How to Hook Up a PS2 to a Digital TV

Updated April 17, 2017

Every few years the major video game manufacturers, Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft, release a new gaming system that features enhanced graphics and enhanced gameplay features. One of the most popular video game systems in history is the Sony PlayStation 2, also known as the PS2. If you are the owner of a Sony PlayStation 2 and want to hook up your system to a digital TV, you can do so in a few easy steps.

Plug in your digital TV and PlayStation 2. Place your digital TV and PlayStation 2 within two feet of a power outlet and then use the power cords to plug in both your digital TV and PlayStation 2.

Connect the PlayStation 2 A/V cable. Your PS2 should come with a standard PS2 A/V cable that can connect to your TV, but if you want to have a higher quality picture you can use a third-party cable. The highest quality A/V cable you can use is a PS2 component A/V cable. Plug the three-pronged end of your A/V cable into the video input on your digital TV. Then, plug the other end of the cable into the A/V output of your PS2.

Play a game. To check that your PS2 is set up properly, turn on both your digital TV and PS2. Then, put a game in your PS2, connect a controller and attempt to play a game. If you have connected your PS2 correctly, you should clearly see the video game on your digital TV screen.

Things You'll Need

  • PS2
  • Digital TV
  • PS2 A/V cable
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Noah Kain began writing in 2008 for Baltimore Metromix, reviewing restaurants, music and national politics. In 2010 he had three poems published in "Stevenson University's Spectrum Literary Magazine" and has also recorded albums and toured with his band, Mother Nature's Son. Kain graduated from Stevenson University with a Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies and a focus in English and film.