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PS3 HDMI problem

I have console connected to a sharp LCD37XD1E tv for 1080P. Every now and the about 5mins aprox, the picture and sound will go off for anywhere from a split second to 2 seconds during game play, xmb view or film playback, which is annoying. The hdmi cale has been changed (both support 1080P). The PS3 has been changed. The firmware & hdmi board in the tv have been updated but still the problem persists. Anyone else had similar probs. I think i`ll still going down the sharp route for now?

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Re: PS3 HDMI problem

I also had the same problem with my Samsung 1080P.its seems there is a "handshake"issue between the ps3 and the tv.restarting the system helped solve my problem.also insert the cables once again.

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