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Tv says ''not supported format'' when console is powered on

Then screen goes blank. I have tried games and DVD's with the same response.

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Try using the scart cable instead, if you are using the HD cable and your tv is not HD then you will have problems

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    *If the resolution of the video content is not supported by the TV in use, when the video is played the screen may go blank. If this happens, go to the screen for selecting the resolution in the system's video output settings, select "Custom" and then select all the resolutions that are supported by the TV.

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    You most likely have the updated drivers. You may have to go and change a setting. I found an answer on the PS3 website that may be of some use to you. I hope this helps you: http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&message.id=1662191 From the site: "go to bd/dvd setting and set the "108024hz" option off"

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