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Cant get a picture with a uk ps3 connected to a us

I am having problems getting a picture when I connect my uk PS3 to my tv out here in the US. The Ps3 is run froma transformer, so th evoltage and frequency are fine. I am not using an HDMI cable - would this make a difference?

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YES !YOU MUST CHANGED OUTPUT FROM HDMI TO AV- HOLD POWER BUTION UNTIL HEAR 2 BEEPS-CHECK INSTRUCTION PS3

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