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Line going up and down TV when i play ps3?

Hi, I'm new here, I have a 60gb version of the ps3, and last night i was hooking up my new home theater system. anyways, I had to do some re-wiring, my ps3 used to be hooked up to my sony 32" tv (model #: KV-32HS-420) via hdmi cable. Thing is,my tv only has 1 hdmi port, so i had to re-wire my new reciever for my new surround sound system & my ps3, i had to hook up my new reciever via hdmi, then re-wire my ps3 via component cables. I have my ps3 broadcasting in 1080i and 720p, and eversince i rewired my ps3 via component cables i now have a horizontal line wiggling up my tv screen from bottom to top. i know all the wires are tight, i can't seem to find the problem. Somebody please help! it's really annoying. Thanks!

PS: if anybody who read this knows of a digital converter box that supports 5.1 surround sound (in other words, where the audio will come out of all of my new speakers) that would be great. I would prefer it would have a component connection, not hdmi, it should also be able to support HD. THanks again

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  • GerudoTheif Dec 27, 2008

    My TV is a 32 Inch Standard Definition. It does the same thing, only i have an 80 Gig. PS3 and haven't rewired anything. I think it's annoying noticing that line. It doesn't show up while watching tv. ugh

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    I am having the same problem. It is based on wiring, I believe. Try to get a new wire, should correct it.



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  1. Turn off your PS3
  2. Hold down the power button for at least 5 seconds
This reset the video settings to default settings.

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Did you reset the setting in your xmb on your ps3 from hdmi to a/v cables?

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