following TVs, depending on whether you want 16:9 widescreen or 4:3 standard aspect ratio. For 16:9, get the KD-30XS955, for $1,400. It has a Super Fine Pitch CRT, black cabinet, and PS2 must look amazing on this. If you want 4:3, I would recommend the KV-32HS420, for $1,000. It doesn't have a Super Fine Pitch CRT, but nonetheless, would still look amazing with PS2, because of the Digital Reality Creation (DRC).


I would love to get one of these TVs, but they aren't fit for my room, which is kind of big. I want something in the 40"+ range, which eliminates CRTs, and leaves the choices of other technologies, which are oh so expensive.
 

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I don't have any complaints with the way PS2 looks on my Sony 32HS510 hdtv (using the Progressive DRC mode works great with PS2) if you do decide to go with an hdtv you'll want to get one that has good 480i output or you'll be very disapointed, seems a lot of hdtv models focus on 480P and higher performance but offer weak 480i quality.


If your main concern is PS2 i'd definately see if the store(s) will let you hook it up to whatever models you're curious about, from what i've heard Toshiba or Panasonic might be good choices as well.
 

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Wow you guys are just amazing when it comes in buying the right stuff :) thank you. Well, i guess ANALOG versus HD. Hmm i guess i might have to go with a HD set. Forget her Louis Vuitton lol i am getting another TV for my PS2 lol thanks alot guys :)
 
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