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So, I've got a PS3 on a Philips CRT here, and it's on that standard AV cable (480i), and it's almost impossible to play some games because little text is almost unreadable. Not to mention how awful some colors like red and yellow look.

Will 480p be much better? Can it *at least* make small text readable?
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Originally Posted by girugamesh;14370076 
So, I've got a PS3 on a Philips CRT here, and it's on that standard AV cable (480i), and it's almost impossible to play some games because little text is almost unreadable. Not to mention how awful some colors like red and yellow look.

Will 480p be much better? Can it *at least* make small text readable?

You should at least use S-video or Component if the TV supports it. They'll drastically reduces color-bleeding/dot-crawl that extremely low quality analog connections such as Composite/AV suffers from.

If the TV doesn't support it there's nothing you can do, some of the higher quality CRT televisions include a digital comb feature to help with this issue.

The curvature of the old CRT screens also exaggerates the affect as well.

Everything else affecting this is relative to the TV itself, meaning size of the TV, size of the font in the game, ect..

Your color/contrast settings might need to be calibrated too.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 7/27/11 at 3:53pm
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Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado;14370549 
You should at least use S-video or Component if the TV supports it. They'll drastically reduces color-bleeding/dot-crawl that extremely low quality analog connections such as Composite/AV suffers from.

If the TV doesn't support it there's nothing you can do, some of the higher quality CRT televisions include a digital comb feature to help with this issue.

The curvature of the old CRT screens also exaggerates the affect as well.

Everything else affecting this is relative to the TV itself, meaning size of the TV, size of the font in the game, ect..

Your color/contrast settings might need to be calibrated too.

It was bought around 2005/2006 I think. I looked on it's back and there is some inputs with "Component" written above it.

Also, it's a flat screen. Just so you know, Final Fantasy XII used to run fine with it, even with the basic cable that came with the PS2.

So it's actually a pretty good CRT for a PS2, if that means anything.

BTW, I've heard that, unlike the whole HDMI scam thing, component cables are analogical, so there is a lot of difference between expensive and cheap cables. Is it true? If so, can you recommend me a good one?
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Originally Posted by girugamesh;14370810 
It was bought around 2005/2006 I think. I looked on it's back and there is some inputs with "Component" written above it.

That's excellent, really, Use it !
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Originally Posted by girugamesh;14370810 
Also, it's a flat screen. Just so you know, Final Fantasy XII used to run fine with it, even with the basic cable that came with the PS2.

That's good, and the picture is relevant to the game, Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts had to be patched as people on old CRT tv's couldn't read the small text. The patch increased the font size.
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Originally Posted by girugamesh;14370810 
So it's actually a pretty good CRT for a PS2, if that means anything.

That's good.
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Originally Posted by girugamesh;14370810 
BTW, I've heard that, unlike the whole HDMI scam thing, component cables are analogical, so there is a lot of difference between expensive and cheap cables. Is it true? If so, can you recommend me a good one?

HDMI scam ? What are you talking about and where are you getting your information from ?

IF you're talking about different types of connections yes, absolutely yes there's major differences, but, if you're talking about Company A's $30 component cable vs Company B's $80 component cable I'll explain below.

There's no discernible difference between cheap and expensive analog cables of the same connection type. However, it is worth it to spend $5 more on gold plated versions as gold is a better conductor.

There's many variables to this though, some cables have better shielding, some use higher quality materials etc...

I already explained Dot-crawl/color bleeding, same thing, different names.
That's the issue that plagued analog connections/tv's. It's significantly reduced by at least using S-video. Component essentially eliminates 99.9% of that and also offers 480p by separating how color bands are delivered to the television, whereas composite combines them all and creates a terrible picture in comparison.

And lastly, your TV supports Component, USE IT !!!!!!!! cool.gif
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 7/27/11 at 5:07pm
post #5 of 6
I think for the "HDMI scam" reference he means the whole "my $200 HDMI cable gives me a better image that your $20 HDMI cable" thinger-majiger. xD
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I'll use it then, thanks for the help.
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Originally Posted by Sikkamore;14371386 
I think for the "HDMI scam" reference he means the whole "my $200 HDMI cable gives me a better image that your $20 HDMI cable" thinger-majiger. xD

Yeah, that's what I meant.
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