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Hi i have a ps3 running at the moment on a PHILIPS 42PFL7603D via a component cable which is ok but as soon as i try connecting via hdmi it comes up unsupported video format. I have tried everything keeping the ps3 button held down,changing hdmi leads the works any ideas ?

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  • sked12 Nov 27, 2008

    I have tried all the video settings in the av component list even reducing the video output but everytime i click on hdmi it doesnt change over and reverts back to the component settings. I have also tried disconnecting the component lead and just connecting the hdmi but i get nothing at all aaarrrrg

  • sked12 Nov 27, 2008

    I wish i knew how to change the settings on the tv, im not a dummy by all accounts but there is no menu and there is not a thing in the manual about it.

  • sked12 Nov 27, 2008

    sorry forgot to mention i get no signal at all with the hdmi cable attached so i can not change settings via the ps3

  • sked12 Nov 27, 2008

    you cant change the hdmi settings because you can not get a picture,i know the ps3 works because i have tried it on my mates bravia,sods law that i chose this model lol

  • sked12 Nov 28, 2008

    ok, as mentioned before i have tried the ps3 with different leads also tried on my mates bravia and it works, you cant change the settings on the tv as i have tried on numerous occasions. i have also tried the 4 different hdmi slots. i know the 4 slots are working because i have tried my hd box whiich is 1080p on each one. im begining to think its a compatability issue, the software on the tv i have also updated as well as running the latest ps3 firmware. anymore ideas would be appreciated cheers.

  • sked12 Nov 28, 2008

    sounds good i didnt know they were different hdmi's i will give it a whirl. setting it up at my mates then try it at home cheers


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It is good possible that the 42PFL7603D is not automatically detecting the correct resolution of the HDMI signal. I have seen some issues with this TV type related to that. If you turn the PS3 on with the HDMI signal to the TV and you change the HDMI settings on the TV, what happens then? Are you getting a picture?

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  • John Andriessen Nov 27, 2008

    Ok, no signal at all? Have you tried another HDMI Cable and tried it also on another TV with HDMI (at family etc.) ?


  • John Andriessen Nov 28, 2008

    If I see all your work, trying to get this PS3 going on the TV I agree with you that there is something wrong with the compatibility. And I suspect the TV. Is it possible to take the PS3 with you, go to the store or a store where a 42PFL7603D is available and connect it there? All things together I think that your TV has a defect but to be sure, ypu have to connect the PS3 to another 42PFL7603D



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This can depend on the tv model, try checking video out settings on playstation.

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    Ginko Nov 27, 2008

    Lower down the HDMI vieo out settings, see:
    PS3™ | Video Output Settings

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    Ginko Nov 27, 2008

    One more thing, apart lowering down HDMI video settings from PS3™ | Video Output Settings,
    you can also try unplugging TV and ps power for five minutes, sometimes digital TVs need to be reset to accept a picture with a different definition/frequence.

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    Ginko Nov 27, 2008

    Try setting resolution to 720p, this should be fine on many HDMI TV.

    Also switch between PAL and NTSC depending on your region.

    Follow indications on the above website (Video Output Settings) to change video setting on your PS3.

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    Ginko Nov 27, 2008

    Then connect the PS to the Bravia, change settings and come back to your TV, if you still get problems then there is something wrong with the TV.

    Test also a different HDMI cable on same TV, just in case.

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    Ginko Nov 27, 2008

    Your TV 42PFL7603D supports 1080p, set ps to 1080p.
    If you are in America set NTSC, rest of the world PAL, see WHAT IS NTSC AND PAL STANDARD?

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    Ginko Nov 27, 2008

    You also have three HDMI at the back of your TV, Do not use the HDMI 3 , it may not be supported, try HDMI 1 and ensure TV is set on HDMI 1.

    All the resolutions formats that PS3 can use are supported on your TV, therefore it is strange that this is a setting proplem.

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    Ginko Nov 28, 2008

    There is noknown compatibility issue between this TV and PS3 HDMI, therefore this is either something wrong on setting/connections/cables, or the PS3 HDMI signal circuit on PS3 internal pcb is slightly defective, and does not work on all TVs.

    I think is more a setting/connections/cables problem, something of those stupid things that are not easy to find out.

    Regarding the HDMI plugs, they are not all the same, 1 and 2 are regular HDMI, 3 is analog audio, HDMI 4 is touch control HDMI.

    HDMI 3 and 4 may work on the HD box, but will probably not work on PS3 that does not have analog audio.

    Additionally, ensure that the TV input is set to same HDMI channel were PS is connected, and try the same HDMI cable that you used on the Bravia.

    I do not think this is a setting problem , however check the PAL/NTSC setting on your PS as soon as you can connect it to a different TV.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Nov 28, 2008

    Ok, keep us updated,



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