hd link - Playstation 2
No system boasts a library of games better than the Playstation 2 (PS2) and now you can finally get your old system connected to your brand new television with stunning high definition video quality.
We tap into the PS2’s native RGB signal for excellent color reproduction and higher fidelity image quality than standard AV cables. This also affords the HD Link cable for the Playstation 2 backwards compatibility with the Original Sony Playstation Console!
That’s right, play your PSX or PS One using the HD Link cable for the Playstation 2!
Standard vs pound HD Link cable
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SHARPER TEXT AND TEXTURES
Say goodbye to blurry textures and text. The Pound HD Link Cable produces a nice, crisp image so you can focus on the game.
PSX & PSONE GAMES
Enjoy your PlayStation games in stunning graphical clarity. Your childhood never looked this good.
GREATER DYNAMIC RANGE
Say goodbye to crushed blacks and blown out highlights. The HD Link Cable's colors have been calibrated for the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation 1.
BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE WITH PS1
The HD Link Cable will work with both Playstation 2 as well as the Classic Original Playstation (PSX/PS1). Relive one of the largest video game libraries ever!
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UPSCALES TO 720P
Many games on the original Playstation displayed in 240p; a format not accepted by HDMI standards. We force the resolution to 720p to ensure maximum compatibility.
Please note that our cable defaults to 16:9 widescreen and will rely on your display to convert to 4:3.
RGB PICTURE QUALITY
We ensure maximum compatibility by using the Playstation 2’s native RGB signal to display all games! This means better color reproduction and sharpness than traditional AV cables.
Do we sell outside of the US?
Yes! We fulfill to over 80 countries world wide! If your country doesn’t show as available, please contact us and we’ll see what we can do to help.
Do you support Dolby 5.1 audio output?
Unfortunately our cable doesn't support Dolby 5.1 out
Why is the resolution locked at 720p?
We try to maximize compatibility with modern day TVs and 480i (the resolution that most games on the PS2 run at) is not technically a part of the HDMI standard. This means that some TV manufacturers may not support 480i games or below. It also guarantees compatibility with PSX games that displayed at 240p, something most modern HDMI TVs cannot display.
What’s in the box?
The HD link cables come with the HD LINK unit, an HDMI cable, and a Micro USB cable for power.
What is the Micro USB cable for?
Unfortunately, the PS2 does not provide a power rail on their output connector. The Micro USB cable is to provide power to the console. We recommend plugging it into the front of the PS2 USB ports. If you’re playing on a PS1, we recommend plugging it directly into your TV to avoid the unnecessary power draw of a wall adapter.
Is it possible to display in 4:3?
We prioritize widescreen but understand that some people want to display games in 4:3 to match the aspect ratio that they were developed for. The only way to display the image in 4:3 is to adjust that manually in your TV settings. Most TVs have a setting to force 4:3, but we cannot guarantee that yours does. Please refer to your manufacturer’s user manual to make sure your TV can do this before purchasing.
My display is showing only green hues, what’s going on?
Please have a look at our Quickstart Guide on how to correct that image.