Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
From the Ps3 connect the hdmi and turn it on...
from the tv choose hdmi...
if nothin shows up shut down the ps3 and press on the console to start it but keep your finger ther for 5 sec to reset the video output...
you should get a message on the screen and then go to the Display setting and choose Hdmi and the resolution you want,preobably 720p
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
That old trick of "resetting" the PS3 by holding down the on/off button may work for a few consoles but I know for a fact it doesn't cure a large amount of peoples problems with this HDMI issue.
The crazy thing is most ps3's have worked fine for months/years even on HD tv's before and then one day it just goes down - mode not supported etc. Thats what happened to me and many others that I have spoken to about it.
My ultimate solution was to call Sony Playstation helpline direct and explain the problem... they were extremely helpful and knew the porblem. My PS3 was out of its guarantee too!!! Yet they still offered to exchange my "broken" PS3 for a refitted one. At no cost to me they replaced it and this one works fine. If nothing else works, you've done the reset thing, you've tried 2 or 3 different HD leads... then call Sony up and get them to replace your PS3...
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
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HDMI is available in several versions. The PS3 is compatible with HDMI version 1.3 or higher, which will take full advantage of Blu-ray Disc™ high-definition video. There are also "Type A" and "Type B" connectors. The PS3 uses the 19-pin Type A connector, which will allow resolutions up to 1080p.
The HDMI cable is not included with the PS3.
If you are using an adaptor (i.e., HDMI to DVI converter), try bypassing this adaptor and connecting the HDMI cable directly into the display.
Try connecting with the supplied AV Cable instead of the HDMI to see if you can get a successful installation. This will help determine where the problem may be with your particular HDMI setup and/or equipment.
Some older HDTVs may have issues with the copy protection protocols (HDCP) causing the handshake not being communicated between the TV and the PS3. Try resetting the TV by turning the TV and PS3 off, then unplug the TV power cord from the outlet and plug it back in. Then turn your TV and PS3 back on and see if the picture appears.
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