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Ps3 i went on the settings on the ps3 then i went on display it then asked me to tick the boxes for what resolusion my tv could work asmany as was true. i then pressed squre to test it and the screen went blank. ive turned it of a number of times but the picture wont come back on.

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I have sound on my TV from the PS3 connection via HDMI, but no display...

From stand by (red LED) press and hold the power button, after about 5 seconds the PS3 will make a second beep. let go of the power button. This will reset your display settings.
if it asks you to display in HDMi and the screen remains black there after, just wait 30 seconds and it will default back to a lower resolution. This usually means that you have an HD READY TV which only supports 720. You can then cjange the display settings to what ever you like in the display settings menu.

Nov 23, 2014 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I hooked up my tv,a sony bravia bx3 to my laptop using an hdmi cable which i disconnected from myps3 while it was still on,it worked perfect.suddenly the ps3 switched off.I re-connected my ps3 to the tv...

ok you have to reset the ps3 by turning of backswitch wait 10 seconds turn on the backswitch then press and hold down the front power button for 10 seconds you should hear 2-3 beeps that does it just wait and the video settings have automatically detected your tv settings and are going to ask you to save hit x to save display settings on ps3 remote problem solved. If you still get problem message me cause its technically bad.

Dec 15, 2010 | Video Game Consoles

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My Playstation 3 has stopped playing speech sounds properly. On FIFA there is no commentary or David Hayter EA Sports intro. And in Metal Gear Solid 4 during the cutscenes as well as the Codec, most speech...

I hope this helps:

On the XMB, go to
Settings; Display Settings; and choose Video Output Settings.

- Click Video Output Settings.
- Choose HDMI
- Choose Custom
- Tick all of the boxes - Only the ones that your TV supports.
- Move on and the PS3 will test the settings. Screen will go blank and return.
- Press X to save settings.
- When it has finished saving the video settings, choose "Set Audio Output Settings"
- Choose HDMI
- Choose Manual
- Tick the boxes that your TV can support and move on and save settings.
Tip: If you aren't sure which ones your TV supports, go back and choose Automatic and then Press Enter to save settings.

If it fails, call Sony. If its a particular game, then maybe a patch is needed for that game.

Apr 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a toshiba tv that when i hook my ps3 up from hdmi im getting sound but no picture

simple, just keep finger on the on button of ps3 for 5 seconds which will reset and a picture will appear that will accept the new picture settings.

Apr 09, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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Out of range

Right i'm halfway to understanding what's going on.

It sounds like your ps3 is readjusting the resolution to something the new tv isn't compatible with.

Looking at the t.v (bravia v4000), it should be compatible with all resolutions upto 1080p.

What happens when you turn the ps3 on initially (plugged into the new tv) ? It doesn't go straight into the game, so what happens and what boxes in the display settings do you have the resolution set to?

You should only have 720p and 1080p ticked.

The 40v4000 supports 1080p so when the PS3 auto-detected the display settings it set the XMB to 1080p, the 32v4000 supports 720p but the PS3 still thinks its connected to the 40v4000 so it is trying to output 1080p which is out range of the 32v4000. Go to the display settings on the PS3 and auto-detect the display settings again

Feb 13, 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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PS3 Works on HD TV without Sound, no sound or display on a reg TV

when u connect ps3 to your tv turn on main switch now red led will come on press and hold touch button ps3 will come on keep your finger on the button and ps3 will turn off again factory settings are now reloaded this will work because i often change from standard v to hd tv

Jan 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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No sound from ps3 to home cinema via an optical cable

If you have not run the set up you will need to, however I'm guessing you did because you would have had to make some changes to the settings to get the image to come up on the screen but without being physically at your location I can just guess.

In order to view your PS3 in full 1080p you need the HDMI cable which you already have. If you have not gone into your video settings then you are not viewing via the HDMI cable and you will need to to get things working right.
In order to view via the HDMI cable you would have had to had both the standard PS3 interface cable that comes in the box (the one that goes from the PS3 to your tv with the composite video (yellow) and the left and right audio (red and white) and the HDMI cable pluged into your PS3 and your tv at the same time. then you turn on the PS3 making sure your TV was set to whatever imput the composite and left/right audio is pluged into (typically VIDEO 1,2,3 ect.) and enter the menu, go to the settings and then down to your display settings and change it to HDMI, the image should then leave the screen (because it switched to HDMI) you will need to have your TV remote handy for this because you will need to switch sources on your tv to HDMI 1,2,3 ect, which ever one you have it pluged into. When you have switched to the right HDMI imput there should be an on the screen that is counting down and asking you if you want to accept the changes. Select yes and Move on through the settings selecting the maximum resolution your tv is capeable of
720, 1080i, 1080p) which can be found on the box the tv came in or somewhere on the tv or manual. While running this settings change it should ask you the audio source you are using make sure you select Digital Optical and that it is pluged in to you PS3 and your reciever. Once this is all done you can remeove the standard PS3 hook up that came with the box and put it away you wont need it any more, unless you move the PS3 around and the tv you move it to does not have HDMI in which case you will have to change the settings before you move it back to the standard cable or you will not be able to see it displayed on the tv sceen you move to and it will be impossible to run the settings.

If you have already done that and just want to verify that your source for audio originating from the PS3 is digital optical you can check that in the same settings menu under audio settings. Then make sure the reciver is on and set to whatever imput you have the cable pluged into and you should be good to go.

If all that I have described has been done already then the audio cable could be bad or the problem lies internaly with the PS3 or the reciever.
Good Luck hope this helps

Oct 04, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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to any future people with this problem disable 1080i from supported resolutions check 720 P and 1080P only, ps3 doesnt have good 1080i support
good luck

Oct 15, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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