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Using my PlayStation 2 as a DVD player

When using my PlayStation 2 as a simple DVD player the picture is predominantly GREEN.I have fidled with various "tunings", etc on the tv set but I can't get any blue or red... Do I need a special lead or adaptor to increase the picture quality?

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Re: Using my PlayStation 2 as a DVD player

I realise you posted this ages ago and have problem got ris of your PS2, but i recently had the same problem and just got a new PS2 Scart with Gold contacts and it resolved it.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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 just get another one

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

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Playstation2 Region Free Fix

Sony Playstation 2 DVD Player Region Free Fix


Would you like to unlock your Sony Playstation 2 DVD Player to Region Free?

There is more than one model of PS2, and more than one PS2 DVD player module. For some models or modules, only a Messiah 2 or Magic 2 chip installation will make them region free. However, many can be made region free, for free.

Follow these steps to unlock your Sony Playstation 2 DVD Player:

  1. Press and hold CIRCLE, RIGHT, L1
  2. Press and hold L3 and push the stick in hard
  3. Boot into the PS2 browser without a CD/DVD in the tray
  4. Press CIRCLE and R1 on the DVD
  5. Hold RIGHT until a menu appears
  6. Press CIRCLE and R1 again
  1. Load the DVD into the PS2
  2. At the browser screen, select the CD icon the press and hold SQUARE then CIRCLE until the DVD menu appears, holding both buttons all of the time
  3. Either select the PLAY icon or the MOVIE START icon

Your Sony Playstation 2 DVD Player is now Region Free.

I hope that helps.

on May 02, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Need to reset code

Found this on another site, from personal experience but its very well written so here you go.

The Playstation 2 is not only a video game system, but also a DVD player as well. In many families, the Playstation 2 serves as the "kids" DVD player, which means that many parents choose to take advantage of the parental lock feature to limit what kinds of movies the Playstation 2 will play back.
There could be instances where you entered in a parental code months ago, and now can't remember it. Or, you may have purchased a used Playstation 2, and you never knew the code to begin with. If you or the prior owner set a parental lock code, the Playstation 2 won't play back many movies without entering the code first. You could try to hunt down the original owners, or start inputting every code possible starting with 0000, but it's easier to reset the password and disable parental lock using a secret code.
Here is the procedure to reset the parental lock code:
  1. Bring up a screen where the unit asks you to enter in the parental code. You can either insert a restricted disc, or enter the DVD setup menu and go to "parental control" under custom setup.
  2. When the screen asks for the code, press the SELECT button, then enter in the code "7444".
  3. The level adjustment under Parental Control dictates the strictness of the player. The lower the value, the more strict it will be. Either increase the value to lower the restriction, or disable the lock entirely by setting it to "off".
  4. Once you have made your adjustments, be sure that the DVD tray is empty, and press the RESET button on the front of the Playstation 2. It is imperative the tray is clear of any DVD or game for the unit to save your settings.
A note for parents: If you're wondering what is stopping your child from using the above procedure to circumvent your rules, you can verify that they haven't reset the parental control very easily. Since the above procedure eliminates the old password entirely, all you need to do is see if your original password still works. If it does, they did not use the above procedure to break the rules. If it doesn't, they might be trying to pull the wool over your eyes.

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Jul 28, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Can playstation act as dvd player or i should buy dvd player separately?

Yes, it can play DVD movies as well as Music CD'S and CD-R's music. You dont have to buy another machine. One tip thou when using it as a DVD plyr you might put it where ventilation can get to it - due to the overheating problem PS2 has. I use mine all the time, and I put a fan next to it, so I can play longer and watch movies longer. I hope this helps. Good Luck.

Jul 20, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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I am trying to connect a play station 2 to our Akira TV. I plug in the yellow Playstation plug to the green socker and then connect the sound. I don't get any colour in the picture. What could be the...

You shouldn't connect the yellow into the green socket. The Red/Green/White sockets are for HD and therefore won't work correctly with your usually RCA cables. Your TV should have Red/Yellow/White RCA input somewhere. If not you may have to use a VCR or DVD player to connect your system to your TV.

Dec 18, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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I had a similar problem. Don't worry, it's probably something really simple.
1) First check you component HD AV cable:
Is it properly plugged into the back of the XBOX? Push it in with a bit of force until it snaps into place
2) Check the Red, White and Yellow leads. Are they going to the right connections?
3) If you are using the Scart connection or a connecting your XBOX to your TV via a DVD player check all the Scart connections to see if they haven't come loose and if they have, push them firmly back in.

One of those is likely to be the problem.

Oct 05, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How can I get my picture and sound back on PS2?

According to the symptom the lens need replacement with new one, Change the lens and it will work fine again.
Thanks for using fixya.

Jul 01, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Cant find channel for playstation 2

I have got a Finlux plasma television and i cant find my instructions. I have just been given a play station 2 and i have put it all correct in my television but its not coming up on my screen. I dont know what channel to put it on, please can you help me!?

Feb 16, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps2 keeps saying disk read error everytime disk is put in no matter what disk is put in what can i do to fix

  • Confirm the disc is inserted correctly into the PlayStation 2 console (label side should be facing up when the PlayStation 2 console is in the horizontal position).
  • Confirm the disc is clean. To clean a disc, use lint-free cleaning cloths made specifically for cleaning CD/DVD discs, sold at computer software stores. When cleaning the disc, we recommend starting from the innermost circle, and wiping out to the edge in a straight line. We do not recommend wiping in a circular motion, as it may create more scratches on the disc. [Note: Other materials, such as a paper towel or a T-shirt, may also scratch the disc. If there are any scratches, smudges, or fingerprints on the disc, it may not function properly.]
  • Try playing different CDs, DVDs, and games on the PlayStation 2 console to see if the problem exists across multiple discs.
  • To determine if the problem is with the disc itself, try playing the disc on a different PlayStation 2 console (or a PS oneTM or a standalone CD/DVD player, if applicable).
  • Confirm that you are not using any game modification devices. Unlicensed devices such as game modification devices can interfere with the proper function of the software. We do not recommend the use of any game modification devices or unlicensed products[1].

Dec 17, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Playstation 2 DVD playback


nothing you can do about that I'm afraid, the PAL version of the PS2 just doesn't like playing them.

Nov 19, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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