Is it possible to use laptop as PS2 monitor?

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Is it possible to use laptop as PS2 monitor?

Postby AnthonyBF2 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:49 pm

So I picked up a PS2 again with SWBF2 because I just love and miss it. For now I don't have a tv to use it with. I need to know is there anyway to play it and use my laptop as a screen. I have a piece of hardware that connects red/white/yellow to VGA but am not sure if that's what I need, or how to use it. Is there any software that can tell the computer get input from the VGA port? I really don't want to have to get a tv because in my current living situation it will be a hassle. I have no room for it.

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Re: Is it possible to use laptop as PS2 monitor?

Postby Anakin » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:56 am

i don't think so. Your VGA from the notebook is normally just for output. Not for input. What you need is something that supports and input (TV, PC monitor, Beamer,...)

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Re: Is it possible to use laptop as PS2 monitor?

Postby Teancum » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:41 am

What you need is a USB video capture device. You can usually find the RED/WHITE/YELLOW variation for really cheap:

https://www.google.com/search?q=cheap+u ... 8&oe=utf-8

I had one of these (link below) for years, and actually used it to record footage for the SWBF2 Xbox mod, as well as my Marvel Ultimate Alliance Xbox mod.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/1518399735 ... noapp=true

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Re: Is it possible to use laptop as PS2 monitor?

Postby AnthonyBF2 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:00 am

Teancum wrote:What you need is a USB video capture device. You can usually find the RED/WHITE/YELLOW variation for really cheap:

https://www.google.com/search?q=cheap+u ... 8&oe=utf-8

I had one of these (link below) for years, and actually used it to record footage for the SWBF2 Xbox mod, as well as my Marvel Ultimate Alliance Xbox mod.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/1518399735 ... noapp=true


I just ordered one of those like minutes before seeing your reply. I had one before but lost it, and the software it came with sucked. I'm still open to software suggestions.

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Re: Is it possible to use laptop as PS2 monitor?

Postby Teancum » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:38 am

VirtualDub is free, and has been around a long time. Some people love it, others hate it. It's worth a look, though.

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