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TV Tuner A/V Help

by Infinism / August 8, 2005 5:55 AM PDT

Hey, I just installed the ATI Theater 550 Pro TV tuner card, and I want to play my PS2 on it. However, I can't seem to find a way how to play it. So I have a few questions:

First, how do I go to the PS2 in the first place? Do I access it from TV? Is there supposed to be a special channel?

Second, I don't have a cable or tv antenna connected; do I need to have one connected to play the ps2?

Third, I have Windows SP1. Do I really need SP2 to play on the ps2?

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Does the PS2 have. . .
by Coryphaeus / August 8, 2005 10:24 AM PDT
In reply to: TV Tuner A/V Help

an RF (antenna) output? If so, set the output to channel 3, and set the tuner on the card to channel 3. Connect the PS2 to the tuner card with coax.

Sounds like you didn't do a lot of research before you purchased either one. Maybe now's the time to learn. Have you read the documentation that came with the PS2 or the tuner card?

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Video Input
by Yew / August 9, 2005 6:12 AM PDT
In reply to: TV Tuner A/V Help

MOST lower end TV tuner cards, like ATI makes, only have RF Coax connectors. My PS2 (a slimline model) uses composite A/V, which is not the same thing at all. If you don't have these connectors on the back of your card, you have to buy an adapter. Or you could use this as an excuse to get a 20" LCD monitor from the likes of Dell, which has a composite input jack. Then you just get a composite to mini-DIN adapter for the audio to plug it inot the Line In port on your sound card. Which would cost you maybe 3-5USD at Radio Shack.

You could also sell the ATI card and get something like the Hauppage PVR-150 which, IIRC from when I installed mine yesterday, has composite and s-video inputs. That'll run you around 150USD, but you'll still need something for the audio.

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