How to connect your PSP to your TV

To connect your PSP (Playstation Portable) to your television, simply plug the AV cable into the headphone jack of your PSP (Playstation Portable) and the other end into the television. There are different types of AV cables such as S-Video and Component / YpPbPr cables. The type you need will depend on the type of input your television has.

The second step is to change the “Connected Display Settings” on your PSP (Playstation Portable). If you have a widescreen TV, select 16: 9. If not, choose 4: 3. If you have an HDTV, the best D-terminal / component output setting will be “progressive”, which will use the resolution mode of 480p on the TV. For non-HD TVs, the best option will be “Interface”, which uses a standard definition of 480i.

Now simply select the appropriate input source on your TV, turn on your PSP and hold down the “screen” button for 5 seconds. Ready! you can play your PSP on your TV screen.

There is a major disadvantage of the method mentioned above; If you connect your PSP to your TV using just an AV cable, you will not get a full screen image, it will only occupy a small part of the screen; obviously this is not ideal if, like me, you are a serious gamer. Fortunately, there is a solution: a PSP to TV converter. This device can be connected directly to the HDMI port of your HD TV and will allow you to play your PSP in Full HD and in full screen.

It is also possible to connect your PSP directly to your computer monitor, PC monitor or LCD screen using the monitor’s VGA (Video Graphics Array) port. Unfortunately, a direct connection between the two has the same problem as connecting your PSP directly to your television; you will not get a full screen image. Fortunately, there is also a solution to this problem in the form of a VGA PSP to PC converter. This device will allow you to play your PSP in full screen on your PC’s VGA monitor.

Good quality PSP to PC VGA converters should also have a VGA pass-through. This will allow you to keep your PC or Mac and your PSP connected to the monitor at all times. In my opinion, this is essential so that you don’t have to mess around with wiring every time you want to play your PSP in full screen.

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