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28th December 2007 16:23  #1

kenny wong Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 141
PS2 problem
I don't know where to go with this issue but, I figure I would try here since this site features some technically savvy individuals.  So, here goes...

I just moved from the US to Germany and have purchased a power adapter for my PS2 to get plugged into the German power outlets.  After getting it, I got home, hooked everything on, and plugged the power in and it worked!  Only, I got no color in my television screen now!  I tried to see if I could fix it by calibrating the tv screen but it wasn't that.  I checked the connections from my PS2 to the TV but still not that.  Was wondering if I'm not getting color because of the adapter?  Can anyone help me with this issue??

Really appreciate it!  THANKS!!

28th December 2007 17:24  #2

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
It's a NTSC / PAL thing. I presume the TV was sourced locally? PS2 is outputting as NTSC (since it's American), whilst the TV will be expecting PAL.  Look through your PS2's menus to see if theres a NTSC/PAL option, it might not be there though.

Other option is to check the TV's options, many modern European TVs accept PAL, SECAM and NTSC, so have a look on the TV's menu options to see if there's a way to switch the input type. If you can, set it to auto so you don't have to keep changing it if/when you use local equipment.

28th December 2007 19:43  #3

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
PS2? Phft. Caveman

29th December 2007 8:53  #4

kenny wong Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 141
Mal wrote: It's a NTSC / PAL thing. I presume the TV was sourced locally? PS2 is outputting as NTSC (since it's American), whilst the TV will be expecting PAL.  Look through your PS2's menus to see if theres a NTSC/PAL option, it might not be there though.

Other option is to check the TV's options, many modern European TVs accept PAL, SECAM and NTSC, so have a look on the TV's menu options to see if there's a way to switch the input type. If you can, set it to auto so you don't have to keep changing it if/when you use local equipment.


Yeah, the television is sourced here in Germany.  But, will check that out and see what I can do!  Thanks again!

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