I also discovered PS1 classics thanks to the function of retro gaming console. It can also read multiple formats: DVD video, CD audio, CD-R and even more as long as you have good basic computer skills (mounting a hard drive on some versions of FAT, ability to play burned games or zoned After installing a chip ...). I still encountered some problems when playing video DVDs (green image with the RGB cable due to encryption copy protection found on most recent DVDs, the image that jumps or freezes. ..) while my records have not the slightest scratch.
Finally, I do not have him given that she too wanted is not really designed for that originally. It is primarily a console game and if it is used only for reading video DVDs it is possible that the lens does not last long ... With regard to the sound, you can connect the PS2 to a home theater via an optical (the best of the best!) And enjoy a few features such as DTS or Dolby Pro Logic II! : P But it is still necessary after some games are compatible with these sound sources to be able to enjoy it without losses.
I played for a few years (unfortunately) with the original AV cable (composite) and I literally rediscovered my games the day I replaced it by a cord RGB. An investment in my REQUIRED! The console takes a hell of a graphical facelift! That day and night! The aliasiasing almost becomes a distant memory to many games ... Lol
Even today if you let the console plugged into a CRT TV I'm sure a game like Final Fantasy X has nothing to envy to many hits on the Xbox 360. I'm talking about CRT TV because it must be admitted that after a decade of existence, the Playstation 2 still has a little old. Especially since the arrival of high definition. This console is running in low resolution. This means that if one connects to a TV to RGB HD Ready or Full HD resolution will be much too high for the console and the pixels will dominate the picture if you know what I mean ... This will be safe for the console and the screen but the games will be graphically horrific. : /
It's a shame. Especially as some Playstation 3 have the function of PS2 emulation retro gaming ...
I remember that buying the console I rant have to add € 45 (price of a memory card at the time) in order to save my data over the 299 € for the device. Today it is not worth all that much then yes, I think I would do this choice. I still have a tube TV at hand and despite the fact that I am a casual gamer rather, it is sufficient that I spend an afternoon at one of my geek friends, I realized that I missed! I think I'll make up for lost time of running to buy a PS2 Slim or FAT OCCAZ. Mdr