By Eli Green
Oct 15, 2007 - 15:00
|Composite AV Cable|
The answer to that question is quite simple. Not all types of the PSP AV cables support playing games on television. It turns out, the problem that these people were running into was that they bought the PSP Composite AV cable to connect their PSP
|Component AV Cable|
Who is to blame for these people finding this out the hard way? Is it Sony? Well, not exactly. I checked with Sony and was told that the company made sure to clearly label both the front and the back of the packaging, for both types of cables, with the
|Composite AV Cable Pack|
Are retailers to blame? Again, not exactly. Not all retail representatives would have known that only one of the cable types supports gameplay, while the other doesn't. They would naturally assume that all types of the PSP AV cables would support everything the PSP is capable of doing. What about consumers? Again, the answer is no. Like the retail representatives I just spoke about,
|Component AV Cable Pack|
The important thing is that people know. So if you know someone who has a new PSP and wants to play games on their television, make sure to let them know that they need the Component AV cable and a progressive scan capable television. They'll thank you for saving them a trip back to the store.
Join the discussion:
I use the SCART cable with AV outputs (yellow, white, red) from playstation 1 and connect it with the PSP through a component AV cable.
I get image but in black and white.
The problem is my TV isn't it? A composite cable won't let me play games, right?
My DVD-player has all the inputs for the component AV cable, can I connect the PSP through the DVD-player?
Sony should inform about all the parameters!
2: The DVD player probably won't help unless you've got the component cables.
3: As I noted, Sony did actually label the packages for both cables with their abilities.
4: Finally, sorry to say, but I don't know much about the way SCART works.
Your television shouldn't really make much of a difference in the matter. It's what cables you use and whether or not your television has the inputs to support those cables.
Specifically, if your WEGA has component inputs, then you will be able to purchase the component cable and then use the PSP as you regularly would. If it's only got the composite (yellow, red and white) inputs, then you'll only be able to purchase the composite cable and do everything but play games.
The component cables give full access to all of the PSP's features while connected to a TV.
To play in colour on a PAL TV you need a component or S-Video lead.
my tv supports NTSC and 60hz...
I can't guarantee that will work. You can give it a shot, but since the PSP runs at a higher resolution, it may not function properly.
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