Here is a Web database of currently available games and their resolutions etc. Xbox has higher resolutions available but there are tradeoffs as the kids seem to like the PS2 software better... http://18.104.22.168/hdg/hdg.asp?submit=Home
I'd imagine if you use a HTPC you can get better PS2 quality by running it through D-scaler. Of course, the Gamecube and Xbox already have progressive output available so running them directly into the projector is probably more viable.
Ricky, do you play all the PS2 games in 16:9 because I only have two that support 16:9 (SSX, and Jak & Dakster).
PS2 looks terrible without progressive scan on any PJ!
Way too many jaggies, and it distracts from the gameplay. Way too much "shimmering" going on.
Xbox is really the way to go if you want really good quality. I think to a kid, it won't matter, because they're just happy to play on a big screen, that's why they won't mind the shimmering of a PS2 or most of the Gamecube stuff, although GC is better then the PS2 as far as the amount of titles that have PS.
Xbox on the other hand, has just about everygame in PS, and most of the really new stuff is going to be 720P, so it you like HDTV resolutions, then Xbox is the way to go.
You can get a lot of the same games on all 3 systems now, at least as far as 3rd party stuff, the difference is that Xbox usally gets the advantage of progressive scan being implemented.
Where the PS2 sucks the worst is on fast paced driving games.... jaggies ahoy!
I bought a gamecube with 480P output and was very disappointed by the look of it with SuperMario.
I'm very disappointed with the abilities of the GC & PS2 on the projector. They don't hold a candle to the defunct Dreamcast with it's killer VGA output.... it was ahead of it's time and remains so even in it's demise.
I was going to get an iScan to handle the deinterlacing, but instead decided to go with the HTPC+Dscaler route for ultimate flexibility.
Xbox is probably the best console out there for bigscreen, but I'm against MSFT dominating the world, so I've held off!
One of the neighbour kids brought over his PS2 on Satuday and we gave it a try on the HS10 for a couple hours and even using composite we didn't see much for jaggies,... does the HS10 intervene and process this signal???... if so it does a pretty fair job (of course I am NOT a big gamer to know much of the difference...) I can tell you that Mac computer games look absolutely fantastic (to me anyway) going through the DVI port.... couldn't tell you what we were playing but there certainly was a LOT of blood
I had a PS2 w/component out on my AE100 and the games looked alright for 480i (Gran Tourismo 3, GTA3, MGS2, etc...) Then, I rented a xbox with a component adapter and tried some 480p and 720p games. I fell on the floor... and exchanged my PS2 for a xbox...
xbox is the way to go for projector gaming. I believe there are a hand full of 480p games on the PS2 when all xbox games or 480p or higher (well, almost.).
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