Question about Sony BRAVIA KDL-V40XBR1 40 in. LCD HDTV

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PS3 to XBR1 HDMI

For ten (10) weeks, my PS3 and bravia XBR1 played nicely together. Connected via an HDMI switcher, I got exquisite video using my PS3 and a DirecTv HD-DVR. Suddenly, no HD video from the Sony XBR. I tried different HDMI cables -- no difference. Sent back the PS3 (less than 3 months old) and, after 3 weeks I received a NEW PS3. Connected it and got the SAME PROBLEM. Called Sony about wondering if it could be the HDMI port on the XBR, but they insist that if the HD-DVR works on HDMI, it's not the TV. Now, SONY is sending me ANOTHER NEW PS3. On a whim while I'm waiting for the return box, I connected it to the HDMI port on my 22" Gateway monitor -- 180p of gorgeous video. Service tech coming tomorrow to check out the TV. any suggestions ?

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  • feircnom Mar 24, 2008

    Yes, using the NTSC yellow-red-white cable (it looks like h*ll).

    The thing that I don't get is that it all worked (PS3 games AND Blu-Ray discs) for TEN WEEKS. All of a sudden, no video (when I turn on the PS3, the screen flashes like it does with the HDMI signal from my HD-DVR).

    If it never worked, I'd assume that the XBR1 didn't support the PS3, BUT IT WORKED BEAUTIFULLY FOR TEN (10) WEEKS ...

  • feircnom Mar 24, 2008

    "some video modes may not be supported" ?? Did you miss the part where I explained that it worked fine/great for TEN WEEKS?? And, that included all of the Blu-Ray disks that I tried (maybe a dozen or more) ...

    So, if Blue-Ray "can only output at 1080p AND the KDL-V40XBR1 won't accept 1080p, HOW DID IT WORK SO PERFECTLY FOR TEN WEEKS ??

  • feircnom Mar 24, 2008

    The PS3 worked fine with the Sony KDL-V40XBR1 for more than 10 weeks, then suddenly no video (yes, both games and Blu-Ray DVDs work beautifully). Sony replaced the PS3, but this one has the same problem -- tuned to Video 6 (manual says that's the ONLY port for HDMI), the screen flashes as if it were going to get the video, and then just stays black. The new PS3 works fine with the HDMI on my 22" lcd computer monitor ...

  • feircnom Mar 24, 2008

    It was one of the first things that I eliminated (but, let's not forget that using the HDMI switcher, the PS3 [Blu-ray and HD games] worked GREAT for TEN WEEKS).

    Subsequent attempts have used one of three better HDMI cables (each of the 3 had worked earlier) connecting the PS3 DIRECTLY to the XBR ...

    Just was informed that BestBuy meant March 31st when they told me last Thursday that they'd have a service rep here "next Monday" ....

  • feircnom Mar 24, 2008

    By station, I'm assuming you mean the PS3, and I don't think so. It sure didn't freeze when I got video on my HD computer monitor and, after the XBR flashes (but never get the video), the PS3 screen says it'll return after 30 seconds and it does -- still working just fine (of course, I'm viewing it on the low-res yellow-red-white connection) ...

  • feircnom Mar 24, 2008

    Thanks for the vote of confidence (you were right, it was one of the first thing I tried AND have not used the switcher in the interceding 4 weeks ...).

    Now, I just received another box to mail back the second (i.e., replacement) PS3 so I they can send me a THIRD one.

    Not sure if I should keep this (it works with me computer monitor, so I know it "sorta" works) OR send #2 back and hope #3 solves the problem. [It takes 5 business days for the return and then another 4-5 days to get the next PS3 ...]

  • feircnom Mar 24, 2008

    appreciate your following up ... I waited 'til after noon before calling BestBuy -- "oh, the person you talked meant March 31st when she said 'next Monday' " UPS just dropped off the box to return PS3 #2. (I hate to waste the week-and-a-half for the second replacement, that would be PS3 #3, only to find that it, too, works and it's a problem with my 2-year old Sony XBR1 ...)

  • feircnom Mar 24, 2008

    Well, it's been over 4 weeks, but I don't think there's anything that needs to be reconfigured to "what was" . (I'm going to look again to see if I can make the PS3 send out a 720p video signal).

