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Hdmi option is no working

Yesterday i purchased hdmi cord to play my ps3 in high definition,and all i get is a blue screen with no sound. may i get assistance with this problem or can you direct me to someone

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  • beachman1 Nov 06, 2007

    i also have a 37 in protron and one day the hdmi worked on it and the next it didnt. if you cant give me some suggestions is there anyway to reach protron or whatevert they are called now

  • protronhater Nov 24, 2007

    i am having the same exact problem and also my spdif out put does not work..What a peice of junk.. This tv and company sucks some serious ass..Never felt like i have been so screwed before..

  • LordZed Dec 18, 2007

    Yep, same here. Worked once on the first PS3 I got... sent it back, got HDMI to work twice so far this week with the second PS3.

    My suggestion, bring in a shaman and have him hit it with a rattle to scare away the evil HDMI poltergeists.

    Anyone have a more logical solution?

  • kpalmer Dec 27, 2007

    I don't have a PS3 but I am experiencing the same problem. I just got an HDMI dvd upconverter, and bought an HDMI to HDMI cable. When I change the source location to HDMI on my tv it still says no signal, I can't seem to get it to work.

  • BlaireTheImp Nov 29, 2008

    same problem, but I use xbox 360. I've lost my manual and don't know how to contact a real person to ask for assistance. 



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Look people have you ever heard that old saying, "you get what you pay for"? Well there you have it. I also bought one of these cheap Protrons and have the same HDMI problem. Luckily I bought an extended warranty with it so it is still covered until 2010. I took my tv to a repair shop a week ago and even THEY can't get parts for this tv. So needless to say ShonNBC will eventually have to give me a new comparable tv or my money back. The repairman says it's the pc board and that he has the hardest time finding parts for these cheap tv's, if at all.
I think Shopnbc should stand by all of the products that they sell. Or just stop selling cheap stuff that they know they can't repair. It'll probably take a month before they figure out that there are no parts to be found. Until then I'm out a tv. Remember, don't buy cheap bargain tv's anymore.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008


There not compataatiable with soney,someone explained it to me,he found it on the net too,

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Soultion= sledgehammer

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

  • protronhater Nov 27, 2007

    on a serious note i was searching protron and came across a site if you sroll to the bottom it gives a phone number and a website address for a company named nuvision???are they the real maker of the tv???or is this another infamous prosonic name??What is the deal with these tvs and this company...I still have like three months left on my warentee and it would cost me probably like 500 bucks to ship this tv to cali to get fixed or replaced..Im in NY..This is just not fair to be screwed like this and sears where i bought the tv wont even back me up ...Well i tried to call the number to nuvision?? and no answer it just keeps ringing??Id greatly appreciate any kind of resoultion..I have never seen so much bad stuff about a product before and all these peope that have been suckered into buying one of these tvs like i was..I think shop nbc and sears should back up all of us unhappy consumers and give us our refunds that we deserve..


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How to you connect PS3 to to model 37PD5000

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Please try this procedure to connect the PS3 to TV..

The PS3 has a Blu-ray drive that can be used not only for playing games but also for watching high-definition movies. The best way to connect a PS3 to a high-definition viewing device such as a video projector is through the PS3's high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) output. The HDMI connection can transmit up to 1080p high-definition from the PS3 to the video projector using a single cable. Attaching and setting up the HDMI cable will only take a few minutes and will let you watch high-definition video from the PS3 on the video projector.

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      Choose "HDMI" from the list presented in the screen that appears. Press the right side of the directional pad on the game controller to move to the next screen. Choose "Automatic" from the list presented in the screen that appears. Press the right side of the directional pad on the game controller to move to the "Confirmation" screen. Press the "X" button on the game controller to make the settings active. Return to the PS3's "Home" menu.
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