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Picture/sound cut out

This is a 4 day old t.v. and has had very little use in those 4 days (damn work) i also have an 80 gig PS3 hooked up to it via HDMI . when i play games or dvds after a few min of playback the picture and sound cut out some times returning a few sec later. now at first i figured it was just the PS3 and it could very well be, but the controller still responds to what is going on in the game (ie.the rumbling when i get hit in game) i have tested the HDMI cable and its not that and i've checked all the connections and everything was solid please help so i know what to box up and take back:)

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