This article will help you connect your Sony PlayStation 2 or 3 gaming console to your television.

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Please select your console for the correct connection process:

Connecting a PlayStation 3 to an Analog TV or HDTV

The PlayStation 3 can output two types of resolutions: HD and SD. First, check which video mode is supported in your TV's instruction manual. The PlayStation can be connected to TVs with the following video modes:

Standard or High Definition

HD

HD

HD

SD

SD

Video Mode

1080p

1080i

720p

480p

480i

Aspect Ratio

16:9

16:9

16:9

16:9
4:3

16:9
4:3

 

Once you've determined the video mode and resolution your TV can support, you'll need to determine which cables you should use:

 

 

PS3 cable connector chart

 

Notes:

  • Depending on the type of TV or content to be played, some video modes may not be supported. Your system won't play video or audio if one of its components isn't compatible with the HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) Standard. Copyright-protected Blu-ray video discs can only be shown at 1080p using an HDMI cable connected to a device that is compatible with the HDCP standard.
  • The video output setting on the system will display as "Standard (NTSC)".

After you've connected the gaming console to your TV with the cable, refer to the system manual for instructions on setting up the preferences (resolution).

Additional information can be found on Sony's website   .

Connecting a PlayStation 2 to an Analog TV

As illustrated below, connect the supplied AV MULTI OUT connector to the PS2 console. On your TV, find the associated audio and video inputs using the illustration below.

 

 

Connecting a PS2 To an Analog TV wiring diagram

 

You'll need to configure your television and select the correct connection (e.g. INPUT, AUX, VIDEO 1 or a specific channel number). Refer to your TV's manual for more information.