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I recently went from a LCD with HDMI input to a LCD projection with the 5 wire hook up. MY ps3 wont pick up the signal, how do i get it to go into the menu to change the setting?

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When you turn it on from standby hold down the power button for over 4 seconds and it runs the optimal setting menu and auto selects the best possible option for the cables you have fitted. hope this helps

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