Component input does not always mean HD… in fact, if it’s for PS2, even something that is 480p capable might be a waste. Just look for anything that has component. Your best (and cheapest) bet is to scan curbs along your neighborhood for a TV with a flat screen and silver bezel:
PS2 doesn’t have vga cable unless something new came out for it. Your best bet if you are not playing HD games is a CRT if you care about lag. If minor lag doesn’t bother you, there are plenty of cheap options on amazon.com.
If lag is a issue you can hop on displaylag.com and look at the hdtv section. I don’t know of many monitors that support component, usually VGA is used in it’s place (which is the best option for some systems for a lag-free experience like the dreamcast/xbox 360). Also if you do go the HDTV route be sure to play on game mode which will lessen lag from upscaling.
I know the PS2 does not have a VGA attachment, what the PS2 does have is 15 khz RGBs video, usually outputs as Scart, JP 21 pin or BNC connectors. And there plenty of RGB Scart to VGA adapters on the market.
I personally use a XRGB 2 Plus which is on the more expensive end. Here is a short article on the topic http://retrorgb.com/converters.html
And for systems that can produce 15 khz RGBs there is a whole classification of old broadcast monitors (such as the Sony PVM monitor) that takes RGBs 15 Khz video just fine.
Thanks, I’m quite familiar between the difference between the two, hence why I suggested he pick up any TV with component. And having component input is no guarantee that the TV can do 480p. I’m just saying, there are not exactly a shit ton of PS2 games than can do 480p. I guess if it’s specifically for fighting games, a 480p TV might be worth it since most of them can do 480p.