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Playing on a regular TV.

I played my playstation on a regular tv for a long time, then I started to play it in HDMI. But now when I try playing it back in normal TV, it doesnt work.

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Ensure you have returned the PS3 video output system setting to 480i vs the 720/1080 setting. Regular TV will give you a black screen at the higher resolutions.

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