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Hdmi problem i'm having problems connecting my ps3 to the tv through the hdmi cable

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  • Anonymous May 02, 2008

    my ps3 hdmi aint workin on my samsung tv the tv just says that it cant use this mode, when the hdmi is working.

  • marra73 Oct 30, 2008

    I have a Samsung 650 52Inch and it keeps saying mode not supported when I try and connect the PS3 via the HDMI lead. Tv costs over $2000 and I get this problem. Should just be plug and play. Sony advertised their PS3 as HD and I get this... can somebody please help!!!?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    I'm on a samsung tv as well, and I am getting "Not Supported Mode" on my tv screen as well. Haven't had this problem before, so I'm not sure what to do.

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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

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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...

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