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  • #13762

    Fantastic Mr Socks
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    My PS2 works well with the OSSC using Y/Pb/Pr, but it won’t work with RGB. Please correct me if this is wrong, but my understanding is that the PS2 can use RGsB over component cables if the RGB setting is selected in the PS2’s configuration menu. However, if I select this setting, the OSSC loses sync, even with AV2 still selected. I’ve tried playing with all of the various sync settings on the OSSC, but I don’t fully understand them, so my attempts were pretty scattershot. My usual setup includes an AV switch between the PS2 and the OSSC; I also tried connecting the PS2 directly to AV2 and got the same result. Is my understanding of this functionality wrong? Will I need a SCART cable to get RGB from the PS2? Is there something else I should be doing on the OSSC settings side?

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    * US (NTSC) PS2, model SCPH-70012 (Slim). No hardware mods; FreeMCBoot softmod.
    * Generic third-party component cable
    * Component cable is connected to an AV switch, which is connected to AV2 on the OSSC.
    * OSSC display says “NO SYNC”; info screen says “VMod: 480i; LC: 3; VSM: 2” Red light is off.

    Oh, and in case it helps, the OSSC does sync if I have Y/Pb/Pr selected on the PS2 and AV2/RGsB selected on the OSSC. The colors are obviously not correct, since the OSSC is expecting a different signal, but it does seem to be accepting sync on the green port regardless.

    #13766

    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    RGsB is only output by the PS2 if it’s outputting a 480p signal, otherwise RGBs is used.

    #13792

    Fantastic Mr Socks
    Participant

    Well, that certainly does clear it up. I’m guessing there’s no easy way to get RGBs over a component cable, either? I might just have to spring for a PS2 SCART cable.

    #13798

    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    I’d recommend a PS2 SCART cable yes. On the PS2 RGB does tend to be a tiny bit better picture.

    #13947

    blackice85
    Participant

    RetroRGB did a video on this, he explains it well.

    Long story short, using a scart cable is ideal as you get the best of both 240p and 480p with no cable switching, just toggling the input on the OSSC.

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