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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Go into the video input menu and video settings menu in the main menu on your TV. Make sure the aspect ratio is 16:9. The Playstation may may be stuck on a 1080p resolution and would require a hard reset it to 720p. Usually flipping the power switch on the back of the machine will reset it.
I had a second playstation hooked to another tv in my home and took a controller from the non-LG-TV-displaying ps3 and one from a working ps3 on a seperate TV. And used the working ps3 to guide me to the settings menu on the ps3 that was not displaying video. Anyways, if you cannot see the tv screen because it is set on 1080p and your LG will not display it (Only displays up to 1080i). Start The PS3 and press the D-pad buttons in this order.
Left 10+ times. (This Takes you to the far left icon in the XMB) Right Once. (This is the settings icon) Down 20+ times. (To reach the bottom of the settings) Then Up 4 times (This is Display Settings) Press "X" Once. (This enters Display Settings) Press Up 5 times (This Makes Sure you are at the top of the sub-menu at Video Output Settings) Press "X" Once (This Enters Video Output Settings)
Before pressing any more buttons, Know what cables you have pluged into your TV. For HDMI Just Press "X" and it will auto adjust to for the new TV. For Component / D-Terminal Output Press Down Once Then "X", and X Again (This changed my ps3 from the 1080p-Invalid Format back to 1080i and fixed my problem. For Composite Video Output Press Down Twice, Then "X" and X again.
For AV MULTI / SCART Output Press Down Three Times, Then "X"and X again.