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My ps3 will work on the rca hookups but not on the hdmi hookups

We were playing the ps3 we changed the input on the tv now the hdmi wont work for the ps3. i can get the rca cable to work but not the hdmi.

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When you hooked up the HDMI did you go into display settings and change all the PS3 settings to HDMI instead of AVI? I thought my HDMI wasnt working, just a blank screen but I could hear the sound, then it hit me..... change the video and display settings to HDMI and poof, there was the pic. lol

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