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PS3 I have my PS3 hooked up to a non-HD Sony TV using the supplied cable. I turn the unit on and I get nothing. The unit powers up, but I go no picture on the TV. The manual says nothing about what channel it is supposed to the TV is supposed to be on. Can anyone help?

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    I hooked my ps3 up to my non-hd sony big screen I get prompts but the game will not play

  • daveyc4 Dec 26, 2007

    have the same prom. but my T.V. is HD (Sony)



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Make sure you've changed your TV from TV to video, and that the video that you have on your television corresponds to the one that you plugged into the back of your television. we just had the same problem with ours - any help?

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