    Don't know if you see all my responses, but BestBuy was supposed to have a TV repair person here today, but, on Thursday (3/20) the contact told me next Monday AND I assumed that was today. In fact, someone will be here NEXT Monday (3/31). Adding insult to injury, I just received a box/shipping-label to return this PS3 for another one. Now, the finger-pointing has begun ---
    SONY HD TECHIE SONY PS3 TECHIE
    If any HDMI source If the PSe works on any
    works with the XBR, HD-screen (e.g., my
    then the PS3 is at computer LCD using an
    fault !! HDMI connection), then
    the TV is at fault !!

    What fun ...

    I just know it worked for 10 weeks. I've agreed to wait 'til next Monday in the hope that the BB repair-person doesn't throw up his/her hands and proclaim "get another PS3 -- this one's not working !! "

  • feircnom Mar 24, 2008

    Hate it when "they" just remove all the spaces!

    Hope you got the jest that Sony TV and Sony PS3 actually agree -- it's the other person's product ...

  • Dastock Nov 18, 2008

    I too have a Sony 46" TV with one HDMI input.  My ps3 went thru and HDMI switcher, which also attached my Directv box.  Worked for months just fine. Then no PS3 HDMI, directv is fine.  I bypassed the switcher, swapped cables and reset all video settings and also went thru the settings on the tv.  My screen flashes when the ps3 is turned on but then goes blank.  I can go thru the standard low def input, just no HDMI.   Sooooo, I was very interested in the outcome of this issue.   I don't want to send in my ps3 just to find out it wasn't the problem.    What was the resolution here?  


  • mgeorge84 Dec 20, 2008

    I've had the same problem except that the component video won't work either. I have a sony xbr 40 inch hdtv crt with a dvi connection. I have direct Tv hooked  up via hdmi and it works fine. I hooked up  my PS3 via Dvi/HDMI and it worked perfectly for several months until now. There is no picture from the PS, so I changed cables to no avail. I connected the DirectTV HDMI cable to the PS and that didn't work either. I even exchanged my ps3 for a new one and that didn't work. I changed the output settings in the ps menu (hdmi, conponent video and back again) and this didn't work. I downloaded updates of ps3 software. Nothing is working. Lastly, I watch my blurays on my ps hooked to my projector and this works with no problem. Is there something wrong with my TV? Why would my directTV hd work on the sony but not the ps? I also tried the reset of the ps by turning off the power and waiting for it to beep 3 times - it didn't work. Thanks for the help. Max




  • pcgeek08 May 11, 2010

    you know, it just may be a delay, due to the hdmi converter, how many ports are in the converter?



    oh, and does your tv have more than 1-2 HDMI ports?

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Please explain whether you are still using the "HDMI Switcher" or not. If yes, then that may be the culprit, however, as thorough as you have been, I assume that you have already thought of that.

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    Brian Berndt Mar 24, 2008

    Ouch, it is looking more and more like the TV, however, even that does not make complete sense. The only way to verify would be with another TV like it.



    Are you 100% sure that all menu settings on your TV, and the PS3 are exactly the same as when you were good? That is the next item to check, but once again, it sounds like you have it covered.

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    Brian Berndt Mar 24, 2008

    Yes I get it, really doesn't make a lot of sense, please keep me informed, and I will try to think up some other scenarios that might be the cause. Best of Luck!



    Brian

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    Brian Berndt Jun 17, 2008

    Did you get this worked out?

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Hey, im hopeing the tech will be able to sort it out for you, theres not much any of us can tell you what he couldnt tell you tomorrow so be patient.

if he doesnt get it sorted drop us a comment and il try to help you.

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  • Ekse Mar 23, 2008

    so are you geting any picture out of your ps3 at all right now?

  • Ekse Mar 24, 2008

    yeah pincer didnt actually read your problem I bet.



    So has the service tech visited you yet?

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I think your station is freezing

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Depending on the type of TV or content to be played, some video modes may not be supported. If a device that is not compatible with the HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) standard is connected to the system using an HDMI cable, video and/or audio cannot be output from the system. Copyright-protected Blu-ray video discs can only be output at 1080p using an HDMI cable connected to a device that is compatible with the HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) standard.

The video output setting on the system will display as "Standard (NTSC)".

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