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Ps3 times out "invalid format" using hdmi cable

During use my PS3 times out, and my television "LG 42LG50" gives me an error...Invalid Format. It usually happens when Im watching a DVD movie or browsing the web and only when I play Metal Gear Solid. I have to switch back and forth on my tv input to get back to my PS3. Ive tried 3 different HDMI cords already and always the same problem. Is it my TV, my PS3 or the HDMI cords im using? Please help, im really getting irritated.

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  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    Same problem here.. also using a LG TV (42" inch plasma 1080p) usually only happnes when watching a DVD or when typing input box opens.



    I read of others having that same issue and the common thing seems to be that its always an LG television.



    seems like LG and sony dont like each other.

  • Danielle Apr 30, 2013

    i fixed my problem by customising the display settings for HDMI on my ps3 from automatic to 720p when playing DVD's only. it now works perfectly! My theory after calling LG and talking to others is that the PS3, when in automatic mode, selects the higher resolution which conflicts with the DVD resolution. apparently the DVD isn't formatted at the higher 10809 or 1080i res x

  • Danielle Apr 30, 2013

    Sorry about my typo meant to say 1080P

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Guessing that it may be a problem with a setting on your ps3. Try going in and changing it back to default settings.

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Its the game in the game there is a trade mark thing and it thinks u are copying so it does any thing to stop u by doing a error382

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its your cords and your useing a really cheap brand the does not sut your tv and it is does not sut your ps3 so it will cut out and make errors

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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