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Ps3 wont play my widescreen dvds on my 108op hdtv

When i put in a full screen dvd it plays great. i use componet cables and never had a problem on my old hdtv.since i got a new hdtv 47in 1080p the ps3 wont play my widescreen dvds it loses its input signal as if the whole system got unplugged or something.do you know what i am doing wrong?

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Im not sure,but i think you have to use hdmi cables to view in 1080p

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