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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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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    my screen is blank but the ps3 is on

  • Jourdan Dec 26, 2007

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

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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
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