PS2 hits hi-def heaven

The walls of Stuff towers are adorned with clocks displaying the time in London, New York and Paris, and one special fourth which displays to the mill

The walls of Stuff towers are adorned with clocks displaying the time in London, New York and Paris, and one special fourth which displays to the millisecond how long there is to go till the PS3 hits European shores. There’s still a long way to go, though, so we’ve got our eyes on a nifty new gadget from Xploder to tide us over. The HDTV Player enables your HD-ready TV to show hi-def signals sent from your PS2. Contrary to popular belief, the PS2 is actually capable of outputting up to 1080i via a component cable – this nifty gizmo merely unlocks that potential.Exploder says it has tested the HDTV Player extensively and it should be compatible with about 95% of all PS2 games. Let’s hope that includes classics such as GTA: San Andreas and the beautiful Ico.What all this means to you, plucky gamer, is that instead of twiddling your well-used thumbs waiting for that PS3 clock to count down, you can put them to work on your analogue sticks and enjoy Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (pictured above) in snazzy hi-def.

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