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Ps3 hdmi cable with adapterto tv's rca's

I am trying to connect my ps3 hdmi cable which is hdmi male to dvi female cable which ends in male rgb's. Trying to figure out if I can connect it right to the tv, or to the av receiver (rca's). Nothing seems to work. Need to know where to connect it and how to set up system to recognize it. TV is a 480i toshiba. No hdmi input on it (obviously). Any suggestions?

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  • ljnass Mar 02, 2009

    Well actually my main issue was that I want to be able to play blu ray disks. I believe you have to have hdmi hooked up to be able to do that right?

  • ljnass Mar 02, 2009

    Then why does it tell me that the disc is not supported? sorry bout the yellow, I'm new here.

  • ljnass Mar 03, 2009

    It's running whatever it came with. How can I upgrade? The blu-ray is from blockbuster online. It's the 80 gig unit. About a year old. Disc is from USA.

  • ljnass Mar 03, 2009

    hmmm, as lame as this is, I only have a dial up connection cuz I live in the country. The phone plug doesn't fit in the LAN input. got any other suggestions?



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Just use the regular AV cords. They are 480i using an HDMI to this and that isn't going to improve picture quality.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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    RescueTechLA Mar 02, 2009

    No you don't. Please change my rating from yellow to at least green if you want any more help.


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    RescueTechLA Mar 02, 2009

    I'm not sure why it's saying that.

    Which firmware are you running on the PS3. You should be using 2.60

    At home I have just a regular old Sony tv with NO hdmi and I play blu-rays on it all the time using just regular av cables.

    Is this blu-ray from a different country or region?

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 03, 2009

    First you need to connect your PS3 to the internet either wirelessly or wired.


    After you're online.


    That should hopefully clear up your blu-ray issue.

    Let me know.

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 03, 2009

    That's ok you can update it other ways.

    I've tried explaining the alternative methods but even with pictures and crystal clear instructions people keep messing it up.

    So what I suggest is taking your PS3 over to friends house that has Cable / DSL internet and then hooking it up to their network and then perform the update there.



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