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Hdmi to dvi

I have bought a seperate dvi connector to cennect my ps3 up to my hdtv. As it had no hdmi socket. But it won't diplay any picture or sound (not worryed about sound as i have a seperate audio cable.) My ps3 works through av connection but not through this dvi connector. Anybody any ideas?? Thnx very much, Jack

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Re: Hdmi to dvi

A DVI Connection does not transmit sound, so you will need a seperate audio cable. Have you changed the settings in the ps3 and your tv's input to HD signal or 720 DPI, do not choose 1080i or 1080P as DVI does not support those high settings.

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