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Connecting a Sony Playstation to Your TV

This article will describe how to connect a Sony Playstation gaming console to a television.

For instructions on connecting your Playstation to the Internet, click here.

Please select your console for the correct connection process:

Connecting a PS3 to an Analog 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 System can:

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

*Video Mode: This number indicates the number of scan lines. Note that “I” stands for interlace and “p” stands for progressive.

Using Progressive results in high-quality video with minimal flicker

The video output setting on the system will display as Standard (NTSC) for video codes using 480p or 480i

Once you have determined the video mode / resolution your television can support, you will need to determine which cables you will use:


Cable Type

INPUT CONNECTOR ON THE TV

SUPPORT VIDEO MODES

HDMI cable
(sold separately)
HDMI Cable

HDMI IN Connector

HDMI In

1080p/1080i/720p/480p

Component AV Cable
(sold separately)
Component Cable

Component VIDEO IN Connector

Component Video In

1080p/1080i/720p/480p/480i†

S VIDEO cable
(sold separately)
S-Video Cable

S VIDEO IN connector
S-Video In

480i†

AV Cable (Supplied)
AV Cable

VIDEO IN connector (Composite)
RCA In

480i†

Notes

  • Depending on the type of TV or content to be played, some video modes may not be supported. If a development that is not compatible with the HDCP (High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) Standard is connected to the system using an HDMI cable, video and /or audio cannot be output from the system. Copyright protected Blu-ray video discs can only be output 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 the cable has connected the gaming console to the television, refer to the system manual for instructions on setting up the preferences (resolution).

Additional information can be found on Sony’s website at http://playstation.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/958

Connecting a PS2 To an Analog TV

As illustrated in the image 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.
PS2 to TV
You will need to configure your television as the connection may need to be selected, such as, input, AUX, Video 1 or a specific channel number. Refer to your television’s manual for more information.

For more information, see Sony’s article at http://Playstation.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/110 

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