Question about Philips 42PF9966 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television
Thanks for the information Tvrepairtech--that's about what I had figured, I just didn't have the technical understanding to know for sure.
I eventually did figure out a way to make the Philips and the PS3 play nicely together, although it's somewhat annoying to enact.
If you start with everything OFF, and turn on your PS3 with the auto-start option selected, whatever DVD you're trying to watch will start up. Do not turn on your TV yet (hence the need for auto-start since you can't see your PS3 menu screen). Once you've given your PS3 about 30s to start up and go into the DVD, go ahead and turn on your TV. This ordering of startup seems to get around the Philips always going to green screen. I also found that, alternatively, you can use a receiver in the middle of the PS3 and the TV to perform the same function--go through the same process with the *receiver* off, and you get the same results, even if the TV is on behind the receiver during the process.
This is a very clunky way of watching a movie, but it works. I was able to convince Best Buy that the TV was not working as it should, and they junked it out and gave me an $800 credit towards a new TV, which of course works fine with the PS3. After paying $3300 for the Philips, $400 for the 4-year warranty, and spending about 8hrs of my time dealing with Best Buy, I'm not sure who got the better end of the warranty deal.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
I am a TV repair technician and what you are experiencing with your plasma and PS3 is a HDMI compatibility problem. The Philips plasma and the PS3 electronic handshaking (EDID) are not right. This happens alot with an older version of HDMI like 1.1(Philips Plasma) and a newer version of HDMI 1.3 (PS3). A tv firmware or PS3 firmware update will not resolve the problem. I would recommend using the HD component video cables and that should work just fine for playing High Definition BluRay movies.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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