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Ps3 to HDTV

I recently purchased a HDTV for my ps3. When i hooked it up with a hdmi cable it worked but when i start or quit games,demos, and movies the screen flashes on and off for about one minute. How do i stop this from happening?

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You dont, its not a problem, just a pause in the data transfer

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