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    The ONLY Playstation 2 Upgrade that allows PS2 games to be played in High Definition

    The clue is in the title!

    Check out the Press Release for more info.

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    Do you have one and does it actually work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kempez
    Do you have one and does it actually work?
    Not yet....but there may be one coming.

    I'll let you know how it turns out.

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    It probably just a better that built in scaler, im guessing the PS2 would not have the power for its games to be played ture hi def?
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    Looks like an upscaler to me.
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    TBH, this sounds like buying some 3-D glasses to upgrade your video card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charleski
    TBH, this sounds like buying some 3-D glasses to upgrade your video card.
    Nice one

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    hmm, no i think it is a genuine resolution changer, however, i'm not sure what games on the ps2 will not have so much power as to absolutely kill the ps2 at a high res
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W
    Not yet....but there may be one coming.

    I'll let you know how it turns out.
    Thanks Steve

    Will be interesting to find out
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    Its an upscaler in the purest sense.
    It will just take the PS2’s output signal and convert it into a standard HDTV one. The image quality improvements come from eliminating the analogue part of the link (assuming it does this – would be silly if it didn’t).
    The texture resolutions on the disk will not magically be better, they will just be stretched over more pixels, and the PS2 doesn’t have anywhere near enough processing power to provide a stable HDTV output for most games.

    Think of it the same way as playing a Megadrive game on your PC monitor via an emulator. While your screen will be of a much higher resolution, the games textures and assets can only be as good as the original – they just get mapped onto more pixels in the process.

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    But it will probably of no better quality than a half decent TVs built in scaler

    I see whatyou say about cutting out the analogue which will be better i suppose, - so HDMI instead of composite?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    Think of it the same way as playing a Megadrive game on your PC monitor via an emulator. While your screen will be of a much higher resolution, the games textures and assets can only be as good as the original – they just get mapped onto more pixels in the process.
    Until you turn on antialiasing in Gens32Surreal and become blissfully, blissfully happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve
    Until you turn on antialiasing in Gens32Surreal and become blissfully, blissfully happy
    Aye , but that is still post process. From the press release, there is no mention of anything similar

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvening
    I see whatyou say about cutting out the analogue which will be better i suppose, - so HDMI instead of composite?
    Actually, I should have read the press release properly – its using component, so technically it's still an analogue signal, but still, component will do HDTV with no issues at excellent quality.

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    We have one coming..Nick will take it through a rigourous test on his HDTV.

    Should be within the next few weeks

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    This should be interesting. GT4 in "true" 1080i (like the PS3 tech thingy...)
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