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Resolution problem I had my PS3 set to 1080p then connected it to a 720p television and now it does not display anything.

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  • sarah_3321 Sep 28, 2008

    During the initial set up I set my ps3 to be on a 1080i tv, but when I tried to hook it up on a 720 tv it wouldn't display anything.

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You cannot fit a pint of water into a half pint glass... in other words you have the ps3 sending a picture that has too much information and resolution for the 720 display you are using.. use another connection method to hook up your ps3 to the tv or use a friends tv that has the higher resolution capabilities and then change the output option in your ps3 it will then work ok on your tv

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SOURCE: http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=confrontation&thread.id=735278&view=by_date_ascending&page=2

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