Will it cause problems if I use my PS 2 to play DVDs?

by on December 21, 2009

Q: I just bought a PS2 video game console. It has the ability to play movies but a friend told me that PlayStation 2 has a problem doing that on a regular basis while the XBox360 doesn’t. What does he mean “regular basis” and what can be done to remedy that?

One Response to “Will it cause problems if I use my PS 2 to play DVDs?”
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    The problem, as I understand it, is that the laser in the PS 2 is not actually meant to read DVDs because the PS 2 discs, while similar, are not actually DVDs. So the problem is that reading the DVD actually uses more power from the laser and will cause it to ware out faster.

    I know from experience that the PS 2 will not be able to play all the DVDs out there. I know I used to use my PS 2 to play DVDs every now and then and a few times it would just not play a DVD.

    With that said my PS 2 is very old at this point and it stills plays games and DVDs without a problem so you might luck out if you don’t use it that often to play DVDs.