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Scrabble when HDMI cables are hooked up to AV4

My CD player and Playstation 3 can connect to this tv using the HDMI cable through the AV4. My problem is, when I connect the cables to the back of the tv all I get is a distorted serires of lines and scrabble. I recently had a tv repair guy come out and replace the "brain" of the tv (what he called it) the part number for that is 313503710981. Im thinking he installed an older model that isnt HD compatible. any help would be great.

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Re: Scrabble when HDMI cables are hooked up to AV4

Your issue has nothing to do with the repair. This TV model maxes at 1080i, and your video game maxes at 1080p. Set both the TV and the video game system to either 1080i for high-def or settle with 480p by setting bothe the TV and video game to that resolution. If the problem persists even after this, then check the Philips website for a firm upgrade. WARNING: use of modern video game systems with a plasma or projection TV is a bad idea.

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