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PS3 video output on SD tv is wavy with discoloration and black line

It worked fine when we connected through a dvd player to another SD TV. When we connected to RCA input [yellow,white,red] on another TV, the video is wavy, side to side and vertical movement and has bad color. This happens on a Phillips 3 year old set and on a Trinitron 12 year old set.

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Re: PS3 video output on SD tv is wavy with discoloration...

When you switch the ps3 on if you hold down the power button for more than 4 seconds it runs the display setup. and sets the ps3 to run in the best possible option

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Check the resolution of your TV, if its too high, or the PS3 is outputting a resolution too high, it will display a black screen, I had this issue at first, but I can't recall how I reset the res, start off by checking the TV's resolution and that the Video cable from the PS3 is connected properly and that the TV is showing the correct input.

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It sounds like the PS3 is sending a signal that the television isn't 100% compatible with. I'd start by plugging the PS3 in using standard RCA jacks, and making sure that the video and audio configuration settings are all set to automatic. Then, plug back in using the HD cords that you have, and the PS3 should reconfigure its signal output to match what the TV can handle.

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  2. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive power button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again . (So the light cycle would go from: red light --> green light --> then back to red light). This will ensure that you have held down the power button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings.
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When you turn on the PS3 one beep is good, two beeps are bad. Two beeps will require a service call to support.

Common causes for this are:
  • Faulty connections, the cables are not seated properly or damaged.
  • Faulty television, you will need to test the input jack with another device such as a vcr or dvd player
  • The output selector in the PS3 is set to the wrong output. HDMI / Component / Composite. If you have mistakenly changed the output in the menu from HDMI (one cable) to the Compsite (Red yellow white cables) or vice versus the PS3 is attempting to output to the other connection.
While the system is off, hold down the power button until it turn on and keep holding it until it beeps and turns off again.

This will reset the PS3 to the defaults settings, the default connection will be RCA Composite so make sure you have the red yellow white cables connected to your tv which came with the system.

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if you have a SD TV. ( standard display, not HD ) but chose the HD display option on system settings you wont see picture but hear sound. and same goes if you've chosen SD display but own a HD TV. so try to reset your system somehow or take it in for inspection.

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