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You can not play this gamee at current video output setting

I am trying to play timeshift and this is the message i receive. What do i have to do to be able to play the game?

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Re: you can not play this gamee at current video output setting - Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console Video Game Consoles

Try changing the screen settings on the XMB

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make sure u don't have the tv set to the video output that the game does not support...with that said u could try this.. under settings>display setting>video output setting> if u have it connected with an hdmi (i'll go with this one) click on hdmi and choose custom. on the next screen u can try selecting the video output that u want to play it in... the 480p choice will always be highligted. hope this helps

Apr 27, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How come every time i try and play F.E.A.R on my ps3 it comes up saying (you cannot play this game at the current video output setting)

You need to set your output to automaticly at the screen settings. I think you use HDMI and have 1080p on it. Not every game can run on 1080p. If this won't help try to put it on 720p.

Oct 10, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont play this one game rise of the argonauts

Here is how to change your video output settings....

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Sep 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I tried to play timeshift it says something about video output doesn't support it. what's that?

What format is your tv? SD, PAL NTSC HD 720 1080i 1080p, 50Hz?? Check the back of the game box to see what formats are supported.

Apr 01, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 unable to load certain games


You said that you did not received a manual so this link might be of great help to you:

Regarding your problem, check your video output settings. If you have a HD tv make sure its set to the right output.

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Dec 31, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Some gmes won't play.

Ok. Do you have a NTSC system?

Some PAL games will only run on standard and some will only run in HD and some will run on both if the PS3 is NTSC. The PAL games output at (576i/p) while the NTSC outputs at (480i/p). So honestly, I think that is your problem. You have a NTSC system and PAL games. If you do not have a HDTV then you will need to exchange those games for the NTSC version. Sorry for the bad news. It's not Sony's fault, it's how the game developers coded the games.
I hope this helps. Good luck to you.

Jul 28, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Message that game will not play at current video setting

You just need to restore the defaults for the video. Here is how to do this.

1. Reset the Video Output Settings. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive On/Off button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light to --> green light --> then back to red light) This will ensure that you have held down the On/Off button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings. Once you turn it back on, it should work fine.
I hope this helps!! Good luck!!

Jul 24, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Video output

If on the ps3 you go to were it says display settings , and change the display setting to I think 16.9 (or the other one ) it should work. Its what we had to do.
Good luck.


Nov 25, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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