Congrats, I would say play FF X first, as that is the best game on the list, but it is very jRPG, maybe Kingdom Hearts would be a better way to ease yourself into jRPGs
What did you mean by that? Kingdom hearts looks like a kind of game which I will not like. Disney characters gives the feeling that the game is too simplified.
--- not referring to your post anymore
Anyway, ps2 works fine. Set it up at our bedroom, with a 21" crt. :D It was parents selling their kids console because he went to college... I bet he will be very angry next time he comes home. :P