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My PS3 only has audio and no video when I play games and DVDs. This is through a HDMI cable. Am I missing anything?

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Check cables again Also setting for tv if set higher then max resolution tv wont display hold power button til system beeps and then shuts off to reset turn system back on with both supplied cable and HDMI connected and go between both settings to adjust HDMI if you have turtle beach headset connected for Sound to go through both tv and headset Audio output must be set to Multi output set to ON headset will be downscaled to Channel 2

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