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Ps3 is messing with my tv signal

When i have the ps3 hooked up to my tv via hdmi and my optimum cable box with components i have to unplug my ps3 while watching tv or i get a bad hum and scrolling lines on the screen. I have tried component wires also for the ps3 but with had the same problem- i was told it was the signal coming from my cable box interfering with the ps3. Has anyone ever heard of this?

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It's usually a grounding issue with yoru cable connection. disconnect your coaxial cable from your tv and you'll lose your humming and lines.

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but its probably not the cable, its probably the ps3. HDMI cables don't really break because they are just wires, they don't have moving parts. Try connecting your PS3 to your TV with the regular cable red, white, and yellow connectors that you got when you bough the PS3. If the PS3 doesn't work with the original red, white, and yellow connectors then you know its the PS3. If the PS3 does work fine, you know its either the HDMI cable (still unlikely) or the HDMI connection on your TV or PS3 (more likely

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