Surprise for Playstation 2 owners
The proud owners of a Playstation 2 shouldn't be very enthusiastic about an unpleasant surprise: DVD films cannot be transmitted to the television via the RGB output, but only as Y Cb/Pb Cr/Pr signals. As a result, DVD films are not played with the highest possible quality.
If you set the output in the menu to 'RGB' , color errors occur during playback, says the manual. The reason for the whole thing is not difficult to guess: Sony wants to prevent owners of the Playstation 2 from using it as a copy station for DVD videos, as in Japan. In Japan it is possible to transfer DVD films in the finest quality to VHS cassettes via the RGB output, since the Macrovision copy protection signal cannot be transmitted via this route. The following message brings a little courage: Contrary to the first reports, the Playstation 2 can now play code-free US DVDs. However, this requires a television that can process signals in NTSC format.