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PS3 going back to normal tv after being on a hd tv.

I connected my ps3 to the downstairs tv which is hd, but when i tried to re-connect it to my my normal tv it doesn't work. I tried it again downstairs to alter it back to the default settings but when itried it on my normal tv again it still doesn't work. It just stays on hd mode. how do i fix this? thanks

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  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    Help! I took my ps3 round to try on a friends tv which is high def then brought it home to use on my normal tv and have no video o/p. I can't take it round to his house again cos he's just flown back out to Afghanistan for 3 months!

  • huggablebum May 02, 2009

    I hooked up my ps3 to an HD tv and had it on the HD settings, then tried to hook it back up to my regular tv because I was only using the HD because I was at my friends house. Is there a way to set it back to regular settings without putting it back on an HD?

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Shut down your PS3 then restart by pressing and holding the power button.This will reset your PS3 to its most basic 480p graphics mode so you'll be able to see enough to choose RGB SCART, component, HDMI or whatever from here.

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When its hooked up to the tv it works on, did you go into the display menu, and switch the settings to A/V mode or whichever your tv is? when you do that the screen on the HD tv will go blank, but then it should show up on the regular tv.
i read this on the playstation site, hope it helps

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