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Ps3- hdmi to av

Ihave recently changed tvs from a hdmi to an av tv. After plugging it into the av using the av cable instead of the hdmi it does not respond at all showing no sound or picture.

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Re: ps3- hdmi to av

Unless there is a switch on the ps3 itself to change to normal tv, you may have to reconnect the ps3 via HDMI and change the screen resolution back to 480p or change the settings in the setup from hdmi to av.

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MY PS3 IS PLUGGED IN PROPERLY BUT HAS NO PICTURE OR SOUND???? ive tried over 3 tvs and multiple outlets,sony you just keep letting me down

try connecting it with a different av cable or hdmi cable and see what happens. i wouldn't say it is a coincidence that all 3 tvs are not compatible but also ensure that they are high grade tvs that would probably support the graphics of the ps3. if it still doesnt work, try using your av cable for a ps3 system you know is working with a particular tv and see if it works. if it does, then you know you have to return the console to where it was bought or take it for repairs and let them check it out

Nov 07, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 hdmi only working on some displays

I have noticed using an HDMI cable that with some of the newer tvs you have to set up the tv also to enable HDMI for a game system. Like you said before internet tv and blueray dvd player work fine. Try adjusting the settings on the tvs themselves. I have a 50in DLP mitsubishi, and had a very troubling time getting my ps3 to work on that particular tv set while it worked flawlessly on other sets. And what I had to do was enter my tv setup menu and then power on my ps3 with both my AV and HDMI cables connected, it would pick up the AV first. Then I would alter the video settings on the PS3 for HDMI, and unplug the AV cable. Exit the tv menu and then reenter it. Then I had to setup my HDMI port from the tv to game in order for it to work, where you can set options ar usually like cable/dvd/sat, and so on. Without my TV being set to game that way it would not work. Try this and see if it helps. Good Luck.

Dec 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i plug my hdmi cable into the back of my PS3, it says no input on my TV ?

you need to connect both the yellow red white cable and the hdmi cable into your ps3 and go the yellow red white av channel

go to the ps3 settings and change the video settings (ithink) to hdmi and also change the sound to hdmi

the screen will go blank and then the tv should change to the hdmi av channel if not change to it and accept the changes

Dec 13, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 doesn't work with tv anymore

did you move the ps3 while it was on. If you did the reset for AV should repair both the AV problem and your HDMI as well. Shoot me a message back if it works or doesn't.


Aug 01, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 hdmi cable does not work

First off, if you want to use the hdmi remove the supplied composite cable from the back of the ps3.
You don't need both plugged in at the same time, and I'm not sure with the ps3 but some video devices will not enable both at once.

Have your tv selected for whatever hdmi input you have it plugged into. They should be labeled where you plug them in.

With the unit in standby, switch off and red light in front, hold the power button by the disc tray for 3-5 second. You will hear it beep, after the initial turn on beep, then you should see a display set up screen.

If you switch back to the composite, you will have to do this over again.

Jul 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 No signal to the TV

To solve this, when the ps3 is in standby (solid red light), just hold the power button. It should beep on, then beep again in about 5 seconds. This will automatically search for the optimal audio video output. if if beeps on then turns off, just try again, it takes 1 or 2 tries sometimes. the reason this is happening is because your ps3 is set to one AV output, ex. composite(red yellow white), HDMI, and then you changed the cable to a different one. another way to fix it is plug both cables, HDMI and composite, into the tv and ps3, then go to settings and change the output to the desired one.

Jun 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 recognizes the HDMI input, but when I attempt to change the settings, it won't work

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you have to set it up on the ps3 for the cable

i had the same problem on the ps3 in settings there is hdmi cable set up make sure there set to hdmi and not to av wire

Aug 01, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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AV multi out

when the power is off press and hold the power button until you hear two beeps

May 14, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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