Connecting PS2 to PC using TV Tuner

I’m back again after taking a break for about a week or so if i recall correctly :) .. and this time im going to post about connecting ps2 console to monitor using TV Card / TV Tuner Cards. And if you ask me, why i did not use other method to connect my ps2 console to my monitor using other peripheral such as VGA BOX or something like that ? .. the answer is simple, because the only thing i have is just a low quality tv tuner from PixelView (Prolink) named Prolink PlayTV HD (it is an old tv cards and not many PVR program are support this tv tuner so if you decided to buy it, you might reconsider on choosing other card) but i also use my video card vivo capability

As a side note, i decided to connect my ps2 console into my pc monitor because my pc monitor is larger than my tv size :( .. other than that, my old tv can only support Mono Audio not stereo audio which is a big disadvantage for all music games such as Guitar Hero, Drum Mania, Guitar Freaks, etc. But the downside of this method is, you’ll need to turn on your computer whenever you want to play your ps2 (but it can be easily switched just in case you do not feel like turning on your computer)

Okay .. that’s all for the introduction, and now here’s what you’ll need in order to connect your ps2 output to your monitor :

Hardware :

1. TV Tuner with Composite Video In which is the most important peripheral before anything else or Video Card / VGA Card with ViVO capability

2. Soundcard … <= to record audio of course but im 100% sure your computer already has a soundcard even if it’s an onboard soundcard

3. RCA Y-Connector or Y Adapter to connect your ps2 audio output to your soundcard (recommended) or tv card

Software :

  1. Im using DScaler 4 and you can get it from here (Open Source / Freeware) .. <= small file size, and recommended or you can also use other software such as Media Portal (Open Source / Freeware) if your card supported or even you can use the bundled software from your TV Tuner card should you prefer
  2. Optional : Divx 6.1 ++ (i’m using Divx 6.4 Codec) that has High Speed Recording mode so you can record your ps2 into a video file

And here’s the step :

  1. Connect your ps2 video output cable (in this example it is using the composite output) or you can also say the Yellow Cable to the Video input of your tv card or your VGA Card
  2. Connect your ps2 audio output cable to Y-Connector and connect the Y-Connector into the Line-in of your soundcard
  3. Run DScaler and configured it to use your capture card and set the video source to composite
  4. And to make thing even easier, configure DScaler to automatically detect your PS2 Video Output (NTSC M/NTSC M JP/PAL BGHI) by checking the Automatic Format Detect on the Deinterlace menu
  5. Configure the rest of DScaler to your liking (to get the best thing possible from your card)
  6. and the results :


Updated Screenshots :

Capture Memory Card from PS2

Suikoden 5 Capture from PS2

That’s it .. now you can freely record your ps2 games easily =) or make a screen capture from your PS2 games ..

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