First, this is GQ stuff but it applies to games, so I’m putting it here. I’ve Googled all these questions and am getting conflicting info, so I’m turning to Dopers.
I have an original PlayStation 2 (the “fat” console) and several PS1 games. We recently upgraded to a new HDTV and now the PS2 won’t play (or rather, won’t display) the PS1 games: either the screen is blank or it only shows the menu in black & white.
Poking around on the internet, the consensus seems to be “buy a PS3 that’s backwards compatible with PS2 games.” Apparently all PS3 consoles will play PS1 games and will display correctly on an HDTV.
I’d like to avoid buying a new-to-me console just so I can play the PS1 games again. However, if that’s what I have to do, that’s what I’ll do.
So my questions are:
Is there any way I can hook up the PS2 to the HDTV so that I can play the PS1 games? I also have an old Super Nintendo that I’d love to be able to play again but it apparently has the same problems.
And, does the PS3 really a) play PS1 games and b) display on a modern HDTV without any extra problems? Anyone with first-hand experience can verify?
Thanks for any input you can provide.