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PS3 hdmi connection

Hi there,

I have just bought a PS3 and wanted a HDMI connection so i bought a cable. My TV (Bush make) although only 18 months old does not have a HDMI port so i had to buy an adaptor for the DVI socket. Great...so far. I connected the HDMI cable, the PS3 displayed a message saying it detected a HDMI device and did i want to use it so i said yes.

On starting up though i have a picture but no sound, i played around with the AV cables supplied and the sockets on the back of the telly but to no avail. So i decided to go back to the scart connection. Only now i get sound but no picture!

So i have...picture but no sound through the DVI/HDMI cable...or sound but no picture on the scart connection. I'm really confused and my husband is going to explode if i can't fix it. I looked at buying an 'optical digital cable', but there is no where to put the end on my TV.

I just want to get my scart picture and sound back. Please can you help??

Thanks Elaine.

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  • nonicks Dec 13, 2008

    PS3 has sound but no picture when connected to tv via scart. DVD will also only play sound with no picture when connected to same tv via scart. Have tried several scart cables with same result for PS3, DVD, and standard definition digital set top box - sound but no picture (just a black screen or occassional green and red jagged lines). Husband only sleeps in front of TV but son will explode if I don't fix this.
    cheers, Karen.


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With your PS3 on standby (red light) hold the on/off button down until it goes green and then back to red. This restores your PS3 to "factory settings", i.e. it is waiting for you to tell it how you want it to connect to your TV. Now disconnect any HDMI cables you may be trying to use and connect your PS3 to your TV via a scart connection. Now switch your PS3 on and turn to your AV channel and you should have both sound and pictures.

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