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    PS2 as my DVD player?

    This is for all you video techie guys (and gals) out there.

    I'm looking for a cheap replacement to my DVD player that's aging and doesn't haven't component video output. I don't want to spend alot of money now since I'm going to want to get a new DVD player in a few years when they finally resolved the red laser / blue laser debates.

    Anyway...I just did price checking and found I can turn my PS2 into a full function component output DVD player with remote for like $20 in cables and such.

    Is there any reason why I wouldn't want to do this?

    Is the PS2 progressive scan and all that good stuff?

    When I put in a DVD will it start up and run through all the disc's DVD menus just like any other player? Or do you have to alter settings and such each time?

    Would the video quality be reduced using the PS2?

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    I heard s rumor that playing DVD's too much in the PS2 can cause a malfunction . Any truth to that?

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    well i dont know about video quality or the malfuction part. Are you pitting this in your car? I had one in my truck(took up to much space) so i removed it. They came out with the smaller one, so im thinking about selling the big on i got. If its for your house. sure why not... saves on space. Ya would prob get better results to your questions through searches than from people on here doing tests on them. I use my ps2 in the house for dvds if its not on the computer.
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    Trade the PS2 in for an Xbox, mod it, and you can have a media center, the ability to "back up" your games, region free DVD player, run linux on it, and the list goes on..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tj!2k4
    Trade the PS2 in for an Xbox, mod it, and you can have a media center, the ability to "back up" your games, region free DVD player, run linux on it, and the list goes on..
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