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Dvi connection to ps3

We have tryed to plug our ps3 into the dvi conection via hdmi-dvi lead
the tv sees the connection but not the playstation all settings on the playstation are correct and works fine on other tvs with hdmi-hdmi connection we think the lead is incorrect but we have tried 18pin 24pin converter which change the hdmi to 24pin have you any idea what we are doing wrong as we're getting desperate thanks

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  • nadzie Nov 17, 2008

    i have since found out thats its something to do with new chips and the old stlye hd tvs aren't compatible but thanks anyway and i will try it just incase thanks again.


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Try to hold the power button for like 6 seconds until u hear a beep...
it will reset the display and adjust it to ur monitor...
hope this helps

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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    ??c Hi?u Nguy?n Jan 09, 2014

    i held it but it kept displaying a black screen :((


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